Tuesday, 2 July 2013


It can't possibly be Wednesday again!!!!! I know we all say it but really the last few days have gone by in a blur.
Oh and Blog life as we know it - well as I know it didn't come to an end on Monday 1st July!!!!!! So what did happen? I am not the most computer literate being on the planet so I did what a lot of others did/advised and joined bloglovin ( actually think I accidentally joined Feedly as well!!!!)- afraid I was going to lose followers etc and disappear into a blogin blackhole.
A weird thing happened last week. I wrote my post and on Wednesday duly linked to dear Julia's blog. There I was number 74. Later on I went to comment on your lovely desks and lo and behold I had disappeared from the list!!!! Thought I'd been a naughty girl and been removed from said list. Lovely Julia said of course not. So was going to just pop along and say hello to some of you anyway but didn't quite manage it. I was at my mum's and was very busy cooking, cleaning and arranging things for mum. She is still having 'funny' turns and is waiting to have a brain scan. She gave me a few scares last week I can tell you!!! I couldn't sleep wondering if she was ok. Was so relieved in the morning when I heard her .

Anyway I digress. Sadly if you look at last week's post for WOYWW then you will see my desk has not changed!!!! Go and compare. No paper crafting!!!! all week. Managed a bit of knitting and crochet en route to mum's.

Sorry it's so boring - again. Maybe it was the 'boring police' moved me last week :-)

Whilst at mum's last week DH did a lot of gardening for her- I happened to look out of the window and there he was sat on a tree stump like a little gnome - couldn't resist the photo. Then got mum to stand by him. She looks quite well on this photo - was pleased with it. Sadly she still has a way to go.

Hope to be more successful this week with linking and visiting. So if you want to join in the fun pop along to  Julia's Blog and link up and show us yours - desk that is!!!!!
See you soon. x


  1. Great pictures Anne. I thought I'd missed a day somewhere. Hugs Rita xx

  2. Great pics in the garden! Your husband looks o sweet perched there! Ad you'd never guess there was anything up with your mum....hope all the tests go ok. My elderly dad is causing my brothers and I some stress at the moment so I know what you're going through......
    Keep smiling!
    Hugs, LLJ 59 xx

  3. Well it's working today Anne - so sorry about last week..am at a complete loss about it. Love the shot of your darling gnome, how funny! The good thing is - the desk will wait...and while you're distracted and worried about your Mum, it's nice to know there will be something to spoil yourself with when things are a bit calmer. Becoming the worrier for your parents is a big life turn around isn't it, certainly there's never a time when you're ready for it.

  4. Your 'garden gnome' sounds very handy. We hope your mum is better soon.

    Waving hi from the bears @#92 this week

  5. Ohh that is such a sweet photo of your DH and mother. Hope all goes well.
    Sandra de

  6. Sending big hugs for you and your mum.
    Sara xx

  7. Sending big hugs for you and your mum.
    Sara xx

  8. All looks good to me, and I dont think its boring at all. Love your pic of your garden gnome:) I'm with you on the parental caring bit, they are such a worry.

    Lynda #94

  9. Hi Anne, the photos are great - especially the one of your DH looking gnome like :) I do hope the brain scan happens soon for your mum and that it leads to a firm and treatable diagnosis. Take care and I hope you can get to your desk soon. Elizabeth x #60

  10. What a fun pic of your hubby and mum. Love her garden. Happy crafting #12

  11. Funny piccy of your DH there and sorry you haven't had time at your desk this week. Sorry I'm a bit late replying but my son had his drum exam this morning, glad that is over now. Thanks for stopping by this week BJ#13

  12. Sounds like you've had a bit of a week of it. A crafty desk is never boring though so don't worry.
    Love the photos of your DH and your Mum and hope she is feeling more like herself very soon, it must be a worry for you.
    Take care
    Hugs Lisax #72

  13. Hi Anne,
    I'm running really late this week cos I've had the twins all day :-)
    Love your photos and really hope you mum continues to improve.
    A x # 46

  14. Sorry to hear you had problems linking, Anne. Blessed computers... Also sorry to hear your mum is not well. Waiting for tests is not pleasant - I know! Thanks so much for your prayers, and your encouraging thoughts on that subject. Also, so glad you like the look of my new ARTHaven so far - wait till you see some more photos! They should be coming thick and fast from now on!

