Well hello there strangers, have you missed me? I've had a wee bit of a blogging break - what'd'ya mean you hadn't noticed???
ok so what have I been up to? well........
there are loads of things being planned that I can't tell you about yet, but as soon as I can - you'll be the first to know.
And if you're on my Facebook then you'll know that I had a wee jaunt up to the North coast of NE Scotland with the family. I had been booked to teach and demonstrate Promarkers to the Aberdeenshire Craft Group in Banff for several months, so last-minute-Annie here decided to make a weekend of it up in Moray which meant I could finally make a visit to the world-famous House of Sugar!
So we set off on Friday night after Willow had been at Rainbows, and we landed in Hopeman just after 9pm. I'd booked a caravan at the Station Caravan Park there and this is the view we woke up to on Saturday morning...
The beach is gorgeous, Graham was gutted he hadn't taken his r/c cars to play with.
Anyway, we spent Saturday morning in Elgin - it's been quite a few years since I was there and always brings back memories of when I was in the Air Cadets and fell for a Rock Ape at RAF Lossiemouth.
Moving swiftly on....
And on Saturday it was time to visit the home of Sugar Nellies... and it was fab - I could've quite merrily stayed there all day. Karen, if you're reading this, you should consider yourself very special - this is the first and only time graham has ever set foot in a craft shop!
Willow and Faith both grabbed a basket each and managed to fill them - Graham censored them, not enough though as they still cost me a fortune. And I think Karen's lugs were dirling from Faith yapping at her.
And it was fab to see some wonderful ladies that I've met before: Karen of course, Tina, Erika and Jenny and some new faces - Christel and her friend (sorry, forgot your name), Jane and of course Kate - and anyone else I've missed (honestly, I have the memory of a goldfish) It's so weird when you're in a craft shop and someone comes up and says "excuse me, are you wiccababe?" :)
So after all that excitement it was back to the caravan to relax, play with our new goodies and have something to eat - and of course go exploring on the beach...
Then on Sunday, we were up and off along the coast to Banff. While I was off teaching the lovely ladies some colouring techniques, Graham took the kids to the Macduff Aquarium. Now I have to tell you a wee story here.... Faith has the same ill-trickit **insert evil** sense of humour as me, so I told her to ask one of the young ladies who work there if Starfish have bums. And of course she did, so the girl in question took Faith by the hand and showed her exactly where starfish bums were and what they looked like without batting an eyelid.
He also took them to the famous Spotty Bag shop and bought a whole load of tat.
I had a super time with the ladies of the Aberdeenshire Craft Group - it's always a joy to teach people who are so keen to learn, and they all produced fantastic results and I just want to thank them for the prettiest thankyou card they gave me, and the carrot cake was YUMMY! Hopefully I'll see you all again soon :)