Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Merry Month of May - - - in numbers

Hello friends and welcome - - I have been  - - as you know pretty much absent from the blogosphere for many months - - but an unexpected, and lovely email from Julie gave me a much needed prod - -  
As you probably already know Julie hosts her Month in Numbers at the end of each month and as May has had a few activities I would like to remember I participated in - recording them this way seems a good place to start.

  •  2 craft club meetings instead of our usual one, this month - the first time we have had to do that - and all because my island home hosts the TT Races - which this year take place between 30th May to 12th June - meaning that road closures in the evenings would prevent our members being able to attend for our monthly "crafty get together".
Picture from IOM TT Official Site
We didn't want to miss our June meeting entirely - so we moved it back to May! Good job May was a long month, eh? This year we have had card making workshops as a theme, with cards made using a different folding technique each month, which is proving rather fun.
"June's" card designs

a sneak peak of July's design
  • 4 days of the month were accounted for by taking a trip with my sister to visit mum & dad. 
  • 1 of those days we spent taking mum out to Chatsworth House to visit the part of the gardens. It proved to be a lovely day - including the weather, which is always a bonus.

  • 1 trip to Ikea - perhaps not of great note to those of you who have access to such stores on a daily basis - but for us islanders - a bit of a treat - and it is all too easy to get carried away, as everything seems to be such a bargain!! Our last day was spent in Liverpool - shopping - and enjoying the vibrancy of the city with sand scuptors and street entertainers - and that can't be bad can it? before getting the evening ferry back to our island.
  • 6 friends who helped to make up a team of 8 people to try to solve a Murder Mystery - Murder in the Alps was performed by a local group - WASP - who offer their services as the entertainment for Fundraising Events, for local good causes. We managed a 2nd place for our team - and won the raffle. It was a really great evening,  good company and great entertainment - what more can ask of an evening out?
Photo from WASP Official website
  • 29 years of married life - The 21st day of the month saw us celebrating with a trip out and lovely lunch - more details here - but this is the waterwheel in the grounds of Milntown.

I am not quite sure where all those years went to  - - - -
  • 6 performers - who made up the Flamenco Dance company who entertained us royally - on the 28th day in fact,  when we went to our lovely Frank Matcham designed theatre to see traditional Flamenco music and dance performed to the highest standard. I was so pleased that the theatre, though not full, had a considerable audience ,who all seemed to enjoy their virtuosity - and at least one of the dancers could be classed as "eye-candy" for the ladies - just a little something to add to mine and my daughters pleasure in the evening!
 I'll finish here - thanks so much for dropping in - and don't forget to head on over to Julie's Notes on Paper for her numbers - it's always worth a visit.

'Til later,

Bannaghtyn, J x


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