How it all began…

As with many people, my love of all things crafty began as a child and was fostered by my Mum and Gran. Every summer, from the age of about 8, I would spend two weeks on holiday at my grandparent’s house. As my grandparents lived over 200 miles from my home, this time was very precious as we didn’t see a lot of them. My trip to visit them was a highlight in my year as I got thoroughly spoiled! Each year, shortly after arriving at their place, my Gran would take me shopping to buy something to do whilst staying there. The first year it was a kit of a set of coasters which I painted and gave to my Mum as a present on my return. Gran taught me to knit and crochet, but most of all to embroider. The little duckling shown above was one such summer holiday production completed from a kit when I was around 13 years old. It hangs now in my Mum and Dad’s spare room where my two eldest sleep when we come to visit. I have to say, if I attempted such a piece of work nowadays I doubt I’d be able to improve on it. I don’t think it’s too bad for a young teenager!  

My parents’ home is scattered with bits and bobs I’ve produced over the years. No matter what’s been going on in my life, school, university, work, marriage and being a parent,  I have always had a desire to create things. At times it’s had to take a back seat for a while, but invariably when I’m in the right mind set my creative juices start flowing again!

That’s almost all for now, sadly this is the last evening of our English adventure as it’s time to head home to Gibraltar tomorrow. We’ve had a fantastic time and packed an awful lot in. I’ll leave you with a few postcards from England….

Above & below, a pond a short walk from my parents’ home.

A few pictures from our trip south (including gorgeous home made hummus made by the children!)


Above & below; Manchester Museum including Stan the T-Rex skeleton.  

And finally, the wrens have all fledged and this is the empty nest they left behind in my Dad’s nesting box.   

Thanks for stopping by.

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