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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

52 Weeks of Happy - 5/52

I have an unusual job but what is good about it is the variety in every day. I've gone from travelling around the inner cities of Bradford and Leeds to covering North and West Wales and Anglesey. So much for working locally in Cheshire. However, it does mean that I get to see some fantastic views. I'm finding it far more tiring as I drive between 200-300 miles a day but oh my goodness its worth it, as you can see from my 'happy' photos this week.

These first two photos were taken near Aberfraw. Basically I was going to see someone who 'lived on the beach'. So from the top of the hill I caught this fantastic view of a little church on a little island. So I carried on driving and whoops!!!

I ended up on the beach. Oh I laughed my socks off. No house and no reception on my mobile but loads of huge crashing waves. Nothing for it but to drive back up the hill, get a reception on my phone and find out where I'd gone wrong.

Photo number 3 was the sight that greeted me as I was looking for someone else's property. I guess they were the security section.

Finally, these two little beauties were bursting to have their picture taken. Unfortunately they were difficult to keep still for any length of time. Its a good job they were spoken for or they'd have ended up in my car.

So now I've trained myself to carry my camera with me all the time I should have lots of opportunities for 'happy' shots. Pity it wasn't last week or I could have snapped a newly born calf, ah!!!

Back very soon to share some crafting. Enjoy your weekend, x


  1. There are advantages it seems for all your hard work and travelling.... a few Aaaaahhh! moments there.
    Missed you today at the workshop!
    Love jo x

  2. I love the photos, such great sights as you travel around. Hugs to you,

  3. Great photographs Alison, missed you yesterday.
    Linda xxx

  4. Ooh, lucky you! I love Wales and especially its mountains and trees. Love the dogs, too - think I'd have been wanting to sneak them home x

  5. Beautiful photos Alison and just think of all those photo opportunities in the nice weather ahead as well.
    Ann B

  6. Thank you for the lovely comment Alison, a catch up would be good :), you pictures certainly made me smile when I saw them :)


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