Good morning lovely people (I'm prepping this the night before so it will be at least morning when it goes live).
So the gift that me and the girls from the WW group arrived at its recipients house safe and sound, so I can show you the cover of said book. I agreed to pull the ideas together to send to our lovely friend and her hubby who were celebrating a special anniversary.
One of the inner pages, this is the one I did.
Last Friday night I paid for us to attend a paper marbling course at the local print club. Something none of us had done - me, hubby, said 17 year old and said 17 year old's girlfriend had a fabulous couple of hours playing with marbling inks.
We got very messy and I love this sequence of photos - this one of said 17 year old looking very happy
This one of his GF showing her inky hands
And this one when she realised I was taking a photo!
Hubby also looked rather mischievous
We brought all the papers home, we are just not sure what to use them for, I was thinking base papers for cards but they are 'oily' due to the nature of the inks and I'm not sure the ink isn't going to bleed. If anyone has experience of marbling ink and knows a way around this etc, please let me know.
The journey home gave us some gorgeous night skies
Next up a gift from said 17 year old's GF as I'd never come across them (they were nom and didn't last long).
Me and hubby celebrated 28 years of being together, this was taken on the night we met.
And this is 28 years on (older, wiser? still as in love as the day we met and definitely blonder on my part).
We decided on date night, so first up a meal out together, I had a gorgeous banana cooler mocktail
We ordered starters including bread starter, the corn bread confused me it definitely tasted cakey - apart from the lumps of sweetcorn and the chilli taste!
We then had tickets to see this, if you get chance to see it, it really is the funniest theatre I've seen in quite some time - absolutely brilliant night!
Sunday morning we went for breakfast, a typical sign of the city is the Hendo's on the table, people draw comparisons to Worcester Sauce but it's nothing like and made locally!
Next up Saturday tasks, I decided to do some lino cutting. The idea was balloons but the print pull isn't great if I'm honest, but I had fun.
I also managed a gelli plating session
Hubby then fancied having a go with the lino cutting
Whilst I carried on with more gelli plating
Which resulted in this bundle
Sunday night tea - courtesy of hubby was...
We also enjoyed this film, a really lovely feel good film with a big nod towards Beatrix Potter, beautifully filmed, great actors, lovely story - what more can I say...
Monday we had decided to head into town to check out the Bricktropolis, hubby who had got to work, promptly came home again as he really fancied a day out.
The lego buildings were amazing, this was the first one which was the City Hall, there was an app which had had issues and unfortunately mine failed, but said 17 year old's GF managed to clock every one.
The Chrysler building and the Empire State Building
The models have been created in a 1:125 scale, seeing the size of the vehicles gave an indication of what the buildings must look like!
Said 17 year old loved the pyramid
This was one of my favourites, I loved the red colour
The attention to detail, quantity of bricks and time spent was amazing
There were lots of families doing the trail
Although I think our group potentially had the oldest 'children' in it
It also meant we went off the beaten track which was lovely
This building wasn't very pretty but it had been created to be earthquake proof.
I loved the model of this hotel from Dubai
and this one called Turning Torso
This one had had extra struts added in real life as it moved in high winds
This was my absolute favourite
and the Leaning Tower of Pisa
We had a fabulous if not a little tiring day. Tea ended up 'simple', a cheese salad sandwich
Said 17 year old did a couple more canvases for work and I finished them off.
Said 17 year old has done soooooooo many hours in work this week with me, helping prepare for an art installation/exhibition/event that is to occur at the end of the month.
This is another of the canvases he has done
The turquoise canvases were up
And loving the tonal colours
Wednesday found us watching Shakespeare outdoors at Chatsworth. This time the Tempest.
Lord Chamberlain's Men - all male cast, did a fantastic job.
It was much cooler and we got to enjoy the beautiful night sky
The light levels were dropping near the end.
Me and hubby managed a selfie
And these two made sure they were warm!
Said 17 year old has spent most of today sorting this
And overall we have had a very busy busy week.
I'm truly grateful for a day off tomorrow, as I'm rather tired if I'm honest.
I hope you are all well, if you fancy joining in pop a post together, come back and link up.