days out

My 30th

 

First off, here’s my amazing Birthday cake by the lovely Cakes by Minnie.  I watched Moana recently and was blown away by it, so I was over the moon to have a friend conspire with my S.O. to arrange this surprise for me 😀 The attention to detail is incredible, and I’ve saved the figures from the top to cherish!

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Not ones to miss an excuse for cake, the girls at work came up trumps with a box of cupcakes and a bottle of Asti (to be taken home) which I’d never tried before!

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Considering I’d only been there three weeks, I was also gifted with this wonderful haul of presents from work ❤

S.O. took me to The Deep in Hull for a Bank Holiday day out, as we were both at work in the days around my Birthday. The queue was absolutely massive but we only waited about 40 minutes. I’d visited a few years ago, and wanted to go again, but when they announced a new Lagoon feature, I wanted to wait until it was finished to visit. As you can see, it was worth it 😀

Images via The Deep Facebook

It’s absolutely incredible. Curved Glass that shows more the further you walk around rocks, anemone, plant life and tropical fish. It was awesome. They’ve homed a few Penguins which is worth seeing, and a few turtles. Even got ourselves a souvenir Fridge Magnet:

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All in all, an incredible day. The only spoil on it was the amount of Facebook Parents videoing and photographing their kids all throughout. I’m not opposed to anyone taking snaps but when it’s 10 families in every room, in front of every tank, yourself getting elbowed/pushed out of the way and everyone just recording instead of enjoying the experience, it takes the mystery out of actually visiting, as they have a whole lot to offer. It’s not fair on folks who want to see the exhibits. Just sayin’.

Kimbles xXx

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Tie Dye

Donning my “Mad Science” blue labcoat – erractic and excited behaviour as standard – I had a first attempt at Tie-Dye yesterday with Dylon’s Flamingo Pink & Intense Violet, and was quite pleased with the result. Also found that bleaching a black shirt into a tie-dye pattern and attemting to dye the bleached bits DOES NOT WORK – will have to buy seperate black alongside another colour for these and good job I have a mighty stash of white Gidlan shirts that have been sitting around doing nothing until now. I used the “Spiral twist” for these and even though it’s not as prominent as it usually is, that was okay because it might have otherwise distracted from the front print I spent most of yesterday working on, when I wasn’t stirring my Cauldron in the Kitchen and cackling…

Super Insane happy proud of this one and made an XL for myself (Modelled below by Jennifer – poor lass, all she wants is a quiet night & a cuppa, and definately *NOT* me dragging her around and dressing her up!)
I nearly got emotional once they were both finished – who knew that a little lass from Wingate could make anything that looked *THIS* Good:

Both are up in the [ ETSY SHOP ] @ £14.99 each!
Can’t wait to experiment with Blues & greens and new silhouette plates for more Sea Life, but gotta drag my little cheeks over to Sukiwear for the rest of the evening on the new batch of orders 😉