Friday, 25 April 2014

Daydreaming on Friday

I've been sitting here dreaming of my holiday, so here are a few more of my memories.

My favourite dog!

A tasty "snack" he found on the beach!


A neighbour.

Wishing you a very happy weekend.xx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Skye in my Heart (and pocket)

If you have followed my blog for a while you will be aware that I have a deep love for the Isle of Skye. I have written about it before and some of my art is inspired by the cottages and open spaces.

We spent the first week of the Easter holidays there in a lovely cottage at Kyle Akin. Nearby Castle Moil provided lots of photo opportunities!

We visited favourite places

                                       Faerie Glen
and a few new ones.

                                       Old Man of Storr
It was lovely to spend some slow, uncluttered time as a family.

There is something about Skye that stays with me long after we leave. It is like a safe haven in a busy life and when things get tough my thoughts often slip back there.

 Shortly after we get there I can feel my soul quieten and settle....I feel that I can breathe again.

 I know that holiday destinations often bring more peace and relaxation than everyday life, but we have visited beautiful places that I have admired, explored, really enjoyed spending time in and left without regret. 

Whenever I leave Skye a little piece of my heart stays behind in the lochs, the mountains, the trees, the wildness and the stillness.

On Tuesday life returns to normal- work, school and the build up towards exam time. I will slip back into my role supporting, shopping, cleaning, but I may just pop a Skye pebble (or beach-combed pottery)into my pocket to remind me to take each moment as it comes and daydream of big skies and driving back across that bridge!
Have a good week.x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Easter Craft Fair

I am very pleased to be taking part in this....

I have very busy hands at the moment- I can promise you there will be lots of colour!!