I am really enjoying the Ultimate Blog Party, and although I have only managed to view a fraction of the great blogs taking part, I have already discovered some new ones which I plan to return to. If you are back here for only the second time, having found me during the blog party, you are most welcome.
Did not manage to complete another scrapbook layout over the weekend, but I will tell you what I was up to.
On Saturday a friend and I organised a Nearly New Book, Clothes, Toys and Baby Equipment Sale, the proceeds of which would be supporting a medical mission hospital in Ghana. We were only open for 2 hours, and with lots of help from a great team, we managed to raise £802! We were delighted, as I had two main worries
- We would not have enough stuff donated to sell
- No-one would turn up to buy the stuff
Fortunately I need not have worried on either count, but I like to worry. If I am not worrying, I worry I have forgotten something I should be worrying about! It is something I need to allow God to have more control over – but I am a work in progress and He has not finished with me yet!
Yesterday after church and lunch we went with friends to Lord Thomas and Lady Dixon park in Belfast – now there is a name and a half! You can find out more about the park HERE.
The Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park is a park located in South Belfast. The park spans almost 130 acres and is accessible from the Upper Malone Road. The park features a series of themed gardens, meadows, copses, woodland and a RoseJapanese garden
The park was bequeathed to the people of Belfast in 1959 by Lady Dixon and was dedicated to the memory of her husband, the late Sir Thomas Dixon.
The park has gained fame for its displays of over 20,000 roses in bloom each summer and each year hosts international Rose Garden and Rhododendron displays.
Here a just a few of my photos –
It is a lovely place of contrasts – wide open spaces, secluded Japenese pond with stepping stones, little hidden gates and alcoves, trees to climb, and a VERY muddy play park.
On to my other passion – digital scrapbooking. I know a few of you DON’T YET digital scrap (gasp of horror!) but if you are tempted to dabble, there is a wonderful new FREE kit from Shabby Princess…a perfect place to start a digital scrapping journey. The kit is called Promise, and if you click HERE you can go and download it.
Finally, you didn’t think you could escape reading my blog without me mentioning my St Patricks Day bloggy giveaway? Did you? I have another photo to share today – of a very cute box that I will be sending the surprise gift in. If you want this box, and the springy prize that will be inside….come back next Monday, leave a comment, and it could be YOU who gets this in the post.