Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Creative 2014

It's that time of year again, I'm looking back at all that I've achieved creatively,
 somehow I don't feel as if I've managed to get much done. It's been that kind of year, a constant feeling of not enough time coupled with general blehhhhh has resulted in not as much as I'd hoped!


What I have made has pleased me hugely though, and my spinning has come on really well.
I'm now able to keep a consistent thickness most of the time! I really enjoy the whole process and am now hankering after a drum carder to blend my own yarns on.


Of course my creative time has been used up by a couple of major DIY projects.
THE DECK
An impulsive project that took alot longer than we expected, but was so worth it since we now pretty much live out there.

And
THE BATHROOM 
which if you read my blog regularly you'll know was a VERY tricky project, especially as we weren't supposed to be doing the work at all! You can read the sorry tale here.


2014 has been a year of just ticking by, of somehow not quite getting there, of a little bit under par.
I feel as if I'm coming through it a bit now, maybe.
I'm hoping that 2015 will see a return to my old self with the energy and enthusiasm to get stuck in to life a bit more whole heartedly. In the meantime I'm cosy and comfortable surrounded by my lovely family and friends and just making the most of this quiet time............I'm daring to have a few little dreams...............I'm getting ready.
I think 2015 will be a good year.
I hope that you're lives are full of love and contentment and that all your wishes for 2015 come true.
Much love
♥Sue♥


Thursday, 11 December 2014

A Venetian Adventure!


Hello, how are you all? Ready for Christmas? No me neither.
If you've been reading my little ramblings for a while now you'll know that this time of year is a bit of a birthday fest!
Mine included.
This year Lovely Man really excelled by whisking me away to Venice.
 I know AMAZING.
There was alot of cloak and dagger stuff beforehand, I variously thought I was going to Bognor, Paris, Barcelona, Ireland........pretty much anywhere.
 I only found out my true destination at the airport.
OMG
What a weekend, so magical.
Venice is simply incredible, this weekend the tides were very high so the water flooded everywhere.


Everything took on a surreal look and feel. 


Life seems to continue as normal even though the shops and cafes are filed with water!


We wandered the lanes and soaked up the atmosphere.


The buildings seem to be sinking into the water, gently decaying, gracefully.



And then there are the gondolas, so beautiful, so elegant, so we went in one of course.
INCREDIBLE!
If you ever go you simply MUST go in one, save your pennies it's pricey, but just save them.


Everywhere we went beautiful architecture made our eyes pop, literally made me gasp. I think I must have said WOW about a million times.
WE didn't manage to get to Santa Maria della Salute.
We'll have to go back then.


Could there be a lovelier building.


Could there be a lovelier sunset.


I don't think so!
I took so many photos.


How could I not.


We did visit most of the 'must see' places, although we didn't have chance to go inside.
We'll have to go back then!


Actually, looking at these photos makes me want to go back very soon.


I hope you've enjoyed my little trip to Venice.
 I had the most glorious weekend. Spent with an amazing wonderful person.
I'm so thankful and blessed to have such beautiful and special people to spend my life with.
Back home now I'm relaxing in my PJs and feeling life is good!
Now to prepare for Christmas.
Enjoy your weekend, are you putting the tree up?
I'm not, not yet, one more birthday to go first.
My gorgeous Dad, on Monday............his special day.
Thanks for stopping by see you all soon.
Love
♥Sue♥