So lets move from the negative to the positive. I had a great time at the crop on Saturday. Thank you for those that offered advice - you were right - everyone was lovely and friendly and very willing to lend out anything I'd forgotten. It was fantastic to meet people that love scrapping like I do and totally "get" it! There were two ladies new to scrapping - a mother and daughter and I think by the end of the day they were totally hooked.
Anyway in between the chatting I managed to complete my February pages from my 2011 album, so I was pleased. I think what I enjoyed the most was not being interrupted to have to feed children/find things/empty washing machines - you know the normal stuff that goes on at home!
Its going to be a monthly affair and whilst I can't make the November date, I will be able to go in January. I can't wait.