Tuesday, February 16, 2010

genuine friends

While I was away I did manage to get some journalling done with the pages I had pre-prepared
...at Valencia airport

...on the plane

...on the plane on the way home again

Well folks, I've been back since Thursday but still feel shattered.
Anyone who knows me knows I am definitely not good early mornings so to have had three in a week well!!! Last Friday I got up at 3.45am and flew to Brussels where my lovely friend Tanya met me at the airport and we drove to her home then on to Maastricht in Holland for lunch.
Saturday we drove to Hasselt also in Holland for shopping and coffee...Three goes it took me before I got this photo of Tanya... I win in the end you see!!!

We got up at another unearthly hour on Sunday as we had to drive in the snow to Holland again. Tanya was so excited as the stall she was working on was right next to Tim's.

I wandered around chatting to Mario about cooking - What!!! I don't do cooking -what's all that about???... and getting to know some of the other lovely demonstrators.
this is Wendy from Tattered Angels...

and Marsha - look out for this project ladies...

and talented Dutch scrapbookers Lisabet and Mariska

Tuesday and Wednesday was spent playing with Tim's new ink pads which she had been given when we left - lucky her! Absolutely gorgeous new colours but not available in the shop yet.
The photo at the top was us in Starbucks at Brussels airport on Thursday - a 1hour journey had taken us almost three with the bad weather conditions. Lucky then that we left at 6am!!!

Back to reality I was straight in with a full class on Friday morning. Six lovely ladies turned up - 3 newbies - so I decided to explain the differences in ink pads and they had a play and then I explained the differences between embossing powders and they played some more and finally they made a quick card. It was so hectic I forgot to take photos which was a shame especially as Margaret had brought along her daughter Jane who lives in Norway.

Saturday morning the girls turned up in mischievous mood...
here's Blaithin...

and here's Rosangela...

Sunday passed in a blur of washing, ironing and general catching up after a week away...

Monday girls Dayana, Mina and Sarah worked hard on their Spring album. The photo was taken after Emily went home with a tummy ache - hope you are feeling better sweetie.

and now to bed so Bye for now



Anonymous said...

Hi Sue! Glad you made it home safely!

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow. Looks like yyou had a fabby time :-) Nice journaling too Kate x

kirsticoo said...

Looks like you had a great if busy time of it...xoxo