I wasn't sure that I would get on here this week, as we are off in the new caravan for the first time tomorrow morning for a 24 hour mountain biking event down in Plymouth. Busy buying lots of stuff to ensure that our future trips are comfortable and well equipped (and coloured in red/black wherever possible, as I am more 'caravan-proud' than houseproud!!). Today we have to get everything packed into the caravan and car (which is complicated by the car being away at the garage until later today - it needed some work on the brakes and towbar electrics, vital for any caravanning trip!).
My health hasn't been great this week - my left hip flared up this time (after a lot of trouble with my right hip back in 2010/2011) and I was forced to slow down/take more painkillers. Everything crossed that it has settled down - but still I am aware that I can't rush around too much. The dogs and housecat are off to the kennels/cattery this afternoon, and then I can concentrate on finishing the packing. REALLY excited about getting away. The caravan is super-comfortable - central heating/huge washroom/even a tv and dvd player. We have got an awning to match it, so somewhere to put wet bike, coats, boots etc. There is food/entertainment/shopping at the event, so we will be happy whatever the weather.
It is shocking how extreme the weather has been around the world this week. My thoughts are with those who are suffering with floods in the UK, and hot weather/storms in the US.
Finally, over to crafting - which I have done quite a lot of this week (see earlier blog posts for details). I have managed to keep my craft room tidy - and only got 3 cards waiting for inserts/envelopes/cello bags. Still haven't had time to have a first play with my PanPastels, and only used my limited edition Spring and Summer Distress Inkpads once. Lots to look forward to when we get back next week. Rediscovered my love for Serif CraftArtist - and got several new digikits. There is so much to learn with that software and it will keep me quiet whilst we are in the caravan (one advantage of digital crafting).
Happy WOYWW to everyone. I probably won't get round many workspaces today - but perhaps in the next few days I will have the chance if we have reasonable internet on the campfield.
|The top of my chest of drawers (which holds paper/card, base cards/envelopes, decoupage etc). Photo of my pony, cross stitched cottage that I stitched for my nan, Cuttlebug, box of tapes ......|