Good evening fellow bloggers. It's the last few hours of the old year and I thought I'd do a small blog update in preparation for welcoming in 2011.
But back to Harrogate. What a hoot we had! Maureen came to pick me up about 8.30 am on 26th November - and I wasn't even dressed - or packed for that matter, having spent the previous afternoon sitting in a camper van for 3 hours with a springer spaniel called Toby for company waiting to be called to give evidence at a tribunal - only to discover that they didn't need me after all! On the way back, Liz decided I was coming back to theirs for dinner as they were doing Thanksgiving for Rachel (Marshall's girlfriend) who was visiting from San Fransisco. I got home around midnight-ish so needless to say nothing got done! Maureen kindly fed Minnie whilst I threw myself into some clothes and some clothes - and stitching into my weekend bag (or case). The drive down to Harrogate was lovely - sun was shining and we made excellent time - got to the hotel and booked in, and then people started to trickle back across the road from the stitching show and sooner or later they all ended up in our (mine and Karen's) room. I am sure reception just give my room number out to anyone to be honest - a right load of reprobates we had in there!
We all met up for dinner at 7.30 and a lovely meal we had too - and lovely wine too lol. We then retired back upstairs to "our" room and continued the conversation and then we threw everyone out and got down to the real business for the evening - the mods meeting! Maureen kindly took notes on the laptop when I got into a fankle and we managed to get through all of the business we had planned to - and having Maureen on hand as an interested "other" helped a lot with some of the stuff we were discussing.
Maureen and I left fairly soon after breakfast on Sunday morning as we had heard reports of heavy snowfalls in the north and Val had reported back to us that her drive home the previous evening had been pretty bad and that they were now snowed in. Unbelievably the first really bad snow we came across was just outside Hamilton - and the rest is history!
I will leave you now wishing you all the very best for 2011 and for those who have had an up and down year like me, here's to bigger and better things. Thanks everyone for taking the time to read my ramblings over the past year or so - I really do appreciate the comments you leave.
Love and hugs to all.