Sunday, 8 August 2010

Back home and candy winners

Happy Sunday everyone.

We are back home after what seems like a very long trip visiting so any beautiful Countries. We had a fabulous time, probably too much food and definately too much to drink, but some wonderful memories and the highlights too long to list, but I thik for me Palma de Mallorca lists amongst the best. Probably because I have never visited it properly and always had this seedy Magaluf impression, but nothing could be further from fact and it was beautiful.

And on board apart from bumping into one of our doctors within the first hour which was a shock to the system and a bit eerie, the definate highlight was learning Matthew Cuttler (Strictly) was aboard on vacation with Nicole and it became a routine occurance to see them on the next table at breakfast or lunch. He is a super down to earth guy and by his own admission loves to chat. On the second week bowing to passenger pressure he and Nicole agreed to do an impromptue peformance one evening which was magical. He both hosted and danced the session in the ships two story theatre.

On to my candy and seems you enjoyed my geograpy trip......I was so worried after I went away that I would bore you all silly...........but so many of you joined is so I want to say a huge thank you to you all for making it fun for everyone. Here are the winners selected by Random Org:

Cherry Blodwyns 3 night dream
Tracy Country Mouse
Kathy from Barnsley
Sandra from Croatia

Congratulations all of you. Please mail me with your full postal addys so I can get your packages off to you.

Now I need to have a serious think about getting my head back into crafting mode. I always find it hard after a break and speaking to others I don't think I'm alone here, but I have loads of DT work to do, an upcoming demo day not to mention a fast approaching magazine deadline, so crafty hat on and hopefully a willing mojo. And of course back to proper work tomorrow as well :( :(


Annmaree said...

welcome home, sounds like you had a brilliant time!

Cant wait to see your photos *hint hint, nudge nudge* lol

Dragonlady said...

Hi Brenda

Welcome home. Sounds like you had a fantastic trip asn how lucky to meet Matthew - one of my favs!!

Hugs Ali x

Merry said...

Great to hear from you Brenda sounds like such a wonderful time.

Congrats to the lucky winners too.

Margreet said...

Welcome home Brenda....sounds like you had a wonderful vacation....congrats on the winners!....good luck with the normal life!
xxx Margreet

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! I really enjoyed the geography lessons you left for us while you were away lol! I so need a holiday now but don't have anything booked as yet :o(

You mention you have a demo day coming up. Is it at Sir Stampalot because I have been talking with my mum about taking a trip there over the next few weeks and it would be lovely to combine it with when you are going to be there. Perhaps you could let me know please.

Lisa x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Welcome back Brenda. I'm glad you had a wonderful time!
Clare x

Elsina said...

Welcome back and so glad you had a fun time. I traveled with you in my head :)

Lisa Jane said...

Hi lovely to have you home.Really enjoyed following your travels and playing along.
Looking forward to all your new creations
Lisa :)

sandra said...

Welcome home Brenda!
It was fun traveling with you.
So glad that you had great time and enjoyed this journey.
Thank you for candy.
I still can't believe I won.
Thank you,thank you,thank you!!!

iReneM said...

A BIG welcome home, Brenda. I too forget how to make cards after a holiday, but it sounds as though you will have to get in gear PDQ, lol.
I really enjoyed following your travels and taking part in your quiz - and Congrats to the lucky winners :-)


Rainmac said...

Welcome home Brenda and many congratulations to the lucky winners xxx

Mummylade said...

welcome home, I'm sure your mojo is more than willing =)

Helen said...

Welcome home, Brenda - congrats to the winners. Sounds like you had a fab time - Matthew Cutler comes across on TV as a really nice bloke, so it must have been great to meet him in person - lucky you!! What a special memory to have your own performance.

Cherry said...

Welcome back to Blighty Brenda. Thanks for our virtual hols - I really enjoyed it. I am still reeling with delight to have been picked to receive some of your delightful candy - THANK YOU. Have a good day. I've e-mailed you. Hugs Cherry XXX

Linapyssel said...

Welcome home Brenda!!!
Thank you for setting up this fun candy and big cingrats to all the lycky winners
Hugs lina

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time. I love Parma too and have lots of happy memories of the place. Saw the pic of Barcelona, love it there too. Weather here has been rubbish, lots of rain in the NW, nothing to do but craft.

Sally H said...

Welcome home! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

chris said...

Hi Brenda, sounds like you had a fab time, looking forward to getting together, not long until our demo day, just to add a bit more pressure, sorry. hugs chris xx

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Great to have you back.

Sounds like you had a great time .. .. hope you didn't bring too much washing back with you!!???!?!

Catch you soon

Love Jules xx

Lesley said...

Hi Brenda,

So glad you had such a wonderful holiday.

Congrats to all your winners.

Lesley x

☼ Cheryl* said...

Welcome home! Glad you had a lovely time :)
Congrats everyone!

Lynne K said...

Welcome back, Brenda. Glad you enjoyed your holiday. I'm sure you'll be back in crafting mode very quickly, but hopefully rested and refreshed!

Sarah A said...

Welcome back from what sounds like a wonderful and special trip. I'm sure it won't take long to get back into the crafting groove ;-)

Well done to all the winners and thanks for the virtual cruise, it was great fun!

Sarah x

Teresa said...

Hi Brenda! Congratulations to the winners and thanks for sharing so nice game!

Kras said...

Welcome back, Brenda. Glad you enjoyed your holiday.

Sara said...

Hi and welcome home Brenda! It seems you have enjoied so much your trip! Thank you for your game, it has been interesting to know a bit more these cities..!


mckinkle said...

Lovely to see you back with us Brenda, what a fabulous cruise you had, we all sure enjoyed it too!

Well done ladies!

Keryn x

Ms. Jen said...

Welcome home Brenda! So glad to hear you had a fab trip. I came down sick and wasn't able to play all week, but I have to say it was a fun challenge and of course we were thinking of you all week. One day I'd like to take a cruise myself, but I think I'd like to go to Alaska!! I do hope you're giving yourself a little time to adjust and get back into the swing of things. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Hugs - Jen

mae said...

Welcome home Brenda!!!!!
Congratulations to the winners!!!!

cg said...

Welcome home, and congrats winners!

Tracy said...

OMG can't believe i'm a winner, I enjoyed keeping up with your travels. Will e-mail you now.
Thank you Brenda.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marjo said...

Congrats to all the winners!

Rosa-kreattiva said...

Congrats to all the winners! peccato spero in una prossima volta!!! buona vita

Nikbee said...

It sounds like you had a fab time. I am so jealous you met Matthew Cutler - I think he's great!

Nikki x

craftymum said...

Glad to have you back but glad you had a great time too. We are off this weekend to New York for a week then a weeks Caribbean cruise. I wonder If we will have any celebrity next to us for breakfast? I will let you know
Love sarah x

Serendipity Stamping said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Again, thanks for the wonderful tour, it was fun to "go along with you".

Rufus said...

Congrats to the winners. Thanks for the "virtual" vacation!

Linda W said...

Hi Brenda, welcome home - so glad you enjoyed your holiday. It has been fun following you around all the lovely places you visited and congrats to all the winners - lucky people! Linda x

Francesca said...

Hi Brenda , so glad to have you back and glad you enjoyed your holiday

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