..... I am exhausted, emotionally and physically. Yesterday was the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show in Thetford so off we went, having set Wayne, the SatNav, with the postcode. Now, Wayne is a bit thick. He gets it into his tiny little chip which direction he wants you to go, even if it isn't the route you want, and he is determined to get you that way. We experienced that on the way to the Lake District. We wanted the M6, he wanted us on the A1. We were nearly to Manchester before he actually gave in.
Yesterday was no better. He wanted us on the A14, we wanted the A140/A1066. If he said "recalculating" once, he must have said it about twenty times as I confidently ignored his instructions (well, you do when you are on local roads don't you). It was a very pretty drive up through Suffolk and into Norfolk - a route I hadn't been on for several years. However, as much as it pains me, for a shorter journey (not by much mind) and a quicker route, the blasted SatNav was actually right! But if we had followed him we would have had a journey of HGVs and a boring duel carriageway. Swings and roundabouts I guess.
Anyhoo, we got there safely, and within two minutes of entering the hall, I was swamped in Dies To Die For hugs! Finally, I get to meet my precious girls - Annette, Sue, Tracy, Faye, Kat, Debbie, and of course Tracy's amazing man, Andy!
Lots of squeals and giggles. At which point, Toad is a bit outnumbered and overwhelmed so he took himself off for a nice swim in the pool next door, bless him.
I did some shopping (cough), a lot of chattering, some more shopping (sorry Andy) and cemented some already longstanding friendships. I didn't want to leave.
But leave we had to, and actually listened to Wayne on the way home. He didn't have to shout at me once.
So, today I am off work (holiday) and recovering. I know how I feel so dread to think how tired and aching the others must be who had far longer journeys. Yes, bits of me ache that I had forgotten could ache, but it was soooooooooooooo worth it to be able to meet my gorgeous teamies.
So, after all that ramble, I do actually have a little card for you - and this sums up yesterday.
When one heart isn't enough, make a string of them!
This little lass is Twila from CC Designs - Roberto's Rascals String of Hearts
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) with Polychromos Pencil for hair detail
A real pick n mix of paper and card, I can't even remember which pad the heart paper came from
Spellbinders dies - I've lost the label but they are probably large scallop something
Thank you girls, it was a blast!
What goes on tour, stays on tour (and Debbie, I am sorry about Toad and your camera!)
Hugs to all