Good morning friends
Yes, the stranger has indeed returned from a long break, unconnected to all social media and just trying to reconnect with life up in the hills and dales of Yorkshire and the mountains and lakes of The Lake District. No, internet connection meant no outside world.
It was needed and I am so grateful for the time my wife and I had there. I could (and probably will, lol) bore you with a thousand photos but I'll try not to do that as this is a crafting blog after all... So let's start off with something that I'm sure many of you will know.........
Yep, Dyan Reavely has her shop in the town of Harrogate and it was on my to go to list being a curious kind of fellow. Susan, had a different reason for agreeing go; Bettys renowned tea rooms are there!
So packing off early one morning we went along to explore Harrogate, sample Bettys and discover Art From the Heart.
So, this one's for you! (I'm thinking you'll know who you are)
I was extremely restrained in there. In fact I can scarcely believe that I didn't go into meltdown and fill my basket with EVERYTHING! Susan picked up one of the Stampington mags (They are fabulous and I could have added a few more) I however, could not resist the new Brett Whedale The Chemist stamp from Tim Holtz! I love it and was trilled that it was there already.
Then, we went out to explore the area more before heading over to Ayesgarth Falls for a decadent tea time treat courtesy of Bettys.
Enjoying these beauties
A fabulous way to end a great day!
Also, over at The Craft Barn Blog today I have a journal page so I'd love it if you pop on over to take a look. This week is all about Hexagons.....
Right, I need to get myself done and dusted for work so I'll toodle off, it is good to be back.