Hello and welcome fellow Bloggers and visitors, hope you are all well. If not I send you some ((((hugs)))) in hope that might help.
Hazel, Kate, Elaine and my self had an absolute "Ball" over the weekend. Travel arrangements went off to a T. We met up with the lovely Christine Harrop, and wonderful Ang AKA Mrs Duck on Thursday evening for a meal. I think the waiter could guess we might be a little "loud" he settled us in a far corner "The Naughty Corner" well he called it that anyway.......really do not know why!!!!
We had a fantastic evening, all ending far too quickly. We were a "little" bit loud but there was a group of ladies far louder than us ... well we thought they were louder!!!!
The NEC was a great experience, lots bigger than Glasgow, far more bargains and a much bigger "buzz" We were very restriced as to what we could buy. We canny Scots got cheap flights and went for just "Cabin Baggage" which was free up to 10 kilos. Thank goodness they did not weigh the bags coming home......................enough said. The down side of that was they were rather heavy to lift into the overhead baggage compartments and no strong men came to our aid...........where were they all when we needed them???? I had to help Elaine who is petite, I had 2 bags to lift and handle. Kate and Hazel seemed to manage themselves................maybe they did buy so much. Oh! yes! they! did! We saw Kate off on the bus to Inverness. Poor Kate still had a 2 hour journey up through the snow covered mountains before she got home. Kate did get there she text to tell me. All home safe after a great weekend.
Hazel suggested that we might try for Ally Pally next year. We all said that would be good, we will see. Hazel and I have started saving for that by putting what money we had left aside and earmarked it "Ally Pally"................Yes!! we had money left. If we had had bigger bags no chance. If we do go to Ally Pally we will go on the train....................................!!
Here is my haul from the trip. There are few Dies there that you cant see, just a few really
I bought the cotton yarn to make a lacy shawl. I will get it started when I wind the blooming stuff into balls. Gosh how long is it since I had to wind yarn??
I bought the Giftware CD with intentions of making some "Bags & Boxes" for the Craft Fair at the Tearoom next Sunday. Goodness knows when I will have time.
We have the boys for 3 days, they will be at school but we will then we will be Clock Watching and Feeding!!!! John and Audrey are off down to London to visit the Queen. John Jnr is being awarded his OBE on Tuesday morning.
He is very pleased he is getting it this Memorial Weekend. His Grandfather he never knew but heard plenty about (hubby John`s dad) was killed in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp. He is dedicating the award to him. Without him he would never have been born and done the things he has managed to do. OH John was born, his father knew he had a son but did not survive to ever see him.
If I am not around for a few days you know the reason why.
I will get round you all as soon as I can, please do keep in touch. I will be looking in on you just wont have the time to sit and catch up with the commenting bit.
I am going to try and play with some of my goodies later today. Apart from the washing which there was not that much of, the house was "gleaming bright" when I got home. So nothing much to do today apart from make the dinner and prepare myself for the boys coming.
That`s it for now. Thank you for calling by I really appreciate that.
Till I get round you all