Sistahs.. how I have missed you all. Really and Truly. This past week was a week of new experiences. Meeting NEW AMAZING people, seeing NEW places, forming new CONNECTIONS, and a newfound REALIZATION of how OUT OF SHAPE I am..LOL. We also experienced a lot of “re’s”. What’s a “re”, you ask? A week of RE-JUVENATION, RE-CONNECTION, Re-JUICING, re-VITALIZATION, re-KINDLING, RE-VAMPING, and RE-PRIORITIZING.
England was a whirlwind of an adventure. We met Isabelle Norris (who I met a little while ago) on our plane and we were inseparable ever since.. LOVE YOU ISABELLE! We were welcomed so warmly and so lovingly by Sandy from the CRAFT BARN and her hubby Ian.. they were the most amazing hosts EVAH! We were driven through the NARROWEST streets and came to the quaint little spot called LINGFIELD where the Craft Barn was. Sistahs, this was a DREAM shop!
This was the sign that welcomed us (and reminded me that I had to work..hmph..LOL)
and then proceeded to the store (an old barn.. so quaint.. sooo lovely).. in a little court with a cafe on the left and a winemaker on the right..
Here is the inside of the store
and DA STAMPING BELLA WALL.. pretty cool huh?
and here, in the middle of this little village is the most gorgeous little pond (can i say the word “LITTLE” one more time? LOL)
we ate in PUBS, we spoke like the BRITTISH (and was told i cannot pronounce it briDDish..hmph).. went to the LOO.. LOL.. actually we figured out that we understood more in France than in England with the words and accents..LOL!
So finally we had the Extravaganza at the craft barn and YES, LINDABELLA and PAULABELLA, Danabella, Karen Motzabella, Jeanniebella, Jodibella and Elainabella (now you know you need to send me some cards..LOL) those are YOUR cards on the table and I told EVERYONE about all of you!
here are some pics at the demo. I wanted to thank all the bri-TT-ish sistahs for coming to visit me.. it meant the world to me!
always had a coffee by my side.. thank you LEXY!!
color me happy!
Ian, Sandy's hubby manning the fort!
Isabelle, my partner/neighbor in crime!
so much fun was had by all and there were 2 other halls full of demos!!
We had to take a picture of a 2 WAY ROAD in England
A few pictures of London
ya we are typical tourists taking pictures of double decker buses
another typical picture
I liked the william shakespeare pub
no clue where this is.. I don't think Ryan has a clue in the picture either..LOL
After England we flew to Paris for a 3 day stint and boy.. words cannot describe what I felt there. I got off the metro and looked at Ryan and started crying like a baby. It’s weird. I can’t explain.. I just felt like I belonged there (aside from the anorexic, stylish, leggy french women..LOL). Life seems so relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed there. no rat race.. can’t explain..but I just felt a need to pick up everything and move there.. hmph
So of course, this was the first picture I took whilst (love that word) there
a girl can dream, no?
The city was just wonderful.. beeyootiful.. amazing.. fun… laid back… Actually Ryan almost got mugged but we will talk about this on Monday.. just wanted to give you a FEEL for what we felt!
ryan at the Seine.. can you see the Eiffel tower in the background?
I want to live here. Is that too much to ask? I want flowers on my balcony.. I want fresh flowers every day. I want croissants and wine and I want to NOT get fat because of it. hmmm.. maybe I am asking too much..LOL!
I am not going to bore you with the typical touristy pictures.. but I will tell you that we were SO exhausted from all the time differences, the flying etc that any place we sat, we fell asleep. We ended up taking the hop on hop off bus in Paris (which i would NOT recommend) and it was very boring. here is what we did instead of listening to the recording
not to self.. ALWAYS TAKE PICTURES FROM VERY HIGH UP
did I mention we were exhausted? poor Ryan
All in all it was an amazing journey.. I got to spend time with new friends and old and especially got to catch up with my honey. If we were in PARIS.. we would be catching up EVERY DAY at a cafe at around 3 o’clock..LOL hmph.
Here’s a HORRIBLE picture of Sandy, Ryan and I.. goofing around. Sandy you really are my long lost briTTish sistah!
we really wanted to thank everyone for making this trip as amazing as it was
Mwah to my GLOBAL sistahs