Sunday, 12 February 2017

Timed out!

Today has been a bit of a disaster! We had a plan to meet up with son and grandchildren after church and go out for lunch. A poor beginning as I'm afraid I wasn't very receptive of the visiting minister's presentation technique!
The service however was quite a short one and we were on track for our lunch! 
We decided to travel little further than at first planned to visit a place where we had a good meal once before! On arrival we were told that there would be a two hour wait for a table! (I had tried to book a table and a recorded message had told me that they didn't take bookings!) As by then it was almost 2p.m. and we usually eat around 1.15 we decided to do what many were doing and find somewhere else! 
The site we were on had nine other eateries. We went to chain we are familiar with - a wait offered of forty-five minutes! As we could order drinks and have a salad bowl once we had our table we chose to wait! Luckily it was only a twenty minute wait! There were quite a few empty tables when we arrived so I take it that the problem was in the kitchen!
The food when it arrived was not the usual standard and hubby and I left a good portion of ours.We heard that some food was off the menu!

Of course with eating so late we didn't get home very early either so no crafting time to finish something off! Yes, I am a grumpy old woman, so I do apologise of this rant!  
What I do have are a couple of things I am working on..
A mop up page - mainly stencils from a gelli plate play...
…to which I added some mop up tissues, doily edges, and some spotty tissue! 
I have added a little bit more to this but had hoped to finish it this afternoon!
I also have this stamped page that I intend doodling and colouring into - may sit in front of the TV with this tonight!
I would like to thank you for continuing to visit my blog and leaving such encouraging comments! I hope that I have nearly caught up with blog visits and my craft room is almost ready for me to have some more fun in! I am actually labelling boxes properly this time!

Thanks for looking, Chris 


froebelsternchen Susi said...

Sorry for your not so happy dinner!
Both pages are looking so soft and lovely so far!
I wish you a good start into the new week Chris!
oxo Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

That dinner was not a real winner!. Love the pages,soon you will have oodles of time to do everything again....Hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It sounds to me like your day went like mine did on Friday. Disaster after disaster, but I had NOTHING artsy to show for it like you have. Note to self: keep something going on your work table like Chris does!

Helen said...

such a shame about a poor meal! hope you have your feet up with your doodling pens!! it's a great page already.

Meggymay said...

Oh dear, its a real shame when plans don't turn out the way they should and you had a not so good meal. Still your art work pages look fantastic and I'm sure you will be able to add to them soon.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

Sounds like lots of people had the same idea as you today. I hate going places and having the food not be worth it. Too bad too. But I love your play pages-all those stamped images makes a really cool page. Hug-erika

Brenda Brown said...

Oh dear what a shame about your lunch plans, it really annoys me too when restaurants don't meet expected standards, it can really spoil the day. At least you have some great wips going I'm sure you'll enjoy finishing them off. Have a good week xxx

chrissie said...

Sounds like a nightmare trying to get fed on Sunday where you were. Similar here as people seem to come here in droves on Sunday so we don't eat out then.

Love the page it has so many great ideas.

Hope the room sorting out is over soon it can be very stressful

Love Chrissie xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Sorry about your ruined dinner, I hate when that happens! Lovely page, so many wonderful images. The doodle style is so much fun and I just adore the beautiful colours in the background!! sending hugs :)

Sandy said...

Sorry your day was not quite what you wanted it to be.
I love your mopped up journal page with the added doily pieces. What a great idea. Your doodle page is equally s good and the back ground colors together are beautiful!
sandy xx

catherine said...

Love the page Chris and everything to look at. We all have days like yours I think and sounds like you had a good reason for a rant! It does us all good at times
x catherine

Sue said...

What an awful day Chris, you deserve your little rant! Your pages are beautiful, I love your doodling. Sorry it's such a quick visit but I'm still on a borrowed laptop, and my heat gun blew up today, so that is my rant lol Have a great week. Sue xx