Wednesday 1 August 2012

Totally Awesome Day - Yesterday

Good evening to you all 

now this may be a little bit of strange post for most of you, but I just have to show you what I was doing yesterday :) and the reason that I have done very little or no crafting in my beach hut so far this holiday.

After an early start to take my son to his new job, as a Lifeguard (whoop whoop), my dearest hubby Matt, drove me to Doncaster to meet up with Lols aka Lorraine's Loft and Christine aka Nanaseaside, we missed our Tracy but hopefully next time she will be able to join us.

Matt not only the chauffeur for the day but also the photographer took some photographs of us spending :) well you just have to don't you.  He took that many that I was unable to zip them over to Lols and Christine, but I am sure they will pick them up from here

We met up at Which Craft and spent quite a while browsing and chatting in the store after a lovely coffee in their coffee shop, we then went around the market and Matt bought serious sours, and Lols and I accepted one, mine came out my mouth in seconds swiftly followed by Lol's and there we were holding a sweet in our fingers.  This prevented Lols buying her fish, so I had to relieve her of it and find a bin we then moved into the outside market (a must for ribbon and lace ladies) before a light lunch / coffee and home before Christine missed her train. Matt nearly got a parking ticket (phew just missed us) and then we came home to see our darling girl Star before hopping out to see Mike our son in his on site accommodation, lovely caravan and nice coffee.

so here are the photo's

with a little commentary so you can understand, the giggle we had.  Dead cheap card stock A4 a full wallet cheaper than buying singles, so Christine was on a mission to get in her wallet as much card stock as she could quickly followed by Lols and I, with Matt being the resourceful type tapping down the wallets to get more in and then using his strength to get the bloomin popper to close, several pictures of this as we were at this for some time :)

 After a complaint from the photographer we all faced the camera well sort of :) Just for those that don't know who we all are Christine to the left, Lols in the middle and me with the flowery jacket - and no I did not make it as the sales lady asked (if only I would be rich) - it is an Indigo Moon creation from eBay.
 Just look at all those lovely colours
 Here is Lols also now attempting the impossible - get a few more in......................... 
 and she did, well done Lols
 Here we are almost finished emptying the card display
 and moving down to some fabulous cheap baskets
 Here is Christine still at the card stock, look at the intense face :) Isn't she lovely.
 Here I am with my head in another cabinet, not sure what I found in this one
 Here is Christine in the baskets 
 Lols and I discussing products
 By didn't we seem to be in the cheap baskets a while, Lols obviously had something take her eye
 We then ventured into the market, here we are with our heads in the 50p ribbon baskets
 Such a difficult choice
 Christine says I be having that one don't get away.........................................
 and finally for Lols - this is my baby
As with all things the time ran away with us and we could have wished we had longer together, cannot wait for the re run

Enjoy your evening 

Hugs Kate xx


Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww fabulous piccies, looks like you all had a good spend up, wish i was there, lol, gorgeous pooch, hope you ok hun, sue,xx

Helen said...

Looks like you had a great day Kate

Hugs Helen xx

sam21ski said...

Didn't realise you are on holiday this week.

Looks like you're having fun anyway.

Sam xxx

Christine said...

Oh Kate THANK YOU & Matt for the lovely piccs of another memorable day..&& YES it was so lovely to finally meet up with our HM teamie LOLS..I had THE most fab day with you all..looking & buying yet more craft stash..not to much tho..wish it could have been longer..Lols had to run with me to the train with 45 SECONDS to spare..yes that hoping we can do it again ALL day nxt time..& no it wasnt just shopping we all chatted like old school friends..

big hugs n XXXXXXXX sweetie


Sandra H said...

Hi Kate, That looks like some serious shopping there, hopefully your going to show us some of your goodies on your cards thank you for sharing your photos, xx

Sue said...

OK, now I'm jealous. Shopping for craft goodies AND getting to meet up for a fun day! WOW, your hubby did a fine job with the pictures, so nice to see you all together and having fun. Loved Christine's post here, "Chatted like old school friends". So glad it worked out for you three! Everyone looks great and so happy to be together! Thanks for sharing the pics, Kate, and your baby is so cute.


thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Kate, thank you so much for posting these photos of yourself and our meece sisters! Lovely, LOVELY ladies. Made me feel like I know you a little better. Beautiful post!


