Wednesday, 29 December 2010

What's On Your Workdesk this 5th day of Christmas?


Mine is a work surface in a different room today.We've been royally entertained this Christmas by family and friends who have stepped in to make what was a fraught week a whole lot easier. This is my therapy of choice for Tuesday, and as I type, we're contemplating an early breakfast and a rush about to do a couple of jobs at work before friends arrive for lunch. I should point out I think, that despite the history of work desk disasters involving clearing up, my kitchen is made spick and span after each 'session' ...it's part of the OCD thing in the left side of my brain..I can't do anything in the house if the kitchen isn't clean and tidy. And as it's the smallest kitchen in Christendom, that's no great effort I can tell you!
I made a massive pavlova and Miss D made some more mince pies. A bit predictable, but hey - our friends like a nice chewy meringue!

Show us what you're up to this day of five gold rings then - either on your craft desk or elsewhere - it's fascinating to see what you do on 'days off', and of course for some in the UK, this is a back to work day....bah humbug! Photo, upload to your blog and link in here...I'm still fighting to get around last Wednesday's desks, so forgive me, you may get a double whammy visit this week!
Since this is the last work desk Wednesday of 2010, please accept best wishes for a truly happy New Year, I hope 2011 brings you peace and security and allows you time for crafting!

75 comments:

The Paper Princess said...

Happy New Year Julia - I've been blogging WOYWW for a year now - woo hoo!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

jude said...

Theres nothing like home baking .Im starting tomorrow as we have friends coming new years eve.so peacan pie and banoffee pie also some cheescake cupcakes on the menu too.Happy New Year to you and Mr D .Hope it's a Happy Haelthy crafty one!
Love n hugs judex

Rhonda said...

Happy New Year Julia! I'm the same way about my kitchen..it must be clean before I mess it up!!

Pam said...

It IS the last WOYWW of 2010 isn't it? How lovely to end it with Mince pies and pavlova and friends. Much better than spending it stranded in the snow! Thanks for the great times and cheers to new Wednesdays, tidy spaces (or not) and fantastic 2011 for ALL!

voodoo vixen said...

Now Julia, that is one serious looking mixing machine you have on your counter... I am a little envious! If I could stay in one country with one sort of electricity current for more than a year or two I wouldn't mind paying the price of one of them.... Happy New Year to you and yours, Julia, hope its a good one for you!

Scrapcollectr said...

What a tease this blog is! Lol. It says "You're first!" then gives your spot away to five people with speedier fingers....*smile*
Ummm...food talk is making me hungry... And I have to wait 7 hrs for breakfast! Happy New Year to all and to all a good night!
#6

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm having a terrible time leaving a comment on your blog this morning. This is my third attempt. I love your tidy workdesk today. I'm the same way. The kitchen MUST be clean before I leave it. Looks like something really good is being made, though. I remember my Grandmother made mince pies every Christmas. I never could wrap my taste buds around it, though.

Here are some more warm wishes for an AWESOME new year to you and your family.

Marjo said...

Hi Julia,

Looks like some yummylicious goings on in your kitchen. It smells good too...lol Family and friends are soo much fun and the goodies even better!

Have fun baking, see you next year!

Hugs, Marjo

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! I'm sorry I've got two links today, I asked my sister to put one for me before I left to go shopping. When I returned to find Mr. Linky up, I linked up only to find my sister put one up too!

Good to know you don't treat your kitchen the same way you do your craft desk! The picture is so nice it could come out in a magazine! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Rachel said...

Pavlova. I now need a pavlova quite desperately. I haven't made one for ages but you have definitely inspired me.

And please don't feel you need to visit me this week. You have much better things to do and my blog is very boring!

Happy New Year.
Rachel, #15

peggy aplSEEDS said...

pavlova! i'm impressed!
happy New Year, Julia! may the coming year bring all the best for all of us!

Ohhh Snap said...

I used to be able to sleep quite soundly with dishes in the sink all night, but less and less these days lol. Probably because I like more than instant coffee and cold cereal for breakfast these days.

