WOYWW484 – oops – picture heavy!


Hello my friends. Trusting this finds you well on this gloriously sunny morning (well, it is gloriously sunny here on the North Wales coast). What a week. You find me writing this at 9am this morning, having driven 400 miles in the past two days, having sorted the crop on Saturday, having our special crop guest to stay here in my home, and having Mr and Mrs D to stay for a night… You see, when Mr D realised it was the crop, and Chris was definite she wished to be with us all, he immediately asked me if there was anything he could do, any little job in the house… I asked him if he fancied having some fun and putting in a new sink into the garage (he’s a VERY handy man to know!) – simply swapping the old for the new… He grasped the opportunity full on, and arrived Thursday teatime. Within minutes he was in the garage (hadn’t even eaten his meal!) looking, turning off, sorting, emptying the old sink cupboards. So this week – it’s HIS desk I’m showing!

This was what I had asked him if it was possible to do for me. By the time we arrived home on the Saturday after the crop…

Not only did I have a new sink – the washing machine was in place, and a set of drawers….

but also three more cupboards and another set of drawers! Bless you, thanks Mr D!!!!!

Of course… what it now means is that I have an incredible amount of sorting and putting away to do…

But that must wait and in the meantime be walked around… because there was SO much to do this week.

Firstly, to the crop itself. You have all seen the most gorgeous photos on LLJ’s site – but…

Left to right – Jo(Twiglet), Christine (Bishopsmate), Annie(Wipso), Shaz (in Oz), Jan(LLJ), Chris(PearshapedChris), Neet, Shaz(silverwolf), Sarah Brennan, Heather, moi, Chris(Mrs D) Elizabeth(silver scrapper).

The whole noisy, crazy, fun-filled, beautiful group. You are wonderful! Your generosity was so precious. Your help much appreciated, thank you. Your love and welcome to all the newbies, wonderful.

During the day some friends from church dropped in to see us. Denise…

Seen here with Chris. Denise has been several times to Uganda, and was able to talk with folk about where their gifts went, how money was spent, the reaction of the children upon receiving their bags and dolls. She LOVED it with you all, and is seriously anxious to get back to crafting!

And Kevin (YES!! that Kevin) and his wife Camilla…

Seen here with Shaz in Oz. Camilla is also very crafty, and wanted to drop off some stamping up catalogues – but chickened out when she saw how wonderfully you all managed without them…

So, that was Saturday. Sunday Shaz, Christine, PJ and I all went off to church, then Monday Shaz and I set off on a drive to Lincolnshire. One of here relations was part of the Dambuster squadron in the second world war and was on the memorial in a village called Woodhall Spa. She also had an elderly friend who lived near there. So, it was all organised – she would spend the night with her friend, and I would spend the night with Chris(Mrs D) – you see I hadn’t seen her for a whole 24hours!!! It proved to be a very emotional time for Shaz, but she was thrilled to do it all.

Shaz with her relative!

The memorial.

But then we had one last surprise for her!! Chris had been in touch with Angela of Felix the crafty cat… and we all got together in Chris’s new home in Lincolnshire for lunch. What a lovely lady Angela is! We had a whole shed load of fun at lunch and each received a dragon’s eye as a gift – Sorry, Angela, haven’t had time to photograph it yet.

Margaret, Chris, Shaz, Angela.

Then Shaz and I drove home over the moors to Wales. Goodness, the reservoirs are dry!! Hardly any water in them at all.

So, absolutely no work on my desk this week. I have lots of wonderful, generous gifts from everyone on Saturday – and they are still in the bag. I am sorry I haven’t had the time to really study what you all gave me – but I will… just as soon as the week is over. If anyone at the crop didn’t get an ATC from me – PLEASE tell me – you should have – and I seem to have more than I should have left over! It has been a tremendous time having Shaz stay with me – but we may well take the rest of the week a little easier as Shaz’s flight leaves Manchester VERY early on Friday.

So, that’s me this week folks. You take care. God bless.


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19 Replies to “WOYWW484 – oops – picture heavy!”

  1. It was the most wonderful day and I have to thank you again for all that you did! Lovely to see that Shaz got to see her ancestor on the memorial, what an honour and how lovely to meet Angela. Were you the first WOYWWers she’d met? But the biggest applause goes to Adrian for the amazing job he made of your cupboards, sink and plumbing..well done that man. A true friend!
    Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

  2. Happy WOYWW. Please give my love to Shaz – would so much like to have met her. Amazing transformation in your garage. Can you send him over here! I have so many ‘little’ jobs to do, and hubby still too busy with the farm to get them sorted. I ended up getting my tools out yesterday and tackling a few myself (which is why I am so tired and sore today). Look forward to seeing piccies of all the goodies you received. Ali x #21

