The children are both back to school, (thankfully the poorly one was better by Monday, thanks for the get well wishes) and the professorial house guest has left (having had a lovely time at the pub and learnt all about English beers!), and so with a little quiet time and by mentally retracing my footsteps I have managed to account for some of the lost time of the last few weeks.
At the end of the summer I was lucky enough to meet up with some blog friends. Lisa
wrote the most delightful post about her trip to Alnmouth, I feel like I've been reading Lisa's blogs for ever and it was lovely to finally meet her, and her boys, who I recognised immediately. Lisa had come to meet Thimbleanna
, who stopped off on her tour of England in Barter Books, which is the perfect place to sit, and chat, and feed your children giant cookies. It was a real pleasure to meet them both, and the time flew by far too fast. I was treated to the cutest ever bunny - who is inexplicably upside down! and a charm pack of gorgeously festive fabrics, must start planning a little project.
The plan for the next meet up was hatched over a glass of bubbly
at Kew Gardens, and after what seemed like months of planning The Coffee Lady
and her lattes came to play. Realising we hadn't taken any photos we had a "workshop" photoshoot,
which in reality was more like several days of tea, laughter, lego, fairies, food, wine
fabric, cat worshipping, mahoosive scones, and even the odd cup of coffee!
Now I've found those 3 weeks, I'd really quite like to go and relive them all over again.....
next year perhaps....