With thoughts of summer fading fast, I'm looking back today with a page about a camping holiday we took, oh, three years ago now. Wait, did I say camping? I meant glamping. At a Featherdown Farm.
We had spotted an ad in the paper: camping with added nice bits? An old Girl Guide never dies: she just upgrades her tent. I liked the idea.
And once I had persuaded everyone else to like it to, we had a glorious time. I had to say "glorious" there, see, to make us sound all Enid Blyton and Famous Five. Yes, it did rain. Quite a lot. But we had proper beds to lie on as we listened to the wet hitting the canvas, and a real wood stove to keep us warm. We read by the light of the oil lamps, but we made full use of the ensuite. We walked the farm and talked to the chickens, then we jumped in the car and went to the beach. There is, as my layout says, no glum in glamping.
So I knew what I was going to make when the Get It Scrapped call came for a glamping inspired page. The idea was to use the glamour camping look: I just happened to have the matching photos to add. Our tent was styled with a vintage Gypsy caravan kind of a feel, or a canal boat, with its stove and enamel cups and plates. It made me think of Mr. Toad dressed as the washerwoman in Wind of the Willows. So I used that inspiration to add flowers to a rustic, wood patterned background with touches of gold. We were looking for glamour, after all, and that mix, so I have a canvas bird..with added glitter. I loved this prompt from Get It Scrapped: there are so many ways you can take this look and you can find more right here
We're off travelling again tomorrow. We have that much talked about student delivery trip to make. So it might be a few days before I'm back again. Have a great weekend, whatever you are up to!