We had a brief hint that we are in August on Friday. Then because I planned to go and sit on the beach and read my book - just because I can - on Sunday, it was horrid until about 4pm. I decided I still needed to go out so Phil and I went down to Torquay harbour (a short drive. we could walk but only one way. We have walked back up the hill once. Never again. Until I forget just how punishing it is and end up having to say never again, again). Once we had arrived at the harbour - about 10 mins later, the sun came out again.
(photo by Phil. I'm standing just behind the black post on the far right!)
We had a fantastic walk and boat watch,
planning where we should take our great nephew Max when he comes to
visit next Summer. (We need a beach with real sand and not just pebbles.
Torre Sands should do the trick)
I made the mistake of dreaming that I could go and sit
on the beach this Sunday afternoon as Phil said it was going to be
sunny. Phil had been reading the weather for where we used to live - the South East, rather than where we do live - the South West. Which is apparently going to have rain, rain, rain and a side order of rain.
Still I can do some house cleaning and crafting instead (oh joy) (that is in reference to the former and not the latter) (although I could say it twice, once with sarcasm and once with feeling) (yes, lets go with that)
which is kind of what happened this weekend
August 1 Sketch n scrap sketch. I used a rather lovely peacock feather stencil because that is a constant motif in Harry Potter.
OK, I used it just because I wanted to. But I did add some glitter to the feathers which is magical
I used another sketch - this time a page maps one featured on the kraft it up site. Obviously I won't enter it as it doesn't fit the criteria at all - what with the total lack of kraft! but I did like the sketch
Here's a close up of the writing
All this is displacement stuff as I am starting to get nervous - A level results tomorrow! Emrys and Phil are trecking off at outrageously early in the morning in order to get to Grays before 12 to pick the results and phone them back to me. Good luck to all students - and nervous parents!