Christmas Reindeer

Yesterday I found just enough time to visit my shed.

As it’s christmas my hubby suggested I make a reindeer

nothing to big just a simple one.

So after rummaging through my collection of driftwood

This is what I managed to create

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This took only a matter of minutes to put together

  if I had the space to display them

I would of gladly made the whole herd.

Driftwood project

As christmas is nearly upon us now, I will not really have the time to visit my shed come workshop. Although I have decided on a few more items to create.  My latest collection of driftwood is now sterilised and dry awaiting sorting into size.

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Though I may need more containers as I didn’t realise just how much I’d managed to collect.

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I have a lovely photograph taken recently on a camping trip, of Runswick Bay that I’ve decided to frame with my driftwood.

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I will post the finished project in the New Year.

Christmas Markets

I’ve visited a number of christmas markets over the years, and my favourite two are Prague (Czech Republic) along with Lincoln ( U.K)

Both have a great variety of food stalls. The mouth watering aroma’s draw you in to the endless stalls of sausages,cheese,pastries and not forgetting the mulled wine.  There is nothing better than wandering aimlessly around with a mug of mulled wine and a handful of roast chestnuts.  Feeling more christmassy by the minute.

Lincoln christmas market  is held within the castle. With it’s cobbled streets and Cathedral nearby the sounds of carols floating through the air, only adds to the romance of christmas.

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Prague Christmas Market  is held in several closeby locations.  I particularly liked the fact that each stall holder had their own brightly coloured shed.  This I also noted when I visited Whitby, they are really charming.

But it’s the craft stalls that set them apart from other markets. With gifts available to suit all budgets.  You are sure to come home with unique handmade items that you just wont find anywhere else.

Whilst in Prague I purchased some lovely glass table lamps and everyone comments on them year after year. I’ve yet to find anything like them in the U.K.

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Do you have a favourite christmas market ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cornwall Camping & Driftwood Crafts

Yippeee we finally made it to Cornwall,the camp that was put on hold.

The weather is glorious on our arrival and the site is very peacefull.We are not the only campers we have several other tenters caravanners and motorhomers for company.Many of whom have taken up late season special offers.On talking with fellow campers we are suprised to find that they had the mother of all storms last night.The weather report for the week is looking rather soggy.Not put off in the slightest as we have waited far to long for this break.

The site littlewinnick is in the beautiful district of St Austell.A site we would readily come back to.

There are plenty of walks from site and it also boasts direct access to the Pentewen Cycle Trail.We walked to Pentewan beach which also had a quaint pub

Although our week was at the end of the holiday season we still found there was plenty to do and see,the benefit we found was no queues or bustle.Just what we both really needed.

We spent our days wandering around the harbours and small villages.Where we were very impressed with the meals on offer.Our evenings were spent relaxing in the tent planning where to go tomorrow.

We were asked by familly to stay in contact whilst we were away.So to give them piece of mind,we took along our laptop and skyped our elderly parents from the tent.Their reactions were pure amazement as we gave them a guided tour of our home from home for the week.

As with all holidays it comes to an end so much quicker than you want it to.We brought back the usual gifts and information packs however I also came home with a new hobby.Having fell in love with the many driftwood sculptures that are in every shop window.I decided to try my hand at making a driftwood tree.I ordered the driftwood from the internet and set to, working out where and how I would have the space I needed..Hubby has set me up in a small garden shed.So once again I have another sanctuary.

I’m really enjoying working with driftwood,I have found it to be very relaxing.I’ve also found an artistic side that has been buried deep within me.Family and friends have suggested selling my items but I’m just happy doing what I do for now.Maybe one day I will though at the moment I don’t need the stress of another job,which i’m sure it would turn into eventually and the added risk of losing my enjoyment.I might add that I have not had any panic attacks,since I put my mind to work on my new hobby.

Our latest camping trip took us to the coast,yes I know not the weather for the seaside.However I had other plans.Finally managing to get a pitch here Graffitoe Farm ( awesome views of the beach ).Quite a lot of the open all year sites were waterlogged and we struggled to find a coastal site.

Kind of like two birds one stone,I decided to see if I could collect some driftwood from the nearby beaches.I did manage to source enough to make a small item.Yet to be decided though.I felt like a bigkid again running up and down the beach without a care in the world.How I needed that.Hubby also had his turn at being a bigkid, catching waves as they came crashing in.Though one wave has cost us a new camera,we had lots of fun and came back wet through of our own choosing.

The weather again was suprisingly mild for November. Views were amazing and again no hustle and bustle.We were the only Tent and had one caravan for company.Again another site I would really like to return to.

Watch this space.

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