What a fantastic (and busy!) weekend! We’ve just arrived home after spending 8 months travelling in Australia, New Zealand and Asia so we were really looking forward to seeing all of our family and friends. After a whole day of waiting around and flying on Thursday, we arrived at Heathrow at 4am on Friday and haven’t stopped since. This was Thursday:

Jakarta to Singapore
Homeward bound!

The drawing I did on the plane to Singapore was meant to be for Illustration Friday, but I didn’t finish the picture and missed the deadline! The topic was ‘children’, what do you think?

drawing of children
My head was still at the seaside when I drew this!

Despite arriving at 4am, we weren’t able to leave Heathrow until 8.30 when the first National Express bus to Newton Abbot left. Friday was a very long day!

drive to Newquay
A very long Friday

It was so good to see all of our friends, it seems like we’ve never been away! It was quite a struggle to stay awake until bedtime though. It was a gloriously sunny day on Saturday, but a bit chillier than where we’ve been used to!

Weekend in Newquay
Weekend edition, house in Newquay

I found this little egg when we went for a walk on Saturday morning. The chick must have been tiny to fit through that small hole! I was happy to be able to put nail varnish on for the first time in 8 months!

hatched egg
What a lovely coloured egg too!

This weekend reminded me how beautiful our part of the world is too. This is Newquay seafront in Cornwall, it was breezy and the air was crisp and cold, makes you feel good to be alive!

Weekend in Newquay

Weekend in Newquay
The whole point of the weekend was to celebrate the joint 30th birthdays of Sam’s brother and a friend. This was the birthday cake. Yummy chocolate cake surrounded by white chocolate straws and chocolate dipped strawberries. Needless to say it didn’t stay looking like this for long!

30th birthday cake

I’m off to do some shopping to (hopefully) totally revamp my wardrobe. When I got back I realised that I really have nothing decent to wear! I’m also going to buy a new sketch pad dedicated to my comic strip journal so that I have all my entries in one nice neat book. 
I wanted to share with you some wonderful artists that I stumbled across the other day. I found Kate Creates on Facebook. Her beautiful watercolours with layers of raised paper (you have to see it) are so unique! Then from her page I clicked through to Little Black Heart whose pen drawings are absolutely amazing! After looking through her photos I decided that I have to get a very fine pen, which is my other mission for today!

Now I’m back home and back into ‘normal’ every day life I won’t have as much time as I would like to write my blog, therefore I am going to cut back to posting every few days to give me time for crafting and drawing too! Please follow my blog using one on the buttons on the top right-hand-side so that you can pop back when I’ve added new posts 🙂

Today I’m linking up at the following lovely linky parties: Knotted Cotton, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Craft-O-Maniac, Manon Popje’s Illustrations, Sunny Simple Life, Sugar Bee Crafts and Handmade Harbour.


Sounds like a tiring trip home (I remember it well after my travelling stint in Oz, NZ & South East Asia) but bet you’re glad to be back seeing everyone! I love, love, love the seaside children pic – it’s brilliant! Can’t wait to see more of your comic strip pics 🙂 Simmi x

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