Thursday, August 31, 2017

My Last Week in England

It's my last week in England. This time next week I will be flying back to America. Sad and happy. I miss hubby and the grown kids but I'll miss England and my Mum. Had my last fish and chips at Felixstowe. It was a beautiful day. Far better than the rain yesterday. We spent a wet day in Ely yesterday. Cathedral was. We also visited Oliver Cromwell's house. Would have been a better day without the rain. We don't have a lot planned for the rest of my time. Mum is tired out I think. I forget that she's getting older. She turns eighty one on Monday! It well be nice to be here for her birthday.

I'm hoping my cross stitch will be finished by then. It will definitely be a squeeze. I've finished the stitching. Now the dreaded back stitching. Oh I did find six cross stitch magazines at Felixstowe today. Six for a pound! Recent issues too.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Back in Ipswich

We're back home again after our week away in Cornwall. I loved it! Another place I'll have to revisit. There seems like there are so many walks and footpaths along the coast that would have just gorgeous views. It's a really lovely part of the country with just breathtaking coast lines. Our last day out was at The Lizard. Just gorgeous. The lighthouse there is beautiful and the views spectacular. I can hardly wait to sort through all my photos.

We had a good week weather wise too. Sunday was our only day of rain. The rest of week was bright and sunny and quite warm. We had expected a lot of traffic as it's a bank holiday here this weekend but our coach ride home was almost traffic free. The did at the hotel was pretty good. I had my share of afters with lots of custard. Also a lovely Cornish cheese and onion pasty. Yum.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Nice Day

I loved Land's End! There is a part of it that had wrote commercialised but if you walk out past that there is beautiful countryside and lovely dramatic cliffs. It was so beautiful. I really enjoyed walking around. I took a lot of photos. Can't wait to see how they turned out.

We've been quite a few really nice places with lots of beautiful countryside. I'm really enjoying taking photos. Tomorrow were off to Falmouth.

Time seems to be flying by. I've been here almost four weeks now...two to go.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Lands End today

Arrived safely in Cornwall. Rained yesterday but today is bright and sunny. We're off to Land's End today.

Got this cute chocolate fellow yesterday in St. Ives.

Not sure if I can bring myself to eat him lol.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Travel Journal

Today I thought I'd share a quick photo of my travel journey. Whenever I go on a trip I always save tickets and pamphlets and end up bringing them all back with me. Sometimes they just sit in small bags. Hanging my head in shame. This time I brought a little journal thing is picked up somewhere and some glue. I've been filling it in as I'm going along. I wish I'd done this year's ago! It's a great way of keeping all the pieces together and documenting what we've been doing each day. It should make organising photos and the story a lot better.

What's your best way of keeping track of holidays? Do you journal or organise photos?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sun is Shining!

Let's hope it keeps shining as mum and I are off to Cornwall on Saturday. I've never been before so really excited. I'm sure there will be lots of photo opportunities. We went to Felixstowe again today. Although it was a little breezy we found an enclosed spot where it was quite warm. I think I added to the tan line on my feet.

Tomorrow we might pop over to Colchester. The castle had beautiful flower displays. It's really peaceful to walk around if the weather is nice though we always seem to end up with a full day when visiting.

This is an old photo of the castle. I do miss my computer as I can't look or transfer the photos from my camera. I'll fave so many to look at when I get home.

Thanks for all the lovely comments. I'm sure I'm behind on news from the blogs I usually visit. Have a great Wednesday!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday/ Cross Stitch in Progress

It's been a little brighter the last couple of days. Thank goodness! We went to Felixstowe yesterday with oldest sister. It was beautiful there in the afternoon. We sat out in the afternoon down at the end of the prom and enjoyed the sunshine. My sister is of on her holiday next week so we won't be seeing her and then next Saturday mum and I are of to Cornwall. I'm really looking forward to it.

When it was raining this week I took the time to get started on some cross stitch that I brought with me. I'm not sure I'll get it finished in time for Mum's birthday so maybe just after.

I think it's another Belle and Boo design. It's from a magazine. It is coming along quite nicely even if I do say so myself! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rain Finally Finished!

It had stopped raining! Yesterday it ended up raining all day. We stayed in and relaxed. Thankfully it ended today. We had a day out booked to Southwold and Aldeburgh so glad it cleared up. This afternoon the sun came out and it was quite beautiful. If not for the wind it would have been quite hot. We had fish and chips again - delicious! Tomorrow we are off out with my oldest sister to Felixstowe. The weather is supposed to cooperate!

Daughter sent me a new photo of Shasta. She poses so nicely!  Apparently when they were out walking they got attacked by mosquitos. I do not miss those!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Rainy day

The weather has been a bit funny today so we had a day in. There was lots of rain forecast but more heavy showers and then sunshine. I can actually see some blue sky. It tends to do that a lot - clear up in the evening. If only it could be the other way round! It gave us a chance to read and for me to do some stitching. I've started a new piece I hope to share once I've got going a bit.

Had a lovely day at Bury St. Edmunds yesterday. The gardens at the Abbey were really beautiful. If anybody is close by I'd suggest a visit. It's really a wonderful place - one of my favourites. I always find a visit so peaceful. I took lots of photos I'll share later.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Charity Shop Cross Stitch Rescue

I love looking around the charity shops. At Felixstowe I found six craft magazines for a pound and several books. I like looking for crafty stuff but it isn't always easy to find. I came across this lovely cross stitch at a charity shop in Ipswich and just had to rescue it. The stitches are beautifully done.

As a cross stitcher myself I know just how long this must have taken. Does anyone else pick up crafty goodies out and about?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sisters and Mum

I don't get to see my sisters to often. They both live here in Ipswich and I'm on the other side of the pond but when I do come over we go out together. Yesterday we went to Clacton. It was actually a beautiful day. I got my feet a little burned even though I wore sunscreen. We had a lovely day out and a meal to finish. I really enjoy spending time with them. I only wish I got to visit more often. I'm so thankful we all get along and enjoy spending time together. It's always fun to catch up.