Today is Easter Sunday

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.

Keep well and safe everyone

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Today is Easter Sunday

  1. Your cards are lovely, Di. Very pretty. I does sound like you had a good day despite the visitors. I have stencils, I use them for my cake art sometimes. They are all plastic so I can wash them up.

  2. So I’m curious … what is meant by ‘estate’ as you use the word? Is that your street or your neighborhood in general? Were those people tourists that were just walking around, or were they following folks ‘home’ seeing where you live and so forth? That’s creepy, even without the addition of the unsafe behavior. I’m glad you had a couple of nice walks, the cards are beautiful and a thought that occurred to me with the stencil idea (I like your husband’s idea to cut a plastic one out on a placemat or stiffer piece of plastic that you can wash and reuse) is to play with colored pencils or chalk or crayon/wax pencil on a plain sheet of paper and see what effects you get. You could then cut the finished product out if you liked the look. Maybe scallop the edges or who knows what? You’re very creative and your cards are simply great!

    • Thank you on the card front. One step ahead of you with the colouring pencils (just have to buy some LOL) and cutting out.
      Our property is on a small estate of retirement bungalows, though about half a mile up the road they are building half a dozen holiday homes. It’s quite nice walking round it as there are roads that loop back on themselves and I feel quite safe on my own, which I wouldn’t do say walking up into town or back after about 4pm. There are a lot of visitors here, some day trippers, others visiting family or staying in holiday lets or holiday caravans (which they shouldn’t be yet!!), so we just avoid them all.

  3. joyroses13 says:

    Beautiful cards! I especially like the birds!

  4. murisopsis says:

    It almost sounded like a game of cat and mouse you were playing! I love the cards – very creative!

    • It’ annoying having to avoid people with no respect for locals. The rubbish we saw in the park today was inexcusable and we only ventured in a little way before the wind took us. Glad you liked the cards.

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