Here's wishing eveyone a very happy new year.

#12

Ohhh Snap said...

Ok it said I was 12, but then I was renumbered to #16 lol. Happy New Year :D

JoZart said...

What a lovely finale to the year's WOYWWs. It all sounds yummy and it looks like your kitchen is spot on like mine. Small with the same cupboards too! You've just got to be clean and tidy in the kitchen, let's face it we don't eat our other crafting so it's different priorities!
Good Luck & Good Health for 2011
Love JoZarty x

oneoff said...

Pavlova? Yum!

Thanks for being the hostess with the mostest for WOYWW, Julia. It's introduced me to some fab bloggers, even people untidier than me, and that's got to be an achievement in itself. Seriously, it's all been really inspiring, and I've felt really welcomed as a crafty newbie. Here's to even more fun snooping in 2011.

BTW - Apologies to anyone who linked before me and didn't see my WOYWW post when they clicked Mr Linky. Blogger was "having a moment" and refused to upload my post for a while.

Bernie #17

Sherry Goodloe said...

My craft desk may be mess, but my kitchen? Oh no, not even a FORK in the sink! I'm pretty fanatical about the kitchen. And no shoes are worn inside my home - unless they are "house shoes". Isn't it funny how we (I'm putting other people in this with me!) can be so funny about some things and NSM about others? HA!

Happy New Year and thank you for the fun times this year sharing and seeing what others have on their work desks. xo

Sheila said...

Looks messy and yummy. Happy New Year!

Sid said...

A Happy New Year to you and yours Julia (in advance).

Jennie said...

Love your mixer.. have one of those... not seen the light of day for several yeras! in fact it is so old it is brown and orange!!! that dates it , I think!
Have a great New Year, and here's to another year of Woywwing!
Cheers! hic!!
xx

Terry Blais said...

I share your OCD about the kitchen needing to be clean! Your kitchen looks lovely. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for hosting WOYWW week after week. It's been a lot of fun in 2010, and I'm looking forward to 2011!

Terry #25

Cardarian said...

Love your kitchen WOYWW and I also need to have a clean kitchen!!! And Pavlova is so YUMMY!!!!!
I enjoyed my first mince pie yesterday and there is more I am told!
Have a lovely New Years Eve and all the best in 2011! Looking forward to more fun with WOYWW!
Hugs,
Cardarian

sandra de said...

Love the kitchen especially the stainless steel splashback. Enjoy your new year and pav. A big thanks for allowing us to peak at everyone's desk and kitchens. Looking forward to 2011.
Sandra xx #29

Ciara said...

Here's to another year of crafty snooping! Thanks to all of you for making me feel so welcome and thanks especially to Julia for hosting our Wednesday entertainment!

Ciara
xx

kath said...

wishing you a very happy 2011 Julia from a fellow neat kitchen freak...can't go to bed unless the kitchen is spick and span...thanks for a great WOYWW 2010...hugs kath xxx

Minxy said...

Mmmmmmm chewy meringue, my fav lol
Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2011 Julia xx
And to many many more messy desk shots in the year ahead :D

Sheilagh said...

Happy New Year, I will be taking part in WOYWW in 2011 as my word for 2011 is CREATIVITY.

I mnake a mean pavlova too..

Kate said...

Happy 5th day of Christmas, like the plush kitchen appliance. it looks like you could do some real damage with that.

** Kate **

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

A Happy New Year to you sweetie, thank you for hosting WOYWW always such fun.

PS My kitchen looks like that when I'm cooking.

Hugs

Kay

misteejay said...

A very different work area, indeed.

Your baking session sounds scrummy.

Have a great New Year - best wishes to you & yours.
Toni :o)

Hels Sheridan said...

Promise to keep my bugs to myself hun... have a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! And... thank you for the WOYWW this year - it has been tops!! x

Twiglet said...

