Monday, April 20, 2009

Fab Weekend!

I bought tickets to go to Ally Pally back in February when Justin was in China, we had gone last year and made a weekend of it as we live a 3 hour train ride away. Last time we stayed with Justins relatives which was lovely but this year we decided to stay in a hotel so we were more in the heart of London.
We travelled up on Friday morning and spent the afternoon walking around London (laterly in the pouring rain!!!) we had fun regardless and we found the most gorgeous cake shop which sold the most amazing cakes! We went back the next day and bought some more to take away. We are now both on strict diets as we ate so much!

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

Saturday we decided to explore the city without using the tube at all so by the end of the day our feet were extrememly sore! We did see a lot though, we went the the V and A museum as well which was really interesting. This fab balloon sculpture was just amazing.

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!!)

I was given Sarahs cards kit to play with this month, I didn't think it was going to be my colours as I don't usually scrap with purple but when our German student was here she converted Rebecca to be a lover of purple and wore a fair bit of it herself so I ended up with the perfect photos, I really loved the little leaf pins.

On this LO I got Rebecca to write about her experience of having Sarah here and then I have hidden it behind the photo.

Think I had better stop now this has taken me ages, I am sure there must be an easier way!! (think it could have something to do with the fact that I kept deleting the photos!)


Hysteri-CAL said...

Fab layouts, and can I come and play with all your new stash please ??!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Rachael, it sounds like a fab weekend away. :) Your stash haul and layouts are just fab! :)


beksynormz said...

Fab Lo's Rachael. Sounds like you had a great weekend. I LOVE Les Mis, cried all the way through! Beks xx

angie said...

Ooooh that cake looks just yummy!
And lovely layouts too. xx