I’m Back!

Did you miss me?

Did you even notice I was gone?

I have received a few messages, wondering if I had fallen off the planet, but I just had a bloggy break.

So what’s been happening? Well, I have just had the most wonderful weekend over in Bristol (in England, in case you are geographically challenged), catching up with lots of old friends, and a few favourite shops too!

The main reason for my trip was a 40th birthday party, for a special friend who made our year in England the great experience that it was. The party was a great opportunity to catch up with lots of my friends. We were requested to wear a silly hat or silly hair. Here is the birthday girl, and yes those are real candles on the hat/cake!

In case you doubted me, these are are the candles once LIT! Not 4o candles though, as the world has enough problems with global warming already.

On Sunday morning I spent a glorious 2 hours on the Downs, and at the Clifton Suspension Bridge. It brought back lots of wonderful memories of flying kites with the kids. The Downs are this amazing open space, with walkers, cyclists, kite fliers, football matches, dog walkers etc. I cannot think of a similar space in many cities.

And of course, as usual I took lots of photos of the suspension bridge. I only had my point and shoot camera, and have not edited the photos at all, but here are a few to share.

So, on to some digital scrapping.

First my present for Sally’s birthday

Then a layout of Sam enjoying the many puddles last week.

Credits can be found in my DST gallery HERE

I got an award!


Lisa at I90west, whose blog I discovered during the BooMama Christmas Tour, had very kindly awarded me with this.

Nominations will have to wait for another day, because today it’s ALL about ME! (just joking…honest!).

Finally there is a great Bloggy Giveaway Carnival going on – lots of great prizes, mostly for Americans, but a few open to international entries, and I have already found a few more lovely blogs to check out.

Thanks for visiting me today. If you have time, please leave a comment and/or sign the guest book.

Take care

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  1. Wonderful photos and I love the b’day hat. I’m off to check out the bloggy giveaways which sound like fun. Thanks!

  2. just checking in to say HI! LOL, just kidding! 🙂 Glad to see you back here and looks like you had a great time! I totally love that hat and all the photos are great!! Lovely pages too, tfs hun.

    Have a great day, Hugs!

  3. I love the photos from your trip, especially the one taken from the bridge! Glad you had a good time at the party…I love her hat and you made me laugh with the global warming comment. 🙂

  4. Nice to “meet” you! Thanks for stopping by my blog – I SO want to make international friends!

    This is my first time to do the giveaway, and in the interest of simplicity I made it open to only U.S. folks.

    Your digi scrapping it great. I can’t really get into it though because I originally got into scrapping b/c I LOVE papers. But, I guess I could do both. I may come to you for some tips someday!

    Talk to you later!

    Elaine – The Miss Elaine-ous Life

  5. Jan-Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and congrats on your award too! Sorry it took so long to comment back. Taking an online class that is killing me! Saw the link to the beautiful pottery you mentioned seeing in PS I Love You. Love it! I found a piece (at least) that I want. My sis will be in Ireland next month and my mom in May, so hopefully someone will travel by Kilkenny for me!

  6. What a fantastic hat! Boy are you old. Hehe LOL. Just kidding. You look fabulous. I think this is the first picture I have seen of you. Love all the scenic photos. Wish I had such beautiful things to photograph here – I guess I probably do – just don;t have the time.;)

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