Oh I do like to be beside the sea-side...... (front)
Today's Creative Tuesday's theme is "holidays".....and to quote a good friend ..."I am not meant to be a polar bear!"......so rather than going for some wintery scene to reflect the festivities that are fast approaching I've gone instead for the nostalgia of the summer holidays I used to have as a girl.
I know I am definitely NOT alone when I say many a day in my summer holidays have been spent on a beach, spade and bucket in hand, constructing magnificent castles adorned with feathers and shells, hunting for crabs and fish in rockpools, trying to dig the biggest hole that could reach Australia, and trying to keep the castle moat full of water....
My Mum would always be found digging like fury in the sand to create super duper sand vehicles which we could sit in and pretend to drive....Dad would be moaning about the sand that would inevitably end up in our picnic....(sandwiches ...i mean what else could they be called??!!)
And do you remember the severe exfoliation that would ensue the speedy towel dry followed by the impossible change from swimming costume to clothes, all attempted whilst wrapped in your towel?! ( partly for discretion and partly to prevent hypothermia!)
Ah memories....and actually I have to say I am guilty of keeping up the same tradition with my own kids because despite there never being a huge amount of sun on our summer holidays I certainly have many sun shiny memories of them :)
Where all postcards end up in our home...on the fridge! :)
I've hand sewn this weeks piece as I had so much fun sewing my postcard for the Big Stitched Postcard Swap and thought the postcard theme fitted perfectly!
You'll find a whole lot more interpretations of "holidays" over here at Mr Toasts place...go and check it out!