Hi Julia - I am impressed with the food mixer - you need my little baking book that Wipso gave me for Xmas - some seriously scrummy bun recipes in it!!!

Nicky said...

Love your kitchen workdesk - I love home cooked foods as long as I am not the one cooking - not my best skill - just as well hubby is a wonderful cook - lol Have a great New Year ~ Nicky 38

Wipso said...

Mine is just a quick post today....still poorly i'm sorry to say :-(
Love the kitchen goddess look for today Julia :-)
Thanks for another wonderful year of WOYWW blogging.
Hugs,
A x

Violets Corner said...

Ah a Pavlova, yum! Irresistible goodness!

Have a great New Year and many thanks for the WOYWW this year!

Hugs
Maarit

KanataNewf said...

Hope you have a lovely New Year - I'm with you about cleaning up the kitchen after every job there. But as you will see in my WOYWW post - not so much my craft room!

Gez said...

Mmmmmm pavlova.. my favourite! Hope you have a lovely lunch. Best wishes for the New Year Julia & happy crafting.xx

nnalorac said...

Mmmm, sounds sooooo yummy Julia. Wishing you a happy creative 2011. Carolxx

S said...

Can you believe it's the last WOYWW of 2010? This has been a blast. By the way, the mess in my kitchen is not necessarily related to how much cooking I am doing. Happy New Year to you and all the WOYWW crowd!

Quirky Boots said...

great to see your space julia, i'm so hoping to join in again come the new year :)
Have a wonderful new years celebrations xxx

Angie said...

Sorry I have not linked ...I am feeling very rough with the flu .... it held off til monday so i must be greatful ...Happy New Year xx

akilli melek said...

my hat is off to you, the only thing i have made recently is toast and a cup of tea. Shocking but true!

I'm being spoilt at the moment by DH and his family. It's a turkish thing, whenever you visit you are invited (kidnapped) to eat. I've been visiting a lot - hee hee.

Hence the lack of crafting lol.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful new year.

kayc said...

Your pavlova sounds yummy. I like to have space in my kitchen too. I havn't done WOYWW for a while but hope to get back into the swing of things . I would like to wish you all the best for 2011. Happy New Year! Kathleen x

Debgem said...

Actually made it this week!! Your kitchen looks wonderful. There are good smells coming out of my kitchen today too!

Toucan Scraps said...

great mixer, I love home baking, and I really like the colours in your kitchen.

many blessings to you and yours, from Angela (54, I think - for the last 2 week's mr linky has been moving me about.)

Back to the duplo zoo to build an animal house.

Helen said...

Happy New Year to you all. Love the look of your kitchen. Better not show mine - I think I'm just a slut.... Lovely to be back in the world of technology again, off to catch up with what's been happening now. Never mind the shopping (but the first load of washing is on though)

Elizabeth said...

Wow, I don't believe I've had my mixer out at all this year - nobody to feed except DH & myself you see. Sounds like you are having a great holiday though and Pavlova and mince pies are very tasty treats. Wishing you and yours a Good New Year. Elizabeth #57

Mrs A. said...

Your kitchen may be tiny but hey oak tees come from acorns don't they. Your mixer looks wicked.
Mrs A. #59

Esther said...

Oh dear - I'm afraid my kitchen often goes the same way as my craft desk....gets tidied when the work space gets too small! I'm not naturally gifted in the tidy department! Hope you enjoy your lunch and many happy wishes for a lovely New Year, Esther xx

Dragon said...

Happy New Year honey.... Seriously good mixer there.. My kitchen is clean but often as untidy as the work desk I'm afraid!!! I need to make some more mince pies for new year tee hee!!!
Frankie
xx

Clare H said...

Happy new year! Nothing on my desk today as I am poorly sick so I didnt think everyone would want to see a pile of snotty tissues and lemsip!

Thanks for a wonderful year of WOYWW!

Clare

Sassylassy said...

Bonnie 62

I totally love to peak into everyones work space. I just wish mine was a little less messy. lol
Happy New Year to all!
Hugs Bonnie

Lisa said...

