Thursday, 28 June 2012

Opps! Harrison Is it 9 or is it 10?

Hello, how are you today?

We have just had a lovely weekend. It was a real entertainment weekend, as well as an opportunity to celebrate our Grandson Harrison's Birthday. More on that later!

On Friday (22nd June) we travelled on the (VERY) early Train from Coffs Harbour to Sydney (about 8 hours journey time) and then went to see "Under Milk Wood" at the Stage Theatre at the Opera House that evening. 

On Saturday (Matinee at 2.00pm) we went to see "An Officer and a Gentleman" musical at the Lyric Theatre at the Star Casino. It was Fabulous. I cannot understand why this show got such critical vitriol. It was a really good show.
Then on to see Snow White and the Huntsman at the cinema  at 18.45. This is a dark film but ohhhh it was lovely. Great effects AND it may be open for a part 2 (we think!)!!

On Sunday (24th June) we met the family (Jim, Tiff, Marley and Harrison) who all came into Sydney for 11.00am to celebrate Harrison's Birthday.  (Harrison brought 2 of his school friends as part of his Birthday treat) and we all went to the Sydney  Madame Tussauds. Then we travelled to Tiff and Jim's home for the Sunday night before travelling back home on the Monday. THis was an important part of the strategy as you will hear about below!

All is all a fabulous weekend.

Well it is 9 or is it 10? 

So that Harrison would receive a Birthday card I made and sent it early.
Here it is.

All good I thought. Then we had a chat with Harrison on the 20th June (his Birthday) only to discover a) the card hadn't arrived and b) he was celebrating his 10th not his 9th. How had we lost a year????? More importantly how could we rescue the card????

The culprit, we now discover is that our Birthday Calendar was showing 2003 and should have shown 2002. OK that is now fixed.

We asked Tiffany to intercept the card and as we would see them on the 24th I quickly made a "10" to replace the "9" I had placed on his card.

Unfortunately Harrison got to the card before we did, fortunately he saw the funny side.

I quickly whipped out my newly made "10" and replaced it, so all was now in order. 
(This may be the CDO kicking in here!!)

Harrison was quite impressed with my colouring which he didn't realise I had done. I had to say that not only had I coloured it but that I had stamped it too. 
(The stamp was one I have had in my collection for a while: I don't know where I bought it [it may have been from QVC when I was in the UK?] but it has a JB 6 F stamped on the wooden block. I used a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad to stamp it onto white express -it paper). 
Harrison was then VERY impressed!

I used a variety of Copics as well as a clear Spica pen to add a bit of gloss. I even added a little red smudge over the pocket to show how the ball had been shone.

The main ingredients that I used to my Harrison's Card:

So the mystery is solved, the answer is definitely 10. The birthday card is up to date and all is well with the world!

Thanks for stopping by to read about my travels and tribulations, it was a fun weekend that's for sure. I'd love to know you've been so please leave me a comment, they're lovely to receive.

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