Saturday, March 21, 2015

Whats been happening in Dy's world…???

First of all, I had a birthday…

Yes, another one, by crikey!!!

I spent it at one of my favourite hotels, La Rosa, in Whitby.








I had my hair quoiffed…I'm quite liking the straight look, for a change..

I spent a week filming videos…

This is the start of the week



And this is how I feel at the end, lol..


This week the fabulous Dina Wakely is teaching in our shop, Art from the Heart, so she flew in a bit early so we could get tons of work done.

We always start with a production meeting, and what better place than the famous Betty"s of Harrogate.





Then it was back to Reaveley Towers to film another online class for our Back2Back series.









Early start the next day and back to Betty's for a traditional breakfast.
Nothing beats a good British sausage in the morning !!



We managed to squeeze in a little bit of retail therapy and then it was back to the Tower for more filming.






Here's to a fabulous weekend

Whatever you're up to 

Enjoy xx

36 comments:

Ursula said...

Wonderful post! The hotel in Whitby has a marvellous view. You and Dana will continue to have a lot of laughs I'm sure. Enjoy!!!

Helen said...

well I know the first day's classes went well and I'm sure today's are too. great photos - looks like lots of laughing, drinking tea and eating cake - perfect!!

Betty Sarachik said...

Glad you two had some time to have fun. Then back to work work work. See you at the Collins Show. Your Jewish Mother

stamping sue said...

Looks like you two had lots of fun together. my weekend isn't so much fun but that's life. take care
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Diana said...

belated happy birthday to you!!!!!
holy your hair is super long!!! and beautiful straight. have a blast you two!!

famillemarleau said...

Sorry I'm late. Happy Birthday. You are a very busy lady. Love your hair, Johanne Lacombe

Caroline Hallett said...

What fun you have been having - very jealous of your betty's trips xxx

Chrisi said...

May you have the best year ever. You make my life a lot more colourful (added the U for you)!

Laura Edwards said...

Absolutely wonderful photos! Gave me a real giggle on a morning full of accounts and many many tiny pieces of paper.

allyson thomson said...

lol, you gals are so adorable! You can always tell you're having fun. Loving the straight hair, it's so shiny and luscious looking!

Sue said...

Fun, fun, fun!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the photos!!! So so fun!

Fotojoy/Joyce said...

It looks like you are having a GRAND time with all 'your art time in the tower' Happy Belated Birthday -Glad your home safe and sound and get LOTS R&R to take care of 'that chest cold '

Caroline D. said...

Love all the photos... they just make me smile. Thanks for sharing them and a glimpse into all your adventures! So glad you and your Bestie Dina are having loads of fun! Looking forward to all the videos...

Scrapoochi said...

That hotel could be yours! I understand you love it a lot! Wow I couldn't eat your breakfast, but glad you've enjoyed it! Awesome pics!!!! Hugs Nancy

M!R said...

Beautiful photos!!! Beautiful you!!! Can't wait to see you again!!!xxx Miranda

Shari Trumbull said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY DYAN!! 29 FOREVER!! :) :) Fabulous photos Dyan! Thanks so much for sharing the behind the scene shots of you and Dina! OK--I just have to say...Who wouldn't want a banger in the mouth first thing in the morning?! LOL :) :) (sorry, I've just been looking for an opportunity to say banger in the mouth!) :) :) LOL!! XOXO-Shari

karin said...


I loved iT to have a look in your Art Kitchen.
What a great dress you are wearing.
Love you both. Hope to see you soon inThe Netherlands

Jacqueline Stephens said...

Belated Happy Birthday. You don't look a day older. Love the pics. BYW, were can I find the videos? :)

Carol McCready said...

Happy belated birthday.
Love the hotel pics; looks like such a fabulous place to stay.

Hope you enjoy your time with Dina. Now I'm off to find out about these online classes.

Lisa Gledhill said...

OMG what a spectacular way to spend a birthday ..Happy Bday to a wonderful inspiring lady

Lisa Gledhill said...

What a spectacular way to spend your birthday, Happy Bday to a wonderful inspiring lady

Shannon Benedetti said...

I love your world. Thank you for sending smiles.

Riverrat said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Love the photos. Looks like lots of laughs and mega fun.

Tona said...

Happy belated Birthday!
What a fun blog post to read. The hotel looked wonderful & it looked like you were having a great time with Dina.

Dianne said...

I want to move into that hotel, it looks fabulous

craftyM said...

Looks like nothing but fun!!!! You guys are a crack up! Keep up the fun, the inspiration, the good times, products, and classes!! And don't forget to come back to Oregon, Dyan!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Belated birthday wishes, I'm glad you took some time off to enjoy your day. LOVE the photos of you & Dina, looks like you both had a wonderful time.

sgordon1214 said...

If the new Dylusions paints can't brighten up someone's day, then nothing will! They are gorgeous!

catherine said...

What a fabulous place for you to spend your birthday Dyan. Hope you had a fabulous time. Looks like you and Dina have been hard at work together(not without many laughs I suppose!) and looking forward to the videos
x catherine

Maxine Jones said...

Looks like you had plenty of fun! A regular to Whitby myself, never stayed in hotel as have family nearby!!! Oh, you must check out this hotel in Brighton if you need to stay down there, Hotel Pelirocco (I have a feeling you will like)! I stayed in there in Cissy Mo's Magic Garden room (it has fake grass on the ceiling). Enjoy. Peace xx

Rea' said...

Happy Belated Birthday ! Now THAT is a Birthday... the hotel is gorgeous... and that cake OMG ... so fun ! You "Girls" just seem to enjoy each other... love the interaction !

Nancy said...

Happy belated Birthday. I have ancestors who came from Whitby in the 1600's to America. I do want to see that area along with Devon and Dorset someday.
Can't wait to see all the videos.

Salomé said...

It's really wonderful to see you having fun with Dina, I like seeing you together, it's a real delight to see such photos. Oh, and you have a wonderful craft room and craft table, I need the same! Don't stop having fun!!
From Salomé your French fan ;)

Jinny B said...

A very belated Happy Birthday. It was good to see the Resident Bit of Glamour in the background. I hope she (and you, of course) is/are well. See you in December if not before.
Jane

texasbarb said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, dear Dyan!!! I've been off the grid for the last week and missed your special day. I can NOT wait for the next Back2Back!!

I would love to be a fly on the wall just watching you and Dina play...er...I mean...work...together.

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