Sunday, 13 March 2016

Seaside walks and washing lines...

We had another great Geocaching session along the seafront. It gets us out and about, and fun to do and in a great setting too!

We invited my Mum to visit our new place, on Mothers day. She enjoyed having a look around, and we had a lovely seafront stroll.

We cooked dinner, and gave her a present, but she arrived with homebaked goodies for us! A malteser cake and marmite cheese straws, yummy!

Last time I showed you my neon crochet squares, these were supposed to help get my creative flow going again, but they failed to do so. I thought by making simple squares, the ideas and passion would come back, but I ended up disliking them, so put me off doing any at all.

I had in my stash some washing line, that I found at poundland. I had bought this with the intention of having a go at making a basket. Now, I was itching to give it a go

No plans, no pattern, just having a play and see what happens

It's working up quite quickly, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it!
I know there's not much colour going on here, but don't worry this will change, as this is just the base. As i'm making this up as I go, I thought I would make it for my own use, ideally to keep whatever my latest project is. So I thought I would choose colours suitable to match our living room.

I have a rug that i'd bought in Morocco many years ago and I thought I would use this as colour inspiration

So I've chosen an oatmeal colour and various tones of red, and the black of the washing line will be seen through.
I'm looking forward to continuing with this project, and fingers crossed it will end up resembling a basket in the end!

Today was a beautiful sunny day, so of course we ventured outside to enjoy the coastal views.

We also went to find some local Geocaches. This took us inland a little, around the local streets and park, following clues and various coordinates to get to the end result.

It enabled us to have a look around the area, and spot other things

These two had a great vantage point

And we stayed out till we saw the sun go down

It was so lovely to see the sun out and to feel a touch of Spring in the air


  1. Great "postcards" as always! - BTW, beware of those seagulls! They can be worse than pigeons some times!
    oh, and thanks for the basket-beginnings pic! I've had thoughts on doing one up myself and hadn't thought about having an "inner" reinforcement "cord". -- I just discovered some new quarter-inch cotton yarn yesterday that would be perfect for the job! "Ideas" are broiling in my brain as I type this! So thanks again for the *inspiration*!

    1. Thank you x yes I think seagulls are evil!!
      Great that you've been inspired! Hope you enjoy having a yarny play too x

  2. I'm always very envious of your adventures in geo-caching, I really must try it with my other half and Lucy one day - she loves the idea of treasure hunts.

    1. You really should give it a go, its fun for all the family and makes going for a walk a whole lot more interesting!

  3. Oooo I love all your photo's, the light at the coast is so pure.
    Your basket colours look striking and goes well with the rug.
    The cake looks delish too, did you save me any???? I'll pass on the marmite.... it's that love hate thing :)

  4. What a wonderful place to live, love to go to the sea for a bracing walk before it gets to touristy. The basket will look fantastic and that cake is yummy

  5. It's nice to get out and about especially with the sun shining. Great photos of your area. Your mums cake looks very delicious but it was gone pretty quickly....pass on the marmite tho...bleurgh! haha

  6. love the cake! Geo-catching think will have to give it a go :) x