Monday, 18 June 2012

Home again!

Well Hello!
I know, I've been completely slack since getting back from my little jaunt. So onto the give of my giveaway.
Thank you for all your guesses.  I'm sorry I couldn't post these pictures from my iPad to give you all visual clues.

  The correct answer to where I was, was Sydney, Australia.

Within the timeframe I needed your guesses there were two ladies who said Australia, so I bought a little goodie for each of you. So Leanne and Angie ping me your deets and I'll post off your little prezzie.

It was a trip I never dreamed I'd be taking, but one I'm so, so pleased I took.  I had less than 12 hours notice that I was going. On the Wednesday night my husband suggested I go to my very dear friend and mentor's 60th birthday party that was happening in Sydney on the Saturday!

So after a flurry on "Tintin's web" I booked a flight that was leaving Thursday morning and arriving Friday night in Sydney. Our girls were unaware I was going till I woke them in their beds with kisses as I was heading out the door for the airport. They were pretty surprised, but then having a Mum like me you'd think they were used to surprises all the time.
I swear that I'm storing up years of them going twice weekly to see a shrink because of the trauma I've done to them growing up. We won't be able to afford Uni or get them married off, because we'll be paying for them to lie on that shrinks couch for years.

But I digress.

I arrived back a couple of weeks ago exhausted. Two flights, an 11hr stopover in Singapore and having been awake since 1am the day I left Sydney! I now know why they use sleep deprivation as a form of torture, I would have confessed to anything after that trip. Even killing Kennedy, though I wasn't even born when he was taken out.

Since getting back I've joined the Brit Quilt Swap and my partner is...Oh I forgot, it's a secret!
I was also having a place held for me on the In the Frame Purse Swap and have started on my partner's purse.
I'm also busy chopping fabric and making a flock of geese for the lovely Trudi whose month it is for our Brit Bee.

Hope you're all having a fab day where ever you are. Have any of you ever done off the wall trips that swept you off your feet unannounced but that turned out fantastic?

Thanks so much for peeping at my little blog

Terri x


  1. Gosh you are a busy Lady, aren't you.
    Glad you are back and had a good time.

  2. Welcome back! Oh I've lived a whole life of unpredictable travel! Sat at home catching up on blog reading having escaped the city that is under flame grid lock! :) Happy swapping, got my partners too!

  3. You were very busy. It makes me tired just reading about it. I'm glad that you had a good time and are back home safely.

  4. Yay - I think your dating has gone wrong - says yo posted this last Monday - that cannot be!

  5. Hope you had fun down under - it is somewhere I've never been tho' I have spent a week in Singapore - lovely place!!! So clean. Love their rules - no swearing, no gum chewing, no this or that!!

  6. 12 hours notice! You crazy woman! Sounds amazing :)

  7. Well your jet setting makes my life look positively dull. Glad that it was a good trip. Di x

  8. I want a surprise like that from my husband. So pleased you had such a great time and know just what you felt like when you came home. It took me 39 hours to get home from Auckland once and I had lost the ability to focus by the time I reached Newcastle.

  9. Trip sounds fabulous :-) Glad you had such a good time! Glad you're back too ;-)

  10. I know I'm a bit late to the party on this post, but wanted to say hi anyway! So glad you're in the BQS3 too! Chat soon, Jxo

  11. Alas, never that far on a whim with quite such little notice! Still, glad you had a fab trip :o)

  12. Welcome back and wow, so nice to win. It sounds like a great time but the jet lag would be awful. It took me over a week to recover from the 7 hours of time zones from my house to London.

  13. Wow, what a fabulous trip! For me a last-minute trip means nipping into town not halfway round the world ;o) Welcome back!

  14. Fab trip but bet you were tired coming back!

    How is that purse coming along then Terri!? Hope you are finding it easy ...?


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