Thursday, 10 March 2016

I'm back! I can explain now!

Hello Everyone
Thank you for popping by. If you can leave a comment, I value all of the feedback, 
Well! What can I say. Yes, JACKIE I've been on an exotic trip, but not to the Caribbean this time. We were exceptionally lucky and won first prize in the Harefield Hospital Christmas Raffle! A seven day trip, flying Business Class to Dubai! I could not believe it when the gentleman rang me at Christmas. I almost ended the call thinking it was a "cold" call trying to sell me PPI or something. 
I had never flown BC before, what an experience. I almost didn't want the flight to end, I was having so much fun. A few things on the plane really made me chuckle. One being, I had my overhead locker all to myself. No shoving and ramming in the bags and the other, an actual bar.Everything about the flight was amazing.
 When we got to the hotel, we discovered that there was an art exhibition taking place - Dubai Canvas and the artists were staying at our hotel. 
I am posting some photos - I took tons - of a lady's piece. I especially liked her work because it was made using masking tape. Her name is Erikah and she's from New Zealand. She could see that I was especially attracted to her piece and we started chatting. I asked her if she was using Washi tape. Apparently, Washi tape has a slight waxy feel and wouldn't stay put for as long as necessary. The rest of the works were pavement art that gave a 3D illusion. 
PS Mrs DUCK Charlotte is very well, about 5 weeks to go now!
I just had to take a photo of this in the airport lounge! A Rolex clock for heavens sake!
Can you read it

All made with masking tape

Erikah at work

My favourite illusion

OH sitting on the pavement trying to push the boat

Have yuo noticed that the deep sea diver has changed to this


  1. Wow you are so lucky it sounds like you have had an amazing time. Thank you for sharing some of the photos with us. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wow, wow, wow, what a prize. Fab pics lucky lady, xxxx

  3. WOW you lucky thing i bet you couldnt believe it and it looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  4. Congratulations on winning such an awesome trip! It sounds like you had a great time and I love the pictures you took of the art!

  5. Karen I can't find my sheet to see if I have your e-mail, but I am willing to give you a few tips on making the nappy cake. Really easy with the help of a few every day bits. I will look tomorrow to see if I can find the sheet. Hazel X

  6. Hi Karen
    Had hoped it was a trip rather than an early arrival lol!
    Oh to feel the warm sunshine on your skin you lucky gal. Looks like a great exhibition too.......I love illusional pavement art.
    Isn't it a different world when you turn left when you get on a plane........don't get too used to it lol!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  7. Good morning Karen how ab fab is all this. Such memories to treasure. Love the road signs and the open air artwork.....don't think the weather would allow it here! Have a good weekend Jackie x

  8. Wow Karen what an amazing trip and a lovely surprise. I'd be like you though, I'd probably put the phone down and think someone was messing with me.
    The artwork is amazing, Erikah is a very talented lady.
    Flying BC is on my bucket list having seen photographs from a couple of lucky friends trips, it looks fab.
    Good to hear your daughter is doing well, not long to go now!

    Looking forwards to seeing more of your photographs, hugs Erika. x

  9. Hi Karen, know you would have a wonderful trip. Some lovely pictures. Love to hear more....
    Hold on Charlotte, mum got to go to A P first :-)
    many hugs xx