flew Alicante to Maastricht on Thursday afternoon and was met and driven to Belgium
woke up on Friday and Tanya said "you look awful" ,had a throatful of golfballs, throbbing head and earache but still drove to Ghent and back
drove to Holland on Saturday
and visited Kars on Sunday and Monday and then drove back to Belgium
Tuesday was a rest???day - Tanya's cleaning lady and physical therapist came, the man came to read the electric meter and a phonecall from Customs had Tanya on the phone for ages - so much for peace and quiet!
Wednesday Tanya called the Dr out as she was still ill and he prescribed me antibiotics after he heard me coughing and told me I had bronchitis
Wednesday I flew from Brussels to Leeds/Bradford, popped in to Harrogate and then drove on to Redcar
Thursday I drove to Whitby and sightsaw and shopped,
Friday I drove into Redcar and shopped some more and crafted and played two games of Scrabble
and here's a few photos of those last ten days....
Tanya had a tall slim Italian and I had a laughing siren when we arrived at the hotel in Holland...
This are the nine small canvases Tanya had made for Kars and was demoing...Aren't these two just adorable...they belong to two members of staff at Kars...and Anita I will forward the photo to you later today... The Mum in this photo is Sharon - she actually has seven children!! here she is with hubby and six of them and doesn't look old enough to be a mother let alone a grandmother and her Prima layouts were gorgeous.... Diana and I had a long chat about how she retrained at the age of 45 and set up the Graphic 45 range.....she is a Mum of 6!! how do these American ladies do it??? The Graphic 45 stand was just awesome...that's Diana and one of her daughters Amy... Re-acquainted myself with these two lovely ladies - Marsha and Liesbeth...and Mariska Here's Tanya's three still living at home - Robin 9, Bart 20 and Estee 7..... Wednesday 8th is my birthday and Tanya really wasn't up to making me a birthday card so she gave me one of the tags I watched her make for Kars when I was staying with her in February and which features on the cover of their magazine and also on their newsletter... Dropped in on Dyan - couldn't pass within 4 miles of Art From The Heart and not stop and say hello now could I....
Here's Dyan teaching her older girls the wonders of spraying with her new inks..... couldn't resist buying some for myself but she still won't let me have some wholesale for my ladies - you will just have to order them direct from afth...
Persuaded Sharon at Prima to let me have a spare make n take for Norah. my lovely friend in Redcar who is battling colon cancer and the chemo is making her hands and feet raw and skinless.... We had a lovely afternoon spraying Dyan's inks on a 7 gypsies book and tags - I will put those photos on tomorrow.....then off to Norah's local for dinner.just look at that home-made burger Caught in a traffic jam on the road to Newcastle airport I grabbed the camera and took a photo of the Angel of the North -hadn't expected it to be quite so close
Well, you didn't expect a short precis did you - after all I have been away for ten days!!!
Bye for now