Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Birthday Girl is up...up and away...

Hi folks...what time of day is this to be up and about...slight hiccup with the alarm clock...forgot to change the time when the clocks went back so I was awakened from my slumbers at 4.00am instead of 5 and on my birthday too...yes this old crafty girl is another year older...another year wiser...one of those statements is definitely true...I will leave you to work out which one. It's not going to be the most exciting birthday I've ever had but hey ho...NEC here I come and if I'm not too cream crackered setting up the workshop area I may be able to stay awake long enough tonight to raise a glass or two. But first I've got to get there...flying is definitely the quickest mode of travel from this far flung corner of our little island...once you're airborne that is...it's the hanging around at the airport that does my head in but check-in should be a dawdle this time round...the super heavy workshop kits are already in Birmingham awaiting my arrival so no heart stopping moments watching the scales go into meltdown...
through security and time to grab a quick coffee and croissant before boarding and I'll be indulging in another of my guilty pleasures...people watching...no doubt my fellow passengers will be sitting quietly half asleep and contemplating whatever possessed them to book a flight at such an unearthly hour and then as sure as night follows day...the peace will be shattered by Mr Mobile Phone Moron bellowing the news to all and sundry that he's at the airport and waiting to board...who is he calling...the Mrs perhaps who he probably left snoozing just half an hour before...bet she's not too pleased either but now that's done...will we get some respite from motor mouth...I doubt it...he'll be pacing the departure lounge with that darned phone permanently attached to his ear...hitting his speed dial list determined to irritate the life out of us poor sleep deprived nobodys...ya de ya de ya.  Oh please...he would like us to think he's a mighty mover and shaker making multi million pound decisions every minute of every day....king pin of a global conglomerate who can't be out of touch with his office for a second but we all know he isn't because he's booked on Flybe's little bucket job flight to Birmingham...not waiting for his Lear Jet to whisk him off to a breakfast meeting in NYC...I've seen his type before...every airport departure lounge has one and it'll be the same rigmarole again at the other end...he won't be able to resist sharing the news that we've landed safely with those poor speed dial folks while we wait to pick up our bags...a total waste of battery life really because let me tell you...the whole world will know pretty quickly if we don't.
Happy Days
I'll see you all tomorrow to share some Christmas Makes
Hugs Kath xxx

42 comments:

Sinikka said...

Have a great Birthday Kath.
Hugs Sinikka

Ann Rosie said...

Many happy returns my dear friend. Hope all goes well in Birmingham. No purchases now!!! LOL

Caroline said...

Have a great Birthday Kath and safe journey. Caroline xxx

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Kath. Hope you have a great day and manage a little celebration.
I too am boarding a plane today. Hopefully we will be arriving in Liverpool this afternoon, then it's off to meet crafty friends ready for 2 days of shopping and workshop. See you at the NEC tomorrow! xx

Glennis said...

Have a wonderful birthday, and enjoy your trip

Carol D said...

Happy Birthday Kath, hope you have a good one. At least it will be nice to catch up with some old friends. Maybe one year we will be able to celebrate together.

BIg Birthday Hugs
Carol x

Kimbo said...

Happy Birthday Kath - a great day for a Birthday (it's mine too) I hope Mr Mobile wasn't too bad but at least you should be there now. Enjoy the show x

Eveline said...

Happy Birthdat Kath! And have fun at the show.
Eveline.

scrappyjacky said...

Happy Birthday,Kath.

ribenaruby said...

Many happy returns Kath! Hope you have a wonderful time at the NEC. Ruby x

Chloe's Nan said...

Happy birthday Kath, hope you are able to have a little "you" time today. I totally relate to your people watching, I do it all the time and sometimes it can be very entertaining! If only they knew ha ha. Enjoy your trip to the NEC x

Anesha said...

Very Happy Birthday Kath!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day. HUgs Anesha

hotpotato said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Cardarian said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Enjoy your day - don't work too hard at the NEC!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Squirrel x said...

