Yes - its a real name for a place.....just like Cinnamon Brow and Wetwang (lest we add Bitchfield and Shitterton.... yes, real name places in the UK!).
Esther, myself and Edward (the pooch) took a trip to Dawns Studio to catch up and also meet up with Paula Pascual - who was teaching at the studio. I fell in love with Paula's work a long time ago and getting to meet her was such a lovely experience. She is the worlds tiniest lady and I could have just picked her up and put her in my pocket to take home with me. She is smaller than Maria Grace and even Rhonna Farrer. Its quite clear that the most talented of people are dinky.
Dawn and JJ also wanted to meet our handsome chap so I brought him out to play. He behaved so well in the shop and didn't eat anything he ought not to have. He was toileted to a high standard - so no accidents occurred in the studio. Boy was he pampered! Dawn runs a fantastic workshop studio and her shop is packed to the rafters with every conceivable need for the card maker and scrapper. I just can't help but drool over all of her new supplies including Cosmo Cricket papers. She works so hard into making the shop an outstanding success. She even finished work at 6pm tonight (on a sunday!!!). Im generally snoozing on the sofa after a roast dinner at that time so there is no denying that she works incredibly hard.
Dawn and JJ kindly invited us back to their lovely home for some tea and Eddy got to meet their 3 very inquisitive pooches. Arnold is a German Shepherd who would probably eat the likes of Eddy for a snack. Charlie just wanted to lick eddy to death and then there was sweet Lucy. She is a westy and at first Eddy and she scrapped for a while. But then next. OMG. Yikes. Well, you know. All I can say is that Eddy left our house a boy and came back a man! This dog is flippin bonkers and decided - in his infinite wisdom (and without prior consent) to date dawns dog and blatantly go the whole hog (without shame, I may add) in front of the entire house. then to add insult to injury he did a terrific delivery of emptying his bladder and bowels over Dawns pristine rugs. The shame is beyond a joke and I shall never live it down that my doggy is a little sod.
I offered to take some picture of Paula who is, without doubt, the most photogenic person I have ever had the privilege of shooting. Isn't she stunning?
Esther and I came home after a fantastic day out just being in the company of people who are so kind and generous. Eddy was suitably grinning from ear to ear, I was dying from toileting disasters and Esther has a bankful of memories to throw at me when I need to be brought back down to earth again!
Thank you - you guys. It was a perfect ending to a lovely weekend (except when a branch of a tree smashed through Dawns windscreen as we left to go home... have you had horrendous wind at your end?!!!!!)