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Good morning, my friends. I do trust this finds you well. Without further ado – my desk – what you are all here to see…

On here today you can see Mrs D’s box of dies, still; a cross stitch piece I am endeavouring to do, magnifier – the only way I can do it these days! – and a scrapbook. At the back of the desk are cotton buds, and some letters I hope to have time to do something with, and a little picture frame for a piece of needle felting. Not a great deal of activity this week! One thing we have done is have a day out. John felt well enough last Saturday to head off, so we went to Blackwater Country Park near Holyhead. It was so beautiful – a sunny day but not too hot, and we went for a walk around the lake…

There are paths right up the cliffs and along the sea edge – but those were difficult for the scooter, so we just stayed on the level. It meant we didn’t see the choughs, gannets, hen harrier, etc., but it was a great time out.

So, because of the lack of activity on the desk throughout the week, I thought I would show you the contents of the scrapbook sitting there on the desk – be warned, fair readers, this is now becoming a picture heavy post – so don’t feel obliged to read any further if you are simply here for WOYWW. I shan’t take offence, don’t fret…

I put this all together for John for our Ruby anniversary – I’m not really one for scrapbooking, but despite them probably being highly unorthodox as scrapbook pages, I enjoyed the experience. So, here goes

Our wedding day

Our first daughter

Our second daughter – and yes, there is an incredible amount of red hair around!

Joy’s wedding

Ruth’s wedding

A terrible image of the grandchildren opening their Christmas presents some few years ago! Sorry – forgot to take it out of its wallet!!

We are Christmasaholics in our family!!!, so couldn’t resist doing a page with this lovely candle arrangements to show what Christmas means to us.

And finally, you will be relieved to know, a page about my maternal grandparents, Ethel and William. Married soon after William was honourably discharged from serving in WW1. These two people are the reason behind all the red hair! Both my grandmother and my grandfather were ginger!!

Well, my friends, if you have got this far, you deserve at least a gold star, if not a gold medal. Congratulations.

That’s it from us, take care of yourselves and may God bless you.


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One Reply to “WOYWW375”

  1. Jo
    I am just having a very late WOYWW catch-up. Fab pages Margaret – I wish I had done something with the 100s of photos lurking in boxes in my spare room!
    Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:59:12

    Love the family scrap book what a marvellous idea. Think I could attempt that as a reminder for my grandson.
    Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:29:09

    April S.
    You did a great job on your scrapbook. I love making scrapbooks and documenting the history or my family. April #32
    Thu, 11 Aug 2016 02:02:13

    Well done with your scrapbook pages, Margaret. It looks as if you are having fun. I know what you mean about having to use a magnifier for cross stitch – same here! In the old days I used to work 28 stitches per inch with no magnifier. Thank you for your lovely comment – you and John would have managed to go around everywhere – it’s all accessible, and I know you’d have loved it. We are so blessed to have such places within striking distance of home. I’m a bit tired today but that’s to be expected. I enjoy doing photo manipulation – you can get some great art effects and I can use some of this in “physical” art (as opposed to digital). Happy WOYWW and have a great week. Shoshi #46
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:47:18

    The scrapbook looks great Margaret it’s so nice to put together all those great family photos rather than having them lost in a drawer somewhere. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 15
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:14:54

    Such a lot of lovely memories Margaret, and beautifully presented. It is a milestone book. So glad John was feeling well enough to go into Holyhead. Blackwater Country Park is a beautiful place to visit and the weather looked wonderful for you both. Hope you get some more days like this one. Blessings, Neet 3 xx
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 22:12:29

    Fabulous scrapbook.. the first one I’ve seen this week. Great to see what you’ve been up to..apologies for the late arrival. Elaine no. 40
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:27:58


    Great layouts, Margaret. Glad you had a good break too, it sounds wonderful. Helen #1
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:14:59

    Hi Margaret, So glad your hubby felt up to a day out. What a lovely place to go and recharge your batteries. Mother Nature sure is beautiful. I love your scrapbooking. It doesn’t matter how you do it. We all have different ways. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #5
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:51:08

    Hi Margaret, how lovely you got to have a day out. Those pages are wonderful, and how marvellous you have a Ruby Anniversary. I have already done a few cards with the panels, in the earlier post, and there’ll be a few more next week.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #4 xxx
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:30:08

    Glad to hear John was up to a Park outing, and it’s such a beautiful spot. You have a lovely scrapbook. Blessings for a great WOYWW and terrific week! LisaDV #28
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:28:23

    Carol N
    Just love seeing your pages! Such fabulous memories! And such a lovely lake! We have so few in southern Arizona. Thanks for the visit and hope you have a most blessed and wonderful rest of the week! Carol N #36
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:17:27

    Diana Taylor
    What a beautiful place to visit and walk around – I would love to see Choughs, only ever seen them on Spring and Autumn Watch! Your scrapbook is a lovely idea, and congratulations on your Ruby wedding anniversary. I hope you have a lovely week, Diana #16
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:26:11

    Loving the scrapbook especially the grandparents, so nice to make the memories special. Thanks for visiting BJ#18
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:39:48

    It seems red hair is taking over the world 🙂 I love it….there’s lots in our family. The man I married had red hair and glasses….alas now very little hair and wears contact lenses but I still love him to bits lol. We really chuckled when we noticed that our little puppy, Milly matches our sons ginger beard to perfection….she’s quite fox like in her colouring and is just soooo cute. She’s on my lap having a cuddle while I’m typing on my iPad…..I think she thinks she’s still a tiny puppy but has already grown lots so struggles to fit where she likes to lie on my shoulder now lol. Have a great week both of you. Hugs, Annie x. #12
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:49:12

    Lovely desk and layouts. Happy WOYWW Kathyk #11
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:59:42

    I love seeing all those scrapbook layouts… I just flipped through my old scrapbooks last week and enjoyed it very much, maybe I should create a scrapbook page again every now and then… especially the family pages are very precious! Love the old photos of your ancestors too! Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland, Marit #26
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:46:13

    What a fabulous gift for John, I can’t think of anything better for an anniversary present. Congrats to you both! And we have a lot of red hair in our family too, I love it 😀 Hugs, LLJ 7 xx
    Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:57:18

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