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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Jolly Ol' Time!


The last post of did was of the "Love quilt" i made for my bestie in England, and this last week i had the pleasure of giving it to her, and standing beside her as her maid of honour.

It really was one of the best days of my life. I am so glad that even though seven and half months preggo i could travel the long distance between Canada and England. I don't have a DIY post to give yet, but i will in the next couple of days for some of the Bachelorette Day items that i made for the bride and guests. In england we call it the "Hen day".

Here are a few photos, from my iphone, so not great quality, but i wanted to share a little of my trip!

The hubby and I waiting in Calgary to board the plane! Slighty excited to get summer vacay on the road! or air i guess...

Night one in Essex, England, at bff's parents house, the best rib and chips in the world. I ravished them!

Day two: LONDON!!! thankfully the riots had calmed down, although the shop next to this craft lounge that we went to for the Hen day had been smashed up and broken into!
Great hen day making fancy pants for the bride! I will tell you more later, it was a great place! i wanna start one!

Day four: THE WEDDING!!! a gorgeous english country wedding! it truly was beautiful and as you can see i was pretty excited to get to watch my friend about to get married!

Oh yeah... the childhood dream of us being each others maid of honour had never orignally included me being seven months preggo at the time! But i love that baby boy was at Hellies wedding!

And yes, this was the moment i had feared and anticipated... Maid of honour speech. I desperately wanted to publicly honour helen, as she is one of the most precious people in my life, but it was hard and emotional!

Bride and baby bump

Such a beautiful day... if you know england you can always expect rain, but it was spectacular wedding all day, although it did drizzle a little rain around 9pm, but we were too busy dancing

Had chance to travel to the North of England to see the sister and her fiance, along with grandma (soon to be great grandma for the first time). Lots of pics to be taken for the baby book!

The stunning yorkshire scenery, that i have so often unappreciated when i lived there.

Me and my grandma. Oh i love my grandma. I still claim she will live forever!

The husband had to try the cornish soft scoop ice cream! Best in the country in my humble opinion

and lastly, but by no means least, was lunch with my auntie Lynne, (soon to be great auntie to baby bump boy) - always a pleasure, and then we headed back to canada.
AHHHHH, i love to live in Canada, but its nice for my toes to brush across english soil every once and a while, and this vacation was an unforgettable one!

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