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
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.
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 :-)