31 December 2015

Happy New Year

Well, December was much more manic than I wanted but I've just about survived.

I shall be having a little blogging holiday for a couple of weeks whilst I plan the year ahead.

If you (or anyone you know) would like to learn Quilling though I will be running a workshop at Yandles, Martock on Saturday 30th January from 10 until 12.30pm showing you all the basic shapes which you will learn and then make a couple of cards to practice them too.

Cost is £15 for all materials, use of any equipment and light refreshments.
Call Yandles Hobby Shop on 01935 822571 to book - I will follow on with a Spring Quilling workshop, then a Butterflies workshop in February and March too.

Yesterday - the worst day of the holiday weather wise - we had a day out at Longleat to visit the Chinese Festival of Light.  We made a day of it, getting rather damp in the process, visiting lots of animals and then the lights when it was dark, it's really worth a visit.

Unfortunately my ice skating excursion there with my Godson got cancelled due to the weather but we still filled the day.  Here are a couple of pictures as a taster:

The pagoda temple is made using 80,000 ceramic pieces (cups, bowls, plates and spoons) and is 52 feet high - very impressive!

Happy New Year and see you soon.


  1. Supervphotos Jill I've spoken to several people who said how amazing the lights were
    Happy New Year to,you


  2. Happy New Year Jill. What fabulous photos. ........ I've heard the light show is definitely worth a visit - shame about the weather but sounds like you occupied your time.

    Karen x

  3. Seems that was a good day out and thanks for sharing the photos - amazing effects.