Friday, 8 May 2009

Beside the Seaside............


I was lucky enough to have spent my childhood growing up beside the seaside in the gorgeous seaside town of North Berwick on the East coast of Scotland. The beaches are wonderful and we spent lots of happy days down on the beach when we were children. Although I don't live there now, it is only a short drive away and we spend most weekends down in North Berwick visiting my Mum. It is lovely to be able to take my own children to play on the same beaches as I played on, and like most children, they like nothing better than building sandcastles and paddling in the sea.

The reason that I am rambling on about the seaside is that I have just signed up for my very first swap! How scary is that!! Rachel is organising a Seaside Swap and although I am little apprehensive about it I am also very excited too and am looking forward to the challenge of making and finding seaside themed things :O)

8 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Good luck with the swap , looking forward to seeing what you make .

Floss said...

Lovely (but bracing) seaside where you are! Thanks very much for entering my giveaway. It's really nice to find someone who knows some of the shops I do. At first I was a bit sceptical about the crafts in the self aid shop - from the window going past they'd seemed neither traditional nor modern - sort of stuck in the 1980s. But when I got in I was really impressed! I adore rag rugs and I saw someone had made a thistle wallhanging using a tufted rug technique. Why on earth I didn't buy it for £12 I cannot imagine! But I'll be back in June, so I may just pop in again...

Lyn said...

Oh swapping is fun, you will enjoy it!
love
Lyn
xxx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Hi Jackie

thought I would "pop" by and check out your lovely blog.

I have yet to enter a swap, I am just not sure although it does look so much fun! hope you enjoy your first.



MBBx

Floss said...

Thanks for your nice comment - we are all EXTREMELY envious that you won that wonderful quilt! You are so lucky - congratulations!

lisa ridgeon said...

Thanks for popping by and saying hi!

I haven't been to the seaside for a very long time and now have the urge to feel the sand between my toes!

Floss said...

Everyone has beach pictures! I am jealous! There's a challenge for you on my blog (today's post) if you'd like to take it up...

dottydotty said...

Hi Jackie thanks for popping over to my blog really looking forward to this I have done swaps before but this is my first in blogland so hoping to make lot's of new blog friends off to pick daughter up form her firends catch you later

Val