Tuesday, 8 July 2008

I'm back from my travels and Funky Hand Thoughts is Two today!!

I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post..it's been a mad house here at Funky Hand Towers with so much going on. Thank you to everyone who has messaged me to check that I was OK, I'm sorry I didn't mention that I was off on a trip but I just ran out of time to update my blog before we left! I really appreciate you all thinking of me..I promise I wont do it again!!

I recorded the three shows for Create and Craft at the end of last month, which will begin to be aired in the next couple of weeks hopefully. It was a very different experience recording shows than appearing on a live show, as when you make a mistake on the recorded shows you can re do that bit again! I didn't make too many mistakes but my face ached at the end of the day after having to smile for so long!!

With the shows all done, last Tuesday, Ian and I jetted off to Portugal for five days of sitting around in the sun and doing nothing! We haven't been away on holiday for longer than a weekend for about eighteen months so we were both VERY ready to get away! I thought I would share a couple of pictures of where we stayed.





The hotel was fantastic and the sky was really that blue all the time we were there! The reason I am rather covered up whilst lying in the sun is two fold..one because I really don't have the figure for airing my flesh in public but also because on our first day there I burnt my shoulders and had to cover them up!! Boy did they hurt!! We arrived back yesterday, tired and more than a little grumpy at the prospect of getting back to work today..but all good things must come to an end I suppose.

Whilst we have been away Ians Mum has been a total star and kept everything running along smoothly getting orders out to customers etc. Thank you Heather you made going away for a few days alot less stressful.

Well now I'm back I have realised that there have been a few milestones passing..I've gone over 15,000 blog viewings and this blog turns Two years old today! I can't believe that I have had this blog for two years and that I have had Funky Hand for two years as well! We always count the 24th July 2006 as the birthday of the business as that was the date of our first order on the website. So this month is a pretty important one for Funky Hand. I think that deserves something fun happening so..once I have caught up with my paperwork I will be back with a big, fat blog candy post. I think I will make it a special one so keep dropping back.

Also at the weekend I had the honor of sponsoring a challenge on a fab new Challenge blog called The Penny Black Saturday Challenge. If you love Penny Black stamps you will love joining in with this challenge blog. Each Saturday a new challenge is set, this weeks, the one I'm sponsoring is to make a card using buttons and brads. All you have to do is visit the blog to see some fab examples from the design team and then post your own creation on your blog for the chance to win a copy of my latest CD Now that's Funky. Go on take a look and have some fun with your Penny Black Stamps.

Well best get back to it I suppose..until next time.
Anice xx

14 comments:

  1. Good to have you back, Anice! :o)

    Heather xx

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  2. Portugal looks fab...that super blue sky!
    And Happy 2 year blog anniversary!

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  3. Happy blogoversary Anice and it's lovely to have you back :o)
    xxx

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  4. Happy Birthday, Blog! :)

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  5. Looks like a fab holiday!
    Happy Blog Birthday!

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  6. Glad you had a nice time Anice and way to go blogging!
    Could you drop me an email as I wanted to ask you something and can't seem to find your email address. Mine is info(at)jellybelly-jellybrain(dot)co(dot)uk

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  7. Great to have you back Anice and happy 2nd blogaversary Funky Hand
    kath
    xxxxx

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  8. LazyKay12:22 pm

    Glad you enjoyed your well deserved break.

    xxxxxxxxxx

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  9. Glad the break away was a good one, so nice to have someone you can trust to hold the fort, makes holidays so much more enjoyable knowing the business is in good hands I bet.

    Happy 2nd birthday!

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  10. Happy 2nd birthday and anniversary glad you had a nice time- back to the grind now
    AllisonX

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  11. my first cards using your lovely cd

    hope you like

    Here’s my cards.

    Hugs Jane x

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  12. So glad you are back safe and sound ,was worried where you were LOLxxx
    glad you had a fab holiday so well desived xxxDawnxx

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  13. Great to have you back Anice & glad you enjoyed your break. Look forward to seeing the shows on C&C in the near future... Keep up the good work.

    Lorraine xxx

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  14. Anonymous8:59 pm

    I am going to Portugal next week i hope i enjoy it as much as you did..
    Looks nice

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