Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm back

Morning folks.....I'm back but the burning question is....am I in one piece.....we had a real fun trip away...but it sure has taken its toll on the old body.....so don't know if there will be any crafting done today.
And it didn't quite start off on a good note....I had booked a Friends and Family ticket which allows up to 4 people to travel with Scotrail at a hugely discounted price....my sis and 2 friends were joining the train at the next station down the line from Aberdeen...which is Stonehaven...15 minutes into the journey but when I tried to go through the barrier at Aberdeen....the machine protested and then Mr Jobs Worth came marching over....."where are the other 3" he asked....I explained.   I had just made this guy's day and he launched into the rules and regulations....not allowed...we all had to get on the train at the same station and with minutes to spare he told me I would have to go and get a ticket for myself from Aberdeen to Stonehaven.....normally I would have argued the toss with this officious little twat but no time....so I sprinted to the ticket office and just made it back before the train left.
We reach Stonehaven and the other 3 join the train....minutes into the journey....little Sis discovers she has left her purse with cash and credit cards on the kitchen table.....by this time....I am convinced the trip is doomed...do we just get off at the next station and walk home.
Oh no....us old girls aren't phased by a few minor hiccups.....Mrs Banker Kath comes to the rescue by raiding her cashline account and we set off for M&S in Argyle Street for some retail therapy.
From then on in.....we had a ball......and boy oh boy did Westlife rock the SECC.....from the minute they came on stage....the whole place was rocking and I mean literally....9000 all dancing...you are dancing whether you want to or not...but all too soon it's over and we are making our way back to the hotel....it was such a lovely evening so we decided to join the throng of happy youngsters making their way home along the river all singing their favourite Westlife songs.....then it was back to the hotel bar for a few drinkies and some mega chatting before hitting the sack in the wee small hours....and the gluttons for punishment that we are.....up  bright and early the next morning...fuelled by a massive breakfast...we are soon hitting the pavements again for more retail therapy.
No photos to share I'm afraid....I did manage to suss out the camera on my mobile phone....but cameras and strobe lighting don't make for good piccies and I haven't yet worked out how to get them from my mobile phone onto the computer anyway.....so you just have to take my word for it....that we had a ROCKIN' GOOD TIME  in Glasgow.    We met such wonderful warm friendly people.....I love the Glaswegian sense of humour and must give a little mention to the two gorgeous KLM pilots that we met at the hotel......ooohhh I can feel some freebie flights coming my way.
So from a foot sore and slightly deaf traveller....it's ta ta for now....catch up with you all later
Hugs Kath xxx

15 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Kath don't you just love officials like that NOT!
So glad you had a wonderful time it sounded fantastic!
hugs
kim x

Mummylade said...

That ticket officer has a grey life, grey people need power trips like that. But you are a colourful person so you can take that graciously. Glad you had a wonderful time!

Unfading Spring said...

so glad you had a wonderful time I bet westlife were great, although you wasn't sure when we spoke at the NEC in march.
Don't you just love them Mr Jobs Worth you probably made his day.

Nice to see you back safe and sound well not mayb so sound,

Take it Nice and easy now

Big Hugs Carol xxx

Hunters Moon said...

Glad you had a good time and enjoyed the concert :0)

Sam

ginny c said...

glad you had a great time, you are a ray of sunshine on cold grey day in essex i lol cause that what i would have called him.

Laura said...

Being Scottish I would have had a bad turn paying for another ticket. Sounds like you had a lovely time.

Courtney said...

Welcome back Kath! Glad you had a good time.

~Courtney~

Kat said...

What a sad little man that rail mannie must have been!! At least you all got to Glasgow and had a great time and got home again.

Kat xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kath

So glad to hear that in the end your girlie trip away was worth it - and that you all had a great time. I bet you were impressed with Mr Blog when your scheduled post arrived for us all yesterday.

Until tomorrow...

Hugs
Tina
X

Barb said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time, Kath! (once you all arrived!) Love reading your blog, even when there are no photos! :)

Barb said...

Forgot to mention....I made a card last night, inspired by you. You can take a look on my blog if you'd like.
http://bdengler4.blogspot.com/ :)

Anesha said...

Sounds like you had a great time in the end.

Jessica said...

I get my pics to my computer by sending them to my email address. Maybe that will work for you. I'm glad to hear you all had a great time. I wish I was there with you! Thanks for sharing, go have a rest with your feet up.
Hugs, Jessica

Lynda said...

You sound like you need a holiday now Kath - glad you had a fab time.

Love Lynda xxx

suzanne said...

Glad you had a great time. You sound like you need a wee rest now
Hugs
Suzanne x

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