Month: May 2019

WOYWW521 – After the celebration

Seemingly not a lot going on here! Hello my friends. Well, what a celebration last week. I managed to get round everyone, and leave comments for all except Kathryn – sorry, I don’t do Instagram, Facebook, or any of the other social media – but I did come peek.

My desk this week shows the aftermath of making 30 ATCs, bagging them, putting them in cards and envelopes – and… see the box at the top of the stairs, waiting to go down? Well, there they are, all ready for the crop on Saturday! Actually ON the desk is my Pergamano box, ready to take away next week – erm, yes!! I’m off again on my travels! Quainton in Buckinghamshire to see my grandies A level and GCSE art exhibition, then Nottingham to pick up the caravan, then up to Cumbria, Northumberland and North Yorkshire – so I’ll be MIA for some time. Yes, I’ll have my camera with me.

Sitting on the stool near the top of the stairs is the CD player – not even plugged in since I got back, but ready to go again! And, to be honest, that’s about it! I have a birthday card and an anniversary card to make before the weekend – but otherwise no commitments.

So there you have me folks. Here in a gloriously sunny North Wales, I’m preparing for Mr and Mrs D and Helen to arrive on Friday ready to all drive together down to Shrewsbury for the crop, preparing again to travel with our family caravan, and trying to ensure I have everything necessary done before going away.

See you when I get back!!

Take care. God bless.


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WOYWW520 – A GIANT Celebration!

Congratulations to everyone – and especially to Julia for thinking up this wonderful idea – on our 10th Anniversary! 10 years of showing our workspace to the world – in all its tidy, or untidy, glory! Thank you, Julia, for having the idea all those years ago – and thank you everyone for bearing with my witterings and coming to visit, making lovely comments.  I think I have been looking at WOYWW since sometime in 2012 – before I had a site of my own. My first attempt to join in was to leave a comment on Patsy’s blog – and I won her draw – and received a lovely painting she had done. That fired my enthusiasm, and I soon had my own site – gone now, since I changed server – and have been fairly regular contributor since then. Didn’t make it to a crop until 2016, barely two months after John died, but enjoyed myself SO much meeting everyone, I couldn’t resist the challenge to host for the last two years. Annie and Jo’s turn this year – and can we believe it is only a week and a half to the crop??

So, my desk hasn’t any action for the past three and a half weeks, as I have been away.  I arrived home Sunday afternoon, but wasn’t in the house very long before this happened…

…I started in on Monday morning, busily trying to catch up with everything. So, what can we see? Drawers out all over the floor, paper poo which missed the waste bin, boxes of card, paper, confetti, peel-offs, inks.. A half drunk glass of ginger beer, a pile of cards ready for the hotel – they are getting desperate – specs, glue, scissors, and a chocolate bar wrapper. Sorry, but the chocolate bar had already been eaten! And I honestly did leave it neat and tidy when I went away!

I confess to having had a glorious time away – Chris and Adrian’s Golden wedding anniversary, a time in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, then a meet up with my college friends in Derbyshire. The caravan is now nicely tucked up in storage until I go away again (ssshh! – the week after the crop!) Some asked to see pictures from my summer – so just a flavour…

So there you have it, folks. It feels really odd living in a house again after all that time in the van, but I expect I shall get used to it. I’m not taking part in the ATC pass-on – I haven’t even started on my things for the crop yet, so thought I should concentrate on those first.

Happy anniversary to everyone. Take care. God bless.


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