Thursday, 3 October 2013

September Highlights

Wowee! Here we are again!

September was a really busy month away from the blog which meant I didn't get much crafting done and didn't get to share a huge amount (boo). I hosted a giveaway to celebrate my birthday but the real celebrations took the form of afternoon tea with the lovely Ro of Magpie Maker, her partner Steve and the beautiful Rufus and Ivor. I baked the cherry bakewell cupcakes from my favourite vegan baking book and Rufus helped to decorate them.
Miss Chaela Boo - September Highlights - Bakewell Tart Cupcakes
The main highlight from the blog was attending the Cherry Hinton Craft Party as a stall holder at the mini-craft fair. It was great event to be a part of and within a few days I had signed up for another fair!
Miss Chaela Boo - September Highlights - Cherry Hinton Craft Party
I'm so very excited about putting together my stall for From Cambridge With Love in November AND I'll also be holding stencilling workshops throughout the day. How exciting is that?!

The annual summer party at my work took place at the Duxford Imperial War museum with a 1940's themed dinner and dance. The welcome drinks took place in the main hanger which is jam packed with planes and it was pretty amazing to get up close to some of the massive beasts. I'm sure the Corcord was about as wide as my house!
Miss Chaela Boo - September Highlights - Imperial War Museum
The very end of September was holiday time and I went away for the weekend to Center Parcs in Elveden Forest with Mike and our friends Ewa and Rick. Our villa was right next to the lake which meant we received lots of ducky visitors and we had a beautiful view through the pine trees. 

Previous trips have involved lots of sporting activities but this time we took things a little more leisurely and booked in to the spa. Strangley I found the heat of the steam rooms and saunas really tiring and we had to drink tons of water to stay hydrated. All of the rooms smelled amazing but I couldn't bare the salt steam room which tasted strangely soapy.
Miss Chaela Boo - September Highlights - Elveden Forrest
The highlight of the holiday was the new ride in the swimming pool called the Tropical Cyclone. Up to four people ride on a huge inflatable raft along a massive flume whihc includes a vertical drop and lots of swooping and screaming. I had a sore throat by the end of our first ride but I absolutley loved it!

I usually get a bit snap happy when I'm on holiday but this was the third year that we have been and it was much more relaxed than our previous trips so I was much less manic with my picture taking this time. However, I did manage to get my camara out in time to catch this peacock who was out for an afternoon walk.
Miss Chaela Boo - September Highlights - Elveden Forrest peacock
In October, I'm looking forward to long-sleeved t-shirts, fleece-lined tights and snuggling with the kitty cat (and making lots of cards for the upcoming fair in November. Eeeep!).

What did you love about September and what have you got planned this month?


  1. A great month for you! I LOVED the Tropical Cyclone ride but did crap myself a bit the first time I went on it as I wasn't expecting the drop!

    Looking forward to being craft market buddies in November - I hope we are stall neighbours!

    Claire x

    1. It was amazing, already looking forward to next year!

      Very much looking forward to November! x