Monday, March 05, 2012

Another decade older!

A significant birthday came and went around here....
And it was celebrated in true style with a surprise weekend away, a surprise meal with family and best friends, fantastic presents and cake. Lots of cake! I was truly spoiled - which made reaching the "milestone" a little less painful! ;)

A certain little someone had fun in my giant gift sack.....
She's such a nut!

Mr T and I had a lovely few days away in West Wales, such a beautiful place. We did lots of exploring - the misty weather couldn't put us off getting out with our cameras. Lot's of wrapping up warm, and walking along beaches and hillsides and little harbours. Perfect time together, just me and he.

On the first evening, we stumbled across a little slice of heaven, a place called Cwm Eglwys, which means Church Valley. Amazing. After a long and windy, narrow single track drive down a winding hill, we came to a tiny bay. Three houses stood right on the shore - major jealousy ensued as we would love to live in one of them. One even had a tiny little waterfall running right at the side of it.

Apart from the three houses, the tiny cove was home to this amazing sight:

....the belfry and entrance to what once was a church (hence the name of the bay). It was hit by a savage storm in 1859 and the rest fell into the sea. I added the two pictures as together they show just how tiny the little cove is. The misty weather disappeared with perfect timing when we arrived meaning we could walk along the tiny beach and sit and look at the view for a while in the absolute stillness, aside from the odd bird song and the sound of the tide. Lush.
I'll share some more pics of our weekend again, there are so just so many to go through to decide which ones!

On to some scrapbooking, and my second page form the last Sarah's Cards kit, complete with close-ups for those of you keen to see more details ;)
The Studio Calico "Fabrip" is used in several way on this page:
Firstly pleated under my photo,

Then I used it as a bow on a paperclip - like making bow-topped clips at the moment:

And lastly cut into a banner shape in the bottom left corner:
The white doily was a bit stark on the page, so I spritzed it with a bit of mist to make it pink.

Thanks for popping by :)
Nat xxx


Rachael Elliott said...

Nat is sounds like your birthday weekend was just perfect!! Gorgeous page too, would love to see that one IRL :)

Jenga said...

A Wonderful birthday for a Wonderful 30 year old! Glad you had a fab time hun xxx