Wednesday, 5 June 2019

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 522

The post WOYWW Crop edition. Oh my word, what a day. Lots of you will have seen it all on Facebook, and there are lots photos on lots of blogs, so I’m only going to bore you with a handful that I haven’t shown anywhere else yet. Let’s hear it for Jo and Annie, they worked so hard and made it a fabulous day. Mostly, we celebrated WOYWW the group, community, the support, the bonhomie. We celebrated with chat, hugs, cake, and photos.
Taking photos of the people taking photos....seriously helpful husbands

After a fabulous lunch, there was a quiz. It was a fun journey around some of our blogs. Of course, I didn’t recognise my own blog from the clue. While I had my back turned because I was chatting and being sociable, a table was covered in glasses of bubbly and after the sweetest words from Jo, there was a cake!

It all became a bit emotional then, and I bet somewhere there are pics of me crying out of one eye, I remember looking up from cutting the cake and feeling distinctly over-photographed! There was a full on, proper real cake topper too, and I photographed it at home after a good polishing...
Be warned gentle Deskers, you may never hear the end of it. Just like this weekly thing. I think we decided that it was fun enough to carry on with...so here, in a post Crop haze is my desk. Can you see the haze of bonhomie hanging over it? It’s palpable, believe me.
I thought it was quite tidy, but it’s more just, well, full. Am doing that five minutes here and there thing and I’m not good at it. Or tidying, but you know that! Seriously long post, sorry to hold you up. Please link and show and tell and share. Put WOYWW in your blog post title so that we can find it easily, link here as usual. Thank you! 


39 comments:

Sarah Brennan said...

It was indeed a fabulous day Julia. Thanks for getting us all together and happy WOYWW. Sarah #1 (finally made it)

Helen said...

Morning your Majesty, happy whizzday! Was fabulous to see you looking so well on Saturday, and meet Jo and Annie and other deskers for the first time... you did that, bringing us all together!
Wear your tiara with pride (bet the postman gets a shock at the door!) you deserve it. Helen

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I waited for these all day Sunday, and saw both Jan's and Helen's photos. It looked like a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing your photos, too. I know it had to be a special day for you, because this was quite a milestone for you and your blog, too.

Heather Marshall said...

Good morning Queen Julia. It was most definitely a great day, and I'm so happy I was able to make it and meet you in the flesh! Absolutely fabulous. Long may you reign! Have a lovely week Heather xx #6

Sue said...

Hi Julia, So glad you all enjoyed the crop. Cake looks good enough to eat. The tiara is very fitting, as you are the queen of Whizzday.

Yes, your desk is full:)

Happy WOYWW
Sue #8

Neet said...

Well Julia, that is one big one over so here's to the next one. This was indeed a milestone event and what a lovely touch to have a toast to ten years of something you started way back in 2009 (have I got that right?) I am so glad Jo (Pritchard) got me to join in - I now have a huge circle of friends on the internet and some I have now met in person.
Wasn't the room joyous? When I came in I instantly felt "wanted" if you get what I mean. It was a room filed with love. And that is all down to one lady - You! With help from your bestie of course.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for starting and carrying on with this 'baby' of yours who will be a teenager before we know it.
Hugs, Neet 5 xxxxxxxxxx

Annie said...

What a day eh? And even with all the hard work we’ve said, if wanted, we would consider doing it all again. It was so lovely that so many could get to it with us being pretty central. We will see eh?
Hugs,
Annie x

Mrs.D said...

Morning ma'am! Promoted from Lady Julia to Queen of Snoop and well deserved.
It was a lovely day, and thank you for starting it all.
Bless you
Chris #13

Lynn Holland said...

Aah ! I’ve got a tear in my eye and a big warm feeling inside. What a day you all had. You really are a star Julia. I’m sending a virtual hug to you to say thank you for what you’ve created. Who knows maybe next year I’ll get there. Fingers crossed xxx
Lynn #14

Anne said...

Morning Your Majesty! Julia it was a fabulous day! Congratulations for your achievement - starting this and continuing for 10 years- a decade! Wow! Hugs Anne X #15

Lillianb said...

Glad you all had a fab time at the crop and as not there would just like to say thank you Julia I love looking at everyone desks you do a grand job keeping this going xx

Lilian B

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

That is one gorgeous tiara, you'll have fun wearing that. So pleased you all had a good time but knew you would. Happy woyww and hears to the next ten years, Angela xXx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Sorry forgot to put my number in. Angela x17x

Twiglet said...

So glad you are keeping your tiara well polished! Didn't we have a lovely day - here's to the next one. xx Jo

Glenda said...
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Glenda said...

