Sunday, 2 October 2016

Trip to Liverpool - part three - the Happy Stampers show!

So, Saturday dawned damp... turned much wetter

After a cooked breakfast to set us up for the day, we walked the short distance from our Hotel, the Bridge Inn, to the Hulme Hall where the show is held.  in the drizzle... stood and queued for a few minutes...  I was hoping to meet some PAtwits and some WOYWW deskers...
 First up, deskers...

I have known Neet as long as I have been blogging, but Saturday was  the first time I have ever got to meet her in the flesh... here she is with Shaz.
 Neet hasn't been too well lately, so I was thrilled she was able to come, and it is always lovely to see Shaz (and Doug, who carries the shopping so well... he seems to have evaded the photo...)
 Leandra demonstrating...
 Sam, Chris and Lin
 Alison, ready to demo... much better pose than some I've got of you lately, Alison, eh?!

 Sarah Anderson, Neet and Shaz again, and Chris.
Leandra busy demoing
 and Sam, looking at some Seth stamps, trying to work out if they were what she wanted..
 Chris Sam and Sarah
 Alison in action..
 time for tea and cake again... Chris came too this time!  Had Victoria sponge this time, with fresh cream..  oh yummy yummy again!
back to the show, got soaking wet on the way... Sam  and Emma, watching Alison, and Claire watching Leandra... as I decided I'd cut Sam in half with the stand supports...
we decided to prove it!

don't have any more pictures but Sam has a lovely review here too




and some stash... well, I wasn't going to come all this way without buying something...



but not as much as usual!
After a freshen up we headed down to dinner in the pub restaurant, and whilst we were waiting for our meals to come, I happened to see Alison posting on facebook that she was in the bar of the hotel waiting for her husband to pick her up, so Sam went and got her and she joined us.   In the end, when Graham arrived he came in too and they ended up having dinner with us.
so, by being anti social and checking my phone at dinner, we ended up having a good evening with them.

the blog title says part three -  parts one and two are here and here 

17 comments:

Chris Cresswell said...

Great photos Helen!

pearshapedcrafting said...

It was great to see you Helen! When I got home it hadn't rained at all in Manchester! Great haul of goodies BTW! It's always good to see your photos, I need to catch up on Kew! Hugs, Chrisx

craftimamma said...

Aw what a wonderful weekend you had! More gorgeous photos and nice little stash haul. Hope you all left some goodies for StampMagic in a couple of weeks.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Krisha said...

What a meeting.......I am so jealous!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Wow what a wonderful weekend you all had, great photos Helen. Enjoy your new crafty stash xxx

Kirsten said...

Glad you enjoyed the show, it was great to see you.

Miriam said...

It looked great fun Helen...looks like you had a lovely time

Miriam said...

It looked great fun Helen...looks like you had a lovely time

sam21ski said...

Hehehe, I'd totally forgotten about that photo of me straddling the pole, can you see that ladies face next to Emma, she is like, what on earth - lol xx

Fantastic weekend had by all, it's just so much fun when we all meet up - great photos xxx

brenda said...

It looks like a good time was had by all Helen. Another good result Saturday.

B x

craftytrog said...

Great photos Helen, it was a lovely day. Great to see everyone, and a fab end to the day, having dinner with you all! Enjoy your new stash!
Alison xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

Your photos always capture the fun, Helen. So glad that you had a great time. Everyone looks like they're enjoying the show! Nice to see all those familiar faces! xx

Julia Dunnit said...

The chap in the background of the first pic of Alison, his expression made me smile! Looks like you had a great time, so glad that Neet was up to joining you, am very jealous!

Sarah Anderson said...

Really great to see you again Helen! Fab photos, love Mark's expression on the one with Alison!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a great write-up! Looks like you had a wonderful trip!

Lucy x

butterfly said...

Great photos - love that one of Neet and Shaz - thanks for sharing all the fun.
Alison x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fabulous Post `Helen, and great photos xx