Have a very happy birthday Kath, and I hope the crew at the NEC will spoil you rotten. On the way home, please resist the temptation to hit Mr Mobile!! Hugs Sxx

Bev Henwood said...

Hope you have a happy crafty Birthday ~ what is the furry boy doing while you are away? Bev xx

bex said...

Happy Happy Birthday Kath ;-)' much love Becky ..xxx..

Redanne said...

Happy Birthday!! Many happy returns. In my work days, when I travelled (a lot) I used to try and imagine what the person on the other end of the phone was saying - it was usually quite rude but it passed the time, whilst being forced to listen...... Hope you get to celebrate a little tonight, have a great time at the NEC. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Daisychain said...

Happy Birthday Kath! Have a great time at the NEC, wish I was going, maybe one day I'll make it. Hugs Christine x

rachel said...

Happy Birthday Kath - enjoy the NEC - what a fabulous way to spend your birthday! Hugs xx

wendyp said...

Have a lovely birthday Kath and hope you have a great time at NEC. WendYx

CLaire said...

Happy Birthday... and I will be on the look out for you at the NEC, I am there on saturday... so if some strange women starts talking to you it could be me...
CLaire x

Paula (PEP) said...

Many Happy Returns Kath - safe travelling. You have a real knack for putting real life into words - I almost had tears streaming down my face I couldn't stop laughing at the scenario - so utterly real.
Paula (PEP)

Debbie said...

A big happy birthday to one special and talented lady.Have a super day and hope the journey to the NEC is okay.Hugs Debbie x

Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday Kath. I hope you have a lovely day.
Lorraine x

Lin said...

Happy Birthday, Kath! ....."and many mooooooore......" Hope for just once that you didn't encounter Mr. Motor Mouth today! Have a great one!

Liselot said...

Hi Kath,
Happy birthday!! I hope it will be a special day for this special lady!
Liselot

Paper Junkie said...

Happy Birthday Kath! One day I'll join you at the NEC - sounds like a lot of fun. X

gmtb said...

Hi Kath...Happy Birthday to you! Love your story about the guy and his cell phone .. we even have those people in Canada.

Stamping in Pink said...

happy birthday Kath!
even though you are working hope you have a good day/night!
aah oh so true there always has to be a big twatt in the world x

Erika said...

Happy birthday Kath and enjoy your trip to Birmingham, hugs Erika.

Pamela said...

Hope your birthday is turning out to be a good one Kath. Mr Motormouth was staying at the same hotel as me in Gran Canaria a couple of weeks back - why conduct business in public and when you're on hols!
Enjoy the NEC - did you remember your slippers?

Rita said...

Happy Birthday Kath. I'm sure you will be fine and enjoy the NEC. The preparation was probably the worst bit. Safe Journey. Hugs Rita xx

May said...

Happy Birthday Kath.... Have a couple of glasses... you deserve it girl!!!! don't work to hard & enjoy!! Hugs May x x x

Katina said...

Happy birthday Kath!

I'm going to the NEC for the first time ever on Saturday. I'm even more excited now I know you'll be there demoing!!!
xxx

paula said...

Happy Birthday Kath. Hope your day is wonderful & have a safe journey.

TAM said...

Hope your journey was a good one - and you get a peaceful night before the hustle and bustle of the NEC. I'm hoping to get there tomorrow and will look out for you

Christine B. said...

Hi Kath hope you had a good journey and a great Birthday. Love and hugs x ChrisB

Franjopani said...

Happy Birthday Kath - have a great day and enjoy NEC. I love your little stories - they give me a chuckle every day x joy

Kat said...

Hope you had a good birthday Kath even if you had to get up early to fly to Birmingham.

Kat xx

trish said...

Happy birthday Kath,and I hope you had a great time people watching. I love to do that during the hols, years later I've spotted them again on another holiday. Great on faces rubbish with names.Hope all goes well at the show, keep the purse in the handbag....Trish.

Diane said...

Sitting hee with my coffee at 4am..and got a great chuckle out of your post...have a fun trip and try and find some "me" time to relax and enjoy!!

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