Had a great time at Blossies!
Had a great time at Broadbeach.
We're home from our holidays and straight back into work and stuff again!! Would have loved another weeks holiday up there in sunny Queensland!! But missed Brandt terribly as he had exams on and couldn't come with us. He stayed with my mum and dad for the week! It felt weird having a family holiday without him!
So, it's time for a catchup (for my family)..warning..this is loooong..read on if you can be bothered:)
Headed off late on Friday night and arrived in Coffs Harbour for an overnight stay at the motel next door to the Big Banana, which I must admit, looking at it now as an adult is hardly the BIG banana that I remember as a kid!
Spent the next morning exploring the Big Banana and bought a few things for Brandt including a Big Banana pen and Big Banana lolly pop which are both must haves for all hip and happening teens!
Visited our favourite lolly store and marvelled at the lolly making demos!! Ate some lolly samples. Nothing like lollies at 9.30 in the morning! Plus bought some bags of lollies to take on our trip. And finished with a choc covered banana that Jamison just HAD to have! Which i might add he didn't even end up eating!
Here's a few photos from Coffs...
Arrived at Broadbeach around 3pm and checked into our unit.
We usually stay at La Grande when we visit Broadbeach so I just assumed we would be staying there and not being school holiday time I also assumed that there wouldn't be a problem booking our usual unit! I didn't antiticpate it would be booked out!!! And with only one week until we left for our trip, we didn't have anywhere to stay and I didn't have a plan B!!!
So we ended up at Boulevard Towers, right on the beach and only a short distance from La Grande!! Unit was nice. Spacious. Facilities were great. Kids and Ken loved it but me,..I'm such a creature of habit and missed our usual unit!
Here's our view from the lounge area. Not a great photo but you get the idea..
So..now onto.. Blossies.
Here's Miss Blossie herself..Annette, and me PLUS my beautiful welcome sign.... Isn't she stylish!!! She does have a name and I can't remember what Annette said it was!
Annette's store was delightful! Packed with the latest and greatest and such a spacious and light filled premises! Plus a huge teaching area. The girls were all fantastic. So welcoming. Fun. Friendly and a pleasure to teach. Here's some pics!
And here's the girls from my first class with their finished layouts..
I didn't get photos of the second group with their mini books!!
I also got to meet some of my online girls from both Scrapboxx and my classes!! Very exciting..here I am with Elise, Kirsten and Lorraine from my classes as well as the Boxx..Lorraine and Kirsten travelled THREE hours to come to the classes!!! And they gave me the most beautiful handmade cards!! It was great to meet you girls! And you too Elise!!
And here I am with Lindy, another long time online class girl of mine!!
And Gail, another online girl and one of Annette's wonderful staff members!!
I really enjoyed teaching at Blossies!!
And yesterday..i received the MOST BEAUTIFUL THANK YOU PRESENT from Annette and the girls in the mail!!! I will have to take a photo and share tomorrow as it's such a gorgeous and PERFECT present! I totally love it..I received a beautiful handmade card as well as a beautifully wrapped pressie and inside..
was...a hot pink felt covered journal with funky felt flowers stitched to the front and matching photo holder/pencil case from one of my favourite shops..SMIGGLE!! I discovered Smiggle a few years back in Melbourne and Capri and I have been very excited recently about Newcastle's first Smiggle store opening in Garden City BUT I hadn't seen these felt products before..They are gorgeous. Thanks again Annette and girls!
Phew, this is a looong post...and I am only up to day 2 of our holiday...
I will be back with my second instalment tomorrow...
But before I go, just another thing I want to get down here on my blog for my own reference...
Little Roxy, our dog, is very sick at the moment after suffering a tick bite. We had no idea she had a tick until this morning when she could barely walk and was soooo sick. It's been very distressing today as we are all so attached to her! I was surprised at my reaction actually as I have been really upset about the whole thing!! I didn't realise I was as attached to her as the kids are.
She is currently spending the night at the vet hospital and we are hoping we can collect her tomorrow night so she can come home. But because of the location of the tick, right near her eye, she will need extensive treatment for her eye over the next 4-6 weeks.
Thank you to Brandt for being there today for me (he was home as his exams are almost finished..one to go on Friday). He really was a huge support..bless him. Although not so strong when we were in the vet clinic with Roxy and without any warning the vet flipped up Roxy's tail and slipped in the thermometer..Brandt didn't have any warning and no time to look away so he got quite an eyeful!!! The look on his face was priceless!
Holiday instalment #2 coming tomorrow!!!