My desk was clear with plenty of space but it's amazing that we didn't do much crafting on it, just cut a few dies and talked and laughed over the long weekend that Cardarian (Dolores) and her DBF stayed with us. We had such fun and enjoyed a great get together here in Liverpool.
To share lots more far more interesting desks than mine zip over to Julia's abode...the Stamping Ground
It was wonderful to also be joined by Doone (Donna) who took the long drive over from Derby to share Dolores's birthday lunch.
and we all enjoyed her wacky profiterole birthday cake, complete with the chandelier I bought from a Tiger Store in Germany. (It's a Danish company and they now have stores in UK. )
If you have one of their stores near you, be sure to pay a visit as you will be in for such a treat.
They sell an amazing range of unusual goods at such cheap prices and lots of crafty items.
Dolores and I both received fantastic birthday gifts from Donna (mine in advance) and here's mine...I'm so thrilled to own it and to have a quilt made especially for me. It is fascinating that Donna has veered towards fabric art, particularly to patchwork and quilting, just as I have.
We did a bit of shopping....and fought over who has which pair of these shoes in Schuhe, just like I did when I was a child!!
We drove to the North of Liverpool to Crosby beach as Dolores dearly wanted to see "Another Place" by Anthony Gormley. A hundred male figures (modelled as usual on his own form) cast in iron.
Over the few years since they were installed they have eroded and are now so different, with amazing patinations, some with barnacles and some with human intervention. Last time I visited another stretch of the beach there was one in a bikini and one with a football scarf and hat.
They are spread far apart across a 2 mile stretch of beach so it can be quite a walk getting around a few.
As you can see Dolores really loved them....
The dome in the distance is a swimming pool.
This fellow was not set so low in the sand.
The natural drift shifted the sand and it may well change again in the future.
Here you can see how far they are spaced, all looking out to sea and there in all weathers.
Lots more to come over the next few days as we enjoyed our time together out and about in Liverpool.