Friday, October 03, 2008

Where does the time go to?

How time flies when you're having fun........
...........or more like when you're just so busy :o)
I haven't forgotten everyone out there in blogland
But I have been rushed off my feet with the children, the house and work
Also we've had to change the camera which isn't quite so quick and effortless to download as the old one so I'm not able to snap and share on the spur of the moment as I was with the previous model
I have been busy creating - at the risk of frightening you all to death it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas round here
However that's only because my Monday quilting group are holding a craft stall in early November and in a fit of total madness I agreed to have a table
What does that mean? Lots of manufacturing of stock
So the Christmas fabrics are out in force and I promise I'll endeavour to show you some of the fruits of my labours over the weekend - plus I received a lovely bag from a swap that I must share too
I hate picture free posts so I thought I'd treat you to some more views of our little corner of England
Burnham on Sea - our nearest seaside, only 20 minutes away in the car
It faces Wales across the Bristol Channel and you can just see the lovely dockside buildings in Cardiff on a clear day
Bridport - on the Dorset coast, a little farther but great for fossil hunting for an afternoon
Glastonbury Tor - the views from the top are stupendous on a clear day - sadly all my photos of the views are a little hazy. Nigel is lucky enough to have his very own view of the Tor from his office window every day
And views from the Quantocks - just a stone's throw from our doorstep really
Exmoor ponies which are rather sweet
Glorious heather in full bloom at this time of year
And finally a reservoir over the other side of the Quantock hills - a lovely spot for a picnic
Just a hint of our part of the world


Emma said...

Mmmm, the heather! I remember having picnics in the heather and rolling in it! In consolation, wisteria is out here now, and is equally scented - though not so good to roll in ;)

Not Lucy said...

Okay, you convinced me, I do need to travel to neck of the woods someday. Now to convince the hubby!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Glad to hear that all is ok...great are surrounded by some of the loveliest places.

Gina said...

I love Burnham on Sea. I like walking along the beach on a crisp January day. Then fish and chips for lunch and a stop in the garden centre on the way home.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Fiona said...

Glad to hear from you - and yes - you are scaring me, though I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.

Mad about Craft said...

When you see other people's photos of the UK (especially taken on a sunny day) you realise what a beautiful and diverse country it really is!

trashalou said...

On a (very) clear day Glastonbury and The Quantocks are just visible from the top of the hill up here.

Karol-Ann said...

Glad to see you blogging, I was getting worried!!

Libby said...

I was just wondering about where you might be a little earlier today. Love the pictures . . . wish to see it all in person - someday *s*

Julie said...

You live in a beautiful part of our world. It just makes me want to hop on a plane and take a vacation.

Clare said...

You've mentioned the C word!

Sandy beaches and fish and chips afterwards - yum! Over here it's sandy beaches and then moules et frites. Fancy swapping?

Jeanne said...

I've always enjoyed reading Thomas Hardy -- someday I'll get to see that heather and those hills.

meggie said...

Lovely pics!
Are we going to be allowed to see your 'goodies' you have been making?

Tanya said...

How I would love to go strolling down that beach!

Attic24 said...

Hi Anne
How lovely that you know West Bay, my heart leapt when I saw those familiar cliffs!
My family live in Bridport (have i told you this before?) so of course I know the area very well indeed.
thanks for your recent comments on my blog, always lovely to see you in the Attic!

Nursedude said...

Anne, I have to ask, since you were so close to Wales: have you ever been there, and what areas of Wales do you fancy? I have been in England and Scotland, but have not yet made it to the land of Gareth Edwards, Charlotte Church and Catherine Zeta-Jones...but would love to go someday!

katelnorth said...

I've been there :) We holidayed one year in Porlock, visited Minehead and B-on-Sea both. The weather was totally s***e. It was July, so I guess I shouldn't be suprised, LOL. Been to Glastonbury, too, but not that time.