It is 5.15 in the afternoon and for someone who had no plans whatsoever today. we have been busy!
We both had a better night last night and didn’t wake up until around 7.30, then got up to shower and have breakfast.
We decided to have an early walk before the grockles were up and managed round the park, up on the prom and down to the clubhouse. We saw a few people, but not so that we had to put our masks on as they were locals.
Coming back towards home though, the visitors were up and heading for the beach, kids in tow with buckets and spades., lilos and wind breakers. We cut through onto the estate, and got home without seeing anyone else.
We invited our neighbour in for a cuppa after Hubby had painted the hinges on her gate as promised. She was very grateful as her phone hasn’t stopped ringing for the past two days!
Lunch was the second day of our stew and what was left of the cheesecake.
I’ve been playing with my car making kit and things did not exactly go according to plan.
It didn’t help that I’d confused stencils with templates, so using them as they were intended wasn’t what I had in mind.
This was the stencil I bought, and I made two cards using the cut out bird and then the piece of paper I’d cut from rather than waste it. They didn’t turn out too badly, and to cover the cut edges, I used glitter glue. I am not a fan of using glue on my cards as a rule, but for these double sided tape would have just been too fiddly. This was the end result:
I took these of them drying in the sun on the window sill.
Hubby had some acrylic paints so we had a little play at proper stenciling, and it will take me a while to develop a technique. Washing up the stencil, we discovered it was made of thick glossed paper, not plastic, so that is now drying on the radiator, though Hubby says he can make me a proper template out of a plastic table mat.
The other idea I had floating around in my head was a dado rail effect which I tried my hand at. I was really pleased with these.
And finally I had some odds and ends to use up afterwards and put these together:
My back ached terribly after I’d finished, so we went for another walk.
We got to the end of our road and on turning the corner, ten people were coming at us from three directions, so we turned round and retraced our steps. Four followed us onto our estate, and we didn’t recognise any of them. We did our reverse extended route, meeting up with the other six people coming the other way, again not recognising any of them. We crossed over for a third time, and noticed one of our dog walking friends coming up on the opposite side of the road. He said he had followed them from the beach and didn’t know them either.
Rounding the next corner, we met up with Houdini aka Pippa and her owner. Pippa was on a lead and the lady with her was the wife of the guy who had been walking her that day.
Good to see everyone was OK.
Round the block and one of our dogless friends and his wife were chatting to a neighbour with her two dogs flaked on their drive. We kept to the road but passed pleasantries, then headed for home, not seeing anyone else.
Yep. Our walks are best early in the morning and late evening.
It’s been a good day so far though.