Friday, October 25, 2013

What a lovely week out and about......where did I end up last....?!

Back home, unpacked but not sorted yet after a fun few days away.
Firstly we headed down to Edinburgh to see the Lion King which was absolutely fabulous, the costumes were amazing as was the music. 
It takes me back as hubby and I first watched the film in the States on our first holiday away together.  To cut a long story short there was a nasty hurricane in Florida that year and we ended up in the cinema one afternoon. 
The only thing that marred the whole experience at the theatre was the heat, it was hot, hot, hot!  My youngest became very uncomfortable and had to go out for fresh air, lucky for me, hubby took him. 
He was fine after a splash of water and ice-cream and didn't miss much at all.
On the way back to our accommodation we had a giggle as the taxi driver miss heard me and took us to the wrong hotel, LOL, we managed to catch him before he disappeared and had a lovely ride around Edinburgh.  We did giggle. 
I love Edinburgh at night all the building and the castle lit up.  We certainly don't build anywhere near the quality of buildings anymore, such a shame as I personally do think the older definitely have much more character and presence.

On to Wednesday and we spent the day in the Science centre in Glasgow having first booked into The Crowne Plaza...

What a super hotel especially for the SECC, you don't even have to go out in the rain!
A walk across the bridge and we were at the Science centre.

What a super place for kids and adults alike.  We had great fun trying different experiments and challenging each other.  My lot found the machine that made body noises the most fun.....I think it is a boy thing! 
We also really enjoyed this.....

Not the most flattering of photos!
It was good fun mind.  After the Science centre we went back to the hotel for a swim, sauna and Jacuzzi before enjoying a lovely meal.
Yesterday was spent here.....whoop, whoop!

The Christmas show and craft show at the SECC.  Whilst I wandered around the boys all visited the Transport museum and the rescue helicopter at my time was limited! 
I had a mad dash around the craft and hobby hall and the Christmas gift hall before meeting up with the lovely Cass and Susan.
Lots to see and so many people.  I did manage to get a few gifts for folk which I can't share in case they see them.  As for the crafty bits and bobs....I'm afraid I didn't find much I haven't already seen so this is what I came home with....

Wire, wire ribbon, ribbon and lace, bling, wooden buttons and glitter for cake making.  No stamps, papers or Spellbinders!  What is going on!!
I certainly wasn't going to fight to get at stalls but I nearly made a big purchase.
I very much liked the all singing and dancing sewing machines but chickened out of buying without doing a little more research first.  I don't as yet spend enough time on the sewing machine I already have but if I do to start to more, it will be top of my list.
Back down to earth with a bump today and off to work early tomorrow, another dine in weekend, it should be busy. 
I also have a SU party to look forwards to on Saturday night and a crop Sunday.
What a busy crafty weekend?!  Yippee!

It finally remains for me to wish you all the very best over the weekend.  Have a good one and happy crafting.  x 


mixamatoasties said...

It was fab to meet you. Could have chatted for much much longer xx

Unknown said...

you have been busy but you all have had a great week I saw Lyon King in NY a few years ago it was 1st class. what is a crop sunday I am being nosy

cuilliesocks said...

You've had a great time Erika by the sounds of things. Lots of lovely goodies to play with too.
Have a good weekend, hugs Kate x

Patricia said...

Well you certainly have had a good time this past week...... Lucky you.
Oh! Wish I had known you were going to SECC would have loved to meet up with you. Even just for a few minutes to put a face to the name.
Have a fantastic weekend

Patricia xxx