Mrs A and I set out for the NEC Birmingham Hobbycraft Show on Sunday at the 'crack of sparrows'. This is what greeted us as we walked into the show:
We had a brilliant day filled with a lot of laughter and managed to snag ourselves quite a few excellent bargains as well as doing some 'craft celebrity' spotting.
And needless to say, the day didn't pass without incident(s). Mostly Mrs A and I share purchases when it's an offer like 'buy six items for £5', or more items for more money of course - a great way to maximise your pennies without breaking the bank or ending up buying things you might never use just to get the 'deal'.
So, there we were at Joanna Sheen's stand, selecting shared goodies and all of a sudden mayhem broke out. Both of us were squealing 'No, I want to treat YOU this time' and scrabbling for our purses/wallets - and it turned into a minor Playground fight. You know the sort of thing, when little girls end up lightly slapping one another with hands and arms flying like windmill sails, trying to beat the other one into submission. Sadly we totally forgot where we were and it almost turned into a wrestling match - until we realised that two 'supposedly' grown women were making heads turn whereupon we just collapsed into hysterics. Only then did we turn round to see Joanna chuckling at the spectacle :( And she did observe that the same thing happens when she goes shopping with her sister.
Later on there was another tug of war when I wanted to carry stuff for Mrs A, her back ain't good right now, and we almost got to the point of ripping a canvas bag in half :) More hysterics of course - somehow we seem to just forget being grownups when we both get let loose to play!
It's funny really, other bloggers think we're both fairly quiet in real life - certainly not the case on Sunday! A fabulous day - and I'm still laughing here about it. Thank you Mrs A for a GREAT time, and mostly just for being you :)
Our next outing is to Bath's Christmas market in a few weeks time -watch out Bath!!