Saturday, February 19, 2011

Greetings from the House of Sheridan!

Hello!

The time is whizzing by WAY too quickly!  I feel like I just arrived and it's half way over already! 

I arrived on Thursday morning and Hels met me at Heathrow - we did the silent squealing wave from across the airport and it felt like I had never left.  Isn't it great when you have a friend that no matter how much time passes between visits, it just feels like coming home?  Lovely...  Anywho...

We took the tube to St. Pancras station and met Grim... went to Starbucks (it's required, right???), and then took the train back to Wellingborough - here's me on the train (in my Tim Holtz hoodie - well, he's HERE in England, so I really had no choice, right?)


And since Grim works for the railway, we got to sit in First Class!  I've never taken First Class *anything* - plane, train, or otherwise!  How posh!


Here's a cute pic of Hels & Grim... he's got that twinkle in his eyes.... must be up to no good, but I'll never say... (LOL)


The rest of the day was spent unpacking and LOTS of talk, talk, talk and then talk some more... Isn't it lovely when you can talk for hours about everything and nothing?  

Friday we drove to Souldrop and went to Bedford Arms for lunch... remember last time we tried to go and it was closed?  Well today... success!


We walked in and the whole place just ooooozzzeees charm... real wood fire burning (*LOVE* that smell!), low ceilings, dark wood trim, wood floors, brick hearth.... the kind of place you could just sit for HOURS.  I got the *best* lunch... bacon & brie on a toasted ciabatta roll... OMG... to DIE for... melted in my mouth.... I mean look at the size of that bacon!  Our American bacon pales in comparison...


Of course we had to have chips (fries for US peeps) - so we got one regular chips and one cheesy chips and shared... delish!  And of course this lunch was calorie free because it was eaten in a foreign country, and everybody knows.... all food eaten while in a foreign country has zero calories, right??? I'll continue to believe that until I step on the scale at home... but let's not think about that now....

Then we went to see Lin Brown at her store LB Crafts - a little slice of *heaven*.... I didn't go quite as NUTS as I did last time, but I got some lovely stash.... a jar of Ferro, some gor-geous Inka Gold in the most beautiful shade of green, paint, alterable frames, PaperArtsy stamps!!, lots of awesome charms (crowns, locks, keys), tiny drawer pull handles that look amazing on the top of a mini frame, and some other random goodness....

It was lovely to see Lin - we were able to have a quick visit - which considering how busy she is was quite nice of her - she's getting ready for the big Artsy Crafts event next week and has snagged TIM HOLTZ to teach classes!! Plus she's teaching classes with Leandra from Paper Artsy - 288 kits!! Plus there's a big trade show this weekend... so... really nothing much to do.... HA!  Anway, it was nice to see her and have a quick visit.

After our lovely delicious lunch, we didn't need much for dinner, so we decided to skip dinner altogether and have dessert (Hels' DIVINE homemade chocolate cake!) instead.... again... no calories!  (*denial is a wonderful thing*)...

Spent the rest of the night in the room of stash playing!  I finished up a book I made in a class at Queen's Ink - will post pix later.  It's FAB - hand-sewn binding... yummo.

Today it's all about ART.... will share.... having the BEST time.... more to come later....

TTFN!!

~ ellen xxx

7 comments:

Neil said...

sounds absolute heaven!

Helen said...

Saw on Twitter just how much you DID buy though.,... great pic of Hels and Grim - now, get crafting and show us some gorgeousness!

Minxy said...

sounds like your having a blast, happy art play x

Hels Sheridan said...

That photo should have been destroyed at inception... Grim looks like a nawty boy - I look like a big fat mamma... what is with the squinty eyes!!! Anyways... yes, time is going waaaaaaaaay too quick... but... it is still THE BEST!!
A off to make a bacon buttie for lunch now.. xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Sounds like you are both having a fabulous time, ENJOY every ,inure both of you. Tracy Evans x

Lori said...

Sounds wonderful Ellen, fab pic of Hels and Grim, so cute! More Paper Artsy stamps??? Say it isn't so! lol!

Andrea said...

what did I say about that cake, its just the best and Graham does look like he is up to mischeif, glad you had the bestest time x