I couldn't resist taking a photo of the blossom trees in Cannan Lane on my way home - the blossom trees are so pretty at the moment.
Monday, 11 April 2016
Sunday, 10 April 2016
Mr A and I took ourselves off in the car again and with no real destination in mind, we ended up taking a road "off the beaten track" and ended up near here, Barns Ness Lighthouse. What a discovery! We parked the car at the car park not realising if we had chosen the other road, we could have driven directly to here. It was a good wee walk to get there even over the rock shale on the beach before we crossed over onto the grassy verge from the rock shale, I took this shot of the lighthouse and adjacent buildings.
Saturday, 9 April 2016
My work colleague Anne had given me a couple of boxes of breakfast biscuits as they werent to her taste. I did offer her something in exchange but Anne wouldn't accept. Anne is well known to have a drawer full of sweet goodies and chocolate ie her "stash". I thought a large bar of chocolate would be a good idea as a token and I made up a cardstock bag to present it in. I made a ribbon slider using cardstock and an old Creative Memories punch to punch the block of 9 small squares. I applied a premade chipboard embellishment. I cut and folded [using the Stampin' Up scoring board] the little yellow card which is 3"x 3"and using the same Creative Memories punch again, I set it to punching the 6 corner style squares at opposite corners. Using a Stampin' Up sentiment stamp and black Stazon ink, I positioned the sentiment to be centred on the card as shown below. The envelope I cut and made using the envelope punch board from We Are Memory Keepers.
I presented the gift to Anne on Friday morning by leaving it by her computer workstation and she was delighted to have received the wee card and chocolate gift.
Sunday, 3 April 2016
Friday, 1 April 2016
My colleague Janis whom works in another area within the hospital I work at, provides typing support for my department. We had arranged to meet for lunch one day and I had gotten the time mixed up and stood her up unintentionally. We rearranged and it was on a day where I had forgotten to let her know I was off work with a dodgy knee!
We met for lunch today and by way of a small apology, I made this card and matching wrapped bar of chocolate.
Thursday, 24 March 2016
A while back I took part in an online photography course when I first got my bridge camera, it was with a lady called Cheryl Johnson. Some scrappers [ie scrap bookers] who were also members of Scrappers.co.uk site where Cheryl [also a fellow scrapbooker] progressed and concentrated on her love for photography which became a business for her. I have just discovered that she no longer keeps her blog, which is sad as she has some excellent work there. I have discovered she is on facebook and has branched into neonatal photography, specialising in still births or where parents are aware their baby won't survive and prepare for the sad outcome. Cheryl took an interest in this particularly where she recalls her close friend gave birth to a still born on Christmas Day 25 years ago. The one and only photograph her friend had of her baby was on a polaroid and it wasnt a particularly good one but it was still a precious photograph. The lady went on to have other babies and over time she wanted to enlarge the only photograph she had and put it on display.
"Remember My Baby" was created and lots of professional photographers volunteer to take photos of the families and babies to create lasting and treasured memories of their little loved ones. Take a look here. Stunning work and memories for the families.......
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
This was a lovely wee place Mr A and I discovered on one of our road trip on the east coast in August 2015. One of my colleagues who lives in Dunbar had mentioned it and although I have lived in East Lothian for 20+ years, I had never known about this wee gem of a place. There is an actual website which has some amazing photography and interesting information. Did you you know that Dame Judi Dench visited this place once? The site has also been used on photography shoots etc.....
Here is the website that provides more information here
As it was such a beautiful day on Sunday, even though I am still hobbling about with a crutch just now.... the weather was just too good to be sat couped up at home. Mr A and I started off at South Queensferry which very very busy with the usual tourists, some who had their dogs [who, incidentally, were taking their humans for a walk!] and loads of bikers, we decided to take ourselves off to the other side. There are 3 bridges in the above shot [albeit one of them in construction stages...].
As you can see from this image, there is not a huge distance between the north end and this cantilever:
We drove to Limekiln:
who pulled the plug out?
And we travelled on to Charlestown which was an enchanting wee place:
When we started off our wee walk down into the residential area [lovely huge houses with verandas and some overlooking the sea....... when we discovered this:
Even with my limited knowledge of rail tracks etc [thank you dad], this enticed us to keep on walking to find some sort of rail track and we were not disappointed as you can see:
one of the harbours in Charlestown:
We had discovered the kilns here just as we were about to exit the West Harbour Road
Mr Grouse/Pheasant and his brothers were fair strutting their stuff all over the place:
On our walk back to the car, I spotted some lovely flourishing purple heather and lots of bee activity: