Saturday, 30 August 2014

Well the forecast here for next week is for higher temps, sunshine and showers.  Certainly would be nice if we had a nice September, otherwise the summer will seem short.


This was Polly yesterday evening.


She is actually asleep, despite her eyes being open.




I hope you all have a lovely weekend.  Remember to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

WOYWW 27th August, 2014

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



I have six cards made from a die cut sheet.  Sorry the photos aren't very good, but they have a lot of sparkling bits which kept reflecting off the camera.

I've used Washi Tape and ribbon on this one, with a flower headed pin to cover the hole on the sentiment.

Again I have used Washi Tape and some ribbon, with the sentiment covering the fact I cut the ribbon too short:)  I added a leaf head pin to try and even out the card.

Another with Washi Tape and ribbon and the sentiments hole covered with a flower headed pin.


Same again:)


On this one I added a pre-made ribbon and a leaf pin.


Back to Washi Tape, ribbon and a flower pin.



I hope you have a lovely WOYWW.

Monday, 25 August 2014

It's a Bank Holiday weekend here, so most people have today off work.  Forecasting heavy rain, which is often the case on Bank Holidays.

No rain here yet, so I got down the seafront with Polly first thing.  Tide was in, so we couldn't walk on the beach.



Thought I get these photos up of Polly, as they have been languishing on my PC for some time.




Polly loves the Pampas Grass.



She also loves her bed.



And the bed at dad's.


She'll even roach on the floor.



Hope you are having a lovely day.

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Last Sunday I drove into Hunstanton and walked Polly along the cliffs there.  




These are some gardens at the ruins of St.Edmunds Church.  The story goes that Edmund came to shore at this spot.

The bench is in commemoration of the English nurse Edith Cavell.

Edith Louisa Cavell (/ˈkævəl/; 4 December 1865 – 12 October 1915) was aBritish nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without distinction and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape fromGerman-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested. She was subsequently court-martialled, found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.
She is well known for her statement that "patriotism is not enough". Her strongAnglican beliefs propelled her to help all those who needed it, both German and Allied soldiers. She was quoted as saying, "I can’t stop while there are lives to be saved."[1] 12 October is appointed for her commemoration in the Anglican church, although this is not a "saint's feast day" in the traditional sense.
Edith Cavell, who was 49 at the time of her execution, was already notable as a pioneer of modern nursing in Belgium. Source Wikipedia.




This wooden carving of a Wolf is for the story about how Edmund died.




Edmund the Martyr (also known as St Edmund or Edmund of East Anglia, died 20 November 869)[note 1] was king of East Anglia from about 855 until his death.
Almost nothing is known of Edmund. He is thought to be of East Anglian origin and was first mentioned in an annal of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, written some years after his death. The kingdom of East Anglia was devastated by theVikings, who destroyed any contemporary evidence of his reign. Later writers produced fictitious accounts of his life, asserting that he was born in 841, the son of Æthelweard, an obscure East Anglian king, whom it was said Edmund succeeded when he was fourteen (or alternatively that he was the youngest son of a Germanic king named 'Alcmund'). Later versions of Edmund's life relate that he was crowned on 25 December 855 at Burna (probably Bures St. Mary in Suffolk), which at that time functioned as the royal capital,[2] and that he became a model king.
In 869, the Great Heathen Army advanced on East Anglia and killed Edmund. He may have been slain by the Danes in battle, but by tradition he met his death at an unidentified place known as Haegelisdun, after he refused the Danes' demand that he renounce Christ: the Danes beat him, shot him with arrows and then beheaded him, on the orders of Ivar the Boneless and his brother Ubba. According to one legend, his head was then thrown into the forest, but was found safe by searchers after following the cries of a wolf that was calling, "Hic, Hic, Hic" – "Here, Here, Here". Commentators have noted how Edmund's death bears resemblance to the fate suffered by St SebastianSt Denis and St Mary of Egypt. Source Wikipedia.




I picked this stone up off the beach last week.




I hope you all have a lovely weekend ahead.

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

WOYWW 20th August

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



I only have this one card to show you this week.  The theme of the swap was Summer Hols.  I think of summer hols sitting in a lovely garden reading and enjoying nature.




I hope you all have a lovely WOYWW.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Yesterday I went with a friend to St, mary's Church, Old hunstanton for their Flower Festival.  I love the old church as my mum sang in the choir and my parents got married there as well.

Here are the photos I took.  The displays were based on books.



This one was Love Your Garden, Alan Titchmarsh.




The one below is Merry Berry's book.














This is the stunning stained glass window.



Couldn't post without a photo or two of Polly.

Can you see her?


A tiring day means a good roach whilst fast asleep:)




Well I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Remember to hug your hound/s.


NB...Click on the photos and they will enlarge.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

WOYWW 13th August

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



These are the cards I have on my desk.

The first is a Hunkydory kit.






Another Hunkydory kit.




I hope you all have a lovely WOYWW.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Polly says it's about time I put up some photos of her, as she knows that's the only reason our Followers stop by the blog.



Here you go, photos of my girl messing about in dad's garden the other day.


Can you see her?



There she is:)



What you looking at mum?





We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Don't forget to hug your hound/s.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

WOYWW 5th August, 2014

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workbench Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



On my desk I have this card made for a Swap, where the theme was nature.



Also I have some Washi Tape that's just arrived.  




I hope you all have a lovely WOYWW.