...it has been a while, there has been far too much going on to write about it all, mayhem as per usual. After recent events, George Natalie and I needed a bit of a break so we went up to Liverpool to stay with my mother-in-law for a long weekend. Rob came over from Manchester too, I hadn't seen him since the end of January, it was lovely for us all to be together and we had a wonderful time.I returned full of vim and vigour and set to full bead making mode ahead for the upcoming Big Bead Show this weekend and lo and behold I have been struck down with the lurgy. So far I don't feel too bad but I have lost my voice, a blessing for those around me but not ideal for a bead show. Anyways I have spent today labelling and pricing so it is probably a good thing as otherwise, and not for the first time, I would have turned up completely unprepared. I have closed both my webshop and my Etsy shop until after the bead show but afterwards I will update them both with new beads, if you would like to be advised when they are open again please sign up for my newsletter. I have added a handy dandy sign up widget in the right column so you can sign up directly from here. I am not a prolific newsletter writer but every now and then I offer subscriber only discounts and competitions so it's definitely worth a look.