    It's nice to be back on WOYWW.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #91

  15. Love the photos Anne! I don't know if I would say he looks like a gnome just yet...maybe one in the making! Glad to hear your Mum is doing better! Hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk and leaving a message. I know I sound all doom and gloom but that is the way it is this month!! Vickie #93

  16. Great pics in the garden Anne! Your husband looks like he is enjoying the yard. I hope your Mom feels better.

    Regards diane

  17. Yep, we all are still here! Fun to see your DH and Mum! I hope you're having lovely weather. We're having a long run of gorgeous warmth and sun... and tomorrow is a big party here for the 4th of July! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  18. We all love seeing your desk anyway, Anne, and your posts are not boring! I laughed right out loud at DH in his gnome pose!! Adorable!! And, you're right, your mum looks the picture of health. I can imagine how stressful your worry is at the moment and I do hope the scan can tell what's going on and it can be treated. All the best and thanks for coming by to visit me! Happy WOYWW! Darnell #77

  19. That's a very cute picture of your husband. Does he know he's famous around the world now? *grin* Hope things with your Mom improve and that you have time to visit your workspace to play soon. Happy WOYWW and thanks for your visit. ~ Laura #103

  20. Scary how quickly the time goes by, especially when you have lots of distractions/worries. I hope your mum is feeling better and I'm sure you'll get back to your desk before you know it. I often have days/weeks like that too! Too much to do and not enough hours ;) Thanks for sharing and happy woyww Liz@63

  21. I hope your mum gets well soon. It's good that you are able to be with her and help her out. Your photos are beautiful, especially the gnome and your mum:) Now that is true art in itself!!! Take care of yourself too. Sending hugs, Rasz #125

  22. Hope your Mum improves daily. Love the gnome pic and of her! Do take care. Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #25

  23. ah Anne so pleased to see you back and well done on having a go at linking over when life is so busy for you..

    ..pray for your mums strength to grow stronger each day and glad you have the garden pickie, how lovely it is!!
    ... thanks for popping over and happy WOYWW Shaz in z.x #36

  24. I can see that photo of your OH on a scrapbook page! Hope your mum gets some good test results and can get back to being well before too long, it must be an awful worry for you. Sending you hugs. Pam#27

  25. whacky things happen on blogger, don't they? fingers crossed for this week...
    great photos and I hope your mum improves x
    thanks for stopping by, happy WOYWW and have a blessed week :)
    no. 35

  26. Hi Ann
    I am sad for you that you have not managed to get any crafting done but I am going to give you extra crafting time for working so hard on looking after your mum. We know life can get in the way of crafting but family is a totally different things so well done you for being there for your dear mum
    Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #52

  27. Great gnome pic - just needs a caption I think! Best wishes to your Mum - she looks lovely. x Jo

  28. Hi Anne, thank you for visiting my WOYWW. It's a great idea to visit blogs that end in the same number - something I will try. As you say there are too many links to visit them all and it is nice to visit new ones as there are often nice surprises.
    Hope your Mum's health improves, it sounds very worrying for you all.

  29. Awe he makes a great gnome enjoying a cuppa !!! and no desk is ever boring just full of stash we'd love to play with :)
    hugs Nikki #5

  30. I hadn’t realised anything was going on with Blogger last week, didn’t do anything and still had my blog working as it was, showing my followers as before, which is a bit of luck.
    It’s sad you didn’t get to do much crafting last week, but sometimes life gets in the way and family are much more important. Hope your mum’s on the mend soon.
    Thanks for dropping by this week.
    Don’t know what happened to the photo of my cakes, it was there……..blogger fairies playing tricks again. I’ve put it on again now.

    Happy Crafting!

  31. Sorry to hear about the blog gremlins. Hope your mum gets well soon
    Thank you for visiting.
    Karen #55

  32. The techie part of blogging is still a challenge for me as well, Anne. I am so impressed that you have figured out how to be part of a link up thingie....I haven't :) Love the photos of DH and your Mum !
    Gracie xx


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