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The spring weather continues and this book uses a photograph that Number 1 son took in Bath last week. The crocuses are in full bloom but I notice there are still Autumn leaves amongst them It’s all very odd…
I had an unexpected visitor this evening, the doorbell rang and I opened it to find a vaguely familiar looking woman standing there saying ‘Hi Diane! Surprise!’ It was an old friend who I hadn’t seen for about 15 years. She is on holiday in Burton Bradstock – which is the village where Hive Beach which I showed you yesterday is. We were probably walking on the beach at the same time yesterday afternoon. What a small world it is.
I have been very lucky to receive this ‘ You Make my Day’ award from two people recently. Firstly, Rhonda at My Handbound Books was kind enough to pass it on to me after she received it from Sarah at littlepaperbird. Rhonda is one of the inspirational book artists I have met through the Book Arts Forum, which was set up by Jackie from TJ Bookarts is a wonderful resource for anyone with an interest in bookbinding. There are tutorials, discussion groups, advice and endless ideas and inspiration. Seeing Rhonda’s beautiful books always reminds me that I do tend to get stuck in rut and need to experiment more!
I was then lucky enough to receive it again yesterday from Susanne49 at Sue’s Daily Photos blog. Susanne actually has 5 photography blogs ranging from her photographs of Switzerland and Florida (where she used to live) to Charleston (where she lives now) to showcasing her wedding photography. She received the award from Barbara Gordon, another talented photographer.
The deal with this award is to pass it on to 5 other people who ‘Make Your Day’
- Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make your day
- Acknowledge the post of the award giver
- Tell the award winners that they’ve won by commenting on their blogs or emailing them.
I’m going to pass this on to
These people have amazing blogs which I love reading and they make my day by leaving supportive, often funny and interesting comments on my blog. I could have named many more people but I had to choose just 5. To everyone else who takes time to drop in here and leave comments – a BIG thank you to you too – it’s much appreciated :-)
I really like this book. The cover is a Japanese Silk bookcloth from Falkiners. It is a rich red with a grey slub, so classy! I also love the paper inside. I think I bought this one from Paper Source when I was in Los Angeles, it has been waiting for the perfect companion and I think this is it.
Dear Kim over at Laketrees nominated me in three categories of the Bloggers Choice awards the other day. I am almost embarrassed to tell you the categories but as I would like your votes I shall :-) Unfortunately, they spelled my URL incorrectly and in correcting the error, they deleted Kim’s vote for me, so I am feeling like Billy No-Mates with no votes (instead of Billy One-Mate with one vote!) :-(
So all I can say is ‘Vote for me! Yay!’ :-)
I played tennis this morning at the local tennis club. I joined a ‘ladies’ morning’ and it is more of a fun, coaching session than my usual doubles game. It probably involved a lot more running around so I really feel like it will do me good on a lot of levels, I will meet some new people, get fit and improve my tennis – result! It was raining when we started to play but by the time we had finished, the sun had come out and it had turned into a really nice day.
When I got home, I wandered around my garden for the first time in ages and was surprised to see how many signs there were that spring is approaching. Well, that or that global warming has finally hit Dorset. Lots of flowers were out – and I’m sure that apart from the snowdrops, they are early. I took some photographs to show you.
I’m actually feeling quite cheery today for the first time in ages. Long may it continue!