Good Friday Morning Ladies,
We are all rushing around this morning trying to get ready to leave early, usually either Paul has been gone hours by 7.45 or we stay in our bedroom waiting for the whirlwind of chaos that Matt, Sophie & Lucy cause whilst grabbing their packed lunches, curling their hair, deciding on which blouse to put with which trousers etc, it's best to stay out of the way, as it is you get bombarded with questions like "have you seen my......". Or "why did you buy orange and mango juice when we always have orange and pineapple", or there are the 'statements' that get bellowed from the kitchen......'I don't like smoked ham" or "there aren't any cherry bakewells", as you can tell, they are all 'life changing' problems, after the dust has settled and the fro t door has slammed shut for the last time, we tentatively stick our heads out of our bedroom door to find that almost every light has been left on between their bedroom door and the front door, the kitchen looks like a tornado hit, I'm not quite sure what happens when Sophie and Lucy try to scoop the ground coffee from its tub to the coffee filter, but they have either got the serious shakes or there must be a gust of a breeze through the kitchen window, blowing coffee granules everywhere, then there is the overspill from the milk frother, little puddles in a trail from the microwave!
Then I venture into my bathroom!! We play a game daily, I pick up all of their make up, mascara, Foundation, concealer etc, put it into its box, they use it then leave it in every surface available, so I pick it up and so on, they would never get away with a murder or crime either, there is always at least one foundation finger print to be found, the killer thing and the one thing I Cannot tolerate is when my newly laundered, fluffy white hand towels are used to remove the excess foundation from their hands, this generally has me picking up my phone and sending a rather angry text message, I'm not sure if any of you ever saw the Harry Potter films, but they have an angry message service called a 'Howler' basically a stern telling off in a message, I will try and leave a link below for a giggle....
Anyway, hopefully as you are reading this we will have restored calm to the house and be on our way to Farnborough, stopping on route to pick up Pat, Sue & Margaret.
As I am writing this I am picturing myself as a swan, being all calm and carefree on the surface but there is all kinds of turmoil racing away underneath the surface!
Onto today's stunning card, Brenda has designed and created this gorgeous card for her Dear Friend Jenny for her 80th Birthday, Brenda has used the 'Union Square' die from the New York Collection designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.
The addition of that stunning, delicate lace just transforms this card into a beautiful keepsake card, that Jenny will treasure. Once again Brenda I want to draw attention to your stunning hand made roses, the are just so beautiful. Did you colour the Vellum for your sentiment or did you have a blue vellum in your stash? I have seen you use it before for your sentiments and love how delicate it is, it doesn't overtake the card at all, just perfect. The one thing that transforms this gorgeous card into a gift is the beautiful box that you have made Brenda, I can't thank you enough for sharing this card with us, I imagine everyone will be hitting the 'pin' button and keeping this card for inspiration. xxx
Right ladies, I have my list, my lunch and flask and my wonderful husband, (most importantly) without him I would not be able to cope today. He's so amazingly patient, not many husband's would do what he does, he takes us all there, does runs back to the car to drop off our shopping and pick up our lunches, although he does draw the line at pulling Sue's trolley back to the car! He does all of this with a smile, I think he enjoys the chat and gossip that goes on, he and Sue can also be found trying to work out how something works and how they could make the same thing cheaper or with things we already have!
I can't wait to meet all of you that are you going today, I'm hoping Doris will have finished her visit though, I can do without her input today!
I hope you all stayed safe during the chaos that 'Doris' caused!
Love and hugs to all,