Monday, October 14, 2013

You mean San Hose isn't in Texas...?? Oooops is that supposed to be Jose.!!!!

So I finally made it to San Francisco to be greeted by the lovely Lucy and the gorgeous  Laurie who owns Scrapbook Island. They decided to treat me to a bit of sightseeing.

Driving into the city.

The fabulous bridge

Look at the size of that.

 I was really excited to see Alcatraz. It is amazing how it is just perched there in the sea. It doesn't look to be too far away either so it's no wonder people thought they could escape. but the water is treacherous. I was fascinated by it though .

I couldn't work out what the strange noises were that I kept hearing and then we walked round the corner...

Lol so many sea lions all basking in the early evening sunshine. 

When we got to the store there was a mass panic when we discovered all my tubs of equipment hadn't made it. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!! Panic mode or what?

We eventually tracked them down ( via the lovely Louis from Afghanistan...yes really), to a UPS facility 2 1/2 hrs away. They assured us they would be delivered by end of day Monday !!!

Err I don't think so, Monday I would be gone.

Could we go get them.?

Well you could if we knew where they where.??

Meanwhile all the ladies where arriving for the book signing so I had to put on my smiley face and pretend I didn't have a care in the world.!!!

Unfortunately I don't know what Karen was doing with my camera but I only have these few pics !!

Finally at 10.30pm the tubs were located and Laurie and her lovely husband made the epic journey to retrieve them.

That just left an early start on the Sat morning to get everything ready for the days classes.

After a manic day, and a massive clean up we had it all turned around again for the  All day Sunday class. Think Laurie needed a lie down to recover.!!

Sunday was a fabulous day, the students were great and kept up with my fast pace.

Heres the official picture

And heres the unofficial, lol

Then it was time for all the photos.

Awww my lovely girlie Laurie x

And then the big clean up and pack up ready to send to the next store.

Up at 5am this morning to begin my travels over to Ranger Headquarters. I am currently sat in my usual room with Chicken, broccoli and rice, a bottle of sparkling Pellegrino and my feet on the coffee table..!!

Enjoy xx


scrappallino said...

It 'great fun reading your blog dear Dyan. You are great!

thekathrynwheel said...

Yikes! I can feel your panic from here over the missing equipment! As always, just reading your blog makes me fell exhausted! Enjoy the rest of your travels x

txherbgrower said...

I've done a few workshops and I saw those tubs! My heart would have been racing!!! Take care..your Tx Tea Buddy.

texasbarb said...

OMG!!! I don't know how you put on the happy face while not knowing where your tubs were or IF you'd get them in time for class!!! You are truly blessed to have it all work out!! I'm so glad it all worked out!!

Carol McCready said...

Happy you tracked down you items.
Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Unknown said...

I'm happy I could take your great and fun class last Sunday. I bought a lot of dylusion items, so I will also enjoy getting messy in my house!! Thank you, Dyan!!

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