Well, Creative Chemistry 103 is drawing to a close, and I'm only halfway through watching Day 2 lessons. But I'm really enjoying it, exploring the new products, and using new techniques with old products.
I did manage to finish Day 1 homework, so at least I've got one thing to add to the gallery.
It's almost two weeks since I met up with Darnell on her Royal Visit, but haven't had a chance to blog about it until now.
Having met at Darnell's hotel in Knutsford on the Tuesday morning, we set off for Port Sunlight. Darnell's face was a picture when I handed her a printout of the driving directions and asked her how her navigating skills were ;) I don't have SatNav and I'd never been that route before, so it wasn't an entirely flippant remark! With only one unscheduled detour we managed to find our way through the country lanes and on to the motorway towards Port Sunlight. I thought it would be nice for Darnell to see (a) a village built by a philanthropic 19th century employer for his workers, and (b) where the twice-yearly stamp festival is held at Hulme Hall. We were met by another bloggie friend, Em Louise Fairley, who had thoughtfully put together an information and photo pack for us.
|L-R Darnell, me, Monika, Ros, Em Louise
|Look who joined us for lunch!
It was so lovely to be part of Darnell's Royal Visit, and I'm looking forward to reading about her escapades at the retreat and in London - and I see her post has just come through, so I may be gone a while...