Monday, 3 February 2014
Sunday, 2 February 2014
So a big thank you to Anna for the challenge. Let's do it.
Sunday, 2 December 2012
I've entered this into a competition over at SVGcuts.com but I'm also popping it into challenges at:
Totally Gorjuss - Anything goes with Glitter
Totally Papercrafts - Anything Christmassy but a card
Monday, 1 October 2012
Saturday, 15 September 2012
You've got to love any day that starts with you knowing you're off to meet Rolf Harris and then later you're going to the circus. For those of you that pop over to read by blog ramblings regularly you will not be surprised that this is a weekend with my lovely friend Anna.
So after a great breakfast (yes I'm still obsessed by food) we went into Cheltenham to the Whitehall Gallery for the VIP meeting with Rolf. Yes it meant we went in first and Anna got to buy some original line drawings and get them signed too. He's genuinely funny and was lovely to everyone. Here he is with Anna.
Then we came back to Anna's to relax and have some dinner. A new recipe for me out of the one pot cookbook from Slimming World, creamy mushroom pasta - delicious.
How cute were the band?
At first we thought the white suit people were just going to dance but no this is the circus after all! The chap danced up and down those stairs on his hands - totally amazed.
During the interval Anna grabbed a cup of tea and we also got a peek at where they serve dinner after the show. Next time the circus is in town we so want to do this.
Then there was the kooky bird girl, she was so expressive.
Last but by no means last we're the acrobats that had us enthralled and catching our every breath.
Anna and I even got involved at the end when we got up to dance in the finale. Thank you tap dancing lady for coming to get us. Gifford Circus is really something special and magical, so if ever you get the chance to go, jump at it.
Thank you for another fabulous day Anna, you book the best adventures. Now it's time to play with some paper and glue.
Sunday, 9 September 2012
How do you a follow a night at Carfest with a night out with your swing dance friends of course. Meschiya Lake and her fabulous band were playing at Gateshead Town Hall, so we went along to listen and dance. Luckily they'd left us plenty of room to dance. They're such a great band to dance to, they even have their own dancers on stage, the lovely Amy and Chance.
After they'd finished we decamped to Hoochie Coochies for more dancing and I even had a dance with Chance. Jazzy took some great photos - Flickr
Saturday, 8 September 2012
Oh my what a fantastic day. I had a great demo day then rushed down to meet Anna so we could go to Carfest. She really is the best friend a girl could have and knows me so very well. We're both avid fans of Chris Evans and his breakfast show on BBC radio2 each weekday morning and when we found out he was organising a festival we knew we wanted to go. One slight problem, tickets were like hens teeth. But Anna to the rescue via the florist in Nailsworth and at the last minute 2 day tickets were obtained.
So we arrived rather late in the day but that didn't stop us having the most fabulous time and being rather excited. We got to see the cars, including the magnificent seven and even chitty chitty bang bang
The great setting of Cholmondeley Castel (pronounced Chumley)
The atmosphere was electric but family friendly too, with lots of little people being there. We got to see The Proclaimers, Paloma Faith (swoon - she is amazing) and Texas, all hosted by Mr Evans himself.
The beautiful, kooky, hilarious, super talented Paloma Faith
He even got the local constabulary dancing to YMCA!
We ended up pretty much at the front, not bad as we were last to arrive. I don't think I stopped, singing, screaming, dancing and jumping up and down for hours. Well it was only when it was time for the. Fireworks before we left that I calmed a little, but not much as they were great fireworks.
Thank you Anna for making this night happen and thank you to Mr Chris Evans for giving up bread for Lent and because of it, making Carfest happens and raising lots of money for Children in Need.
The only regret I have is I had to cancel on another of my bested friends to go to Carfest, sorry Gwyneth. I will make it up to you.