I went grey disgracefully and now my hair is growing. This is actually the longest it has ever been in my life. My lovely
hairdresser still works wonders as we worked on the colours etc together. She did the expert cutting and dying, I just suggested the colours!!
I went up to Newcastle to see him at the Sage Theatre. It is an absolutely stunning venue and the accoustics were excellent.
decided to catch the coach up and realised why it was cheap - it was the equivalent of the slow train, stopping to pick up passengers at every stop! We got caught in a traffic jam and I arrived at 10 pm in Newcastle. I asked a couple outside the
coach station where the Quayside was as the hotel was there. They kindly gave me a lift to it as it was on their way. When I booked it, I made two separate bookings for two consecutive nights because I decided I needed to stay the night before.
The receptionist said that she had no booking for me and I managed to get an email from them up on my phone. It was then that we
found that not only did I have two separate bookings, they were in two separate hotels! The other one was along the other end of the Quayside and that is where I should have gone to. However she told me she would book me in at that hotel and
leave a note for her manager in the morning. Obviously something went wrong.
The next morning I was informed that I had been a NO SHOW at the other hotel and as I had stayed at this hotel
instead, I would have to pay for the night right away. Worried that I was going to have nowhere to stay, I paid it.
They told me I would have to phone Customer Service respect of this and
they said they didn't have a pay phone and my phone battery was very low and I didn't have my charger.
It was raining, cold and windy and I was soaked through as I went to find the venue that I
was going to that evening. On my way back I came across the other hotel and went inside to see if they had a battery charger. She asked me why and I told her. What a difference. She did her best to find my booking which we discovered
that had an incomplete reference number, handed me the hotel phone and let me ring Customer Services.
When I got home the next day, I sent them an email explaining that I couldn't understand
why one hotel wasn't able to liaise with another hotel in their group, just along the road. The receptionist was just trying to save me from walking along to the other one late at night.
Customer Service replied and refunded me for the night, that I had already paid for at the other hotel, so I thanked them for that.
Tokio was amazing and made up for everything. Well nearly
EASTER EGG HUNT
As it was my birthday at Easter, I decided to have an Easter Egg Hunt and fireworks.
To make it interesting, I wrote cryptic clues and each time an egg was found, the clue would lead them to the next one. Well that was the idea.
to be efficient and have everything ready for them to find, I decided to put the little eggs and clues in their positions a couple of days before.
I had to move a couple of them because I needed to move things about
to accommodate the food and DJ Ironz, unfortunately, I forgot where I put the two I moved. This messed up the sequence of clues. Unfortunately, one was in the tumble dryer and turned into a tiny silver ball, another was in the dog's crate and
she found it and chewed at it before I stopped her.
I then revamped the game reading clues from the sheet I had printed, but I was now quite short of eggs (two destroyed and substituted) and two I had mislaid.
Little Baby Girl picked her dad to help her and Little Baby Boy picked his mum. They took it in turns with the clues and couldn't hide their excitement when they found the egg and the next clue was read out.
I nearly came a cropper though because I spotted an egg on the mantlepiece and thought it was one I had mislaid. I made up a clue and little baby girl was excited when she spotted it. Unfortunately, it was the
one that Little Baby Boy had won and he had put up there for safekeeping!!