We were supposed to be going camping this weekend, but have decided against it as it is supposed to rain all day tomorrow and with very little money and a tiny tent, this could just make it rather awkward. So I used the extra time to make some Christmas cards and take some pictures of my allotment (and its wildlife).
Here is my Santa Christmas:
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - #281 Pink
Winter Wonderland - Non-traditional Christmas Colours
CRAFT - #364 Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready For Christmas
My Time to Craft - #321 Sketchy Time
Jingle Belles Rock - Banish the holiday blues (no blue)
Open-minded Crafting - #5 Use your favourite technique (I love the effect of decoupage but find it very fiddly sometimes)
Audio Book Review
Astray by Emma Donoghue
This is a collection of short stories, based through the 1800’s for the most part, with a general theme of characters that have gone astray, in one form or another. From legalities, to moving location and even a gender change, she covers it all. It is worth remembering that these are based during a period which is quite restricted and so the thought processes of the characters may reflect this, and differ drastically from the views held in current culture. All of these stories are based on fact in one form or another. Some are based around the actual character, whilst others are based upon the event, with fictional characters to indicate what might have happened with the people involved. I love the fact that each story has an explanation after it, so you find out what the facts are, and also that the author has explained why she chose the stories in the book as an afterword at the end of the stories. The shortness of the stories stops them from becoming more than a light read, and I think that works very well in this instance.
I will leave you with some pictures of my chilli plants full of flowers:
Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog - and maybe read some of it too lol.