ScrapFactor Week 1 and a trip through Dorset, Devon & Cornwall

Hello Ladies – I’m back!
I haven’t written a word for two weeks now – I just can’t believe it! So there are some things to update you!

First: I’m still taking part in the ScrapFactor by UKScrappers – week three is starting soon and I say thank you if you voted for my layouts!

This was my first layout – we were given a palette of colours to play with:

In the second week we had to choose an ad out of a magazine and my interpretation of  the following ad

appeared on a layout like this:

The complete layout can be seen in the UKScrappers Gallery (members only!) or you can see it on this blog next Monday!

Second: You might think I have been scrapping just those layouts the last two weeks – NO! I had some days off and my brother’s family (my brother, his wife and three girls!) drove over from Germany to stay with us for eight days! We laughed, cried, argued, discussed, played, discovered, enjoyed, cooked and had lots of fun together!

Want some more details?! Ok, here we go:

On the first day (Friday) we only relaxed in our garden, played some games, ate cupcakes and for dinner we had first fish and chips (so it was a very British day).
The next day (Saturday) we drove to Corfe Castle (the girls took part in an easter egg trail)

and to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door:

On Easter Sunday we went to our local church, had our own easter egg hunt in our garden and had lamb for dinner!

Easter Monday was a day just for the girls! We drove to Salisbury and walked through the shops and the Cathedral.

Tuesday we started our little camping tour to West Cornwall:

Our first stop was in Lyme Regis:
Then we left Penzance behind us and found a nice camping site where we nearly were on our own!

Next to our camping site we “discovered” two large and impressive standing stones – the largest in Cornwall: The Pipers of Boleigh

The sun was still shining on Wednesday and my brother started to doubt the “prejudice” that it is always raining in England!
But I was definitely not sorry to visit The Minack Theatre and Porthcurno Beach with a nearly cloudless sky!

(Rosamunde Pilcher’s reader and TV viewer might recognise this location!)

After that relaxing time at the beach we drove on to Sennen Cove to walk along the coast to Land’s End:

Some more ancient stones?! Merry Maidens – 19 equally spaced stones in a circle:

On Thursday we drove to Pendeen Lighthouse, Gurnard’s Head and Zennor:

Unfortunately we only drove through St. Ives but caught a nice glimpse from the seaside:

Our last stop before we drove back home was at Gwithian Beach Car Park for our lunch and at Portreath for the last ice cream at the coast:
Lunchtime with a view to Godrevy Lighthouse
Icecream in Portreath

We arrived at Blandford Forum in the evening and went straight to bed!
On Friday we did what most of the people did in Britain (and in the world?!): We watched Catherine and William and their little Wedding Adventure! (No pictures for that event – just have a look into your Saturday newspaper!).

My brother and his family drove home today. Tobias is at work. And I have had time to do lots of laundry, some cleaning and editing my 828 pictures I took the last week. But don’t worry – the pictures won’t be all on layouts!
I’m off now, doing some cooking (a veggie soup) and ordering some pictures with Photobox! CU with some layouts the next days!

Take care!


8 thoughts on “ScrapFactor Week 1 and a trip through Dorset, Devon & Cornwall

    • West-Cornwall ist wirklich klasse! Ich möchte dort auf jeden Fall noch einmal hin und die “restlichen” Ecken noch sehen. Wir hatten ja nur drei Tage dort!

  1. Wie schön, dass Du wieder da bist!
    Hab Dich sooooo vermisst.
    Die Fotos sind ein Knüller und ganz besonders der Leuchtturm hat’s mir angetan. Das bunte Layout ist ein “typischer Daphne” wie ich es liebe.

    Viele Grüße

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