Thursday, 9 July 2015

Things that should have been on the Crafty list ....

... but somehow I forgot to add them! ;)

Two requests from hubby for work ... 1 card (Castle TV Show)



and a leaving present for one of his colleagues/line managers. 


Just quick crafty things which - thanks to my Cammy - I can rustle up in an evening/couple of hours when the Hobbitses are not underfoot. 

Still plotting/planning on the swap item and then more crafting after this weekend. 


Saturday, 4 July 2015

Photo Scavenger Hunt 2015 - an update

Amazing how many photos you take when on holiday ... and we were only 1 week away, and "only" at the West Coast (Ayrshire). Family holiday with the inlaws at Seasons. Quite  a nice place, lots of swimming in the pool, a bit of paddling in the sea, ice cream and hubby and I even got a 2 day/1 night break from the girls which we spent over on Arran, which is absolutely beautiful and requires another visit at least. ;) 

So... let's see how I'm doing so far with Rinda's Scavenger Hunt...
  1. A bouquet of flowers
  2. An ornate door knocker
  3. A person walking a dog (or other animal)


    Someone walking their dog at Girvan beach

    And just for the "out of the box thinking" thing ... here's a man "walking" 4 "animals" ... we saw these amazing kites at Girvan the day before ... HUGE things, not helium-filled but somehow working like a "wind sock".


    The photo shows only 3 of the "animals" ... further at the top was a blue & black manta ray.
  4. People playing a board game or card game


    Hubby and FIL introducing the Hobbitses to the game of Chess
  5. Architectural columns
  6. A metal bridge


    A very nice construction very close to Edinburgh: The Forth Rail Bridge
  7. A turtle


  8. Someone "plugged in" to social media

    Hubby and FIL's gf checking the internet while the Hobbitses are at the playpark.I assume I'll be able to post more photos for this prompt.
  9. A tent
  10. A college or university
  11. A cellular tower or television satellite dish
  12. A public restroom, bathroom, or toilet



    Public restroom in Brodick on Arran ... and for fun I took a picture of the note at the door, too ... Arran has still a lot of Gaelic in use. Even in the local Co-Op they've got dual language signs for the different shop sections! 
  13. A merry-go-round or carousel
  14. A traffic signal
  15. A flag pole with at least three flags on it
  16. A panoramic view, taken while standing someplace high in the air
  17. At least two people wearing matching outfits or uniforms


    Probably just my first photo for this one. Although I'm trying to dress the Hobbitses individually (or better: they dress themselves!! ;) ).
  18. An overloaded truck, car, bicycle or other vehicle
  19. A ticket booth


    Ticket booth at Girvan beach where they have a little pedalo boat section. 
  20. A natural body of water


    Horse Island with its beacon, situated in the Firth of Clyde by Ardrossan. 
  21. A photograph of you with a sign reading "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt". Note: you may not use a substitute for this item.

    If you find something on the list too difficult, you may substitute one of the following items for any one item on the list, except for Item #21:
  22. Alternative A: People eating outside

  23. Alternative B: Someone holding an umbrella
  24. Alternative C: A rocking chair
I'm really loving taking all the photos, and then even looking up the scenic things I've taken photos of - VERY educational. :)