from england…

hey bloggers!  quite honestly i don't have a clue what time it is in the us (and that's probably a good thing)…  today was our first full day in the uk after landing yesterday.  i thought sharing this blog journal was a great way to keep you up to date on all that's going on.  this is such an exciting trip with so much to do in just a few days…
we arrived in london heathrow yesterday and luckily all of our luggage made it to with us which is a good thing since it had all of the class kits, demo supplies, and samples for the journey…
of course our first stop was for coffee (unfortunately no starbucks at the airport to be found) but it was much needed.  we made our way by car to meridan which is about 3 hours outside of london to check into our pub. 
along the way was one of the first times i think i've seen sunshine during any of my trips to the uk – it was great. 
we stopped at a rest area to grab a quick bite and of course i had to check out the candy stash in the store.  well as you see not exactly the normal confection choices i mean fried eggs & white mice?  who would want that?  anyways, some chocolate is always a good back up plan so we loaded up and continued on our way. 
one of the funniest things about this stop was finding parking… caravan parking?!  since mario and i met up with alain from ranger at the airport, and then we were to meet suze, claudine, and dyan, alain rented a mini bus things… well i guess you could call it a bus.  this has to be the biggest vehicle we've ever rented in the uk, but with all of us and our luggage, we had no choice.  let me just say it's been fun!  so today was our first full day and we had an early morning…a very early morning! 
we met for a wonderful breakfast at the pub before making our way to the NEC to teach a full day of ranger workshops. 
i was teaching with ranger designer's suze and claudine in a two, 3 hour ranger-on the road workshops.  we all 3 had a part to teach in the class educating on our signature product lines. 
the students learned a variety of techniques and walked away with this finished mirror. 
after a full day of teaching 105 students, we ended the day by setting up our demo areas on the trade show floor to get all ready for tomorrow when stitches begin.  more to share tomorrow – for now i
t's off to bed… t!m

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487 Comments to “from england…”

  1. kathy says:

    the white mice and the eggs are yummy 🙂

  2. Patricia Byther says:

    Patience is not one of my virtues either. I impatiently waited for your new distress ink pads to come out. I ordered the whole set from a local store. Now the wait again until the come in. Eagerly waiting to create with these new colors.

  3. Maggie says:

    Glad you’re back home to the sunshine! Hope while you’re doing scheduling that you include a visit to San Antonio and all your fans from Scrapbook 911 (love those Totally Tim classes!).

  4. That frame is just fabulous! I am going to make one …

  5. Debbie says:

    Thank you soooo much for posting all the pictures!

  6. Kelli says:

    Love that mirror :o) Have fun in England… I’m totally jealous! And you need to visit England in the summer more..I hear there is much less rain then winter and spring :o)

  7. KimS says:

    Starbucks? Pah! Go to Cafe Nero or Pret – much better coffee!
    As for the sweets – try the fizzy cola bottles. Yum!

  8. Kristin says:

    What an adventure. I am not a fan of white choc. I would have rather had a little brown mice and it be milk choc. But they were cute to look at!
    Hope you had fun, you seem to really have a great time on these trips!

  9. Rho says:

    Hi Tim,
    Looks so familiar, wish I was in class with you! Have a great time there!!

  10. Michelle Salazar says:

    Oh what an adventure!

  11. you are a really really great teacher, wish you would come to a classroom near me !!!

  12. Lorraine says:

    Did you not try the bananas and pink shrimps??????? They are my fav, and white milk bottles to…..

  13. Mel H says:

    Ok, not a fan of the white mice, but I think the fried eggs are way cute!

  14. Helene says:

    Those fried eggs and white mice look yummy!

  15. Solance says:

    Hi Tim
    Just wanted to say thank so much for a great workshop, we were at the morning session and it was fantastic! Thank you!!!! Hope to see you another time, best wishes,

  16. Angela W says:

    I love all of the projects! They look amazing!

  17. Jackie Hedlund says:

    I’m tired just reading about your day!!
    Cool mirror !!!!!

  18. Mindy says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  19. Kristy Tyra says:

    The candy reminded of the sweets served at the candy store the young witches and wizards would visit in Hogsmeade. How fun!

  20. Kathy says:

    EWWW! I don’t think I would want fried eggs or white mice candy! No THANKS! LOL!

  21. IVETTE says:

    Tim and Mario… We want to have you visit us in NY…. Hope it is on your list of things to do. ; )

  22. Joye Brown says:

    Once again I am traveling the world vicariously with you. Love the photos and the peek into the world out there. Have a great trip.

  23. Anne says:

    Hey Tim, you make the UK sound wonderful! hehe, Yes it is!! We have snow on the ground here in Yorkshire and lovely blue sunny sky 🙂 Can’t wait for midnight tonight to catch you on QVC, wow I’m looking forward to that and more fab shows tomorrow 🙂
    Anne (UK) xxx

  24. Julie says:

    At least those fried eggs are not as high in cholesterol as the American versions, lol! They probably are tastier too.
    have a fun trip!

  25. lesley wolfe says:

    i would probably like those versions of fried eggs better than the breakfast ones!! I love fun shaped chocolates! Can you scrapbook those?

  26. Pam Kirby says:

    I love the mirror project!

  27. Kathy Jiran says:

    Lokks like fun was definately had by all. Absolutely love, love the mirror. Have fun be safe! Kathy

  28. Joyce says:

    It is such fun to read of your daily happenings! What a life you lead!

  29. sandra says:

    someday, someday I am going to be one of those sitting in one of your classes …. someday ….

  30. Colleen Smith says:

    Wow, I get my fix just by seeing what you’ve all created on your first day. Glad you all traveled safely…enjoy the journey!

  31. Great pictures! Have a very good time. Great mirror too! Would have loved to have been there learning all those techniques!

  32. Karen Braden says:

    have fun in england can’t wait tell you get home.

  33. Glennis F says:

    Looks like you had a great day

  34. Karen R, says:

    The fried eggs looked so real at first! I hope you enjoy yourself and know how many people adore you around the world!

  35. anne says:

    your smile brightens my day!
    glad you’re having a blast!
    the UK is so lovely, isn’t it?

  36. carolyn s says:

    have a fantastic time, and thanks for the pictures. You can keep the white mice, though, lol.

  37. Jeanne says:

    ummm, I’ll skip the mice, but would take the eggs! LMAO! great pics!!
    And the crafts……priceless!

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