Monday, 9 April 2012

The Spice Of Life…

I have a regular date on my calendar for a ‘Girls Night Out’ on the last Friday of every month. It was decided that due to my surgery, March’s night out would not only be put back a week to allow me a bit more time to recuperate, but would actually be a ‘Girls Night In’!!

The lovely Kali volunteered to play host & decided to dedicate the evening to a Sri Lankan theme! The menu came attached to the invitation & my mouth was watering from first read…

Sri Lankan Menu

…& all home cooked by Kali’s own fair hand!!

On arrival we were all given assistance to dress in a sari! If I had to wear one every day I’d never get out of the front door! How complicated, but how lovely does it feel to wear one!

















We all felt very feminine in them, although when it came time to eat  got very annoyed with the bit that kept sliding off my shoulder!!







What a great night in! Not too exhausting for yours truly & a lovely opportunity to catch up with all the gossip. BTW Kali is the tall dark haired lovely in the blue Sari, left photo!  Thanks Kali!!

I’m a bit behind in sharing my beginning of the month creativity! Apologies!

9 Jacky's LO to lift for 1 April I actually only managed to complete one LO & that was for Dawns Chinese Whispers. The LO that came from Jacky for my inspiration looked like this…


…& what I did with my lifted LO was this…


10 LO from Jacky's March LO

Nathan at Warwick Castle last September, getting to know the Dragon Slayer who was so impressed with Nathans enthusiasm that I think he’d have given him a job as his assistant there & then!!

11 Ever After Poster

Sadly I didn’t complete a LO for Aprils challenge over at ‘From Screen 2 Scrap’.

This months poster is from the movie ‘Ever After’, such a lovely poster & lots to interpret onto a LO.

So get on over there & check out the criteria to earn points as well as the fab prizes on offer!!

Another sad thing was that I just didn’t feel up to taking part in the Tim Holtz on-line class I signed up for, just before being given my ‘op’ date. I did miss out on the forum chat & posting in the gallery, but I am now starting to work through the class video’s & am actually enjoying getting messy (so unlike me!!) creating all the wonderful effects I always admire in Tim's handiwork! I’m only at lesson #3 & will share my completed collection of technique tags when they’re done!!

Egg CakeFinally, as its Easter Monday, I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter. I hope the Easter Bunny brought goodies for you all & you got to spend some quality time with family & friends.

Of course the weather peaked far too soon & we haven’t ventured far in the rain, but that’s OK by me, my energy levels are still not back to 100%!!  We do have a great day out planned for Thursday, so I’ll be back to tell you all about that at the weekend!

Thanks for stopping by & come back soon!  Open-mouthed smile


debs14 said...

Sounds like you had a fun evening. 'Staying in' is obviously the new 'going out'!
Hope your shoulder continues to improve and you are soon fighting fit again!

Sian said...

I always love to hear your news and what you've been up to - so glad that you got a great night out, I mean in - looks like a lot of fun!

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like you had a great evening.

Beverly said...

This "Night In" looks much better than a night out. I'm amazed that ya'll got to actually dress up, love it. Our girls groups is doing "in" this month and allowing our husbands to come which is nice beacuse it's girls I grew up with and we all married out of towners. Praying that you feel 100% very soon.