Friday, 1 November 2013

New House, New Location, New Start.....

..... New Crafty Inspiration.

Hello all and welcome (back) to my crafty blog.

It has been three months to the day since I last posted on my blog and a busy three months it has been.  Long story short, everything took longer than planned to arrange. From removal, to phones and internet access, to finding my craft kit amongst all the boxes we shipped, everything just took longer than anticipated.

But we find ourselves in the wonderful county of Longford in the Irish midlands, a short stroll from Lough Ree and it's beautiful surroundings.  A lovely spot, peaceful and quiet.
I must say we have been met with great friendliness and warmt and the welcome has been fantastic. In the short space of time since we moved in, I've found a new crafty friend, Marie, whose a dab hand with upcycling furniture and my new neighbour Anne, who is a keen photographer. I am sure we are going to get on fabulously!

Here are a few photos taken of the lake at various times in the day and you can see just how beautiful it is here. The lake has it's mooods and at times it's own climate, but it is always stunning. We are entertained by the local wild life including some birdlife specific to this lake and the evening sky is a wonder. With hardly any light pollution, the night sky is just amazing! Lots of stars and satelites and the occasional shooting stars.
We share a hedge with a herd of well behaved cows , but Finn, our dog, remains on alert just in case they rush the fence and try to make use of the grass we have yet to cut! Lots of trees and a large garden that will keep us busy for some time to come. But it is so worth it.

 Evening Lough Ree

 Sunset  Lough Ree

Autumn Sky lough Ree

It has been a bit of hard work to get in and get settled but it has been worth it. It is all sorted now ( she types while knocking wood) ,all that is left is to find the final resting places for the furniture and unpack the last of the craft kit.  As you can see from the photos, there is some  great inspiration just in the surroundings and I am looking forward to using these inspirational views in future projects.

So sorry I've been away for so long, but I've got a great excuse. Just look at those photos! I am SO looking forward to getting back into crafting and getting to know my craft kit all over again. It'll be like an early Christmas :-)

Thank you for visiting today to read my blog. As always, your time and comments are appreciated.

Angela x