  3. Now, when is Adrian free? What a wonderful job he has made of your garage cum utility room. Too posh now to be just a garage.
    Lovely of you to take Shaz on visits that obviously mean so much to her, what a beautiful memorial it is.
    Yes, Angela is lovely. I have met her several times at the shows in Newark when I used to work them. And of course, she is a steampunk fan like myself.
    Well Margaret, you have been so busy yet again! I don’t know where you get the energy but keep doing it my lovely lady, you are one of Gods treasures here on earth.
    Blessings, Neet 9 xx

  4. Hi Margaret, we all had the most wonderful time, and meeting Shaz was definitely a highlight. How marvellous she got to see the memorial.
    What a great job MR. D did for you, your garage/utility room looks great. Lovely that you’ve got to meet up with another WOYWWer! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #8 X

  5. It sounds not only as a wonderful day, but a wonderful TIME… those are days to remember!!! And having a handy man around the house is… well.. HANDY. What a job Mr. D did! Have a very good time the next couple of days, happy woyww and a big hug from Holland. Marit #18

  6. What a wonderful time we all had on Saturday Margaret. Many thanks to you for all your hard work making it so special….you really are a gem. Really hoping Shaz enjoys the rest of her stay….it was so lovely to meet her in person. Such a lot of very special friendships have grown from being part of this amazing group.
    Annie x #14

  7. Oh well done to Mr D – what a fab job he did on your sink/units! We had such a lovely day and your lovely photo will be a happy reminder. Thanks for sharing and thanks for all your hard work. xx Jo

  8. Wow what a fabulous job Mr D! It was such a fabulous day on Saturday Margaret and your lunch was delicious! Please wish Shaz a safe journey home. I am glad you all had the chance to meet up with Angela. Have a great week and hope you get a little more rest next week. Sarah #5

  9. Thank you so much for Saturday and Sunday.
    We had the most wonderful time and it was such a lovely Church, please say thank you to them all for their welcome.
    We spent Sunday exploring and will definitely put Llandudno on our list of places to return to.
    Hope you get some time to chill down and relax soon….
    God Bless you and keep you
    Christine #25

  10. Well I think the photos all tell the same story – what a fantastic success the crop was – I wish I had been there, it looks like you all had a great time and your hard work was worth it. I don’t know where you get your energy from, but I’d definitely like some! How lovely that Shaz managed to find her ancestor on the memorial, and what a great job Mr D has done with your units, Such a happy blog post,
    Diana xx #17

  11. what a delightfully kind thing for Mr D to do… I have a few jobs……..
    I was so disappointed to miss out when I saw the mystery guest! ah well, we’ll just have to go to her next time…… Lovely of you to be able to meet Angela too. Helen #1

  12. Margaret, it was such a pleasure to meet you on Saturday. You worked amazingly hard, but somethjng tells me you give 110% to everything you do! Thank you for a lovely day and a lovely lunch, and cake – so much cake! I’m so pleased Mr D did such a fabulous job in your garage/utility! You are a very special lady, and Shaz couldn’t have wished for a nicer hostess! I can’t wait to see you all at the next crop – hope it’s not a year till we meet again! Thank you again, and Have a lovely week Heather xx #11

  13. What a wonderful time you all had at the crop and how special to have Shaz there and to show her that memorial. Thanks for sharing all the lovely memories. Wish I could have been there… one year hopefully! Have a wonderful week. God Bless, Caro x (#19)

  14. I think we all need a Mr D in our lives, well Done Mr D you have done a fabulous job, if you are ever in the Birmingham area hee heee!! I love this post Margaret, you really have shared it all for those unable to attend. Lots of memory keepers, fun and friendships shared. I’m more than sure it was worth every single mile.
    Thank you so much for sharing WOYWW wishing you a super weekend.
    Tracey #4

  15. I read you were the best host around and everything went very smoothly under your control. I’m thrilled to see all the photos from the crop, too. Thanks for sharing them, and it was fabulous that you were able to host Shaz, too. Wonderful. Sorry I was late visiting. Happy belated WOYWW from #3.

  16. Looks like you all had a great time, You all look like a really great lot of people. I love north wales and spent a lot of hours there with my late hubby, Thank you for your visit to my blog,

  17. Hi Margaret, You’re not the only one that’s late getting round this week, just don’t know where the time’s gone. So pleased everything went smoothly for the crop and thanks to all three of you for making me feel so welcome on Tuesday, it was great getting to know you all. Many thanks to Adrian, that is a lovely photo. Take care and happy belated woyww, Angela x13x

  18. Hi Margaret, You sure were Wonder Woman these past few days, with the crop, visitors and travelling around.

    A sad, but proud moment for Shaz finding her relative on the memorial knowing he gave his life so many many more would live.

    Hope you have it easier, so you can recharge your batteries.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #12

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