Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Creative Cue

As a bit of fun, and to help generate ideas (although I'm not usually short on those - just the time to realise them), I thought I'd join in with the Creative Cue challenge at Three Creative Studios.

My response to the first cue are these photographs - what the east wind from Siberia brought to the little Northumberland village of Ovington on New Year's Day. We were staying with John's brother and his wife to meet our new nephew, Thomas, aged 7 weeks.








Coming home on the 3rd, we were booked on the 10.30am train from Newcastle (normally a 15 minute drive from their house at most) however, because of the snow, and the fact that the village is in a valley so every way out is uphill, the car just couldn't make it. Revert to Plan B - a three mile walk through deep snow to the railway station in the next town but we missed our train out of Newcastle. Nearly ten hours, four trains and a bus later, with soaking wet feet and clothes, we made it home to Norwich. Since then we've both succumbed to the most horrendous colds/flu. Hope it doesn't last too much longer .....

10 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

Beautiful photos!! Thanks for participating in Creative Cue!

Sharon said...

The photos are beautiful, the walk sounds arduous, and hope the colds are short lived. I'll look forward to seeing your interpretation in textiles.

Vicki W said...

That 4th photo looks like it could have been taken at the river behind my house. I have 2 trees that lean over the river exactly like that.

Gina said...

Love the fifth photo down! Get better soon Amanda

Jane said...

My fav was the 2nd in... my what an adventure you had!!! Found your post through the Cue... I'm going to try and do the weekly exercise too.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I love the reflections in the water in photo number 5. Get well soon.

softearthart said...

Hi, It sounds to be that you had a diversion, sometimes the very best things, experiences ,photos can happen in a diversion. Cheers from Marie

Amanda Sheridan said...

Thanks to everyone for taking the time and trouble to comment - and for all your good wishes. I am feeling a little better today so let's hope this 'bug' is on its way out!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Thank you for your tip on spare glasses, but I cant use those for any sewing. I have very little vision in my left eye( I cant even see the top letter on an eye chart!) and the other eye is now overworked. I am due to go the opticians so I shall have to see about by 2 pairs this time. I have tride some snow dyeing today, having seen it on your blog, it reminded me to have a go at it.

Linda said...

Brilliant photos - just hope the next cue isn't weather related!

Must have a look at your snow dyeing that Sharne mentioned.