Teddy grabbing

I'm back into the swing of everyday life now,I had such a relaxing time down in Somerset,it was like going back in time. It did make me realise how busy and stressy my life is though.It was very refreshing to see those old style petrol stations and go into little village shops- it was just like Postman Pat land!

One of the things that was fun was when we went to Minehead and had an ice cream sitting on the seafront,opposite was a line of those 'grab' machines-the ones where you put a coin in and have a few goes to get a toy....well my Dad always had a fierce reputation on those things and could always get a teddy or three.He didn't disappoint this time either.I casually mentioned I might like a 'William and Kate' teddy and we were off..He got one - then another- then another-

We ended up with quite a haul - he virtually cleared the machine !
I got a bit embarrassed holding all those teddies!..It was lovely to see him smiling so much though. We sat them all in the back of the car.
So- now Ive been catching up on posts for the blog hop last week of Mel's - wasn't it great, I thoroughly enjoyed hopping to everyone and meeting new blogfriends.
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I've downloaded the prompts for the next installment of Shimelle's class- Beyond blogging for scrapbookers-and installed the Google analytical thingy and I haven't looked or checked it either !-which leads me on to a question and actually it's a question I've often wanted to ask..
Do you like it when I blog about things like I have today, as well as crafty bits - or do you prefer it when I just post crafty projects ? I really enjoy reading about other people's lives and recipes and things -so I'd be interested to know what you think.


jordiegirl said...

Yes I do like what you've blogged about today as it's nice to see where you have been and see our beautiful country too.

Cheri said...

Definitely nice to hear about what you've been up to! Hope you have plans for all those cute little bears! I think our machines are rigged so it is impossible to win.

Nicole said...

The teddys made me laugh! Those things are so hard to get! I bet he was beaming with pride, I would have been :)
I like to hear both, everyday stuff and the crafty stuff. Especially nice for someone like me so far away to see the beautiful pictures of your country. Hope you have a great holiday! Take care!

Becca said...

I like the variety in your posts, yes I love crafty stuff but it also nice to hear about your adventures. It sounds like you had a lovely time with your Dad.

Karen said...

Because I'm such a nosey person I like it when you share your life as well as sharing your beautiful craft projects.

debs14 said...

Whilst your crafty work is absolutely beautiful - I also love it when you share stories of what's going on in your life. So keep doing a little bit of both please!
Happy Easter x

scrappyjacky said...

I like it when you do a bit of both as well....and love this tale of the teddies!!
Happy Easter.

furrypig said...

I am so impressed with your dad being able to get one teddy let alone 5 (please insert correct number here!!) I like reading about craft and about life onyour blog xxx

Ann S. said...

Hi Denise! I LOVED this post about your Dad's winnings! I have seen so many people 'feeding' these machines and winning nothing, so it is so good to hear about winners! What is the secret?Can I borrow your Dad when we go on hoiday to Barry Island next?!! My vote goes to both sorts of posts - your projects AND your life. Happy Easter to you and yours x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Another who likes the mix of craftiness and everyday life:)
I remember childhood visits to Minehead, so it's lovely to hear about your visit.
Fiona x

Rachel Brett said...

Hello, I'm new to your blog after discovering you through the alphanumeric blog hop. I like reading about all different topics on blogs as well as the crafty stuff! Great story today :)

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm playing catch up as usual & I have to say I like your postings just the way they are...a mix up of daily life & crafty bits!!! It aint broke so ne need to fix it!!!! LOL

Love the pics of your dad on the grabber...DS#1 can never resist those either...didn't he do well...now you have Wills, Kate & the whole royal family!! xx

Sian said...

I like a mix of things too - I guess we all like to get to know each other through our every day life stories as well as enjoying each others crafting.

I'm very impressed with your dad's skill! Happy Easter to you and yours Denise x

Lizzie said...

Wow, you're dad's Teddy dynamite! What ever will he do with all those teds though?

I do like it when you blog about bits & pieces of your life, besides your crafty projects. Like you, I find it interesting to know more about those whose blogs I read (and that's why I follow someone's blog - because they are interesting - like you!).