Saturday, 28 August 2010

Hello!...

Well I have just got back from our holiday to Skegness. So glad my scheduled posts went to plan, and thanks for popping by to comment on them :-)

Glad to be back, but you should see the mountains of washing on my kitchen floor...not a pretty sight! I think it will be several days before I make any cards or do any proper blogging as I need to battle my way through that lot first.

I actually took my Promarkers on holiday and some images to colour but I did not get them out once! Oh, except for 'True Blue'. Now take note of this handy hint. When I go away, I take a needle with some white and black thread with me in case of a sewing emergency like a hem coming down etc. Well, my 2yr old sons blue rain coat tore all under the armpit and down the side when his Dad was lifting him into a little ride. As I only had black and white thread, I had the brainwave to colour the white thread with true blue Promarker and it worked a treat. You can't even tell where the rip is now...a perfect colour match!

Our holiday got off to a shaky start, (and I will never live this one down). To cut a long story short, after a long four & a half hour drive we arrived and were looking forward to settling into our Butlins apartment....then disaster! I had left the key to our cars roof box at home!! Everything was in the roof box, including my husbands coat, which contained the spare roof box key! I could have cried.
I phoned my Mum back home, who then went to our house to search for the key. I had a plan that she could post it by special delivery to where we were staying, and at least we would get our luggage the next day. But she searched high and low...no key!
So plan B. We drove to the local Halfords in Skegness, as it's a Halfords roof box. The helpful man tried lots of keys, none would fit. He could order us a spare key but that would take a week!! Our hol would be over by then. So he said he could bust open the lock for us if we didn't mind our £350 roof box being ruined! We were just wondering what to do when I reached into the depths of my trouser pocket and FOUND THE KEY IN THERE!!!
I swear it wasn't there the first time I checked! Oh dear, I will never live it down!

Anyway, thanks to everyone for entering my blog candy. The draw is now closed and I will draw a winner at random as soon as I can, hopefully over the weekend, once I've got the washing out of the way.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to catch up with you all soon!

Jenny xx

15 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

Loljennie something I would glad it worked out in the end at least you found it before can you imagine you finding just after

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Jenny
What a great storey,i think something like that as happened to us all,but glad you found it and had a good hoiliday,
Hugs Dianne xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jenny
Glad you had a good break in good ol' Skeggy, it's only about 20 miles-ish down the road from us but we've not been this year!! Glad you found your key in the end too and good luck with all that washing :D
Kelly.x

melsanford said...

Oh, Jenny! I was having a pretty average day until I read that - sooo funny! Thankyou for sharing it :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

patriziawithaz said...

Oh!Jenny that's a great story and thanks for sharing and cheering me up xxx

Noreen said...

Oh Jenny, how often do we all do things like that. Glad all turned out well, & you had a great hol. xx

Lynn said...

Glad you found the key before you let them break open the lock. You'll not do that again ... will you. I love Skegness but not been this year.

Lynn x

A.J. said...

Sounds like an eventful holiday and I'm glad the pro markers came in handy! My kids used to love Butlins at Skeggy when they were a bit younger. My husband lost his house keys when we went on holiday this year. They turned up 6 weeks later (in my coat pocket!)

Amanda

Jules said...

Hi Jenny

Welcome home .. . sorry to hear about all the washing.

Your story made me smile .. .. at least you found the key "before" the roof box was forced open. Just think how you would have felt to find it 10 minutes later !!! Eekkk!!

Have a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Love Jules xx

Faye said...

How do holidays generate so much washing? We never get through that much stuff at home! Something on my blog for you in the morning. xxx

Janet said...

Phew!......that was lucky you found the key in the end chick! Glad you had a fabby holiday and yes I can remember the days of wash mountains after a family holiday very well lol! xx

Monica said...

Thank God - all is well that ends well. That was an interesting story!

I can imagine what you must feel with an awful lot of washing to do...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog. You know how to make my day.

Love and happy laundry,

Monica

JR Creations said...

Oh no Jen! I shouldn't laugh but i'm sure in time you will be too! :-D If it makes you feel any better, i've been known to walk around the house looking for my phone, searching everywhere to discover it's actually in my hand! This has happened on more than one occasion. I just pick so much up I never know what's in there. LOL!

JR Creations said...

Oh no Jen! I shouldn't laugh but i'm sure in time you will be too! :-D If it makes you feel any better, i've been known to walk around the house looking for my phone, searching everywhere to discover it's actually in my hand! This has happened on more than one occasion. I just pick so much up I never know what's in there. LOL!

Love to Doodle! said...

eeeek - sounds just like me...xx

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