Where has the past week gone? I must admit that quite a lot has gone on, but it seems to have gone in a flash!!!
Since my last post, we have been to see ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ in 3D…what a fabulous film…along the lines of Shrek, inasmuch as it has humour to appeal to both adults & kids & we all enjoyed it equally.
I have to admit, though, to munching my way through a bag of popcorn, with a (very) little help from Alex! Why is it that when the lights go down I have a ‘Pavlov’s Dog’ kind of automatic impulse to just keep eating the stuff!! I’m sure I don’t even taste it…but the bag was 3/4 empty when the film finished, so I did eat it!!!
Two whole days of the week were spent in Alex’s room! We had decided to replace his high bed with a standard single bed & apart from dismantling the former & assembling the latter, the whole process of rearranging the room was down to yours truly! Which was probably just as well as it was rather like a giant jigsaw puzzle! We also put his Nanny’s old TV in one corner, along with a DVD player….we decided against the X-Box too, as we’d never see him!!
It was very busy, with two huge queues waiting for the doors to open & it seemed as if everyone had the same idea as we did….to head for the ‘Every item £1 & 12 items for £10’ stand!! But we did manage to take full advantage & get some really useful items!!
Karen & I have very similar tastes in PP, but create totally different LO’s with it…so we Ooohed & Aaaahed & hyperventilated together…we discovered a new range by Melody Ross…a name that was new to us, but the papers & embellies were just gorgeous! I think we will be looking out for more when we get to Chicago!!
With Chicago in mind, I had planned to shop for basics only at Ally Pally & did indeed stock up on adhesives & cardstock, but I did succumb to some lovely new PP’s, tiny alpha’s, some K&Co embellies at silly prices, and….these gorgeous wooden buttons.
I was also very pleased to get a Martha Stewart ‘Around the Page’ border punch at a very good show price. I have wanted one since before Christmas but kept balking at the price…I know I will get a lot of use out of it…oh yes I will Karen!!!
We were very sensible & split some purchases…a pack of doilies & even a sheet of PP… we fell in love with some glass headed pins with little pennants, but who would use 15? So we took an executive decision to split them three ways & texted Hilary to let her know she’d just bought a third share, sight unseen!!!
All in all a very satisfying & enjoyable day out! Now I just need some scrapping time to allow me to get to using some of those lovely new purchases!!
I’m off now to finish making up the guest room for Mum-In-Laws arrival tomorrow…and maybe…just maybe…I might get some scrapping in before bedtime tonight!!!
Thanks for dropping by & I leave you with this thought…