Ashley is now glowingly pregnant and so naturally we had to stop en route which suited me as there was a Starbucks and I got to have a huge Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Dear Ashley looking radiant....
It took a couple of hours to get to Ally Pally and then a while to find a parking space, we thought for a moment we were going to have no luck, but we eventually managed to find a spot in a side street.
We hiked up the hill, and I was glad Ashley was preggers as it meant I could have a rest now and again too - I am soooooo unfit!!
The view over London from the top is spectacular:
You could see the Gherkin and the Shard....
We all met in the foyer and there were hugs all round before we headed into the show - it was huge, really busy and hot!! I didn't take many pics inside as we kept getting split up and there was a huge urge to just stand about and natter.
We did all manage to get together at lunchtime:
And afterwards, we nabbed a passerby to take a group photo of us all:
Please ignore my Johnny Vegas-esque chin(s)....
Kate from Adventures From A City Girl Country Girl; Ashley from Country Rose; Nicki from Homebird; LissyLou from Lissy Lou & The Two Little Boys; Gemma from Little Gem's Diary; Gemma from Musings Of A Gem; Gemma from Gem's Country Life Dream; Julie from Pretty Little Jewels; Cuckoo from Tales From Cuckoo Land; Kmmms from Things Learnt The Hard Way
I couldn't miss the opportunity to join Cuckoo in one of her trademark silly face photos:
What do we look like?!!
In actual fact Cuckoo is every bit as gorgeous IRL as I knew she would be:
I, however, am not....lol....
We all parted feeling even more like old friends with plans afoot to meet up again soon for a whole day of crafting and nattering.
Naturally a few purchases were made, which I must show you:
I also got some cute stitch markers: