Leavin’ on a Jet Plane!

Hello my stamping friend!

If you’ve followed my blog recently, you may have read my posts about my youngest son being accepted at the University of Liverpool.  Well – today is the big day; we’re hopping on the big ‘ol plane, and heading over to the U.K.!

We’re going to make it a mini vacation, before settling him into his dorm; first we’re landing in London, to spend a few days sightseeing.  I’ve never been to London before, so I’m very excited to see all the things like the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye, Tate Museum, just to name of few.  Of  course, we’ll manage to squeeze in some shopping in the fashion district 😉

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(of course, this image is from Google – but I’ll have lots of my own to share, when I get back!)

Then it’ll be off to Liverpool, another place I’ve never been.  The University is quite lovely to look at; it has it’s older buildings (it was established in 1881), but also some newer ones, too.

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I’m looking forward to exploring around Liverpool, and it’s famous Albert Docks.  Anyone remember the song ‘Ferry Across the Mersey’, or am I dating myself?!  (I think the song was before my time, but I remember it being played when I was young).  Anyway – the point is, that the Mersey river runs beside Liverpool!  Of course, Liverpool is also famous as being the ‘birthplace’ of the Beatles – please tell me you know who they are!!

I’m also excited to head up to Scotland to visit my cousin and her family – they live in a fabulous border town called Hawick.  I barely remember visiting there, many many years ago, before we moved here to British Columbia.  I haven’t seen them since they visited us here, 4 years ago.  (plus, we’ll be celebrating both of our birthdays! woot!) 🙂

One of the famous sights in Hawick is in the town centre, the 1514 Memorial otherwise known as ‘Ken the Horse’.  It was unveiled in 1914 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of a skirmish between the youths of Hawick where they routed the the English army at Hornshole, and captured the Bishop of Hexham’s flag.  There’s even a Facebook page dedicated to this! https://www.facebook.com/kenthehorse/

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Speaking of Facebook – I will be posting some pictures and sharing some of my adventures, when I can.  You can ‘Like’ my page, and follow along there https://www.facebook.com/StampandCreate/  – I’d love to share, and read some comments from you! 🙂

In the meantime, my ONLINE STORE will continue to be open 24/7 for your shopping pleasure – don’t forget about the Special Offers from Stampin’ Up! – be sure to check for the newest offers this coming Thursday Sept. 15th!  If you do shop online, please use my September  Hostess Code NZ7MQJR7 – everyone who shops using this code will receive a free gift from me, on my return!

I do have my projects and posts written and scheduled to post for the weekly Watercooler Wednesday and Paper Craft Crew Challenges, so I do hope you’ll check those out each week, as well.

Thank you, my friend for spending some time with me!  I do hope I’ll see you here again when I return, on Sept. 26th.  (I do think that my husband and oldest son will be glad to see me back, if for no other reason than a home-cooked meal!)

Until next time – happy stamping!

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