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Sunday, 25 May 2014

From Leeds to London...

I'm sorry I've no cards to share but I thought I'd fill you in on what's been going on here.

As some of my friends already know, we've had a very special visitor staying with us. My crafty buddy Amanda from Pennsylvania arrived last Sunday morning...a day later than planned as her original flight was cancelled! We didn't do too much on Sunday, just went over to Todmorden for a spot of lunch and then for a little meander around Hebden Bridge.

Monday we went to LOTV where we met the super sweet Faye along with her lovely hubby, they had travelled for miles to meet up with Amanda. Then it was on to Samuel Taylors and a little catch up with the gorgeous Katy - who I've not seen in a very long time!

Tuesday we went to The Hobby House to meet up with Jill. We all went for lunch in a lovely little place Jill had taken us to previously that serves the best fish, chips and mushy peas. We then spent the rest of the afternoon doing some crafty shopping and catching up. I always love visiting Jill and it was a fabulous day.

Wednesday morning we set off on the train down to London. By the time we'd got there and dropped our bags at the apartment it was time for some lunch, so we met up with Hal and went to Camden Market for street food and I introduced Amanda to a Strawberry cider - or two.
After Camden we headed to the South Bank and later we had dinner at Strada followed by a stroll back to the apartment.

Thursday the weather had changed and it was much cooler and raining so we took the tour bus trip around London, hopping off at Hyde Park to collect Hal, and then again at Covent Garden for lunch and some shopping. We also took the boat trip down the Thames and then it was time to head on back to the train station for the journey home.

Friday was a much quieter day - because we were all knackered! 
 We just went out for afternoon tea at Slattery's along with Emma - who flew out yesterday to Japan where she's working for the next 7 weeks.

And suddenly it was Saturday and time to take Amanda back to the airport for her flight home.
I had a fabulous week and my only regret is that it was over far too soon :(

I'm very grateful it's a long weekend in the UK then I can catch up on all the chores before going back to work, then next weekend we start with the craft room remodelling. I use the term 'we' rather loosely, as it's the hubster that'll be doing all the hard work, I'm just the site manager :) 
I won't have much to share in the way of cards for the next month or so while my craft room is out of bounds, but it means I should be able to catch with everyone in blogland.

Thanks for looking.


  1. Gosh Elaine, what a hectic but fantastic week. I was kanckered just reading it! You must take before and after pics of your craft room. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. Ooh My You Pack Some Sites In And Gained Some Fab Memories I Am Sure She Will Sleep Most Of The Journey Home

  3. What a very busy week but I'm sure everyone enjoyed it nice to have time for a break after the last few hard months. Good luck to the Hubster with you on his back as 'site manager' hehehehehehe

  4. Well it all sounds fantastic Elaine
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  5. So lovely to read of your gorgeous travels and adventures with Amanda. Sounds like such a wonderful time, seeing and doing the things you love, together. Perfect! Have fun with the craft room remodel! I'm super excited to see how it turns out xxxx

  6. Sounds like a wonderful time! Hope you both enjoyed your time together. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  7. sounds like my idea of heaven your week with your friend, glad you had a lovely time. Good luck with the remodelling x

  8. Spunds like my kind of fun, mainly shopping and lunching. So glad you had fun x

  9. Nice to read you had a lovely time Elaine! Hope you can pick up crafting soon :) Hope you and your hubby have a lovely time remodelling the room! Hugs,

  10. Sounds like you have had a great time Elaine!!
    XXX Heidy

  11. It was a fabulous week and I agree, was over way too fast but I knew it would go by quickly we were having so much fun. Now to start planning for your trip!

  12. Oh my Elaine you had a wonderful time with your friend Amanda and all those fabulous visits. I hope the room remodeling goes well and you will soon be spending lots of Crafting time in there, though I do think you could probably have done with a even bigger room, as knowing from my own experience there is never enough room for lovely goodies. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  13. Sounds like you've had a lovely week.
    I've seen the spoons you mentioned too and jewellery but I'm also thinking of using the stamps with my card making too!

    Hugs Erika. x


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