The Dictionary definition for twaddle/twaddling is:
trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious talk or writing.
verb (used without object), twad·dled, twad·dling.
2. to talk in a trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious manner; prate.
verb (used with object), twad·dled, twad·dling.
3. to utter as twaddle.

Art Therapy is Heart Therapy ~ TwinkleToes2day (aka mo)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

By Wee Man ~ And Twinkle of Course

Our Holiday Adventure Part 3

another long, picture heavy post

Now where were we up to.......?
Yes, Wednesday was another day of great excitement for me personally. Wee Man, Helen & I were going to spend time at Lynn's house with some of her local friends who are also very talented crafting friends. There was Susan Woosey, Julie Waters, Mel Hearn and her two beautiful children, Lola and George who are all relatively local to Lynn and there was also a visit expected from Anne Redfern, aka Redanne of bollyanne(dot)blogspot who travelled from Cheshire. I hope you will check out Anne's blog, because Anne makes some of the most amazing and beautiful items and she has talent in bucket loads, but more importantly, she is one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life. It was a complete pleasure to meet her, Julie, Susan and Mel.
I have to say that there was far more eating and chatting than creating going on, haha. Wee Man and Lynn showed us up by carrying on regardless and decorated an awesome button egg just like the ones from Lynn's workshop

And then. bless her beautiful cotton socks, Lynn took Wee Man out into her garden for an Easter Egg Hunt. She had written 9 clues for him to find 9 eggs.

Thank you Lynn, he really enjoyed the hunt. He told me he thought the funniest clue was, Does Mr Gnome know where there's an egg?' haha :-D
Wee Man shared his booty with all us ladies at the tables and with Lola and George.
We left with some very thoughtful gifts
Here is Hooty the Owl with her nest, for Wee Man
Isn't she the cutest, looking after the creme eggs too?!
And he got a concertina book about famous London sites and a fabulous kaleidoscope with a faceted lens that shows how an insect sees
Side one
Side two
That evening we went for another walk on the moor to feed the fish. There weren't any ducks around this time, but there were two hungry Geese. 

Thursday 9th April was our last day. We met up with Lynn near lunch time and she took us over to Todmorden to look around a vintage market but there was also a surprise in store for Wee Man

Yup! A bus cafe! **GASP!** 
Grandma Pollards bus cafe to be exact. That's Lynn just getting on the bus and the small person you may just make out is Wee Man. he was on there like a Greyhound to see if there was an available table, hahaha! Luckily there was (phew!)
Our food was delicious and the staff very courteous. We got a few photos of the outside, but I wish I'd taken some inside too. 
After lunch we went to the market. I love a good market and this one was very big, (to me). Wee Man has an eye for a bargain and got himself a couple of vehicles and a game at a reasonable price.
We then went to a play park to allow Wee Man to run off some energy and have some kiddy fun. 
picture courtesy of Google
Lynn, Helen and I sat watching whilst eating delicious ice-cream, (hehe), and as it was so very busy I didn't feel comfortable taking photos, so I thought I would use Google to show you the main play area of Centre Vale Park.

Our flight home was at 20.25 from Manchester airport, so we had to leave the park in plenty of time to get back to the Hindle and complete the packing.
Wee Man & I were sad to be leaving our good friends but also excited to be going home. We gave hugs to Helen and got into Frida; Lynn & Philip had very kindly said they would take us to the airport, (to make sure we left? hahaha)
When we got to the airport it was very hard to say goodbye without leaking eyes, for both myself and Lynn.

Wee Man was very excited to see this purple Flybe, and asked many times whether it was ours. Finally we found out that it was, so of course he was a very happy flier :-D :-D

The take-off was to the West so we got to see a very spectacular horizon. 
I wish my phone camera could do images like this more justice.

The flight home wasn't as quick as the outward journey but we did land 10minutes early and managed to get our cases quickly and out to catch our bus home an hour earlier than would have been had we landed on time. Yay! 

Grandad met us at the bus stop. We got home and a few things unpacked, munched some cereal and Wee Man was in bed at about half past midnight, I was not much after!

It has been a Fantastic Easter holiday. Now we are looking forward to going to London in July for my birthday.

The End

Thank you to everyone who has come through the reading of our marathon adventure tale without insult or injury and to all who have left us so much love in the comments. Thank you.

Love from Wee Man :-D
and Twinkle of course :-)
{{Hugs}} xox


  1. Glad you had such a wonderful time, met so many lovely people, and enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos, Hugs, Valerie

  2. It sounds like a wonderful time for the two of you. Friends can make a trip so special can't they?


  3. What an absolute joy it has been reading your holiday blogs and such a memorable time for all of us. It has been so lovely getting to me you and LOGAN at last and not forgetting Helen and Richard. Inverness next time I think xxx

  4. It was such a pleasure to finally meet you and Logan Mo, it was lovely spending time with you and chatting about crafty things - I felt like I knew you really well! Thank you so much for your very kind words too, you are a generous lady and now a good friend too! Big hugs to you and Logan... xxxx

  5. The bus cafe was beyond perfect... It sounds as though you had a magical break... Thanks for sharing the fun

  6. I've just read the whole saga! Sounds like a great time! If I'd known you were so close I'd have have gatecrashed!! As regards my stamps - I know - shameful isn't it! Happy T day, Chrisx

  7. It was lovely to meet you and also to read all about your adventure
    Mel x

  8. I'm like Chris and have read the entire saga, too. Now I'm all caught up on your Easter holiday. I KNOW Wee Man had a great time, and isn't this the second bus cafe he's been to? I know it must have been a fun experience for him, but I suspect the entire trip was a fun experience for BOTH of you.

    I'm so glad you enjoyed your time away, and I am sure Wee Man did, too, because so many times his happiness seemed to supplant your own when it came to your friends and how they entertained the two of you. Loved it ALL!!

  9. Been a pleasure reading your holiday blog posts, both you and Wee Man have had a fantastic time you can read it in your words... The sky on your flight home was spectacular.

    Thank to you both for sharing :-) xxx

  10. Just finished reading your holiday diary and all the fun things you both got up to. It was lovely to meet you and Logan (and Helen too of course) and to know that you enjoyed our part of the country. X

  11. Thanks Mo and Wee Man, for sharing your trip with us all. I too love the purple plane, and how fabulous a café on a bus! A super treat for the bus lover. ; )) I love the picture of the geese with the wonderful countryside in the back drop. Have a great day my friend! xoxo

  12. How lovely that your little man shared his eggs with you all and Lynn is so lovely and thoughtful for organising that. Sounds like you all had a great time together ... but with all that scoffing I'm sure you must have taken home a few extra "souvenirs" lol :o) I will look forward to seeing your London photos in July ... take lots and lots won't you! xx

  13. Gosh.... that sounds like the most fun you could possibly pack into a holiday!!!! How lucky you got to fly home in the purple plane :) and another trip to look forward too in July = happy

    Karen x

  14. What a fantastic holiday you've both had! Lynn has been so kind and thoughtful and how brilliant you met up with the lovely Anne and Helen. Jenny x


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