Wednesday, June 27, 2007

What a Fabulous Weekend!!!

I had an absolutely awesome time away on my scrapping weekend. The company was wonderful, the cottage very cute and the weather surprisingly mild. I was expecting to really feel the cold but it was very pleasant and the house had a coonara fire so we all kept very toasty warm. I flew down Friday morning and we headed up to the house Friday afternoon via a Scrapbook shop for last minute supplies of course, lol. We found the house up the end of a very hilly, narrow dirt lane and unpacked our gear, popped into Healesville for a few bits and then got back to start scrapping. I managed to complete one layout with the second nearly finished too, I was very happy with that.

We met another lovely friend of Sharon's, Tracey on Sat morning in Healesville and then took ourselves out for a very yummy breakfast. Then after a quick scrounge in the local op shop (got some really cute buttons) we started our scrapping day, only stopping for a late lunch, to say goodbye to Tracey and then for dinner. I finished off my layout from the night before, completed 2 more and then started the last one which I finished on Sunday. I would of liked to have done more but I am a very slow scrapper so that wasn't too bad really, we all could of stayed and kept scrapping for much longer. It was so wonderful to be able to sit uninterrupted and scrap away with the lovely, funny & talented company of Sharon, Steph & Kirst. These women were so much fun to go away with and totally inspiring as well, I had an absolute blast with you ladies!!!!!
Thankyou so much Sharon & Andrew for one of the best Birthday presents ever, it was exactly what I needed and I had the best time ever. It was fabulous to see you again and to have a cuddle with Max & Jemima, we miss you all so much.

So here's a few photos from the weekend:

The girls outside our very cute little cottage.

Steph & Kirsty hard at it.

The five of us on Saturday just before Tracey went home.
The view or lack of on Sunday morning. It was one of those very foggy mornings that turn into a beautiful sunny day :)

It is just so beautiful up that way, I love it.

Funny photo of Sharon

Everybodies work for you to see.

We went out for lunch in Healesville on the way home to a fabulous wineries cellar door called Giant Steps where we had the BEST pizzas I have ever eaten, they were so delicious and so was the wine. If you're up that way make sure you call in and check it out, it's a fab place and it was a totally wonderful way to finish off a fabulous weekend.

I haven't had a chance to take photos of the layouts I finished, hopefully I'll get to that tomorrow so I'll share with you all then :)
Off to bed now, sleep well all xx


random thoughts said...

Well done lovey, well done. Certainly looks like you had a divine time. So when's the next scrapping weekend away?

dani_luigi said...

Jan, I'm so glad to hear you had a good weekend away, you deserve it so so much.

Drool check out the view and that food and spending time with those lovely girls, I'm green with envy.

I hope you get to do it again soon.

ruth said...

Jan, those layouts look fabulous. Usually I think layouts loose something in photo from irl. BUt they come up great! Looks like everybody did some beautiful work!

ps. pmsl at your dancing man.snort.