Tuesday, 26 August 2014


It's that time again !! WOYWW !!! Want to know more then pop over to Julia's Blog 'the boss lady ' and go on join i,  do.

So since last week we've looked after our granddaughters for a day. We went to local shops to a special sweetie shop so they could have some treats for their holidays. I also took them to look at some clothes. BIG MISTAKE !!! They are only 5 and 7 but oh my word they knew what they did/didn't want!! Some things I said, ' no way'. Then Phoebe said she couldn't choose and wanted all seven items. I don't think so!! I said. So we had tears. In the end they chose something and off we went. Asked them where they wanted to go - they said IKEA lol they love lunch there and to play in the creche. So we did that. After the creche they went on a huge trampoline thing. Fastened in with harness and then jump away - looked fun. Then ice cream and balloons and finally the park. Phew were we tired that night. Good fun though. The next night we babysat because my D.I.L. got her Biology GCSE so I suggested they went out to celebrate  as my D.I.L. has been struggling a lot of late.
On Friday evening this arrived

My granddaughters Guinea Pigs are in there. We are looking after them for a week while they are away. They are called Chloe and Grace - very cute. I managed to get them out of the cage and outside today. Cleaned them out and then got them back without losing them - :-) phew. All this after having my hair done!! I'll never be a glamorous granny!!!
Saturday was just shopping and crafting and then DH cooked a lovely dinner. On Sunday we went out for a late lunch at a nearby hotel. It's really lovely there and the food is superb. We made it an early Wedding Anniversary celebration. It's not until Thursday but we will have our grandsons staying with us from Wednesday until Sunday so no 'Romantic Meals' for two !! Hahahaha 
Yesterday DH discovered a leak in our roof. Oh happy days. So waiting for the roofer to get in touch :-(  and of course we've had so much rain!!!!

Anyway I have managed to craft - yippee - so to my desk   
This is my actual desk and I have put on here the preps for my next workshop plus everything I used. Got to finish prepping when grandsons go home. 

Below the table where I usually craft.

And some makes

This was for our son and D.I.L. - there Anniversary is today ( I'm writing this on Tuesday )

This speaks for itself.

For my nephew's engagement.

I saw one with this fold today and needed a card really quickly and so made this this evening.

Below I was having a bit of a play making some different sized bags ( part of a challenge in a group I'm in) I haven't finished yet.

Well that's it for now! bet you're relieved if you've got this far :-) I will visit everyone who visits me and those ending with same number - and grandsons permitting a few others :-) x


  1. Wow, Anne, you sound so much happier and are getting around so well.. bravo for you! Sounds like your doing lots of fun grandma things, awesome! I loved all your pix-- ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. You have been having a Grand Time, Anne :-) I am most impressed with your guinea pig wrangling, and that you have managed to create lovely cards and bags besides! Well done! xx

  3. Lovely cards Anne. I like Guinea Pigs but not the noise they make. Hope they are being good for you. Happy woyww Jill #16

  4. Hi Anne, happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting my desk. Sounds like you've been having some 'fun' with the gd's and good on you for taking care of Chloe and Grace (so cute). You've been bush too making some lovely cards. Cheers and enjoy your week RobynO#24

  5. You probably are glamorous but you're a hands on granny and I like that! No wonder your grandkids like coming to stay with you...those guinea pigs are funny, great names!!
    All your cards are beautiful, Anne, but I like your nephew's engagement card very much - such pretty, soft tones :-)
    HUgs, LLJ 20 xx

  6. Umm excuse me ..... was all this is one week?.... no wonder you are tired. 2 sets of Grandies and crafting. I only have 1... 3 year old for 1 day a week and she does me in (ok I work 3 days too but that's a doddle in comparison). It s amazing how opinionated they are ... even at 3
    thanks for sharing and I hope next week is a little quieter for you
    Oh the cards are lovely too.. I think the thank you one is my fav
    janet #8

  7. I'm surprised when you've been so busy that you have had time to make so many cards, which are gorgeous.
    Love the Guinea Pigs, so sweet.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 34

  8. Hi Anne,
    Isn't it funny that girls so young would know exactly what they want. Lunch and play time sounded fun.
    I had a guinia pig when I was young.
    Congratulations on your anniversary!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Kay (57)

  9. Hullo Anne wow what a busy time you have had indeed.. and yes know about guinea pigs we had them.. wait till they have babies too.. mm maybe not! with two girls .. hope you ave that right :D! :D happy anniversary for today.. thanks for popping over , Shaz in Oz.x #10

  10. Wow, Anne. What a week. Congrats on getting the guinea pigs back in the right place! Only too easy to lose little things like that I should imagine!
    Fantastic pile of things for your workshop - you are going to have fun!
    Thanks for visiting. Glad you liked the dress.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #17

  11. Too late for WOYWW I know! My computer is rubbish this week so I have got a bit behind with myself. Glad to see you have been busy with lovely crafty activity - your cards a fab! x Jo


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