I'm just sitting at Newcastle Airport on my billy-no-mates having a bowl of porridge so I thought I'd take the opportunity to blog a bit and let you know about the exciting week ahead I've got planned!
So, where do I start!?! My flight this morning is via Amsterdam and onto Toronto - I haven't been to Canada in ages, and it's one of my favourite places in the world to visit, so when the Shopping Channel asked me to come over to do shows in October, I jumped at the chance!
My shows aren't until Tuesday, and usually I would just fly in the night before, but my very good friend Carmi lives out near Toronto, so I've taken the opportunity for a few days catch up with her so here I am flying out early!
I'm really excited as even though I've known Carmi for a few years now, we only ever seem to get chance to catch up at Trade Shows and when we're both working, this will be the first chance we've had to just hang out and do some proper crafting together! And the reason I'm so excited about that, is that Carmi is also a professional artist, and is into mixed media, and transferring her art into both paper and jewellery projects, and she's promised we're going to spend loads of time in her studio and she's going to teach me some new techniques!
I'll be sure to let you know how I get on and share some pictures with you!
Then after my shows, I'm flying out to Portland to stay with Gary - who you'll have no doubt heard me taking fondly of many times before - he's our US Sales Manager and I'm staying with him and his family on Wednesday evening. Just a brief visit though, as I've got a board meeting for CHA kicking off Thursday evening, which for all you 50-shades fans out there, is at the Heathman Hotel in Portland!
I'm flying home on Sunday (but it's a bloody long was home from Portland so I don't actually get home until Monday lunchtime!) and then I'm straight into all the craziness back at home as we prepare to kick off our birthday week that weekend, with previews throughout the week!
So it's just non stop! I'll be sure to keep you posted and share pictures where I can! Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Big crafty hugs, Sara xx