Sunday, 3 October 2010

Retreat!

Now, I'm typing this from the very lofty and frankly very comfortable, high ground. This is a scheduled post, because me and The Colonial are currently enjoying the hospitality of the Isle of Wight Crop Circle's autumn retreat. We were meant to go on Friday to maximise our cropping time. Obviously work got in the way and by waving an extra £5 at the ferry company, I managed to change our crossing to early Saturday. All very interesting stuff I can you hear say, but really Julia, why's it worth the blog post?
Because dear interweb, I had to tidy up before I could get ready!!
My workroom floor shows very well how I prepare - I sit in front of my paper cupboard and match photos to paper, then move to another cupboard to decide on embellies and etc. But so many of my tools and stuff were buried on my desk that I decided the tidy up time would be a good investment. So - suck it up, make the most of it - it probably won't look like this on Wednesday! 'Probably' - do you like how I employ words that suggest hope?!
So, evenif I distract everyone at the crop by chatting and only manage one LO in the 2 days, what the hell, the IOW gals were the motivation for a minor miracle. And onthat basis alone, I'm having a great time!

29 comments:

Diane said...

Hope you have a fantastic time, and I am very impressed with the tidy up.....come on..be honest with us....how many things did you find that you had forgotten you had??????

Helen said...

Wow! that is so tidy! I hope you are having lovely time, and bet that come Wednesday all the stuff you took with you is just dumped on the table....!! See you then.

Christine said...

Lovely and tidy but it's not just the stuff you bring back it's possibly anything new you've bought at the retreat too!?! :-)

Kaz said...

have a fab time.....look forward to your desk on wednesday......new goodies maybe??

Wipso said...

Diane beat me to it...I was going to say I bet you found lots while finding your stash to take with you :-) Hope you have a great time away and come back to show and tell all you got up to [well....maybe not all :-) ].
Hugs from a very wet Shropshire,
A x

Cath said...

Hope you have a great time and I bet you just dump everything on there when you get back. lol

Cathx

Foil Play said...

Hope you're having a brilliant time :-D

ginny c said...

have a great time on your retreat,a little bit scary to see a claen desk and floor lol

kayc said...

Hope you are having a great time! Kathleen x

Kate said...

lucky you, have a great time. Next time remember you need to take a little assistant - me!!

** Kate **

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

How wonderful to be enjoying the retreat Julia. The desk looks fabulous. And of course you can blog about ANYTHING you like ;-)
Anne xx

Sue said...

Hi Julia
oh my i have just fallen of me chair, amazing tidy desk, im sure it will look nothing like that come wens! lol. Have great time i luv the I.O.W, hope the crossing isn't to rough when you come home! sue,x

Pam said...

OMG (as my kids would say!) that is scary, but I have the reasuring knowledge that it will be shortlived:-)

Candace said...

i am shocked Julia, really shocked

Bring back the mess!!!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It may be short lived, but you get my clean and tidy award. Of course, that may be only because you are gone for two days. And if you can't distract them with your chatter, you can always do it with that tape gun that is obviously missing in the above photo.

Hope this weekend is awesome.

Kaz said...

I hope that you are having a fab time at your retreat Julia - I think they should be compulsary myself!
Love the tidy desk, but I fear the only way it'll be like that Wednesday is if you don't unpack! xx

voodoo vixen said...

That's what colour your desk is!! LOL Gosh, it looks so large and neat... you really go for it when you go for it eh? :)
Hope you have a fabulous time on your retreat... and it doesn't matter how many LO's you get done... its the fun of being there with like minded souls!!

misteejay said...

Wow, that sure is one clear desk - enjoy your weekend.

Toni :o)

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

omg I LOVE your desk shot, well done on the cleaning, looking good and super organised :) hope you are having a lovely retreat weekend, hugs mandyxx

JoZart said...

Doh! Not being a scrapper...I thought at first you were talking about crop circles as in wheat and corn crops, aliens cutting patterns and shapes in the fields etc., then I woke up and realised I was fantasising!! Hope you had a great time and congratulations on that desk!
JoZarty x
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Cardarian said...

Well done Julia! You have inspired me to tidy up my desk so we will see if it really happens - Enjoy the IOW!
Hugs,
Cardarian

LadyBug said...

Come on then!!! lets see the desk now you're home and you ahve unpacked :) It was great meeting up and the weekend again and I'm so pleased you and Lynda will be coming back in Feb 2011. I'm looking forward to it already :)

Rosie said...

Am suffering from Retreat envy ... take me with you next time!!

Teresa said...

Hi Julia nice to have met you and Lynda.

Teresa said...

Hi Julia it was nice to have met you and Lynda, looking forward to it again in February.

Paula Gale said...

I'm sorry, I thought I was on Julia's blog for a moment, but it seems that i must have the wrong one as there is a tidy desk on this blog... are you an imposter? Posing as our Julia and telling stories like only our Julia would. If so - go away and let our loveablely messy and unruley Julia back on her blog please and stop hacking her account and messing with our heads...

I hope she had a great time in the IOW - even if you took over her house and her blog... i'll get her to change her password next time she logs on!!!!

:O) x x x

Neet said...

Just playing catch up and now having palpitations. What is this you are showing us?
Does us all good once in a while to have a tidy - might do mine later as I need a clean space to muck up with some background techniques.

Chrissie said...

Impressive or what!
Chrissie

Linda C said...

Wow Julia, I cannot believe this is actually YOUR desk! Fabulous and the crop sounds fabulous too. You UK Girls sure know how to have a craft show and crop. A castle, now a ferry to a crop. Sounds like so much fun!