Tuesday, 2 April 2013

WOYWW 200 and my birthday !!!!

Gosh I am sure that it can't be a week since the last WOYWW!!! Gosh it's been a hectic time. Hope that everyone had a lovely Easter. Despite some difficulties at the moment we had a happy time. My family were with us on Easter Sunday and for my birthday on Monday.

Anyway first things first my desk. I didn't think there would be anything to show as I had to clear everything off the dining table so we could all sit there on Easter Sunday.
Anyway after tidying up a little after my visitors had left I quickly made three very simple cards to say thank you for my presents.
To my desk - well dining table :-)

If you'd like to join in WOYWW and visit desks around the world to see what other crafters are up to then go to the lovely Julia's desk at  stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/  have fun. I will visit those I follow, those who visit me and those who end in same number as me.

If you've time to read on then just a little news re my birthday.

As I said earlier it was also my birthday this weekend- on Easter Monday - yes 1st April :-)
My eldest son and family arrive on Sunday and we were joined by my younger son and family and had dinner together later. The children were so excited at being together again.
On Monday morning everyone gathered together for card and present opening!!!! I have had some lovely presents and was also lucky to have quite a lot of money as well. So I expect there will be some crafty stash making it's way here soon :-)

Above a gorgeous Cath Kidston bag.

The two storage boxes above were from ladies at the card making workshop I went to. Sadly last Saturday was the very last day as the owner has been forced to close.
I had a new wash bag and a 'do not disturb' sign, some ribbon, a stamp from the lovely Elizabeth (Silver Scrapper) already used, a scarf, plant and a lot of chocolate. Still have some pressies to come. I have been very lucky.
My D.I.L. Carolynn made me a cake and both D.'sI.L. had a hand in decorating it.

After the 'grand opening' we went out for the day. We took the children to The Think Tank in B.ham. The children had a wonderful time. Took a picnic lunch with us. Then we went to Jamie's Italian Restaurant in B'ham and had a wonderful dinner. My 5 year old GD insisted her mummy told them it was my birthday. My dessert came complete with a candle and a lot of staff singing Happy Birthday - with my four grandchildren joining in with much enthusiasm. It was a wonderful day.
We returned home at about eight o clock with very tired children who were so excited they had stayed up late!!!!!
My eldest son and family traveled back today and we went to mind five year old GD while her sister went to hospital to have a check on her heart. Thankfully the murmur is nothing to worry about.

Sorry this has been a bit long Julia if you made it this far :-) - hope you will let me off this week. Anne x


  1. Happy Birthday, Anne!!! I am so glad you had/are having a wonderful celebration of the beginning of a new year of your life! I enjoyed seeing your new cards, some of your gifts, and imagining the fun celebrations you described :) Blessings to you and yours, xx Gracie

  2. Hi Anne,

    Happy belated birthday! It sounds like the celebrating went on for days! You received some lovely presents there!

    I love getting a jump visiting desks on Tuesday evenings.....

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (no # yet)

  3. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* and boy were you well loved by your family! What treasures! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Happy belated birthday. Sounds like you were really spoiled and had a lovely family day.
    A x # 46

  5. Belated Birthday Greetings, it sounds like you had a wonderful day and evening and everyone had fun including the grandies. You have some really great presents and more to come with the money you will spend no doubt on supplies.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 41

  6. happy belated birthday sounds like you had a fab time with your family and that is what it is all about, oh and lovely gifts as well.
    Your desk is looking great as are the cards you made
    Enjoy your WOYWW sunny day today
    Ria #65

  7. Glad you had a good birthday. Bet you got some pranks played on you in the past... I did too, when I got married (yes, on 1st April....) the hairdresser came out of his back store room to 'cut my hair' with his arm in a sling - but I didn't fall for it, he was so disappointed!! should have listened to people as it obviously wasn't a good date for a wedding, long term!!!

  8. sorry, forgot my number on the comment! Helen, 4

  9. Love your little storage chests and the "do not disturb" door hanger is epic. Sorry to hear about the craft group but I'm sure something else will turn up. Thanks for visiting me BJ#60

  10. Happy Belated Birthday. Sound like you had a fun time with your family...Happy crafting #92

  11. Happy birthday for earlier in the week. Lovely cake. It sounds as though you had a great day. Family days are so special.
    I have that little butterfly stamp and it has made some very pretty Thank you cards. Kate x #40

  12. It sounds as though you have had a wonderful week. Happy Belated Birthday. Sorry to hear that you workshop has had to close. I am not sure I could work with others around but it would be good to have others to chat to.Thank you for your visit today, and I certainly do not find your stuff in the least boring. I love reading what you have been up to and mooching round your desk. Have a good week. xx Maggie #16

  13. Belated Birthday wishes ...sounds as though you had a lovely day ....what a perfect cake for you. xx

  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! How fun is that cake?! I hope your day is super special and wishing you birthday surprises all year long! SueC#94

  15. Happy belated birthday - glad you had such a good one!!!!! What a great week of celebration. Families are precious, aren't they?!
    The cards are lovely - I like a clean, simple look. The recipients will be thrilled.
    Glad you love Wales as much as we do - but then, we are biased, living here!
    Have a good week.
    Margaret (glitterandglue 78)

  16. Happy Birthday!
    Karen #192

  17. Hi Anne, you clearly had a lovely birthday and were spoiled by the family - that cake looks scrumptious. I love the door hanger - I think all crafters should have one like it :) Glad you liked the stamp and the cards you've made with it are lovely. Hope you've had a good day. Elizabeth x #95

  18. Happy Birthday! (I love birthdays ...well, sometimes! my last one was one of those 0 birthdays and I flew a harry Potter broom which was great fun. Lovely cake! Have a great crafty week!
    HaPPy WoYwW!!
    ((Lyn)) #51!!

    1. yes I was #52! makes it look like I'm getting younger by the day!!

  19. Happy birthday! Hope you had a great day and have a great WOYWW! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  20. A belated happy birthday to you :o) Thanks for stopping by yesterday x

  21. ah happy birthday, Anne indeed and yes nice to have cards on the ready for thank yous!
    I dont write in mine put pretty post it note in it thanking them then put in extra envelope so they can re-use them. :D funny??

    .. well if they aren't card makers so do it that way, dont if they are..
    thanks for popping over happy 200 WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #9

  22. Happy happy belated birthday Anne...it looks like you had the best time with your lovely family...lots of great prezzies too, both crafty and otherwise!!
    Hugs, LLJ 35 xxx

  23. Oh what a lovely post. Happy Birthday! x Jo

  24. Glad to hear about the wonderful family and beautiful day you had with them and all your new toys, too! :) Thanks for stopping by my desk already and leaving me a comment. Enjoy the rest of WOYWW! :) Deeyll

  25. Belated WOYWW greetings and Birthday greetings, glad to hear you had a lovely birthday and smashing goodies...fabulous looking cake too. Have a great weekend...Gill x #93

  26. happy belated birthday to you, such beautiful gifts, the cards on your desk are lovely!


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