Monday, 18 May 2009

Do You Live in a Land Down Under?

Then as the song says " you'd better run, you'd better take cover!"
What, I hear you ask are you talking about - have you gone completely Bodmin (can you tell I'm watching my Doc Martin DVD as I type this?)

I have had the most wonderful honour bestowed upon me, and I'm bursting with excitement and trepidation.

Do Crafts are starting to supply all their wonderful products to Australia, and I've been asked go to Australia and, amongst other things, demonstrate at the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercrafts Expo! How exciting is that!!! This job sometimes takes up all my time, but I wouldn't have it any other way, and I thank my lucky stars to be doing a job that I love.

I fly out next Thursday and arrive in Sydney on Saturday, and then I have three days of sight seeing. apparently the hotel is right by Sydney harbour! Then the work begins, when a couple of my colleagues will join me and we travel to Brisbane.

Got lots to sort out for the trip, including card samples for the booth and then there's sorting out my luggage (I need new) and ordering dollars etc.
See you later!

Love, Clare x

17 comments:

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow Clare, how exciting for you! Enjoy your trip, you can always take your dvd of Doc Martin with you in case you get homesick! Have you seen his series on ITV on Islands around the UK, it was fab! It's also great news for my cousin in Perth, she struggles to get decent crafting bits so she will be thrilled when I mail her later, hugs Heidi xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Clare, how unexpected and amzing! I am soo jealous, I take it Joe and David aren't coming?
Have the best time ever, go and see the Neighbours cast for me lol! I am obsessed - seriously, I really want your job when I'm older! xxx Luv Rachel

Sandra MacLean said...

CAN I COME WITH YOU CLARE?!?!? I'd love to see my family again! LOL Enjoy your fabulous trip! How exciting!! One day, when I grow up, I'd love to go on trips paid by someone else! LOL

Ana Baird said...

Great news Clare! Enjoy your trip!

Claire said...

How exciting for you. Am so envious of you and your dream job.

And you seem such a lovely person too so I can't hate you for it ;)

Sarah Youde said...

Oh how exciting!!! Make sure you take tons of pictures :)

katie squirrel said...

Thats brilliant news - shows how much DO is improving and going worldwide. Hope you have lots of fun - get lots of sightseeing done and lots of photos to scrap when youcome home! Have fun seeingall the products in Australia too...

Rose Charles said...

sounds wonderful :-)

Hope you have a fantastic time :-)

Rose XXX

scrappyjacky said...

How wonderful...hope you enjoy the whole experience.

lisa said...

You lucky lucky girl!! Not only do you do a job I would love to do you are now getting to go to a place I would love to see. You must take lots of photos for us. Have a wonderful time. I am seriously envious!!

Lisax

tracy said...

Wow Clare that is a totally awesome opportunity you are a very lucky girl do you have any room in your suitcase lol.
Tracy x

Merry said...

How exciting...what a wonderful job to be able to travel but also to come and visit us in Australia. Wish I was in Brisbane to go to the Papercraft show..have a wonderful time.

Jo Austin said...

Just make sure you don't fly BA! Go by Quantas!!

Been there, done that.. Sydney is the best.. We didn't get to Brizzy when we went, but spent a lovely two months travelling around the south coast of Oz.. absolutely wonderful. You'll love it!

Bondi isn't all it's made out to be really, and make sure you go to Manly, just across the Harbour. It's a lovely place and there's a great coffee shop on the seafront!

Claire said...

Oh wow Clare, that's great news and I'm really jealous. I lived in Brisbane for 3 1/2 years and would love to go back as it's just gorgeous. The only downside is that it's getting into winter over there right now - but a good winters day can still be nearly 20degrees!!! Enjoy!!!! Claire xx

stampingheaven said...

Wow wonderful news, hope you have a smashing time. Remember to take some stamp images to colour for the flight. ;)

Made by Mandy said...

OMG!!!! How blooming brilliant is that.

If you ever get fed up of your job will you put a good word in for me :)

Seriously, I am so chuffed for you. You are a lovely person and REALLY deserve all the success you are having. I'm delighted for you xxx

Vee said...

OMG Clare such an awesome trip!!.I'm sure you will do us proud. Above all enjoy yourself and looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back. Such an honour.. go get em girl...
xx Vee