Monday, July 15, 2013

Where I've Been

Hi and thanks for stopping by. I feel so negligent that I haven't been stopping by blogs and leaving comments for about a month now. I just got back from a 3 weeks vacation in the UK. I started out in London for 6 days where I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with the lovely Ruby McGuire. It was so nice to meet her. She was so nice. I spent a lot of time walking and shopping. My favorite new place was Hampton Court Palace - it was beautiful there!!

Then, I left London for part 2 of my vacation. I went to Harrogate, North Yorkshire where I took a 3 day Art Journal course from the fabulous Dyan Reaveley. I had a great time meeting Dyan and making friends with all the other awesome ladies who were in the class. I wish I could go back soon!!

Finally, I left for part 3, a tour of Scotland. I took a 9 day tour that started in Glasgow, went up through the Highlands and ended in Edinburgh. I found out all about the 2 clans I'm associated with and realized tons of men there look just like my brother - I definitely think we're part Scottish.

While I was gone construction started on my new house. I planned the trip long before the house, so I still went. My parents took care of things while I was gone. Not much happened because we've had unbelievable amounts of rain for the past month. I hope it dries up soon so house construction will continue at a much faster pace. I started a blog to write about what's going on at the build site. It also has the floor plan and front elevation if you're interested here is the address

Below are some pictures. I'll be back on Thursday with this weeks Play Date Cafe post.

Me with Ruby McGuire

At Hampton Court Palace

Me with Dyan Reaveley

Our Art Journal Class showing the journals we made.

Me with a Highland Cow at Glamis Castle in Scotland


  1. omg, Hampton Court ... can you imagine living there back in the day when it was a royal residence and people walked those gardens? And HAIRY COWS! Loved seeing them in Scotland. I even have a photo of a cow pie. I do. Sounds like you had a fabulous time!

  2. I live vicariously through your FB photos, Donna! Glad to have you back and I am happy that you had such an amazing trip and even met Ruby McGuire!!

  3. Looks like you had a blast! The UK is one of my fave places... I've lived there 3 times now lol.

  4. My dream vacation! So happy you got crafty times in during your vacation! Great pics and even better memories. Off to check out your house blog :)


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