Wednesday, 19 August 2009


An unusual item on my desk today. I've been called up for jury service and I've got to fill in and return this form within seven days of receiving it. There's a warning on page one of the form saying that I can be fined £1000 if I don't return it in time or if I give wrong information. That's a really scary thought, if they're that tough before I even get there, What are my two weeks as a juror going to be like? I have loads of "what if" questions so I'm going to get myself worked up into a right old frenzy by October.
Anyway, the form is filled in and in the envelope now, so I'll be off to the post office just as soon as I've finished this post.
You may be able to see on the left of the desk is a small piece of paper. This is a sketch of a LO I intend to do after posting the form off to Her Majesty's Court Service. It's a sketch of a multi photo lay out I'm going to do at the next crop. I need to find a way of doing a lay out with 84 photos on - hmmm! Thinking cap on.
Right, off to the post office now.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


This morning I had my breakfast at my desk. I checked my emails, facebook and played a couple of games while I ate my cereal and drank my coffee. After this I went out into the garden. I have decided I want to do two hours gardening whenever the weather is good enough during the summer holidays. This was day three of this regime and I must say the garden looks better for it already.

After my two hours gardening I had a shower then went to the garden centre to buy a new wheel barrow. I've had my wheel barrow for about eight years now, but it's had a flat tire for about the last six of those! I've tried to get John to blow up the tire, but alas, it's still flat. Anyway I now have a new barrow. It's not a traditional wheel barrow, it's more of a big bucket with a handle and wheels. I'm hoping the weather will be good tomorrow so I can try it out.

I digress. Back to my desk. Yet again, no crafting going on. However there are a few things that will always feature on my desk.

I always have the radio remote control close by because I do like to listen to radio two when I'm working (or playing).

My pad and pen are never far away, you never know when you might need to jot down something. It may even be a sketch for a layout - well you never know!

And usually there's a glass of coke. I like my coke flat and at room temperature, so a glass can sit here for quite a few hours (and if I'm honest, I have been known to put a cover over the top and leave it overnight).

So there's my desk for this WOYWW.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

I just wanted to show this lovely present that I received recently. It's a wrought iron frame which I now display my LOs.
As you see it's perfect for an ever changing display.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


Hmm, not a very good photo of my desk today. Here are a few LOs I did at the weekend at the crop, and as you see, they still have to be put away. My intention was to tidy up today and put these layouts in albums, however, my new phone arrived and that was that. The layouts are still waiting to be put away!

Why do phone manuals have to be so big but tell you absolutely nothing about using your phone? Is it just me? I know my darling daughters never open the instruction books for anything technical, but I can't be the only lady of a certain age who wants to know how to use her phone. I spoke to someone yesterday who'd had her phone for seven years, she didn't want to have to work out how to use a new one. Well, if the phone company will give me a brand new phone every year I will gladly take it. I just wish it didn't take me eleven and a half months to learn how to use it. So, I started by putting what I thought was the SIM card into the SIM card slot to find it was a memory card. Well, basically I spent the rest of the day searching the wonderful world wide web trying to find out why the phone wasn't working. Daring husband came home at 7.30 and had it sorted in a second. So, yes, I suppose it is just me. I shouldn't be allowed near anything vaguely technical. However, my new phone is gorgeous.