Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Fresh as a Daisy
Good Morning Ladies,
Summery colours were the inspiration for this card, well Wednesday to see the. Somewhere, it was another dark and dismal day around here, the sky was so many different shades of grey it was unbelievable, we had the lights on inside from early afternoon, it's just ridiculous at this time of year.
I have to say I feel so sorry for those people that are holidaying at the moment, I just couldn't think of anything worse than sitting in a cold, damp tent or caravan with children, we always found things to entertain ours but they still get a little 'stir crazy' after a few ours. Camping is huge at the moment and we love the relaxed atmosphere and lifestyle of camping, mainly because our lives have almost regimented, when we are away we have no set meal times, we eat when we are hungry, getting dressed up for dinner at a given time in an overcrowded restaurant is not relaxing to us, we tend to get up and have a good breakfast (there is a bakery on site, so fresh warm baguettes, croissant and pastries are irresistible), my other luxury on holiday is having really top quality butter with flakes of sea salt, omg it's delicious, local preserves are yummy too! We take a picnic to the beach, mainly snacks and fruit, greengages are in abundance there and the girls love them along with nectarine, oranges and watermelon of course. Paul will generally pop and get an ice-cream.
Dinner happens when we are done with the beach, the seafood around there is amazing and very reasonable too, so girls are in heaven, they will say just about anything from the sea, well probably apart from Jellied eels or whelks, eww, yuk!!
But sadly, camping here doesn't have the same appeal, we have camped everywhere from Hayle in Cornwall up to Scarborough and many places in between, we may have been lucky once or twice but the majority of those years were wet ones !!!
Also the cost here is so high compared to Europe, my Cousin Alyson and I were having this discussion last night, she was trying to book a long weekend away with her grandson, she was quoted £900 for 5 days in North Norfolk or £500 for 4 days in a caravan at Walton-on-the-Naze, which believe me is nothing special !! Our campsite costs way less than the first quote and that's for 3 weeks!
Anyway on to today's card, I stamped this card using the Stampin'Up! 'Daisy Delight' stamp set, I used different elements of the stamp set to build up the image in "Pear Pizazz', 'So Saffron' and a hint of 'Peekaboo Peach' . I then ties a piece of SU Pear Pizazz Ribbon around the card and stamped my sentiment. Quite a quick and easy card, but I kind of like how it turned out.
I have stowed the Soapbox away after my little rant on holidays!!!
I hope you all have a lovely day, I am hoping to meet up with my two very dear friends today!
Have fun whatever you are up to!
I hope that everyone that is suffering with pain or illness is starting to feel brighter, gentle hugs on route.
Love and hugs