Monday, 25 July 2011

"Oh What a Perfect Day"

Matthew & Lynsey (sister) and his beloved
At the Registry Office

It all started really well when we arrived at the Registry Office in Durham and saw what the weather was like.
Proud Parents of the Groom

Lovely Lynsey (Bride) and her balloons

          At St Mary's (Lynsey's old college at Durham)

One of Sally the photographer's amazing pics

Bunting waving

Pointing the way

Continuing the theme heart shaped cookies iced in German
were strung from ribbons

............and Martha enjoyed them

Dining room ready for the evening BBQ
                     Afternoon Garden Party

Tea in the sunshine using the vintage crockery they had collected over the last year
A special guest appearance from Kate & Wills

Lucas introduces himself to Jasmine
                       The Wedding Olympics

The Egg & Spoon Race

The Tug of War

The Three-legged Race

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Sally's pic was needed to verify the  winners as it was a photo finish

Evening BBQ

 As well as the vintage juke box, with everyones' requested tunes on it, another big favourite was the photo booth where you could take a Polaroid picture, with or without a moustache, to attach to your "best wishes" messages which you typed on a vintage typewriter.These were then pinned to washing line and attracted a lot of interest as people were very inventive with their comments.

 Mr & Mrs Glover show off their Poloroid photo

Lynsey's mum Linda typing her message
Paul & I in the photo booth

Lynsey, Nathan & kids sporting their moustache
The Tyreman's comments were as to be expected

                  All Over Like a Wedding 

The tables were cleared, the bunting taken down, flowers shared and the happy couple left for their honeymoon in Dubrovnik. Ahh....

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Lynsey and Matthew's Wedding

Lynsey & Matthew in the garden of Crook Hall
with Durham Cathedral in the background
"Are they camera daft ?"I ask myself
Only 3 days to go to our son's wedding in Durham on Saturday and we are all very excited. The bunting is done, the outfits sorted and the umbrellas bought (just in case). I thought you might like to take a look at some pre-wedding pics of the happy couple when they visited Crook Hall, Durham recently.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Degree Results

Just to let my friends and family know that today the University of Teesside confirmed our results and I'm pleased to say that I have been awarded a First Class Honours Degree in Textile and Surface Design. None of my provisional marks have changed and I'm delighted with my overall average of 84%!

                                             BACK TO REALITY

300 triangles cut out ready to sew

All sewn
Half turned and pressed

                                          AN AFTERNOON IN THE SUN

Lucas getting ready for a bike ride

Grandad trying to join in
Martha enjoying her Rainbow drops
 For now it is back to minding my 2 gorgeous grandchildren, as my daughter has gone back to work and is teaching 3 days this week and 3 days next before breaking up for summer, and making bunting for our son's wedding in 12 days time.

Monday, 4 July 2011

New Designers 2011

Thought you might like to see some photos taken of the CCAD
stand last week at New Designers in London

The lovely Lauren, Colleen, Lindsay, Lucy, Bev and Laura

Proud Bev, Tanya, Tracy, Lauren, Imogen and myself

Joy came down to offer support and we managed to find time to visit the Miro exhibition at the Tate Modern.
(This is next to the Golden Hind that we passed on route)
We all had a fabulous time in Islington with plenty of interest in our stand, especially Bev's and Lucy's work. It was hard work on the legs but Colleen, Bev and I were very, very lucky to be staying so close in Joy and Mark's wonderful flat with plenty of eating places right on your doorstep. The feedback from the trade and the general public was just amazing and made the last six years worth every minute.
Thanks to all the staff at CCAD that made all of this possible by supporting and encouraging us over the years.