I have a teeny kitchen as well- less to clean I say!!! Thanks for all the posts this year, I often come to your blog to cheer myself up! Here's to a fantastic 2011.

Lisa :)

Chelle said...

Happy holidays. That looks like a yummy workspace.

joey said...

Hiya Julia

that looks like a proper industrial mixer! I so want one, I brought a hand mixer big mistake as most of the mix ends up around the kitchen and not in the bowl rofl

Joey xx

DW Peot said...

Thank you so much for hosting WOYWW! I wish you a wonderful New Year and I am looking forward to 2011. Best Wishes! Kindness, Friendship, and love!

Sherry Cheever said...

I've been watching all year and finally decided to play along!

Fiona said...

Oh my it's Wednesday again, love the look of your kitchen and I bet mine is smaller than yours. Hope everyone had a fab Christmas and here is to a fabulous New Year.

Electra said...

I love your Christmas blog background! Happy New Year!

Traceyr said...

Well done Julia on all that baking.

I've decided to join in this week as it is the last one of the year and it might spur me on to get my desk tidy - you never know! hahaha

Happy New Year to you and your family.

:)

Sandy said...

So perfect to show your "kitchen work desk" - I think we've all been spending a lot of time there! One of my wishes is to someday spend Christmas in England! In the meantime, I'm slaving away today making more cookies and homemade bread! Happy New Year!

Sandie said...

Love the photo of your kitchen, Julia. It looks very homely and welcoming. I've already been back to work 2 days so am enjoying a day at home catching up with my Yournal Your Christmas album. Thank you for setting up this blog. It is lovely to meet so many interesting creative people and see their work in action.
Have a very Happy New Year to you all!!

Linby said...

Happy New Year Julia-here's to many more WOYWW. I was going to join in today as I am off work but woke with a stonking headache and throwing up! Just about coming round now.
You look like a serious cook with that mixer.
Linbyx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Julia, I want to thank you for taking us on an ever so interesting travel through blogland. I just found in a while back, but check it out every week. There are so many talented crafters out there!! I am an amatuer amongst them, hoping to become one of them some day. Enjoy your evening New Year's Eve and will see you next year.

Net said...

Mmm pavlova!

weewiccababe said...

Happy New year to you Julia when it comes
Debz
xx

Carmen said...

Happy New Year Julia :)

M y baking starts again tomorrow in preperation for New Years Eve. My sister would never speak to me again if I didn't make Mum's Rock Cakes ;)

Susan said...

Hi Julia,
I am cleaning my walk in pantry (which is huge by the way). What is with the post-Christmas cleaning of the kitchen (or pantry for me)?
Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
Susan #13
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

ANewYear said...

Happy New Year Julia.

Someday my kitchen will get used for something other than crafting. LOL

CaroleB

Holly said...

BUsy kitchen is a sure sign of some yummy food and family fun for sure!! I hope you had a great Holiday Julia and a great New Year Ahead!!

butlersabroad said...

Yet again I neglected to comment! Love Pavlova, haven't had one in years though. We love it so much that we had it for our wedding desert, with lashing of cream and fresh fruits! Odd how your cleaning tendencies extend to any room of the house except the craft room.... and mine are completely the other way round!! Have a wonderful New Year, looking forward to more WOYWW's in 2011.

Brenda 81

Victoria said...

love it you cannot see the surfaces in my kitchen for all the holiday food x

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow, look like you have a beautiful kitchen! Love that mixer too! Thankfully I didn't have to bake this year...takes me forever to get it all cleaned up when I do...lol.

Anyways hope you have a wonderful New Year!! :D

Susan Allan said...

Hi Julia. Love your kitchen. I did not think I could manage this week but I have done a posting now.....happy New Year
Sue xx

Debs said...

A very happy new year to you too Julia and your kitchen looks like the source of lots of yummy food mmmmm xxx

Paper Bagley said...

There now i did it, posted on my blog but did not get back to submitting...eny hoo...