Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Amazing 4 days at Convention

Wow - what an amazing 4 days i had at the 2nd European Stampin' Up Convention in London- oooohh where do i begin to tell you the fun I had!

My fun began with meeting up with the lovely Debbi  and Helen and Gatwick airport on the Thursday lunch time and then a mega thanks has to go to StampingCaz(Caroline) for arranging to collect us from Gatwick - thank you so much - you made it so easy!  Caz dropped off Debbi and Helen at the Croydon Park Hotel and then we continued on to our Hotel, the Hilton Croydon.  It was here that i had the chance to meet up (for the first time!) with my SU mummy - the lovely Jules and all the rest of my teamies. It was a delight to meet up with them all at last, face to face, they were all lovely and so welcoming, so thanks girls for making me feel part of it all!  I also met up with my roomie Claire who i had not met before, so thanks Claire for putting up with me for 4 days - hope it wasn't too unbearable!

We all trotted off to Pizza Hut for an early dinner, which turned out to be a treat from our SU mummy - thanks again Julie, we had lots of fun and 'talking tommy' certainly raised a few laughs!  We returned to our Hotel to join in Monica's pre- convention party- as we are part of Monicas downline were were presented with a delicious bag of goodies - a free stamp set, a lovely little sports watch and the must have sweeties,thanks Monica x We did a couple of M&T's, loads of swopping and mega amounts of chatting before turning in for the night, we had an early start the next day!!

Early breakfast, then onto our buses to head to the amazing AddingtonPalace, where we were met by our lovley  CEO Shelli Gardiner - what a delight she is!

We had to register and queue up for our Convention bags - can you imagine the noise of almost 300 eager and excited ladies waiting in line!! OOOh the fun of all the swopping - it got rather frenzied at times!  We had some informative classes and the chance to check out memento mall before lunch - the goodies were beckoning us all, so another queue formed and the swopping fun began all over again!  I got speaking to a lovley French demo while standing in line and she has asked me to be her penfriend, how wonderful and i am looking forward to hearing from her. I have had some lovely swops from some very talented ladies and will treasure them all - so mega thanks goes to everyone who i  managed to swop with xxxx

My lovley supportive SU Mummy, Julie Kettlewell did a fabby presentation and kept us all thoroughly entertained, she even managed to rope in Chris the cameraman - what a hoot! well done Ma - you did us proud xx
The awards dinner was superb - everyone dressed up in their finery and we had a lovely evening, This is just some of the girls in our team, Me,Jules, Melanie(adopted jem for the weekend) Kate and Lynda.

Day 2 followed with more swopping and we got the chance to do some stamping -  we had received 2 new stamp sets  in our convention bags - wooohooo!  We made four projects - well some did - others were so busy chatting that they took there projects home to complete! Some more fantastic presentations, both Shelli and Pam Morgans demo's were inspiring.  We were also told about next years convention - well we all knew that we would be heading to France as we were in Germany last year and the Uk this year - but oooooohhhh the excitement and the cheers when the venue for next year was announced.........we are off to DISNEYLAND PARIS   for convention next year - so if you to would like to join the fun contact me soon to find out about becoming an SU Demonstrator - you won't regret it!   

will catch up soon with more piccies from an amazing weekend
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