Monday, 5 October 2009

Assembling?

This is not a real blog post.
Just popping in to make an announcement.

A few months ago I bought a return rail ticket to London for the Knitting and Stitching Show with a friend, so on Friday we will be making a very early start for our big day out.
(Think Country Mice)
I've never been to Alexandra Palace before and I don't know how feasible it is to arrange meetings , or where would be a good place, but it would be lovely to meet you if you are going to be there on Friday. I think the afternoon would be better than morning, or perhaps lunchtime if there is such a place as where ones own comestibles may be ...comested(?)
Perhaps those of you who know it better will be able to advise.
I would also like advice about a nice place to eat between there and Euston in the evening, Our train leaves at 8.30 pm so we have 3 hours to dine and travel and its Friday....
When I say 'nice' I mean reasonably inexpensive, quick but not 'fast' and a bit more interesting than we get at home.
I am not averse to a chain such as Carluccio's or is there one called something to do with kebabs? Shish or something? I'm willing to try anythings except eels...

Thank you thank you thank you thank you everyone who sent me lovely messages during my break.
The support and good wishes I've had really mean a lot to me. I feel I have dear friends and confidantes all over the world.
I may well be back to my blog shortly.
I don't think I'll be able to resist a review of the K&S if all goes well.



I'll leave you with a picture of an experimental 'Woodland' cuff, which I made at a particularly trembly and emotional moment from the last week and which is, as I type , winging its way to its new home after a very brief appearance on ETSY.
(Thank you fp)


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40 comments:

Menopausal musing said...

Have the BEST of days lady, you so deserve it! :O)

Pam said...

Welcome back Jackie!!! So lovely to see you again. Have missed your postings a lot. Enjoy your outing! x

Mary said...

You know I love that leaf! I think it's my favorite out of all of your designs. Also, crazy that you posted today! I was thinking of you last night and had planned to send you a little note to say that. I'm glad you are taking a little trip - I hope it's a fabulous time full of good friends, good food, and lots of laughs. xo.

ANNA said...

I too am going on Friday - driving v early from wiltshire. I ususally find a spot in the panorama rest. to eat my snack or htere is a picnic area outside if hte weather is OK - the view is stunning across london. I am going to be alone this time so hope to see other fimiliar faces and I will be wearing a heart shaped badge if you see me stop me and say hello! ENjoy the day - it will be brilliant and bring lots of cash!!

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

I really hope you enjoy the show Jackie. I was disappointed not to make it to Creative Stitches last week so it would be wonderful to see any retail therapy you don't mind showing us

The cuff is beautiful

Take care, thinking of you :o) x

Clare W said...

Ahhh shame I am going on Saturday. You could easily walk up to Muswell Hill from Ally Pally - there are lots of ideal eateries up there and it's pleasant!

silverpebble said...

Are tickets still available for Friday?

As Mon ty Python said, never underestimate the eel.

Dolores said...

Glad you're back.

ArtPropelled said...

Jackie, you've been missed! Enjoy the show in London.....I wish I could be going to an arty show in London ... by train. I'd meet you for lunch at Shish whatever.

Heather said...

Good to hear from you again and hope you have a great day out in London. Can't help with any advice as it's so long since I've been that I couldn't find my own way around any more. It would be lovely to meet you and say hello, and I would love to go to Ally Pally myself but I know I'd never last the day. I shall look forward to hearing all about it from you!The cuff is beautiful.

Gina said...

Hi Jackie,
There are two bars/restaurants where you can purchase food inside the halls - the Roman Bar and the Panorama restaurant but there is usually also a picnic area at the back of the great hall. I'm seeing another couple of friends over lunch but I'm never adverse to an afternoon cuppa! I'll email you my mobile number. Can't help with a restaurant on the way to Euston although St Pancras is worth a visit and has some nice eateries. I'm partial to the champagne bar myself ;)

connie said...

I hope you have an incredible adventure on Friday!

I love your new cuff. It has a nice feel. Take Care of yourself and I hope all is well.

WendyCarole said...

oooh have a lovely time. I shall think of you and all that stash to look at. I am a bit out of touch wit heating in the big metropolis so can't help you iam afraid.

I has miss Harrogate again this year no funds

Greedy Nan said...

Hope that this will be the re-start of something for you. Glad to have you back [perhaps]. x

soggibottom said...

Great to hear from you Jackie. x x x

jennyflower said...

Hello, she says gently, glad too see you are in one piece..... do enjoy being engulfed by the K&S won't you? xxx

alice c said...

