Sunday, 13 May 2012

Dog tired

Back from a week's relaxation in North Wales yesterday and I thinkSorrel was absolutely tired out with all that running on the beach, playing with new friends, chasing rabbits and eating ice-cream as this was her when we got home yesterday.

Completely flaked out.

Mind you we weren't much different after driving home via Port Sunlight and a trip to the Happy Stampers stamp show.  Do I need to tell you I spent a little money there?  No, thought not.

Didn't spend as much as I could have as we were only there just over an hour but I did manage to get a bit of rubber.


A quick visit to the IindigoBlu stall to buy two plates on my list, a few Crafty Individuals stamps, plus a generous freebee for being a follower, and a couple of  Chapel Road background stamps - quite restrained for me.  Oh, and a pack of ribbon, fibre and painted buttons also from Indigo plus a Tim Holtz paper pad.

As for the holiday, great to get away for a week and the weather was OK, bar a few showers and strong wind.  We were snug as bugs in our cottage as the walls were thick enough to repel even the strongest foes and we got very expert in lighting the open fire with lots of logs and coal to burn - carbon footprint? what carbon footprint?

So to finish here are a few photos of sunny N. Wales: -

Looking over the river Conwy estuary to Llandudno,

An ideal spot for contemplating your navel.

Penryhn Castle.

Walled garden in the castle.  The gardener who placed this shrub through the doorway had a great eye for composition and colour.

11 comments:

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, I just laughed at poor little Sorrel. Vacations are hard on everyone, aren't they. All the activity and change of view is perfect for the soul.

Looks like you have some new things to play with. The photos of your trip are beautiful. You are right about the gardener having an eye!

Welcome home!
Hugs,
Kay

Redanne said...

Hi Ann, so sorry that I did not get to meet you at Port Sunlight, but after an hour I had spent up and if I had not gone I think I might have been bankrupt!! I bought just a few more things than you.......lovely pic of Sorrel, she is gorgeous. I love North Wales and your pics are wonderful, bring back lots of memories for me. Glad to have you back anyway. Crafty hugs, Anne Rx

Brenda Brown said...

Glad you had a good time both on holiday and at Port Sunlight. Looks to me you spent more than an hour there lol.
Take care.
hugs {brenda} xox

Catherine said...

Great photos, love your cute doggy....

May said...

Has wee sorrel woke up yet?? bless him, he clearly had a great time.. Love the stash Anne!! I too was naughty at the craft show in Brighton at the weekend.. Hugs May x x x

Karen said...

Glad you had a good holiday, poor Sorrel does look shattered!! I love the look of your new stamps, have you had a chance to have a play with them yet?

Gorgeous photos on your post :)

Karen xx

fairy thoughts said...

Sorry I cannot feel too sory for Sorrel, she must have had a fabulous time , it looks real idylic. great stash too, what more could a girl want.
janet

Von said...

Gla you hve had a good week away looks to me as if an hour was enough lol at Port Sunlight :)
Von x♥x

cockney blonde said...

Aw poor Sorrell, cream crackered. Glad you had a good time, x

Neet said...

You did all that in an hour! You must have whizzed around.
Thanks for the photos of N Wales, evokes memories and can't wait to go back in September for a weekend.
Hope Sorrel is recovered.
Hugs, Neet x

JoZart said...

Glad to have you back Ann and lovely photos of your holiday in one of my fave areas. For the short time you had at Port Sunny on the way home you managed to do a trolley dash of the stands! Great stuff,
Jo x