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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37 Replies to “WOYWW520 – A GIANT Celebration!”

  1. Welcome home Margaret, glad you had such a good trip. Look forward to hearing all about it! I feel I should offer to sleep in the van when i stay, in case you don’t want me shouting at my radio for the footie (Champions League final is 1st June and I might have to be anti-social enough to listen to my beloved Liverpool through my headphones!! ) See you soon! Helen #1

  2. So glad you had a good trip Margaret. That cake for Chris and Adrian was so perfect! You certainly didn’t waste any time getting back in the saddle, I am sure the hotel and your charities will be grateful for all your hard work. See you at the crop! Happy 10th WOYWW birthday. Sarah #4

  3. So glad you had a wonderful time away Margaret, you’ll have no time to think about the different surroundings as i’m sure what ever you are up to creatively will keep you busy. No spare creative time for me to join in with the ATC swap i’m just happy I had a moment to come join in with the Anniversary celebrations today. Happy 10th WoywW Tracey #10

  4. I’m so glad you had a such a lovely trip – great photos and the narrow boat cake was astonishing!! It’s been so great to have you as a friend on WOYWW and am really pleased that we got this opportunity to meet, long may it continue!
    Happy 10th WOYWW and see you soon,
    Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

  5. Your desk is very unusual, I love it, also love that wall heater and the cake is amazing
    Bridget #2

  6. Happy anniversary Margaret, so glad we ‘meet’ almost every Wednesday – I feel blessed to be part of this crafty, creative, nice and supporting tribe! I don’t know if I could be in a van for long… I’m so NOT a camper… I prefer my a house, a roof, a kitchen, a comfy chair and my bed 😉 Enjoy your day! Hugs and kisses from the Netherlands. Marit #17

  7. Well tidy or messy your craft room looks amazing! Not awfully sure if we have met before but I am quite determined to visit al the desks today on such a special Anniversary. Happy 10th WOYWW to you. Love Debbie #25 xXx

  8. Hi Margaret, lovely to see you back, looks like you had a lovely time. Gorgeous cake, and Congrats to the amazing couple. We’ll see you next week, will be lovely to see you again, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 X

  9. My plan is to get round everyone today to wish them a very happy 10th anniversary and to thank you for your friendship and lovely comments over the years.
    See you soon 🙂
    Annie x #10

  10. Hi Margaret! It sounds like you’re a lady of leisure – but a very busy one at that – travelling around the country. I must confess, I would miss my mod cons living in a caravan, but I know it has its charms as well. Perhaps if you have the caravan all to yourself it’s easier to live in a confined space – and of course you have lovely scenery surrounding you and total freedom to move around! Happy anniversary! zsuzsa #26

  11. Ahhh, well how wonderful to seee your place dear Margaret, I have missed you so and also Chris. How I love that picture at the top, hire who artist is , looks very Beatrix Potter like but suspect not??

    And your desk… loooong desk, I love it. I can imagine that the hotel is getting desperate for some cards, but am glad that you’ve had such a grand time, especially with Chris and Adrian’s golden anniversary, what a blessing,.
    I love the photos too, thanks for sharing, loads of hugs and a huge happy TENTH WOYWW!!!
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x #24

    {Wonderful Words of Life – Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards – Shaz in Oz}

  12. So glad you had a lovely time away – I had to look twice to figure out where the cake was – it’s spectacular – it must have been hard making the first cut into it!
    Enjoy your crafting now you are back in your lovely craft room,
    Hugs, Diana x #22

  13. any gathering with out cake is just a meeting! Happy 10th! even tho your name is not stared, I’d like to send you an ATC , so pleas email me your address- it’s in my profile, and perhaps here!
    thanks for visiting and welcoming me through the years!

