It has been a busy old half term. I have taken time off this week to spend some time with my 3 winkies. The weather hasn't been wonderful but it hasn't stopped us from having fun. The beauty of living here is that we can 'pop' to the beach. When the sun comes out we sit on the beach and if it clouds over we do something else. I remember living in London and what a palaver it was to get to the beach. It involved a whole day and usually meant lots of equipment and getting stuck in traffic.
The children have enjoyed being together. Jasmine is still a real family girl and loves spending time with her little brother and sister even though she is 17. Here they are playing 'it' on the beach. I'm not sure if Lizzy really knew the rules but she was just happy to run around laughing with Jazz and Alf. These pictures are going to be the inspiration for my next Janet Bolton naive applique workshop which is coming up in a couple of weeks.
I have made 2 beach pictures with her, the first when Lizzy was no more than a twinkle in her Daddy's eye so the second one (pictured below) featured her and I on the beach together. This new one will be all 3 of them. I am so excited that I have started the background already! The problem with starting a new business is the time it takes up. My 'creating time' seems to have all but disappeared!
Big Brother started on Wednesday evening which means my life as I knew it officially ends until the whole debacle is over. Every year I tell myself I am not going to be sucked in, it's rubbish, but I am weak and am addicted already!