Aunty Sue said...

Glad you had a good day and great to catch up with friends inst it. Wha a good hubby you have

Tracey said...

Wonderful photos Kate, glad you had a fab day & there looks like lots of lovely goodies there too :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Looks like a great day Kate.

susie said...

This looks amazing - could be expensive lol. Will have to try and avoid it for a while. xxx

Tracy said...

Oh wow, it looks like you girls had such a wonderful time. The piccies are fabulous and I bet you got some good stash too. I'm so glad you all enjoyed yourself, wish I could have been there, thanks for sharing the photo's with us Kate, and your hubby really caught the day with the camera.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Unknown said...

Oh Kate.........I just can't believe you've done this to us! How could you show us photos that have half (maybe two thirds) of blog land drooling over the three of you immersed in crafting goodliness!!!? By the way......think the baskets are a tad too small! lol. Sounds like you had an absolutely wonderful time. Hope you have a super break.


Karen x

Ladock girl said...

That was fab reading all about your day looks like you had loads of fun and some bargains from the piccies. Linda xxx

Carol Willis said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day.
Caz x

Marcea said...

glad you had a great day. Haven't been there for a bit but must go soon. Oh I wish Ihad known you were all there and I would have gatecrashed - not that far from me at all. Fab pics xxxxxxx

Gerrina said...

Looks like a day spent well and enjoyed as much as possible! Hugs, Gerrina

Tammy said...

Looks like a fun time and lots of goodies! Love your baby!

scrappymo! said...

That looks like afabulous shop and interesting outdoor market to get the lace bargains.
I write down all these shop names and villages in my journal, so that when Ii go to England again, i will know where to shop. Now they daren't close!
Last visit, I only found one scrapbook Hemel Hempstead.

Now I have a list of shops...
Your day out looks like buckets of fun was had by everyone...glad to hear you got some paper bargains.

Sue from Oregon said...

Squeeeeeeek! How fun is this!?!!!

Becky said...

Looks like a fun filled day, Wish I was there :)

Kathleen said...

Look like you all had a wonderful fun day spending all your pennies. Wonderful photos Kate.
I had trouble leaving comment on your latest cards but I realised that the comment box went behind the blog along with the advert so must remember in future.
Kathleen x

Miria said...

OMG What a trio of talented ladies - and what a detailed reportage, thank you for sharing :) Miria
ps I'm a bit jealous, I confess, I do hope to meet you some day ...

Jane said...

What a fun post Kate...that looks like an amazing market. Glad you are all stocked up,looking forward to what you make with it!
Jane x

coops said...

oh lol.looks like you all had a good spending the pics of you all trying to cram the card into those wallets, i get these from my craft got to get your moneys worth :D

xx coops xx

Misty's said...

Hi Kate
Lovely to see all the pictures and reading about what a great time you had. Over the Moon for your son to have a job now and what a nice thing from Matt to come along as well and being so handy at the same time. Woof, woof from DP, he got well excited when he saw the last picture.
Michaela xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Glad you had a super spend up.


KarinsArtScrap said...

I see you had a wonderful time Kate.
What a lovely crafting shop day.
hope you had a lott of goodies.
the pictures are great Kate.

greetings karin

Lorraine A said...

Oh didn't we have a fabulous day :-) I am now just catching up after a very quick hop yesterday :-) Fab write up ,,, it really made me laugh :-) love the piccy of your baby too ,,, he is such a handsome boy !! :-) My Jessie would LOVE him :-)

It's true what Christine said, she made the train with only seconds to spare and I thought she was going to collapse after running !! Next time we will have to meet somewhere closer to her :-)

Thanks for such a great day ,, I thoroughly enjoyed it but wish it was longer ,.... :-)

Lols x x x

Unknown said...

Kate thanks for posting these - looks like sooooo much fun. So mummy - now we all know where you get your bargains from. It looks like you had a fabby day!!
Dawn xx

Dotty Jo said...

How lovely, looks like a fun time was had by all! Jo x

Gail said...

Thanks for sharing!
What a wonderful get together!

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