  14. Sounds like you had a lovely time away, but obviously you were itching to get back to the crafting! Great view of your desk, and lovely photos as well! Happy 10th, Lindart #37

  15. So glad that you had a lovely time away and I am so looking forward to meeting you in person – not long now! Happy 10 year WOYWW anniversary. Have a great week. Love & God Bless, Caro x (#27)

  16. That sounds like a wonderful trip – how fantastic to have such a great group of friends!! Your desk area looks lovely and bright – and busy!! Happy 10th Anniversary, Cindy #44

  17. Happy Anniversary Margaret, oh you made me smile with paper poo too 🙂 hahaha I bet the hotel is glad you are home too. ~Stacy #37

  18. Glad you were able to play in the craft room. Lovely photos! Happy 10th year anniversary. Dorlene #42

  19. Sounds like a great trip! That cake is fabulous! Haven’t been to Tideswell for ages – such a lovely area! Looking forward to seeing you at the Crop! Hugs, Chrisx 47

  20. Glad you had a good trip! I always enjoy being back home again after being away! Happy anniversary!
    Glenda #32

  21. Happy 10th Anniversary!
    Looks like you have a most wonderful trip! I love your busy desk and now I want some chocolate….
    Have a fabulous day!
    Carol N #36

  22. Hi, nice desk, I’m looking forward to seeing it next week, I am really hoping I am going to be able to make it.
    Nice pic of the cake, about 3 slices left.
    Bless you

  23. Well there’s no point coming home to a bigger space and not using it! Sounds as if you’ve had an amazing, whirlwind of visits and socials, how marvellous. and like the others, I think that cake for Chris and Adrian was just amazing! Looks like you’ve had some good weather too. Love how you say the caravans all tucked up and back in storage…but only for 2 weeks!! You are such a gaddder! Loved you being part of WOYWW and very glad that you have no regrets. See you next week.

  24. My craft space and surrounding area is much the same Margaret. Looks/sounds like you had a wonderful time. Super cake for the Anniversary. see you soon. Anne x #24

  25. Hi Margaret, welcome back – just in time for Happy WOYWW 10th anniversary. Glad you had such a lovely time away. Love that you were back at your desk as soon as you arrived home, you always have so much on the go! Looking forward to catching up with you at the Crop. Have a lovely week Heather x #30

  26. Welcome back, just in time for the 10th anniversary. Glad you ha such a good trip nd making plans for the next. Hope to see you at the Crop. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter) #38

  27. Glad you had such a nice time away, Margaret, and what a lovely card. That cake is totally amazing! Thank you for your visit, and I’m sorry you were having problems connecting. Thank you for your congratulations on our various celebrations. We mustn’t forget Lily and Ruby’s birthday tomorrow as well! Lol! I know about how you’ve got to be really specific on the PIP application form so there’s no doubt. There’s loads of repetition too. I got my GP letter today and am waiting for one from the stoma nurse which should come next week. The whole thing is a stress-inducing nightmare but my hubby is being so brilliant and supportive and says we should go for the power chair now to give me a treat, and sell stuff to pay for it later!! We shall see. Maybe I’ll get it sooner than we expected.

    Happy 10th anniversary WOYWW,
    Shoshi #15

  28. Hi Margaret, somehow I missed you yesterday so I’m really sorry and I’d better check the others. Thanks for stopping by at mine and wishing you a lovely belated woyww 10th anniversary, Angela xXx

  29. Sounds like a fabulous time away, sadly cant make it to the crop but looking foward to seeing all the photos 🙂

    thanks for visiting my blog already

  30. Hi Margaret, Glad you had a nice time away. I have been to Thursford, but when I was a kid and it wasn’t the super duper place it is now.

    Didn’t know you were coming to Norfolk. We might have been able to meet up for a coffee and something scrummy.

    I love ginger beer, but it burns my mouth and gives me heartburn.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy 10th Anniversary WOYWW
    Sue #10

  31. Gosh, I forgot about the Golden Wedding, so sad about that. Glad you enjoyed it and all had a great time.
    Love your holiday photos and will miss Llandudno (although it is about people and not the place isn’t it) this year but am sure our new venue will be great! Nothing to stop us coming down Wales another time – it’s just this back that is holding us back from doing anything. Five and a half months and not been out apart from twice (the last two weeks I managed a short trip each Saturday) other than hospital and doctors. Hope it will be better this coming weekend.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  32. Lovely to see that you had a great time at the golden wedding celebration. The cake picture is amazing. thanks for stopping by and leaving lovely comments.
    sandra de

  33. Hi Margaret! Looks as if you had a fab trip! I love traveling but I always look forward to getting home to my own routine. I will be making short trips with the grandgirls but we have plenty to do here. I remember you winning that painting from Patsy! Does’t seem that long ago. Creative Blessings! Kelly #35

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