Friday, 30 April 2010

Im Home and an Update

Happy Friday to you all. I can hardly believe how quickly this week has passed. I had a great time at Shepton Mallet, more so because i met with 3 of my lovely blogging friends, Shirley, Mandy and Cazzy. It was a pure pleasure to meet you girls and you are all just as fabulous in real life as you are here in blogland. Just wish I had been able to spend more time chatting to you all.

As you all know I was very anxious about my trip, but you were all right, I did have a fabulous time, despite being homesick and missing a milestone in my daughters growing up (those who have been in touch via email, know what im talking about). However, the break did make me appreciate my home life, and absence definitely made the heart grow fonder. I felt far more relaxed on my return home, and life is looking pretty good just now, despite our problems.

We stayed in a wonderful small hotel called Bawlish House. we were infact the only guests for 2 days. Now you all know what a scatter brain I am and despite taking my camera with me, I forgot to take it out of my bag!!! hence I only got one photo of my time away, and this was the first night in the hotels glorious dining room. I will upload it later. The food was delicious, and any hopes of me losing a few pounds while away were truly dashed when I saw the evening menu!!! so for four nights i had delicious meals prepared for me, which always taste better than those you cook for yourself, true?

I managed to control my spending too, with just a couple of new distress ink pads, and a new Sarah Kay stamp. Are you impressed? well don't be, because on my return, I ordered some more distress ink pads from Oyster Crafts, after being told they were only £3.00 each!!! cheaper than what i paid at the show!

Well I am afraid since being home i've been trying to catch up with my laundry and also spend time with the family. I have not managed any blog hopping or crafting. With the bank holiday weekend I hope to catch up with you all. Please forgive me for my lack of blogging this week hopefully normal practice will resume next week.

Before i went away my lovely friend Ruth celebrated her 50th birthday. I had a tea party for her, and as part of her present brought a rather large teacup and saucer, which i filled with flowers, thought i would show you.

This was the beginning of my set up for the tea party, i forgot to take any more photos - typical of me! but my friend Ruth took some, and i hope ill be able to get some copies to show you later.

I did have to warn Ruth not to put tea in her tea cup, as there is a huge hole at the bottom!!!!

I did make a couple of cards before i went away, firstly this gorjuss girl card for my niece who is 16 today! Happy Birthday dear Zoe xxxx

It was also my brother-in-laws birthday last Saturday, I always struggle with men cards, lets hope he likes owls!!!
Well that's it from me for now, I will be back later with some more ramblings and hopefully some photos of my bluebell woods, now they are in full bloom!!!!

Enjoy your day, big hugs Linda x


gina g said...

Wow this is gorgeous Linda, glad you had a lovely time. luv gina xx

Jennifer said...

Hi stranger!
So pleased to hear what a fab time you had.
I absolutely love that cup of flowers, it's beautiful.
Your cards are also stunning, the owl image is perfect for a male card.
Speak soon, have a wonderful bank holiday weekend, my dear friend.
Jen x

Deb said...

love that huge cup, so pretty with those flowers in! gorgeous flowers too!
hugs Debx

Lesley said...

hi huni....i am soooo glad that u had a fab time away...i knew u cards are as gorgeous as ever...hopefully i will catch up with u soon!!! Hugs Lesley xxx

Macpurp said...

sounds like a fab girlie time away.
I love the huge cup with flowers in it!
hope the family are all fine.

lovely cards

teen xx

Jo said...

Linda, the tea cup and flowers are beautiful - I bet your friend was pleased with them! Your cards are fab as well x

Mandy said...

Linda it was so lovely to meet you hun, I'm so pleased you went and coped well with being away.
Your cards are beautiful, and I love the big teacup full of flowers, such a lovely gift
hugs Mandy xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time away Linda, it always does us good to get away for a few days, but it's always noce to get home too. What a gorgeous flower display in the teacup I bet your friend was thrilled and what a lovely thing to do with the tea party. Gorgeous cards too.


Joanne xx

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