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September 24, 2017

Weekend Away ...


Hi Everybody,

Last weekend was brilliant and you know part of it as I went to Alexandra Palace to the craft show there.

I met Christine Smith from Crafti Potential for the first time even though we have chatted and been friends for over a year on Facebook. 

We met up with Natalie Helyer and Amy Gray from Craft Stash and had a good natter.

Here we are with the large stained glass window and it was beautiful

And a really big THANK YOU to ALL the ladies who visit my blog and came over to make them selves known and say "Hello"  it was so lovely to meet you all 

On the Sunday Griff and I went to the Harry Potter Studio Tour and that was amazing.

We spent almost five hours in there and we looked at everything.
We tried the Butterbeer ice cream and it was delicious

This was our walk down Diagon Alley and all the sets are just as they are used in the films.

 It makes me want to see them all over again and I do have my own boxed set that my daughter bought for me at Christmas

We came home yesterday in very heavy traffic, but what a really good weekend we had.

And that explains my absence from posting for a few days.

But now it is back to normal again until the next time we go away for a little break

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, glad you had a great time at Ally Pally, we went to the Harry Potter studios for my granddaughters eighteenth birthday and it was fabulous we thougherly enjoyed it we too have the box set and I read all the books and I am 72 now but I would go again if I get the chance. Nancyd xx

  2. Looks like you all had a good time, lovely pics thanks for sharing .
    Elaine H X

  3. Glad you had such a lovely time. Looks an amazing place.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

  4. Glad you had a fab time Christina I would have loved to get to a pally to have met you I'm 80 next year I've read all the h potter books bet you had a fab time there
    Love june horrocks xxxxxxx

  5. A first class weekend- you deserved it after all your hard work. xx

  6. Glad you enjoyed your weekend. I bet you've come back full of idea's for your papercraft. I've never been to Harry Potter worls but know several who have & have really enjoyed it.

  7. What a lovely way to spend the weekend, sounds amazing.
    Love Anne Owens xxx

  8. I bet you did have a wonderful time at Ally Pally and at Harry Potter's....good to get away sometimes...luv Ursula xx

  9. Good Morning Christina :) Wow! I couldn't think of a more perfect weekend than the one you've just shared with us! Two of my most favorite things in the world. Craft shows and Harry Potter! Glad you had such an awesome time! Big Hugs

  10. Hello Christina,
    My granddaughters had a sleepover last night and we were talking about this. The youngest one who is 11 said that she'd love to go back to Harry Potter World but this time she'd have wads of money so she could buy everything she wanted ha ha She was 8 when they went last time!!
    Glad you enjoyed it, I've read all the books as well as watching the DVD's numerous times when they come for a sleepover - and I'm over 21 ha ha.
    love Maureen x

  11. Looks like you had a good time. Very happy or you. What a magical place, it must have be amazing.
    Looking forward, as usual, to your wonderful creations.

  12. Hi Christina
    I didn't know you were at Ally Pally as I would have looked out for you to say hullo.
    I'm not a fan of Harry Potter although my grandchildren are and would love to go.

  13. Such a wonderful way to spend your weekend. Thanks for your tutorials, i have learnt so much these past few years and they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks! I turned eighty last April and love making your cards, Cheers Dorothy from Aussieland xx

  14. Hi Christina,
    Glad you had a great weekend. Hope one day to visit AP ,too.Great pics. Thanks for sharing them with us.


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