Monday, 1 October 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

Well, New Zealand has come and gone, what a fantastic trip it was.  Not only was the retreat a truly wonderful experience, but the few days R&R were just what my soul needed.

The teaching was sensational I loved every minute of it, so many ladies eager to learn, and by all reports everyone had a wonderful three days.  Thank you to Adrienne (owner of The Scrappin' Patch) for inviting me to teach, and thank you to all the wonderful ladies who came along.  Also thank you to the wonderful Aussie manufacturers who sponsored my workshops, Darkroom Door, Kaisercraft and WOW, it was fantastic to be able to promote Aussie companies.

The couple of days of R&R that I had were just what I needed, time spent making new friends and growing closer to existing ones.  I was really lucky to be taken down to Mount Cook, and got to play in the snow.  I have to confess I did act like a kid, dancing around and throwing snowballs, such fun.  Another highlight was to see snow fall, it was awesome!  Again there was silliness and strange dancing about, but snow fell all over me,(that's my excuse anyway!) it was an amazing new experience.  A low note was being woken at 5.15am by the noise and shaking of a mild earthquake, 2.8 on the scale, quite shallow only 4kms and centred right in the area I was staying.  Nothing to be concerned about apparently, but wow, I don't know how they cope with the constant quakes and shakes. It was the first quake I've ever felt, and wouldn't want to feel anything bigger.

So now I have been back at it here madly trying to get everything ready for the Italy/Paris retreat.  Only, 10 days to go before we fly!! Busy, busy, busy.  Loads more to do before then, and I haven't even thought about packing yet!

Anyway, I will leave you with some pics from my trip.... xC

captive audience

the end result!! lol!! lots of inky messy fun...

the beautiful views on our way to Mt Cook

fun in the snow at Mt Cook

Mt Cook
the sun setting on the way back from Mt Cook

1 comment:

  1. Thank you lovely lady for all the teaching that you did and for being so availble to share your knowledge with the eager paricipants. Have fun on the next scrapbooking journey into Europe. By the way we have had several quakes this past week, today another shaky 3.9 based close to home!! Pauline