Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Did Someone Say...


...jet lag?  Huh? Did they?  Cos my poor old bod surely heard it and has decided to take a trip to Sleepyville via SoDogTiredICouldSnoozleAllDay!  *they may be made up names!*   Anyways... guess what?  I am awake!  Not sure for how long but I am making the most of it.  So I tried the hot soak in the bath and relaxations thingy last night, didn't work, I was pinging off the walls until about 3am.  So this morning the cunning plan was to get up early (ish) when Grim came home from work at 7am and to stay awake ALLLLLLLL day long and then go to bed reasonable time tonight.  HA!  Fat chance of that!  Grim came home, woke me as I had requested, I grumbled at him and went back to sleep til about 8.30am.  Then I got up, had coffee and breakfast and lounged on the sofa, being a bit dozey.  And then Grim went to bed himself (he still on nights *boooohoooo*) and I decided to catch up on Enders - I had about 38 to watch - ok, I had 7 to watch - which I did... until I fell asleep and slept right through the end of one, right through the stuff after it and right until about 20 mins ago!  Whooops!  Anyways, I no likey this jet lag malarkey one bit!   So, I thought seeing as I promised a post, here is a post!  I am sharing my favest pics from my trip along with some that I took whilst at Ellen's when we went to visit The Queen....  each pic will have a caption :O))

 
How cool is this?  A bus stop outside the hotel!!!  Just for us!!!



And a few pics of my fave girlies - who all made CHA such a blast...

Me and Ellen... check out my necklace, tis actually Ellen's necklace, it is GORGEOUS *didn't snaffle it away though lol*



The Ranger Gals - L-R: Linda, Yvonne, Me, Candy & Cheryl





Gals on Film - Ellen, Anita, Me & Candy on THE red carpet steps




Candy, Me & Ellen, first morning, suffering from earache from all the dolphin squealing I was doing



The genius that is Wendy Vecchi - I know - you seen it already but.... 






So!  On Day 1 we were all waiting up in the Convention Center, waiting on CHA opening... whilst waiting guess who we bumped into?  Only Gentleman Jim, the WONDER that is Jim Hankins... I mean, really, you seen his art? No?  HERE is his blog, take a cuppa with you, you will be some time.  Anyways, some little divvy from Wellingborough decided that she would pull a funny face behind Jim & Candy who were having their photo taken... little did she realise that it would show up, I thought, I really did think, that I was behind Jim so I wouldn't show... sorry Jim and Candy for mucking your photo up, lesson learnt, I shalln't be photo-bombing anymore rofl  And the gorgeous red head behind Candy?  The one and only Linda Ledbetter... she is a doll!

Hels always knew how to spoil a beautiful photo!

 And then wow, I bumped into the one and only Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door... that was mega exciting because I have just joined her 2013 DT - and she is Australian, I love Australians cos they have the best accent (and it is the land of the Cherry Ripe too!)  Rachel is so lovely and she brought me some gorgeous goodies to play with...


Rachel from Darkroom Door.. I could listen to her talk all day long.


And then I saw Tim and Mario and like a thorn between two roses, we posed for the camera!
 


And finally... Ellen made *ahem* me queue for 371 hours to get our charac carach charcarac, ahem, sketches done... I reckon I look ever so evil - like I am sitting on Ellen's shoulder whispering dirty jokes in her ear... as if I would do that.... *snort*


So.  Once we had got back to Ellen's we just had to go and visit Queen Patti from The Queen's Ink.  This is one of my fave shops, it is chocccccc full of goodies and the artwork on display is totes-amazebobs... here's Ellen with one of her gorgeous Dylusions tags:



Whilst we were there we bumped into Ellen's dear friend Connie - she is adorable, I love her to bits..and her eyes, I say it all the time but... she has the most beautiful soulful eyes... so I decided that a photo must be taken... and just to fool about a bit, a daft photo too... please don't ask how I managed to cross just the one eye... it makes me hurt just to think about it rofl








Here are Ellen and Connie - forever friends...




And then I nabbed a photo opportunity with Queen Patti... and of course, we had to have a mad one too...






And lunch at The Ram's Head... ooohlalalaaaaa... their onion rings are the stuff of legends, along with the delish chipotle sauce... nomnomnomnomnom...




So, that's all for today... I shall be back at 5am tomorrow with a tag that I made during a real life I Challenge Thee Recipe Crafting Do... and Ellen is blogging hers at midnight her time (5am here...)   I shall close by saying a big big thank you to everyone who made my trip so wonderful and memorable... to Candy for being the big sister I always wanted, to Cheryl for making it happen, to Anita for that wonderful trip and the side splitting laughs, to Ellen & Jack for being incredibly kind and putting up with me for all that time... and finally to my Grim for being such an amazing husband and letting me go and do my thing in America, he is a one in a million!   Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

P.S... Alfie is now talking to me, think he still lurves his Mummy



20 comments:

Kaz said...

Aww hels....your adventure looks bloomin AMAZING!!! Loved all your photos,all the updates, FABULOUS!!......Now cant wait to see what you create!!

Im well jel but in the nicest of ways xxx hope to see you next month for a chin wag at stitches xxx

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Andrea Kennard said...

Love, love, love that you have shared your trip with us, thanks Hels its been a pleasure x x x

Netrix said...

Lovely to see your pics and lots of smiles :)

Helen said...

Great to see all these photos, Hels. Hope the jet lag goes soon!

ellen vargo said...

Awesome pics from an awesome visit... miss ya loads already... hope you get back on England time soon. Until then... enjoy the extra sleep! God knows we earned some extra winks with all our antics. :) Love & Hugs... Els xxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Thanks for sharing the great pics, Hels & welcome home. Hope you recover from the jetlag soon.

rachel said...

thanks so much for sharing Hels - you do give me some giggles girl - fabulous xx

Fuchsia said...

Wow ! what Fabby Pics Hels so glad you had a great time thanks for sharing .
wouldnt mind one of those onion rings BTW ! LOL

Terry said...

Aweee Hels those Picci's are FABULOUS and I just loved reading your and Ellen's stories absolutely fabulous thanks so much for sharing your picci's sweetie and I hope that the Jet Lag will be away reall soon Huge hugs Terry xxx

Caz said...

Won't upset you by saying my jet lag from the New Zealand trip took me a couple of weeks to get over.......
Fab pics, you obviously had an amazing time with lots of lovely people!!!!
Chat soon
Lotsa
xx

Lynn Hardy said...

Great photos Hels! I'm not sure if my favourite is the one with Gentleman Jim or those onion rings!!!

Martha Richardson said...

So fun meeting you at CHA...isn't The Queen's Ink incredible???

Grim said...

If going and "doing your thing" in USA makes you happy, then it makes me happy xxx

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Maisie Moonshine said...

Glad you're home safe and sound and thankyou for sharing your fabulous trip with us. Looking forward to seeing your new goodies in action!

Crafting Queen said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Glad Alfie has forgiven you for leaving him for so long. :)

Redanne said...

Ah Hels, Grim's comment is lovely! It is great to see you having such a wonderful time with your buddies, thank you for sharing with us - love the ART Bus stop too. Hugs, Anne x

Anita Houston said...

Oh the fun times!!! Wish I could of keep going with you!

Rachel Greig said...

It was so fun to meet you!!! Can't wait to see you again in a couple of weeks at Stitches!! xxx

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