Saturday, 10 May 2014

May 365 Calendar

Hi blog readers

I've finished my pages for my May 365 Calendar a la Kate Crane.  

I was going to leave it just with the rainbow Distress Ink and a few splashes but thought that was a little boring and plain even when the patterned squares were added.

So I then went a little mad with the stamps in my stamp box and added some doodling and then added the patterned squares all from my bits and pieces box -hence the "messy squares and the hands".

I do like to play along with this as it only takes a few minutes each day and it is like keeping a very simple diary.

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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Unusual Saturday

Now I know it is National Scrapbooking Day but I haven't got anything crafty to share with you today.  Instead I want to tell you what I got up to this morning, at 6.30 am to be precise. I finally got to have my balloon trip!  yippee, hooray, weeeeeeeeee and all the other happy words you can think of.  

It was an early start and with a cold coming on I wasn't feeling very bright. But after waiting and being disappointed for four years and 13 attempts I was not going to let anything come in the way of me taking to the skies.  

The field was covered in a heavy frost and my boots soon got very wet and icy.  
We helped prepare the balloon ready for flight and after a quick briefing we took to the air.  Sixteen passengers and our pilot, Gavin rose majestically into the sky and we were off.

I left my husband on the ground waving me off and very quickly he got smaller and smaller hahaha.  
It was so quiet during the flight (apart from the occasional radio transmissions and chatter from the passengers) and it didn't feel like we were moving at all.  We glided over the Hertfordshire countryside seeing the morning unfold below us whilst the wildlife scattered when then heard the burners fire up.

If you are thinking about going in a hot air balloon I would thoroughly recommend it.  I had a brilliant morning.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Gavin, our pilot, and all the ground crew at Virgin Balloons for making this a special day for me.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and if you can please leave a comment so I can return the favour and visit you.


Have a great bank holiday weekend.

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