Have a wonderful day - if you are still hungry or thirsty by the time you get back to Euston there are lots of lovely places at St. Pancras (just up the road)including a Carluccios.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I would love to meet up with you but I am going on Sunday because I have to work on SATURDAY!!!! Enjoy the show,I have started making my shopping list and counting down how many sleeps left.
It is a beautiful cuff as usual. Hope life gets back on an even keel soon.

Carol said...

I am making my first AP visit on Friday, I will be with Lynda (Purple Missus) we are on Maggie's stand at 11-30 and 2-30 for a short while, but would it would be great to meet up with you.

lilylovekin said...

Have a good outing. I've been thinking of you and wondering how you are. I miss you. Take care of yourself.

Dot said...

Hi Jackie
Lovely to read a post from you (even if you say it's not a real post!). Hope you have a lovely time at the Knitting and Stitching show in London on Friday. Wish I could join you for a cuppa.
Can understand someone buying your lovely Woodland cuff. It is beautiful and even more so because it was created when you were feeling emotional. I know I find that the art I create when I am going through a hard time has a extra depth to it.
Sending much love to you and a extra hug for good measure.
Dot xx

Joei Rhode Island said...

Would that I could come and meet and eat with you. Have a wonderful outing. Hope you are well. Missed your posts.

purplesusie said...

Hi Jackie, glad you're back (?) missed you loads. Enjoy K&S, would love to go one year. Take care, look after yourself.
Sue xxxx

Anonymous said...

I recommend some of the Gujarati bhelpoori restaurants on Drummond Street, just behind Euston station. Delicious food, reasonably priced.

JP said...

what a lovely surprise - just clicked on the offchance and there you were - have a great day - don't spend tooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

The cuff is lovely, have a great time in London. Best wishes, Lesley.

Misafir (Ruth) Geldi said...

So glad to hear from you. On going to Ally Pally, I would say you will have a great time. On eating nearby, avoid Wood Green like the plague - it's awful on Friday night from about 6 pm onward. If you like good kebabs, grab a cab and head down to Green Lanes (a bit south of Ally Pally and between it and Euston) where you will find a sort of mini-Turkey with lots of Turkish restaurants so the competition is great. Have you ever tried lahmajun? I recommend them.

Hope you and yours are well.

Jackie said...

Thank you for all your helpful comments.
I'd like to try that Ruth ..I wonder if we'll be brave enough to try? thanks for the tip about Wood Green.

vintagerockchick said...

Good to see you here. Sounds like you have lots of suggestions for dinner, but if you wanted a coffee before you get there I'd recommend The Handbag Cafe, 8 Crescent Road, Alexandra Palace, London, N22
A good coffee, a slice of homemade cake and loads of vintage bags to look at. I'm working on ArtVanGo's stand on Thurs and Sat but will be there as a 'shopper/looker' on Fri so if you fancy meeting for coffee let me know. I'll email my mobile. Could maybe meet up with Gina (Fan My Flame) my C&G tutor too. If not, enjoy your day. x

Max the Lobster said...

Sorry Jackie I am booked on some rediculously early train on Saturday! You may have a crowd on your hands. Have a great day and do I need to say don't spend too much!
Pleased you are back with the blogging fraternity!

JaneO said...

Good to hear from you again, have a great time at Ally Pally - can't say hello as I am going on Saturday.

sweetypie50 said...

i hope you come back to blogland soon i love to read your blog and we all miss you come back soon

sweetypie50 said...

i love reading your blog and we all miss you come back to blogland soon

Kitty said...

Oooh, it's lovely to see you again. I hope you have a fantabulous time at the K&S show - can't wait to read all about it all over Blogland.

Take care. x

Anonymous said...

HAVE A LOVELY TRIP, AND BE WELL. YOUR POSTINGS ARE MISSED, BUT IF A BREAK IS NEEDED WE WILL JUST HAVE TO DO WITHOUT FOR A WHILE.

Sholpana said...

Hello! Your creations are incredible!I like felt and velvet, and you combined them very well! Love them)

ju-north said...

Sounds like you are in for a great day! I once did an exam in AP! Hope all is going well with you.

Christine said...

Just called in to see if you might be back - hope you're having a great day today and that there are better days ahead for you and (selfishly) that you can be back in the blogosphere soon - you see how much we all miss you!

Maureen said...

Hope you have enjoyed your day at Ally Pally, I went last year - wonderful. Good to see you back amongst us Jackie.

'fancypicnic' said...

I'm thrilled, D-D.



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