Have just spend a lovely, family day out at the Rock, Gem 'n' Bead Show, Newark Showground. Apart from the tortuous route there, caused by major road works the other side of Nottingham, the journey was OK and we came home a much quicker route, thank goodness.
Oh, how I love going to these bead fairs! I feel like a kiddie in a sweet shop - don't know what to buy first, am I making the right decision and spending my money wisely, and what am I going to do my purchases once I've got them. Unfortunately, there's always the problem of keeping my son entertained whilst I am doing all this - hubby generally not a problem as he's very supportive and likes to have his input into what I buy. Thank goodness for the Nintendo DS....whoever had that idea should have a medal.
Today, however, was different. Normally, we go to Bead Fair's, but today it was also a Rock Fair, and my son loves rocks! So, left to his own devices, we got to look round at leisure whilst my son spent his time wandering round on his own being the "kiddie in the sweet shop"! I have to say, I also love rocks .... think I took the wrong career path and maybe I should have been a Geologist! Anyway, after having spent his money, I then had to make up my mind fairly quickly as to what I wanted to buy. No problem....beads, beads, beads and more beads.
As I have quite alot at the moment, I had to curtail my enthusiasm. However, I have still come home with some fab, blue/green sea glass, gorgeous pink Rhodachosite rounds in two sizes and amazing matt, Amethyst rounds and tubes, some of which I've had previously. Ohhh, what to do with them. I have already got some ideas forming so watch this space......