It looked like a good time was had by all attending the crop! Wish I lived closer as I would have loved meeting everyone!
Glenda #21

Diana Taylor said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time and your tiara is so well deserved. Thank you for this wonderful creation of yours.
Sending a big hug,
Diana xx #20

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

So glad you shared your extra pickies Julia, and ever so glad you were honoured right royally upon the day, truly our Queen of WOYWW! Can imagine you were the only one with a tear in the eye too, loved especially you included helpful hubby’s. Having met them I know what a great bunch they all are. Love your desk, it’s full of promise of creativity to come, I love details so thanks do much for sharing it all so faithfully each week.
Happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x #23

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shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Julia,was a fabulous day indeed, everyone so enjoyed it. All down to your creation of this amazing group so many years ago. I wonder if they'd say anything if you wore the tiara next time you pop into the fish & chip shop? ROFL!!!! Love & hugs from us both. Shaz #7 XxXx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It made me laugh when you popped up on the video call with the tiara on!! Seriously suits you 😊 Feel free to lift whichever pics you want, I like the one of G and me too! We had a fab stroll around Shrewsbury until the rain hit about 2, off out somewhere scenic today. Have you packed yet??
Hugs LLJ 10 xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

So happy to hear of your wonderful day. Beautiful cake and crown. Can't wait to see some more photos on posts today. Pretty card colors on your desk. On to another year of fun and sharing. Enjoy a great week

Christine said...

Hello there! managed to join in at the correct day!!!
Just a quick comment to say thank you again to you for all this love and friendship that goes on around here.
Love it all
Christine#25

Debbie Rock said...

I did curtsey before beginning to type ... a crown truly befitting our Head Desker, friend, confidant, got-you-backer, supporter, encourager, morale booster and all round bloody amazing soul that you are. Do you quite know what you mean to me? I sure hope so. Much love, Debbie xXx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

A huge thank you for making me feel so welcome at the crop, Julia! You were the first person I spotted and you immediately gave me a big bear hug and made me feel at home! It was so wonderful to meet everyone for the first time and experience the outpouring of love and support. It was a little bit like meeting celebrities LOL! I hope I can make it to the next one from start to finish and take part properly! zsuzsa #26

Ali Wade said...

Happy WOYWW and congratulations on a hugely successful Crop. Sad I missed meeting everyone and the cake! I hope you wear your tiara often. Ali x #29

Jan Ltc said...

Looks like you all had a fab time. Happy WOYWW #522 xx Jan (31)

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your comment, Julia - I'm not joining in WOYWW this week because nothing new to report except that my PIP application went off yesterday so now we've just got to wait. Thank you for your birthday and anniversary wishes - yes, lots to celebrate in May! Thank you also for the info about the Angelina fibres, and yes, I know about fusing them - they were fused for this card. Lol at your friend's wall of stoma supplies! I've got masses of boxes that I keep craft stuff in too!

So glad you all had such a good time at the crop. What a lovely cake, and the crown well deserved!

Shoshi

Cruzinjewlz said...

Looks like a fun day. But your making me hungry with that cake - unfortunately I can't eat it as I'm gluten intolerant!

Dorlene Durham said...

So awesome! Love all the photos and news of the crop. Have a wonderful week! Dorlene #34

Catriona said...

It was joyful to meet you, Julia, and you wore your crown/tiara so well. Here’s to next year!!

Caro said...

I cannot begin to say how wonderful it was to meet you in person after all this time, and how wonderful the day was. It was truly joyous and i loved every minute - i have been going round with a huge grin on my face ever since. Just the boost I needed so thank you once again. Happy WOYWW. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#9)

Sue said...

Hi Julia, You asked on my blog if I was in a lot of swaps. I have my own RAK group on FB, I'm a moderator in a crafting group on eBay and do the monthly swaps on a crafting group on FB. Also put birthdays in it.

buterfliecrafter said...

oh, no pic of you and the tiara :-)
happy WOYWW, Vicky

pearshapedcrafting said...

Saturday was another wonderful crop! Anna and Jo certainly did us proud! Twas a good thing your Highness started (Whoops...bit of a wobbly curtsy!) 10 years ago!! Hugs, Chrisx 35

StampinCarol said...

What a fabulous crop you all had!! I'm so envious I live "across the pond" and to the other side of the country! I love all the pictures I've seen as I visit the desks. I had to laugh at the moniker "Snoop Queen"!! I appreciate you giving all of us such a wonderful venue to get to know each other even if it's through cyberspace. Have a fabulous week!
Carol N #30

Nikki said...

Looks like a fun get together for sure Missed this week work gets in the way of posting but
have a wonderful week
hugs Nikki no desk

craftyani said...

You all appeared to have a good weekend, who knows one year I might be able to join you. Keep up the good work if I don't always contribute I try to read each week whether it be having a drink in a bar, doctors waiting room etc. Ani #19

Marit said...

I so enjoyed seeing all the photos, here and on other's blogs (and facebook.) And of course you cried a bit, I would have too - it's the feeling of being among old friends and feeling loved (and you ARE loved!) I could not hug you in person but will go on hugging you digitally for many more years! Love, Marit #28

Elizabeth said...

Oh yes, Julia, what a day! Thoroughly good fun but over all too soon. Jo and Annie did a sterling job making it the great day it was - all that chat, hugs, cake, hugs, food, cake and chat - brilliant! Have pinched the pic of the guys - the EM will be delighted to see it. I'd have been a blubbering wreck too after Jo's speech but you so deserve the all accolades received - and the tiara too. Hugs, Elizabeth x #37