The most scrummy cakes ever!!
In the evening we went to see Les Miserables, what can I say it was just amazing!!!! Brought a tear to my eye and even Justin said it gave him goose bumps they were just fantastic, I could have watched it all again. We were going to walk home (good job we didn't as we didn't realise just how far it was!!) but then thought it would be fun to hire one of those rik shaws, it was so funny. I felt quite guilty for making the poor guy peadle so far, lol!
On the Rik Shaw
Are we lost?!?!?!?
Walking back to our hotel along the Thames
Sunday was what the weekend was all about........Ally Pally!!!! We got up early and made our way across London and actually got to the venue early. It was really lovely as I met up with Angie and her friend Jude who were both just so lovely. Justin spent 2.5 hours in the bar watching the motor racing (don't think he minded too much) while the three of us oohhhed and ahhhed our way around the hall packed full of gorgeous stash!! I could have spent a fourtune, think it was a good I didn't have time to go around a second time, lol. I had wanted to try and find some more embellishments rather than buy too much more patterned paper and I think I succeeded.
Angie, Jude and I with our loot.
We found some fab thick chipboard scalloped shapes which are great to use as templates, I was really pleased with those.
Some of my favourite embellishments were these buttons.
I think we may try and make our weekend trip to London a yearly experience (over Ally Pally weekend of course!!)
On this LO I got Rebecca to write about her experience of having Sarah here and then I have hidden it behind the photo.
Rebecca at the Nothe
Life has been very hectic, we have had Rebeccas German exchange student, Sarah, and Emilys French exchange student, Manon, here over the last three weeks.
We were a bit concerned about Rebeccas student as she is 2 years older than Rebecca, when we went up to the school to pick her up poor Rebecca was so worried but they got on so well. Sarahs English was fantastic and she intergrated into family life immediatley. We had a lovely 8 days with her here and Rebecca was really upset when it was time for her to go. She is now counting down the days until she goes over to Germany!
Sarah, Emily and Rebecca
We took Sarah on a walk around the Island to show her the views across to Weymouth
Emily looking over the cliff
Sarah took this family group photo, a very rare shot!!
Sarahs favourite colour was purple so while she was staying Rebecca was converted!! She had to buy the purple top when she was shopping with Sarah
One day after Sarah went back we had to go and pick Manon up, she had come last year so it was lovely to see her again.
Rebecca, Emily and Manon at the Nothe
I went to Ikea on Sunday and managed to find some great storage for some of my 12x12 papers and embellishments, it was really cheap as well, just under £9 for the frame and under £4 for each of the drawers/baskets. Justin has managed to fix some hardboard onto the top, it is made so that you can stack more units on top so has no top surface.
My new storage
I have been quite busy scrapping as well over the last few weeks, Sarah sent me the April kit and it is gorgeous!! Can't show you what I have done with it yet though. I have done another few layouts, I loved this paper collection from Basic Grey and had great fun putting this layout together.
Rebecca a few years ago on Emilys birthday. I have used some of the new Basic Grey Porcelain collection.
A layout that I did using the March Scrapagogo kit, first photo that I have scrapped of Justins trip to China.
I blogged a sneak peek of this layout on my last entry, these paper by MME are just scrummy, some great designs and fab weight too.
Thats all for now, housework beckons!!