Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Cuppas with friends, visits and reminders.

Hello everyone who calls in to see me today,
 you are all very welcome  here.

This post has quite a few photos , so I am starting off by saying hello to friends at
 who host  T stands for Tuesday, where we are all made welcome with a drinks related post.

In my digital page, I have used a png image of a fantastic sunset on a mug,
which Valerie has kindly shared and allowed us to use.

I have many photos that need to be sorted through on my computer, I say for a while today and compiled a few to show you today
Earlier this month we had visited Aydon Castle in Northumberland an English Heritage site
a short distance from our home.

Most of the walls are still standing, which is quite unusual with this castles history. I added a link  for you , if you wanted to read a little about it.

Inside the courtyard,
looking closely at the stonework you can see where it had been on to over the years.

Very bare inside ,but this roof looked awesome.

We were able to walk around part of the walls and I enjoyed taking an archers view through the slits in the walls. There was also an enclosed orchard [top right] .
These were a few photos outside the walls.
I needed a cuppa after this session editing, but as often happens it was cold before it got round to it,

Now a quick reminder for the current Try it on Tuesdays theme...
Letters and Numbers, which has another week to run.

Now a quick reminder for the current theme
 Letters and Numbers over at Try it on Tuesdays.
I made another digital journal page
 and had a lot of fun.

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely day

Information about my digital pages can be
found in my side bar.


  1. Both pages are wonderful Yvonne, and that little mouse on the ink-well is such a sweet touch. Glad you could use the mug of sunshine, it looks great on your wonderful page. The castle seems to be a great place to visit, so I will follow the link and read it up, as I have never heard of it before. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Both of your pages are wonderful Yvonne and the place you visited has lots of interest and I wished we had visited when we were quite close to there a few years ago. Maybe we should go back to that area again. Thank you for sharing the photographs

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Forgot to say have a very Happy T Day


  4. First, I want to thank you for sharing your visit to Aydon Castle. What amazing photos you shared of both the inside and grounds. I'm overwhelmed that this castle has not been razed, the land sold, and parsed into hundreds of condos/flats. I guess that's the beauty of being a Heritage Site.

    LOVE your TioT entry. That is a wonderful school memory. I love your digital skills.

    Thanks for sharing your incredible digital mug,your lovely digital TioT entry, and your tea mug as you sorted photos from Aydon Castle with us for T this Tuesday. I look forward to seeing more of this castle.

  5. Love to be able to visit the castles your way, they are always of interest and thanks for the pics.
    Fabulous pages and the png T cup is fabulous.xx

  6. Fantastic pages and super photos of the castle - what a fantastic place this is! Happy T- Day!oxo Susi

  7. Two lovely pages Yvonne but I feel an affinity with the 2nd one. My eldest son is a writer and his writing room has books, floor to ceiling with a special area for old books, fabulous page x

  8. you take us to a very interesting place. and you really are skilled with digital! awesome pages!
    happy t-day!!

  9. Love the old castle photos. I've always been fascinated with them, such beautiful buildings. Two lovely digi pages as well.

  10. Your tea related post has such a lovely calm and peaceful feel to it and I'm enjoying the view whilst drinking my cuppa today, thanks! Aydon Castle is wonderful and I enjoyed seeing your photos and visiting the link to find out more - it's quite amazing that it dates back to the 13th century ๐Ÿ˜€. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  11. I love coming here to see your beautiful digital art Yvonne. And thanks for taking us along on your castle adventure. I adore visiting as many as I can when in Europe! Happy T day!

  12. No castles here to roam around. Love the history from old places. If walls could talk. I love your numbers and letters page especially the mouse sitting on the ink well.

  13. I love seeing the castles... sometimes when its bare like that its hard to imagine people living there... but its all fascinating.. Happy happy T day with your wonderful digital image Yvonne! Hugs! deb

  14. If fascinates me to think of how old some of the castles are, and I love seeing photos of how they've held up through the ages. Thx! Happy T Tuesday :)

  15. that looks like a beautiful place to visit and I love your page too

  16. Your digital pages are wonderful. I too love the Little mouse on the inkwell.
    And the castle.... what can I say. It's a wonderful piece of history. And such a miracle that it has survived until now. Thanks for sharing,
    Happy T-Day,

  17. Love both art pieces today!!! The castle is amazing. Since we are such a young country compared to Europe we don't have many castles to visit and what we do have are no where near as old. I have always been fascinated by castles. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments ♥

  18. Oh I loved the castle visit-would love to visit one but don't think I will get over to Europe so enjoyed all your photos.
    Loving your digital art--Happy T Day Kathy

  19. A lovely digital cuppa and journal page, and wonderful photos of the castle! thanks for sharing them with us...happy T day!

  20. Hello, and Happy T Day! Your castle visit looks like a lot of fun. It takes me a long time to sort through vacation photos on the computer, too, so I hear ya on that one.

  21. Two more fabulous pieces Yvonne,lovethem both but the second one is my favourite, love the books and the little mouse on the ink well, wasn't too keen on the mouse my cats fetched into our bedroom at 4am this morning LOL. I so miss our trips to Northumberland , visited lots of castles there but I haven't come across Aydon. , never know, might make it up there again one day .

    Joan x

  22. Old castles are very cool and that is one thing we don't have here in the US at all. I love seeing the photos and wondering what life was like for people living in and around the castle way back when. And your T day page and TIOT pages are great. I love the sunrise and the mug. That could be a great ad for a coffee company I think. Hope all is well and it was a wonderful T day, Hugs-Erika

  23. Wowww Yvonne , your pages are so wonderful!! Love them! This castle is fabulous! thanks so much for sharing the photographs. I wish you a very nice week, big hugs

  24. Love the vintage background framing your fabulous sunset teacup - gorgeous page, as is the fabulous book one at the end. Nothing better than vintage books! Aydon Castle looks well worth a visit... I'm adding it to my list for if I'm heading north again.
    Alison x

  25. I love you journal pages - Valerie's sunset looks great in the coffee mug! Aydon Castle looks as though it would make a good outing! Happy T day, Chrisx

  26. The teacup with sunset is fabulous and looks amazing on your gorgeous page Yvonne and I also love the book page with all the wonderful elements on it. I love castles and once hubby retires hope to visit lots of them I haven't seen. Aydon looks like a must. Xxx

  27. Your pictures of Aydon Castle are very interesting, Yvonne.

    Your letters and numbers pages are both wonderful. I especially like the bottom one. You've combined so many lovely and cute images. It's a beautiful layout and beautiful use of digital blending.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  28. Hello Yvonne,
    So beautiful de teacup ...
    The page with numbers and letters is really beautiful! Very beautiful design and colors .
    The Gorgeous pages ....
    Love to visit castles you have nice pictures. "
    I play bagpipes and went to Scotland every year. Delightfully visit all those ancient rocks and castles.
    Hugs Doris

  29. Fabulous pages with great ideas, Yvonne! Interesting photos of Aydon Castle.
    Mar xx

  30. Wonderful pages Yvonne and lovely photos of the castle.
    xxx Hazel.

  31. Great pictures. Love your journal page.