Armed with my lovely, new, internet-connected smartphone, I set off last Friday on a birthday weekend away (a 40th and a 50th) with 10 girlfriends. We stayed in the very centre of England pretty much, and had NO MoBiLe ReCePTioN!! So I am very behind on visiting blogs, especially saying hi to playdate entrants! We had a fabulous time though. Just look at the cottage we stayed in
It was beautiful inside, had ponies in the back field
and a stunning view from the front
The village was called Newborough and was in Staffordshire. It had a pub (which served excellent food), a church, a telephone box and postbox, a school, but no shop.
Some gorgeous houses too!
As a treat for my 40year old friend, I took a craft activity to do. We made 'pants' books, which those who've been on my workshop at Wendy's will remember!
We got home late Monday night, and got up to some sad news on Tuesday - my guinea pig Winston had died in the night. It's been heartbreaking seeing and hearing Scout look for him (he's Tom's guinea pig). That same morning I found a baby toad in my cellar room (which houses my craft stuff)
I can't cope with frogs in the house but toads don't jump like frogs do so I could cope with catching this little man in a large jar! Let him loose in the garden, didn't fancy him as a new pet lol
I really don't feel like my feet have stopped running since I got home. I'm just putting the final touches to my piece for Elements this weekend. Paddy asked me to let you all know that we had three cancellations due to really ill health (which is so sad when people are that poorly). We've found a replacement for one of them, but if anyone would like to join us at the last minute, please phone Paddy on 0161 798 5115.
For those who are attending - really looking forward to seeing you there! The workshops are fabulous and I'm really looking forward to teaching my 'element' :)