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Sunday 18 March 2012

Just Catchin' Up

I'm back from our little trip away and the first job the boy did was to pick out a name, and the winner of the Stampin' Up set of stamps is:

Elaine you are so generous!
I would gladly took care of these stamps at home.
Hugs Tanya xx
If you could please EMAIL ME  with your full postal address Tanya and I will get them in the mail to you.
I think Tanya lives in Russia? That will be a first for me...never posted to Russia before :)

Back to the weekend...we went away in Bessie and ended up at Harrogate. Now I decided months ago that I wouldn't be going to this craft fair, because
A) I really don't need anything and 
B) I didn't have much money to spare this month, so I totally blame my husband for taking me there :)
And I had a fabulous time!! The best bit was meeting up with friends, and first up was the lovely Christine and this time we also met Barry who is just the nicest man ever. We went for a coffee and a catch up and before we knew it 12 noon was approaching and I hadn't done any shopping! Christine is so adorable and I always love being in her company.

Then me and the hubby went for a walk around the stalls...boy it was busy! We should've been having lunch but I was feeling under the weather and didn't feel much like eating, so instead we went for a coffee and cake with Jill from The Hobby House - Jill is a peach and I always love to see her too- before I knew it 4pm was here and the show was closing in half an hour!
I didn't actually buy much stuff but I had the most fabulous day out...I'll take a photo this week of the stash.
Oh...but my lovely hubby did buy me a couple of things :)

Yesterdays 'feeling under the weather' has turned into a full blown cold, with the usual sore throat, snotty nose, cough, headache and this time the added bonus of conjunctivitis...two green and sticky eyes...lovely huh?
For someone that's never ill I've not been doing too well this seems like I no sooner get over one cold and I'm starting with another - this is the 3rd cold I've had in 3 months and it's really starting to bug me now!

I have a huge pile of emails in my inbox waiting for a reply...please bear with me if you are one of those still waiting, I'll do my best to answer as many as possible this week.

Thanks for looking


  1. oh elaine so glad you had a good time before the cold got a real hold over you. Seems that these bugs dont like to die and keep rearing their ugly heads my cough keeps reappearing. Roll on summer and we are all fit and well. xxx

  2. take care Elaine - hope you recover fast.
    Glad you had a good day out before it all set in.
    Sandra ltb

  3. Glad you had a wonderful time but so sad you are sick again. You need to take some time and just recuperate. Are you listening to me? I will sit and think happy healing thoughts for you and tell Phil he is a good guy for buying you goodies. I am trying to convince Joe I "need" an ipad. Not working so far...

  4. Well, I feel much better knowing that it is St. Phil's fault you have brought home mre goodies! You poor dear these colds are no fun. Hope you are soon feeling beter!

  5. Glad you have had such a lovely day Elaine and sorry your not feeling well,hope you feel better soon!
    Hugs Heidy

  6. Aw bless you, sounds like you had a lovely day. The danger of meeting up with fellow crafters is too much chat, not enough shopping. Glad you managed to get some goodies though. Hope you feel better soon.

  7. And the feeling is mutual Elaine... I loved our catch up natter! Glad you're back home safe and sound, but so sorry to hear that your still suffering, poor you... although I did try to sit a couple of extra feet away on Sat!!! Barry is also tickled by your description of him... made up for the facebook one!! LOL! I think you have a lovely man too... they're definitely keepers!!

    And girls..... don't you believe it that she didn't buy much..... (wink!)

    Take care hon, look after yourself with that cold, and I'm looking forward to our next get together!

    Big Hugs (but with face turned the other way in case of germs....)
    Christine x

  8. Hi Elaine!
    I do not believe their luck!
    Thank you very much for your generosity!
    Letter sent to you)

    Tanya xx

  9. Hi Elaine
    Sorry to hear you are unwell again,.... pleased you met up with friends at the show

  10. hi elaine.pleased you had a fabulous weekend but fancy coming back with a cold.i hope you feel better very soon.take care.

    xx coops xx

  11. Hi Elaine
    sorry to hear that you are unwell AGAIN, you need to take care of yourself, I just wish I lived a bit nearer to you, I'd put my cauldron on and cook you up a (craftynan) potion to blow these germs in to the middle of next week, never to be seen again..
    I'm so pleased that you had a lovely week-end, & met up with some lovely crafting friends (that's a tonic in itself). I think crafters are the nicest people. I have made some wonderful/nice/kind/thoughtful friends through crafting. And as for you saying you didn't really need anything, (I nearly choked on my cup of tea) lol. ELAINE you can not be a true blue crafter, crafter's ALWAYS need/want something rotfl.
    make sure that you take care.
    Sandra (craftynan)

  12. Hi Elaine
    Take care chum look after yourself, your immune system must be low, if you are catching colds so easy, hope you feel better soon chum, sounds like you had a wonderful time meeting with your crafting friends,
    Lots Hugs Sarah x

  13. Hi Elaine,
    Glad you had a nice weekend and a lovely day at the show.
    So sorry you have another one of those colds and conjuctivitis is certainly not pleasant. Hope you pick up real soon hun.
    Take care

  14. HI Elaine .. sorry i missed Harrogate and a catch up... but i did have a lovely weeks holiday in Norfolk so cant complain lol
    Hope you are feeling a bit better
    Lisa x

  15. First of all ... I hope you'll feel better soon! It sounds like you still had a lovely time. It's really nice of your hubby to take you to Harrogate and even buy you some thingies. What a lovely guy you have! :D Have a great day! xx

  16. Hi Elaine!
    So sorry to hear that you are not well! It's horrible when you just can't seem to get rid of a nasty cold or flu :(
    I hope you feel better soon :)
    The gorgeous Stampin Up! sentiment stamp set that you sent me arrived today!! Thanks so much, they are really lovely and such fabulous quality.No doubt they will be used it lots and lots of my cards :)
    Thanks again,
    Fiona L x

  17. Oh Sweetheart Im so sorry your not feeling well again, please make sure you dont leave it to go to a chest infection this time or it will take longer to clear up.
    Im so glad you managed to meet up with Christine and Jill at least it made the journey worth it. Take care hugs Shirleyxxx

  18. Sorry that you're under the weather again - there are some nasty things about. It sounds as if you had a wonderful time at Harrogate in spite of not feeling well. Take care of yourself & hope you feel better much more quickly.
    Paula (PEP)

  19. Hi Elaine, so sad we didn't see you on Saturday :( I spent far too much too :O
    Hope your cold soon dries up xxxxx
    You haven't appeared on my dashboard for ages ...any ideas why or what I can do????
    Hugs Mau xx

  20. Hi Elaine, glad you had a nice time at the craft fair, sometimes it's nice just to get out of the house and see people and it sounds like the craft things were just an added bonus. Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly, I hope you feel better soon
    Lindsay xx


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