Wednesday 27 April 2022

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 673

Now then, (as the Yorkshire branch of my lovely family often say, to start a conversation) there’s a lorra business to be done this morning, please bear with.
My desk has seen no tidying, but some action. I had a lovely video chat with Lunch Lady Jan and whilst she made woolly balls, so I started on my cards for May. Safe to show this, the recipient probably doesn’t even know I have a blog, also safe to say that this is how I left it after Jan and I finished chatting, and I haven’t been back to it yet. That’s part of today’s plan. Darnell will be pleased with me though, this stamp is an age old NBUS! 
In other news, it’s the 13th anniversary of WOYWW on May 18th. I know that’s only 3 weeks away and I’ve dropped the ball in terms of giving notice, sorry. But, if you’re up to it, I’d like to do the ATC swap. Usual details, which I’ll describe in a separate post to save repetitive reading for many of you! I’d like to propose a theme, just to throw a loop in the ribbon. CONNECTION. Connect, connecting. Apart from the crafting, it’s something we do rather well, huh! 
Now, whilst you absorb all the horror of a themed ATC swap, please show and tell about your desk. It’ll help. I’m almost positive! 

Wednesday 20 April 2022

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 672

I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend. It’s been lovely; yesterday I had to look in my dairy to check the day - Mr Dunnit had some sporadic time off too so he was not the usual guide! We had sunshine, showers and lots of family. And some of us had lots of chocolate. Lots. 
I haven’t been at my desk, I’ve been toiling in the garden. I say toiling because it was clearing and preparing and planning…not my favourite part. But, to reward myself (think carrot and long stick!), I ordered some new goodies, and they arrived yesterday. Now sitting patiently on the desk. It won’t be long, I’ve gotta itch!

Sorry but not sorry about the flare of sunshine - delicious isn’t it! My desk is on wheels against a door that gives access to what will be a nice patio area (that’s what the planning part of the weekend was about). Well, the desk had been rolled out of the way and of course, things standing on it started to fall. Oh to be organised. The very foreground shows an MDF thingy that managed to fall off its little shelf and break. Lucky I hadn’t yet decorated it, huh. In turn, it knocked the rack of lovely blending brushes over, but nothing worse happened. I took the photo, picked the brushes up and then distracted myself with coffee. Then the diary reminded me I have a 10am today, so I must away to dress and gather papers. Gosh, ain’t life glamorous! 
Leave a link to your desk for me, I shall need a distraction when I get back! Thank you very much!

Wednesday 13 April 2022

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 671

There’s a saying along the lines of ‘if you want to get a job done, give to a busy person’. Well, since we came home from Spain I’ve decided that I am the poster girl for that saying, whatever it actually is. The ‘to do’ list was looking silly and included several cards and nice things I want to make for people I want to be in touch with. Normally, I would let these slide down the list because time at my desk is as much about ‘me time’ as it is about production of cards etc. but this week, (bearing in mind it’s actually only Wednesday), I’ve bounced out of bed and sat at my desk for the first couple of hours of the day and been productive. Then I’ve turned my attention to the rest of the list. It won’t last, but for now, it feels grand!
Works in progress! A birthday card made, a New Home card in the pipeline and real daylight to show it off. I really love the spring timeline!  I can’t say that I’m brimful of inspiration, but I have enjoyed the making and the freedom from the guilt of spending too much time or no time at all doing what I love!
Now then, let’s have a show and tell from you too please!

Wednesday 6 April 2022

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 670

My real Workdesk, gentle reader, is piled high with files and month end paraphernalia and stuff that got dumped on it whilst I had family staying last week. Because the work-room has a door on it and is too small to use for any other reason, people stayed out of it and I was able to close the door and walk away from it. I did too. Packed a bag and as I write, I’m in Spain. 
It’s been chilly, very windy and rainy since we got here. We’ve dodged showers and been out and about, a bit of food shopping and some wonderful squally beach walks that soaked us from sea, wind and rain…loved it. Yesterday I caved in a paid for a rain hat. Within an hour, the skies had cleared and we spent all afternoon sitting in the sun. So sorry, if I’d known that it was just about me buying a waterproof hat, I’d have done it on Sunday morning!  Most bizarre weather, but the change is very welcome!  Today’s plan is to return to the village where we took this photo and sit on the beach, one of our favourites on this particular Costa. Thank you all for your messages and comments about Mum’s funeral. It was hard, but lovely; there was a lot of love floating around and your messages were a big help to me. I have since crashed and burned, but am now revelling in the memories as they pop up. And they do…sometimes they hit you like a wave, and sometimes, they creep into a conversation. I love them and they are not making reel anymore, which is a positive that I’m grateful for.
I am utterly distracted by the sunshine, so please only expect me at your place if you see me. The Internet at this resort is good, so I make no excuses other than…well, sunshine!