Not a huge amount of different things to report on this week so I’ve managed to keep this down to one page.
I have even included a brief video version for the time-conscious yuppies amongst you!
First, if you haven’t got time to sit and read, please click and watch this short summary video of the week’s action.
For those with the kettle on and a fair few mins spare, please feel free to read on.
This week saw me make a fleeting return to Create and Craft TV in order to put my spin on the Scan N Cut CM900.
It was lovely to catch up with some of the old gang.
Dean presented all of my early morning shows – now that’s a wake up call!
The anxiety has always been rife during live TV appearances; nothing can be predicted or anticipated so it’s all an unknown to some degree. I was therefore glad when positive feedback and requests to do it again soon where shared with me.
It was also great to be able to promote the All Counties Challenge live on air and in person.
Three reasons to smile this week!
Thursday brought another reason to smile as my friend had booked a 1-2-1 with me on the Scan N Cut so I made my way over to her house where she insisted on taking this picture.
After Jo’s workshop we scoffed cake, drank coffee and watch Jeremy Kyle. Standard friend stuff really :)
Late in the evening I set off on the next trip heading towards Sheffield, parking overnight at a service station.
Being greeted by a load of hunky men has often crossed my mind first thing in the morning. Apparently this time they listened!
It was only the Dream Boys on my doorstep!!
Well, not literally. They were in their tour bus and only came out briefly.
Ah well, being prepared for my weekend workshop at Jodie Johnson’s house, I took a rare opportunity to go to bed early as I had to make the drive up to Jodie’s house fairly early on.
What Jodie hadn’t told me was that she lived at the top of a mountain so I did the last couple of miles in second gear.
You can smile with your melon balls in your hand Mrs Johnson.
Jodie had laid out enough space for eight to have a play die with Tonic dies.
It was tidy to start with.
i even got a sneak glimpse of Jodie’s craft room!
However the crafty group were soon arriving and finding their spaces …
… and then filling them.
Chat ranged from nipple clamps to craft trends to me wearing a PVC suit, nipple clamps, wellies and using a sheep as a roving wifi rower with an iPad on the back of it!
Jodie had promised us all a light lunch – but then wheeled out two giant salmon, loads of fresh stuff and a plethora of cakes!
The girls soon dug in.
As ever Maisy had to get involved in the end of day photo session.
I made a couple of things during the day.
Please forgive the coffee stains, there was an incident …
Anyway, at the end of the day I set course for my next stop – without knowing the chaos that would ensue due to many parts of the A1 being closed.
I did pull into a layby when it got late but there were some weird things going on behind me …
… so decided to head on an find a quieter place for the night.
I shall be hanging around this neck of the woods for a bit as I need to catch up on emails and messages that have been coming in from all directions.
So, as I sign this off, I shall be opening the email app – *avalanche starts*.
Thanks for reading, if you got this far.
See you again next week!