Friday, 22 April 2016

MEETING UP WITH CRAFTY FRIENDS






Good afternoon, thank for all your lovely comments on my anniversay card most appreciated, also for calling in to see what I have posted! Nothing crafty. Sorry!
Have been away meeting up with a group of friends that I meet last year at the "Cotswold Crafters" retreat.  We have all stayed friends since and decided to meet up again. The retreat was at Birmingham, which to be honest was just a little to far for mine and a few others old bones.  This time we arranged to meet at Carlisle not far for the north of England ladies and us Scottish ladies! Just over 3 hours for myself who was the driver, across to Perth to pick up Patricia big sister, down to Glenochil to pick up the lovely Norah  then on to near Falkirk to pick up Jess.  Norah had encounter Patricia, Jess and myself so she had the other five to meet for the first time, Margaret who comments under " Margaret Corgi Owner" ( she is the one with the crutches) had the scary job of meeting all of us! We have known each other for a couple of years yet first meet up with her. Lots of (((((hugs))))) folk in the car park and in the hotel must of wonder what was going on!!! These mad women hugging etc.  Funny it's like that when we meet up with other crafting friends that we have met via blogs!

I have met the most wonderful friends from being firstly on Sue Wilson's blog then going into see what other crafters have up on their blogs.  The ladies we met up with don't have blogs yet comment on lots.
Right hand side starting :- Myra, Saba, Norah, Maureen, Diane, Jess, Patricia and myself, this was taken yesterday morning after breakfast so Margaret wasn't there that's why I have put the extra photo up.    Saba got one of the two friendly police officers who had came in for a coffee to take the photo.
We had a wonderful time, chatting, laughing, retail  therapy and wonderful evening meals. We could not fault any of the staff at the hotel, shops, restaurants even when I had to ask for direction from folk they were all so friendly.
Oh I have again to say I have got some of the most wonderful friends,
all from really clicking on their icons on Sue's blog.  Ang Duck, Christine Harrop, Kate ( culliesocks)  Rita ( RMG creations ) Sandra ( Cotswold crafter) to name a few.

Right must make a move

Hazel xxx






24 comments:

  1. Sis! brilliant picture showing our happy bunch. Wow! what a fantastic few days we had with amazing friends. Brilliant Holel with amazing staff that nothing we asked for was any bother. Shopping, shopping and even more shopping.
    No Crafting as at Sandra's super Retreat but wow! we did learn a lot of Crafty Hints & Tips ... well I did anyway.
    Roll on the next Meet Up!!!
    Patricia X

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  2. Hazel, that should read "anything" we asked for rather than "nothing"!!!

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  3. What a lovely happy photo of you all together. It sounds as if you all had a great time. Isn't blogland a wonderful place to be. Barbxx

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  4. What a magnificent rogues gallery!! Just kidding - great photos and we had a really lovely time! It was lovely to meet Margaret and Norah for the first time! Sure it won't be the last!
    Thanks Hazel,
    Myra xxx

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  5. Crafting friends are wonderful, the way we all meet on blogs. Cotswold crafter introduced herself to me at Ally Pally but I was so busy I did not have time to talk to her, so sorry. xxx

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  6. Super picture of a happy bunch of ladies, sounds like you had a wonderful time xx

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  7. Helloooooooooo
    Was it only yesterday we all said goodbye? Thanks for organising it Hazel, and it was so handy for me, only a £5 train ride and hardly had time to sit down when it was time to get up again!!!
    Breakfast this morning was a quiet, lonely affair!!!
    love xxxx

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    1. Yes, it was! and today I have felt flat. No chatter and no Norah's wonderful smile to start the day. Hazel xxx

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  8. Pleased you all had such a super time Hazel, great photo, Kate x

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    1. Kate, I think Patricia and I will have to do an over night stay at some point up in Inverness. Didn't think it would make that much difference, it does. Will have to look for a good deal once back from holidays. Hazel xxx

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  9. Hazel I wish we were still there, it was a wonderful couple of days full of friendship and laughter, and happy memories. Can hardly wait for the next time.
    Love and hugs.
    Barbara (Saba) xxxx

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    1. Oh Barbara I know how you feel, I think we laughed that much at the stupid things we said about each other. Lots of tin hat moments. Hazel xxx

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  10. Hi Hazel
    I can't believe I made it all the way there for my 'taadaa' moment! I just told everyone on the train I was Maureen's carer! ( sorry Maureen, shouldn't be cheeky after your kindness to me). Fabulous few days, fabulous time and fabulous friends and laughter, so much laughter, and a few sore feet too!
    Lots of love xxx

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    1. Diane, you and Patricia will know to wear comfortable shoes. Hazel xxx

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    2. Next time it's the flat shoes, but then again we could hardly walk for laughing!! Xx

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  11. Glad you all had a lovely time and thanks for the photos Hazel.

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  12. Hi Hazel
    How lovely that you have all got to meet up again.
    My goodness, I didn't recognise Patricia with her "long" hair lol!
    Norah and Maureen pop by The Pond (Maureen is hilarious) so its lovely to put faces to names.
    It has been wonderful meeting and chatting to our fab blog buddies over the past few years.I have made some dear friends.
    You and Patricia have been missed!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  13. Hello Hazel
    You really did everyone proud organising such a wonderful get together, it was wonderful to meet and spend time with everyone at long last and pass on the hugs in person that we all send each other over the internet. This is one week I shall cherish and never forget.
    With lots of love and thanks
    Margaret xxx

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  14. Hi Hazel, wonderful photos ! Glad you all had such lovely few days together. So nice to see Saba again and put a face to Margaret corgi owner. Did someone filming you while in Carlisle ? Take care ,hugs xxx

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  15. hi Hazel, thanks for lovely pics to put faces to names . glad you all had a good catch up and lots of giggles, take care x Jean x

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  16. Hi Hazel, looks like you've had a great time....crafting is such a good way to meet people. All crafters are friendly. Janice x http://createdbyjan.blogspot.com

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  17. Super photos Hazel, finally found out how to comment on your blog, old age certainly doesn't come by itself!!
    Catch up later xx
    Jess

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  18. Hi hazel.
    Sounds like u all had a blast!!!
    Nice to have faces to the names now lol.
    I'll maybe get to meet some of u eventually lol xx

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  19. Hazel it looks as if you are all having a super time. Great to meet up with like minded crafters.

    Hugs Erika. x

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