Friday, 24 April 2015

my lost negitives

 i found a pile of old negatives and was so excited to find  our Scottish holiday from all those years back....this is my first husband  who had passed his driving test only weeks before we set off!! him and my best friend Babs trying out the tent before we went. This was 30 year ago!!I look back with mixed emotions but what a happy time !


 I have a really bad memory but as each picture magically appeared on my screen the memories flooded back
to a time when i was young and full of hopes and dreams!

 Trying to put the tent up for the first time!!

 my youngest sister came along and my little dog Jemima

 I don't think me and my sister took it seriously judging by this pic!



I love the quality of the old negatives and apart from removing scratches i left them alone  it reminded me of all those years ago when i had a darkroom watching the images images develop on the screen apposed to a bath of chemicals!





My son enjoyed it so much it was his first holiday!


 We stopped at Kinross the next day to set up our tent my sis is a very talented artist



and  she never had a brush out of her hand in fact i still have the painting she did on that day and shall treasure it always.......

We stopped of somewhere looking for the Hermitage


I remember it being such a beautiful place...and we nearly lost my little dog!!




Heading for the car........

 We reached our destination the next day!!FINDHORN

 We spent an hour on the most beautiful beach


Taken photos that lay in a carrier bag for 30 year  !

 some were printed  but a lot  were left as at the time it was expensive to run a darkroom!


Not long after my hubby and i split up and went our separate ways always a painful time!

 He followed his life long dream and spent many years working  for findhorn in fact he still does!


A truly magical place.....he went on to remarry and is very happy as i am with my life......

But i ofton think about this wonderful holiday with immense fondness....



which now is enhanced  by the discovery of a bunch of old negatives  flung in a cupboard  many years ago....

Saturday, 18 April 2015

im back!

 A quick catch up and big thanks to my lovely son who looked after me when i was ill last week!!!
 and thank you for the lovely flowers Joan....
 and Patrick...Rosa thanks for all the cooking you done too....shes so busy with course work but i was in bed for eight days with an infection....I'm so lucky to have lovely kids!!!
 and friends who came into work to help me and tom with the sale stuff as they knew id been so ill xxx



i love these dream catchers  cut from splodge board!!

 and this amazing mask!!!just a few of the amazing new designs my son has been working hard on producing go along to suzicraft via face book and don't miss the fantastic sales they have!

This little boy never left my side day or night bless him!


my fish went on their summer hols yesterday!!out into the backyard for the summer i swear they grow an inch each summer their out!!!!



Penny and bean cant believe how much bean has grown!!!



 Penny's starting to look her age and  is getting bad tempered now!!!





 The excitement   Sean's loot crate arrived!!!he gets it every month from America and its full of nerdy goodies!!!


my not so little girl  is working hard  even though she got an unconditional place at uni shes still going full throttle with the hopes of a bursary !!!



we had a bet on the national !! we didn't win!



 how lovely is this well done Stockton council the high street is looking great and the children love this!!!!

Our sneaky Sunday coffee

 just me and the Mr!!!
 This little pumpkin cheered me up i hadn't seen her for a week and a half !!eating tea...
 and watching barbie!!!
 then back home with her little pal  riding with her ....
 sorting out books!!!
 love the covers of the older books
well must dash to open shop have a lovely weekend x

birdys pups and the girls x