Sunday, 28 September 2008

Autumn visit to...

...Ally Pally.

Yesterday was the first trip out since getting the new car and the hoist for Mum's scooter was brill. Decided to take the seat off and this gave a better view through the rear window but not great...something I'm gonna have to get used to.

Driving to Ally Pally was not fun as it was thick fog most of the way, but we did it in good time and we were there for the half-hour early entry for disabled visitors.

Mum headed straight for the stand where she got some lovely beads last time and she got some goodies this time too.

That half-hour goes sooooooooo quickly and soon it was getting very crowded and not very easy to get to look at things on the stands. I appreciate the reason behind the way many of the stands are now arranged so staff can keep a better eye on their stock but it is not very disabled friendly even before the crowds started to build many of the stands were not accessable to a wheelchair or scooter user. Mum is very good and says "give me your bags and go and see if there are any goodies there..." but that isn't really fair to her.

We still managed to enjoy ourselves and came away just after midday having spent a small fortune between us LOL.

The beautiful Thomas Kinkade stamp was a prezzie from Mum and she has already placed an order for half a dozen Christmas cards using this design (already had a play with this and it is fab).

After the foggy journey there it was blazing sun for the journey home. Had a slight detour to Artbase LOL, as you do, and picked up some more clear stamps and cardstock.

All in all, a great day...............


Ruthy said...

Sound like it was a good day and lots of yummy goods to show for it.
It is about time that places and events started being more wheel chair friendly its hard enough getting round as an able bodied person.

Hysteri-CAL said...

Wow - you did do well - can't wait to see your creations using the Thomas Kincade stamp !

Bagpuss said...

Looks like you had a great day! Agree half an hour is not enough - shame they could not do an hour really as I am certain that the exhibitors are there by then :(.

Love those DCWV Christmas papers too.