I arrived home from Crafteire last night, very tired and weary but delighted with the best retreat I have ever been to. Everyone was lovely, the hotel was luxurious, the food to die for and my classes were well received. I even got a couple of layouts scrapped! I got loads of sympathy for my hurt back and my shingles (now subsiding), everyone was so kind, Kirsty got fed up with tying shoelaces for me and decided to hurl herself on the floor and pretended she hurt her arms so that she could get sympathy too.
I taught two classes, one was a travel journal, with loads of pockets for tickets, receipts etc and the other a paper pieced layout with a mini book underneath the house. There is a magnetic snap underneath the chimney to keep it closed.
Thanks to Becks at Scrapgenie for sponsoring my classes and a huge thanks to Kate and Mireille for inviting me, I had so much fun.
We had a great time in Dublin and a misery tour through country roads on the way there while Kirsty tried to tackle a map that bore no resemblance to the actual road 'system', we came to the conclusion that there is a road sign thief somewhere near Tullamore but we got there in the end. I took loads of photos in Avoca, my favourite shop ever, I'll post them when I have some more time.
I have some friends from the US visiting for a few days and I'm playing tourguide, I am off to meet them at lunchtime. They are staying in a 12th century coach house near Canterbury, I hope they like it.