Monday, February 28, 2011

A good day ....................

Sunday morning dawned bright and sunny and we left home almost on time after loading bears, display items etc. The journey to London was uneventful, roads still fairly quiet with not many early risers.
The Winter Bearfest is a popular show and attendance was good with a long queue waiting in the wintry sunshine for the show to open.
Aloysuis the hare attracted a lot of comments as did the three little kitties................

with lots of bears (and other creatures) finding new homes.
Hugglets is always a opportunity to meet up with special friends/collectors and catch up on news, a big event on the social calendar for bear artists. Tina from Tiny Bear was at the next table with her lovely little bears and I met a fellow South African who is now living in Australia, Susan from Bearleigh Bears.
We left Kensington not long after 4pm for our journey home. I don't enjoy driving in London, narrow winding roads (full of potholes), roundabouts, maniac drivers and careless pedestrians/cyclists. It usually takes quite a long time to get out of London on a Sunday afternoon and as the traffic was moving quite freely, I very complacently thought we would get home on time. A series of major roundabouts have to be traversed en route home. Unfortunately we joined a slow moving queue before the very last roundabout eventually taking some 35 minutes to travel just a couple of miles. Arrived home feeling totally frazzled, still not used to travelling on narrow, winding country roads with bright headlights coming towards me at a high speed! After years of driving in Africa with tatty vehicles literally held together with string and unlicensed/careless drivers I felt confident I could drive anywhere in the world.
March will be a busy month. The on line show is the next big event on our calendar and we do have some long overdue orders to complete, my first grandchild is due very soon and Austin will be returning home from Afghanistan and of course there is the garden waiting ('tho still very muddy and wet). Spring is in the air, all my late planted bulbs are starting to show and some tiny daffodils are in flower outside the sitting room window. The trees are full of buds and the birds are busy nesting, some bright sunshine would complete the picture!

It finally happened.  I got the GPS lady so confused, she said, "In one-quarter mile, make a legal stop and ask directions."~Robert Brault,


Tina @ TinyBear said...

I had such a great day too. I so enjoyed staying next to you and Megan. And could enjoy all your wonderful bears close up. Going to be some busy weeks with the Blooming Bear Show coming up.

Leny said...

Love all those sweeties!!



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