Wednesday, August 29, 2018

More Ireland photos

Back again with some more photos of our Irish trip

After leaving Portstewart we stopped off in Donegal and visited the Castle



After a stop to wash some clothes at Ballyshannon we headed to to Creevy Pier for the night.



Next morning we headed to Galway.  - First stop was Knock and a visit to the Shrine of Marian


 We arrived in Galway around lunch time to realise we had left Peter's backpack (with his passport in it) and his computer.   It was 2hrs 45 back to Creevy Pier and 2hrs 45 back to Galway - learning for us...make sure you check the room before heading off!

More to come

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Silhouette Kitties

A break in my holiday photos to share my first card back for Die Cut Divas.

Our challenge this month is "Silhouette" - and our sponsor is
Cheapo Dies 

I don't have any of their dies - but believe me, they have some awesome dies..... so I chose a Poppy Stamps die to make this card.


I die cut out the centre panel from some watercolour paper and made a soft wash with my new Altenew watercolour paints in blues.  The two kitties are die cut from black card to make the silhouettes.    The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted stamp set.  

Thanks for stopping by and please do join us at Die Cut Divas this month for our challenge. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

More Holiday Photos

Next on our trip was a visit to the top of Ireland...via the coast road and a stop at Carrick-o-Reade swing bridge and the Giant's Causeway








We spent the night in a little seaside town called Portstewart.  

Next day we headed off to Bushmill Distillery.  We were there too early for the tour, but hubby had a tasting and got a one on one with the waiter and learnt a lot.

Next stop was Londonderry where we visited the Bogside and saw all the amazing murals













Very moving. 

Thanks for staying with me today... more to come

Monday, August 20, 2018

I'm Back......

WARNING - PHOTO HEAVY

Hi all.... I'm back home after our trip away.... Perth, Ireland, London - England, Porto - Portugal and Dubai.  We had a fabulous time.  So here are a few highlights - from Perth, Dublin and Belfast.  More over the next few days.

Perth:



Had a great time with Archie, Emma and Andrew

IRELAND





Loved this city..

BELFAST:






A very interesting place.  We did a taxi tour around the area where the Troubles were.

Hope you enjoy these highlights.   Still feeling really tired after the long trip from Dubai ... an other early night I think.