I know I know I have used that title before but trust me this weeks travel chaos beats it all. The week has been manic, fun and at times frustrating all rolled into one. A week which has involved wonderful trips to London, planning kitchens, more school meeting and trips to the hospital. Yes another one of our children has been on crutches. I am so hoping he makes a miraculous recover for the weekend, and have a sneaking suspicion that he will.
On Tuesday I popped down to London for a meeting with the lovely team from Cricut and got to watch a few demos of the iron on transfer tape . If I thought I loved my machine before? Now, well I am just so excited about some of the things I can do with it. This little machine is the thing of miracles. The problem is I am a little addicted.
This week I have been having a play; I fear that if it is not able to run away, I may just customising it. The ideas are buzzing around in my mind. My next project being a cushion, I can’t wait to get started.
Of course I adore getting the opportunity to spend a day in London and was feeling quite smug after a smooth trip down on the train. Apart from a delightful afternoon tea and getting the opportunity to meet with some wonderful people and talk all things Cricut. I also got a little time to just wander. Anyone that reads my blog knows I do love a wander in a city.
The trip home was not so pleasant! When I arrived at Leeds I was told my train to Burnley had been cancelled and I would have to get train to Huddersfield where the staff assured all the stranded passengers there would be a bus waiting.
To cut a long story short there was no bus! And we had to get a group together to get a taxi back to Burnley. But out of disaster always comes adventure and it was the funniest journey with 8 strangers. There is nothing more interesting than other people’s stories is there? We laughed and chatted all the way back.
I couldn’t wait to personalise something with all of my Cricut goodies so made myself a mug. Being left-handed I never get a logo on the front. Well woohooo now I have my very own left-handed mug.
And if you pop over to the Denby blog I am sharing one of my fave healthy winter recipes. Chicken and vegetable garlic bake with couscous. It is DELICIOUS and so easy to make. Perfect for a quick midweek meal but also goes down very well at dinner parties.
I am still reading “How To Be Happy by Eva Wood”. It one of those books you can’t put down. A lovely story but I am also holding my breath a bit as I am sure the ending is going to be a little bit heart breaking. It would make the best movie!
On Friday I got to have a tour around the Magnet store in Blackburn. It was so great getting to hear about the new technologies available. I can’t wait to share all the pics I took. I might have also planned a kitchen Island; we just need to get the house we love now.
I need to step up on this one I haven’t taken a pic of myself in ages.
Contouring is something that had passed me by, however this week I have been trying out Julep Cushion Complexion 5 in 1 Perfectors. They work as great highlighters and blenders. But also perfect for lightening under the eyes. I have to say I love the consistency and coverage they give. There is nothing better than finding new make up bag heroes. And under eye brighteners are either fab or totally ineffective. Julep 5 in 1s totally falls in to the FAB camp.
This weekend we are off to Center Parcs. It’s our 17th family trip and somewhere we just love visiting. We are travelling with friends and so looking forward to a bit of chill time. Check out my stories if you fancy a peek at life in the forest.
Have a great weekend whatever you are up to!