Thursday, 17 July 2008

A Wonderful Weekend

Last weekend I was lucky enough to go on a retreat organised for the Leeds Paper Dolls by our amazing leader, Kirsty.

She had booked an adventure centre for us to stay in, in Alston, Cumbria and a local village hall to scrap in (which was next door to the pub!!). Below is the adventure centre.

We all arrived by 6pm and once we were settled in our rooms (thank you Alison for being a superb roomie) we headed to the pub!! We didn't have access to the village hall until 9pm so we ate a wonderful meal in the local pub (served by a wonderful chef who I swear was Anthony Worrell-Thompson's brother).

We set up our tables after dinner and we even managed a bit of scrapping before heading back to the centre.

Alison (below having the giggles) and I swore there was a ghost in our room when we heard knocking but no-one at the door. It turned out to be Kirsty and Hazel in the room below.

So like naughty schoolkids Alison and I headed off down the corridors to their room where we spent an evening filled with much laughter.

Up bright and early the following day, we arrived back at the hall for breakfast. Here we are busy as bees!! In the background is the wonderful Julie, who was our shop for the day - and did I manage to spend!!!

The weekend was filled with much hilarity and a little scrapping - some of my fellow paper dolls are indeed exceptionally talented scrappers and I am amazed how much I learnt this weekend.

And here are all the paper dolls who were able to attend the weekend - this photo took a lot of organising - and a multitude of cameras were lined up to take this shot. It was like having the paparazzi with us!!

I have to say that I have NEVER enjoyed a weekend away more than this, so much so that my ribs actually hurt when I came home from laughing so much. A special thanks goes to Kirsty for organising this wonderful weekend, to Lynn who travelled further than any of us to join the Paper Dolls, the Alison for being the best roomie a girl could want (and for not laughing at me trying to climb up to the top bunk) and to everyone of the 15 ladies who were there for the weekend, you are all wonderful.

I will upload some of my LO's soon that I did on the weekend or were inspired by the weekend.


voodoo vixen said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! Nothing beats laughter and scrapping with like minded people...

dddeeebbbzzz said...

What a brilliant weekend! Looking forward to seeing the results of all those giggly scrapping sessions!

alicat said...

What a great recap of the weekend! And me giggling my head off sums it all up nicely.
Good job I didn't have a camera with me for the shots of you getting to your top bunk hon! :lol:
You were such a joy to be with and, as always, brightened everyone's day. Roll on the next one! :D