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November round up- Scrapbooking retreats ahoy!!

November has been a strange yet good month. I have been made redundant from my job in local government (my last day at work was Friday 25th - official day of leaving is tomorrow 30th). And though I'm worried about finding another job, I'm definitely looking forward to having some free time (whilst looking for another job) and doing the many things on my list of things to do - like sort out my craft room, Christmas shopping, JYC 2011, a good clear out and doing a little cooking/baking.

Leading up to last Friday was a mix of emotions and though I am not sad to leave my place of work (it feels the right time to leave), I am sad not to be working with some people. But you can not stay in a place just for the people, and I've got to do the right thing for me for once.

However, November has been a really good month on the craft front. I firstly attended the Sarah's Cards Retreat in Warrington (see picture below with two lovely ladies Mandy and Mell) and then this weekend I attended the Scrapbook Bloggers weekend in Coalport, Shropshire (see main picture). I have met up with some lovely talented women and I am so inspired at the moment.. Thus I am going to use this spare time of mine to the best of my crafting/scrapping abilities whilst I'm in the mood. On both occassions I have scrapped and made cards as well as made friends. I'll be posting my layouts in the coming weeks to show you

Anyway I'll end now. Good evening from Pickle Land

Hope to speak to you very soon

Love Lesley xx


  1. Ooh Leslie - we talked so much at the weekend, but I didn't realise you'd been to Sarah's Cards too - my UKS team mate Tracie O was helping there along with her BFF Claire W ... Tracie is coming to my local crop (and Xmas meal) in December! Gillian S (Scottish lady) was there for shopping and is another local crop lady. Small world eh?!

    Fingers crossed for the prefect job that starts on Jan 1st! Enjoy December.

  2. Hi Lovely Lesley, so you have gorgeous craft stock AND a craft room , now I'm even more jealous.

    Pretty please can I have your email addy so I can keep in touch? mines blackangel(at)blueyonder(dot)co(dot)uk

  3. I hope you have lots of luck with your job search, Lesley. It's a weird feeling, being made redundant - I was kind of relieved (as I didn't like the job any more and I wasn't happy), but also stunned and upset - like you, I didn't want to leave because of some of the people. I hope the Right Job turns up very soon.

    It was so lovely to meet you at the weekend - and to see your lovely scrapbook pages and cards. You are quite talented! Perhaps you should get a job in a craft shop (though it might not pay very well...) I'm sure you'd be a real asset to any craft business - you could do demo's and crafting sessions for them!

    Hope to meet you again on the next "Weekend"! x

  4. Sorry about the job and sorry that I've been so slow to catch up. Now is that Mandy Mandy McK?


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