Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A fabby weekend

My Bessie Mate came down, from Norfolk, to take me to our usual visit to Alexandra Palace [Ally Pally] on Saturday. But, it didn't work out that way lol Going over Detling, on Friday, to meet up with 'Dragon Queen' [Lesley] I mentioned what a glorious day it was, and what a shame, to waste the Saturday, fighting our way through London traffic, and spending the day jostling in a hot, crowded place.
After a lot of discussion, it was decided we spend the day at the Craft Barn, and, then, off to Wakehurst Place, for a picnic.  We met up at the Malta Inn at Maidstone and met Dragon Queen for lunch, then off to Sevenoaks to meet Kathy, another crafter, who has ducks !  Lovely people.

Saturday proved to be the most relaxing day - for me !  A long drive for Nicks, but thank goodness she doesn't mind driving.  A visit to Craft Barn was great, from our point of view ! Spent as much as I would at Ally Pally, but able to look at the stuff in comfort.  A cuppa in the cafe, a play with a dabber, and a decision to go back for more lol

Off to Wakehurst and our picnic.  Then a leisurly stroll. The colours are beautiful at this time of year.

They have these fab iron work garden thingys, and think at some point we might go back for one ! They rock - literally.
The evening spent getting my new lap top up and working Thankyou Nicks x

Then the biggest news of the weekend

A final amount for MacMillan was announced, from our HugBinders event in March

A whopping   £4005.43p.  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Still a few bits to sell, but Nicks is putting them on ebay and having a car boot sale.

A fantastic amount raised by so many wonderful people.  John would have been so proud


Nicks said...

twas a gorgeous weekend with my gorgeous mate xxx

Katherine said...

Looking at the weather and those azealeas, I think you made the right decision! Glad you had a fabby weekend! xx

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