After 10 days away visiting friends and relatives down South, and a lovely trip to France, I'm back at Quite Contrary HQ - full card cutting services can now resume. Thanks to all my lovely customers who've been happy to wait for their orders upon my return, they're now winging their way over to you.
So here's a few of my 'holiday' snaps for you. Firstly, we spied this awesome taxi creation when we were mosying through the back streets of Greenwich - how cool is this! It's royal transport for the Pearly King & Queen.
And then it was on to France! An early present for my lovely man, we went to see the famous beaches of the 6th June 1944 landings (admittedly with a lot of cheese noshing inbetween!) Although we were only there overnight, we managed to fit in all 5 beaches including the very famous Utah and Omaha beaches, and had a picnic stocked from the shelves of the nearby Carrefour (including a very yummy Cider cheese!) under the somewhat grey clouds on Ohmaha.
It's overloooking Omaha beach where the American memorial is for all their fallen soldiers. The French actually gave this land to the Americans. It was vast, and quite affecting too with the very precise rows of white crosses (and stars for Jewish soldiers) which never seemed to end.
There were suprisingly few Unknown Soldier graves, but they were very touching if you found one.
This is the view from our hotel window, which overlooked Cherbourg harbour
And, when in France...this year's 'What??' find in the Supermarket is Pigs brains, yum yum... (yuck)
And now we're back home - typically it was brilliant sunshine on my first day back! I've got lots of new ideas for cards and Papercuts that I can now put into action though, so keep your eye peeled soon! :)