July 18, 2013

Wonderful News ... Wonderful Wales...

Hi Everybody,

I am having a wonderful holiday in Wales and the weather has been so kind.

The sun has shone endlessly for us and we have taken advantage to the full.

The first thing I want to share with you is the fact that I have been accepted onto the  Spectrum Noir  Design Team and I am so excited about this.

The honor and the opportunities that have opened up are amazing ... and I cannot tell you how happy I am.

I have so many ideas that I would like to share with you and I hope you will join me on  yet another wonderful journey.

 In Wales we have been to visit some wonderful places and everyday we have visited somewhere different.

The first day we went to the Slate Museum and watched a slate cutting demonstration.

 The man was so quick and the end result was a neat little heart shape.

The quarry was in Llanberis and this beautiful lake is what remains of the old quarry.

It is very deep but there is now a Diving School that teaches this skill  in the depths of the cold clear waters.

It was so still and  peaceful and a very hot day.
We walked up the hill. towards the Quarry Hospital that was built to treat the injured workers.

This photo is of  one of the Operating Theaters and it looks so basic.

And yet the work and the dedication of the surgeons that saved the  hurt and injured men was to be commended.

Altogether a fascinating place and steeped in history.

We stopped at this charming little cottage called "The Ugly House"  

Nobody knows how long ago it was built or even who built it... but it is far from ugly ... and is in fact a delightful tea room. 

 The story is that it was erected at a time when all someone had to do was to have smoke coming from a self built chimney stack in a 24 hour period .

And then they could throw an axe in each of four direction and the area that it covered could then be claimed as their land.

Quaint story eh ??

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Hi Christina, congratulations on becoming part of the spectrum noir team another new venture. Look forward to your next Spellbinders class.

    Brenda x

  2. Hi, I'm so glad you are enjoying my part of the world, who needs to go abroad when we have such wonderful weather. While you are here, try and visit Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Beaumaris Gaol and the Courthouse are fascinating and you can get a discounted ticket for both venues, we went there last week and it was amazing and so informative. Love your blog and all the fantastic cards and ideas. Love Carolyn x

  3. Huge congrats on getting onto the Spectrum Noir DT Christina - well done you! Glad you're having a fantastic holiday - I've only been to Wales once but what I saw of it was beautiful. Pat x

  4. Congrats Christina, Pics are lovely too, xxx

  5. Lovely photos Christina and what a beautiful "ugly!" cottage. Haven't we come on in leaps and bounds in medicine.
    Once again well done on your brilliant news Christina It's well deserved xXx

  6. Congrats on your new DT with Spectrum Noir - well deserved!

  7. Congratulations on joining the Spectrum Noir team. Your vacation pictures are great. More places I wish I could go.

  8. Congratulations and so deserved, Christina!! How exciting!! And wow, your pictures are gorgeous!! It looks like an amazing place!! Enjoy your trip and have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Congrats! Love the snowman!

  10. Congratulations on your recent news Christina, I wish that I had the same luck that you seem to have. Everything good is coming your way, throw a bit of your luck my way, would you please. lol
    Your pics are lovely and you sound as if you are having a wonderful time on holiday, the little house is very quaint and not at all ugly. Enjoy your holiday even more, the weather in Scotland is wonderful too. Hugs, Jen :-) xx
    Kraft Keepsakes

  11. Congrats on making the design team! They are very fortunate to have you on board. Lovely vacation pics. Looks like an idyllic spot for a vacation! Enjoy!

  12. Congratulations Christina not surprised though as your colouring is amazing xx
    Thank you for sharing your lovely photo's with us xx


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