Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Hello everyone and a very Happy New Year. Can't believe we are already a week into 2015. Though it's not been the best week for me. Hope yours has been good and you enjoyed New Year's Eve whatever you did.
Last Tuesday we travelled to Yorkshire to spend NYE with our eldest son and family. We were taking care of the boys on NY eve as both my son and D.I.L. had to work. All went well to begin with. Lovely meal on Tuesday evening but I had already begun to feel unwell. Went to bed feeling very poorly. Dreadful night. Then of course we were looking after boys Wednesday ( I'd not told DS and D.I.L. ) so they'd gone to work. DH did a lot - I kept taking paracetamol and managed to drag myslf to cinema as DS had pre booked and boys were excited. DS and D.I.L. came home to find me on sofa under a blanket. Poor D.I.L. didn't get home until 7.30 and prepared gorgeous food. I managed a tiny bit. We did manage to enjoy the evening - the boys especially as they were allowed up until midnight and then brought a piece of coal in each. D.I.L. was due back at work NYD. Son was ill during night and so DH had to look after the boys again.
I am feeling better than I did - it seemed like flu with a tummy bug.
Sadly during all of this I have managed to lose a necklace. It was expensive but it has great sentimental value DH bought it when our youngest son got married and I wore it on the day ( he did the same when our eldest married as well. ) So I am so upset about it's loss and am praying it will turn up.

I tried to visit everyone last week - there were some blogs I was unable to leave a comment on - I am sorry.

The colouring in tablecloth was via Amazon. We all enjoyed colouring it in. :-)

Well needless to say I've done no crafting! I've either been in bed asleep, on sofa asleep or in bathroom ( don't ask :-) )

So I took these two photos
 Dining table some of sweets/and craft makes left

My actual desk. Received Christmas cards - waiting to be sorted - I dumped everything down yesterday. I tried to get decorations down and ended up asleep on sofa!!
I had intended to dust !! Knew it was bad for you! The ball decoration was hanging in hall. DH was telling a tale raised his arms and knocked it on floor - it now needs my glue gun to repair it.

I really need to get started crafting. Have a class planned for 31st January BUT got my mum stopping before then. That involves collecting her and taking her home - never do things by halves do I?

That's all for now. Will visit as many desks as I can. Back soon.x


  1. I'm so sorry that that nasty bug ruined some of your good time. But it sounds as if you powered through it so all would have a nice time. You should relax and take it easy and get all better! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Anne! I am hoping you will be well and able to enjoy your crafting and good times with your family and friends! Also, I'm praying you find your special necklace. xx

  3. I'm so happy you are feeling better now Anne. We too had a bit of a rough Christmas. My MIL who I love very much fell on Christmas Eve and got really hurt. She spent most of the night in the hospital and consequently we had a worrisome Christmas and New Years. However, she is doing much better now and things are starting to go back to normal. I'm so glad that you and your family are also getting all better. Hope you have a wonderful, happy New Year my dear friend.

  4. Wow, Anne. Sounds like we both had the same thing. Mine lasted over two weeks, and I'm just now feeling good enough to sit for any length of time. Hope yours doesn't last as long as mine did.

    Happy belated New Year and happy WOYWW from #2. Thanks for visiting earlier, too.

  5. It's another day of juggling for me today....I have Lexi one side of me building with the Knex and Sam is the other side doing jigsaws so I'm popping round some of my favourite blogs while they play happily 😃
    Glad to hear you're feeling at least a little better. Sounds like a gastric flu. Nasty! Gets lots of rest so your body has time to recover properly.
    Annie x. #20

  6. Hiya Anne ... thanks for visiting my blog last week & sorry it has taken me so long to reply! Wishing you a very happy new year (I'm not far from you here in the West Midlands!!!!!) x

  7. Glad you're feeling better, bugs always seem to strike over the holidays. Horace @ no. 49

  8. Oh sorry to hear you've been ill, there seems to be so much of it around at the moment. Hopefully you'll feel better really soon.....
    I knew there must be a reason that dusting is bad for you....you've just given me that, lol. Hope you manage to fix it ok.
    Hugs, LLJ 18 xx

  9. Well I think the order of the day may well be for you to recuperate properly - sounds to me as if you're not over it yet! I've dealt with the cards and decorations, but there's plenty else to do, and like you, I must get to card planning. Hope you feel much better very soon!

  10. Oh dear! That sounds like a NYE you won't easily forget. Glad you're feeling a bit better. Did you ever find your necklace? It's so frustrating when you lose something precious. Is it in the house or have you possibly lost it outside?
    Well, have a good week,

  11. Glad you are starting to feel a little better. Hope you feel up to some crafting this week.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #22

  12. Hi Anne, thanks for the visit. Sorry to hear you've had a bug, hope it's gone somewhere else now Lol! If I was you I would just leave everything and rest up for a while. Happy crafting when you next feel in the mood, Angela x 39

  13. even over the Pond everyone seems to have it. I started NY Eve too but luckily I soon got rid of it - and I know about the bathroom too! Just glad you are now coming through it and are on the right side. Sorry for such a lousy start to the year.
    Hugs, Neet 3 xxx

  14. I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well!! No way to start the new year! ;) Rest up and you'll be crafting again in no time! Enjoy the new catalog and SAB!!!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #33

  15. Dear Anne, so sorry you weren't well for New Year's. It's hard to be sick and especially when you weren't at home. We went to visit family down in North Carolina and my poor father-in-law was ill with bronchitis the whole time we were there. Wishing you a very happy, healthy WOYWW and 2015. ~ Laura #65

  16. Anne, Sounds like you are very busy. Shame you weren't well for the New Year.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #34

  17. I am so sorry to hear you have been poorly, get better soon and rest, rest is the only cure as for the decorations there is always next week, hey my tree is still up. LOL

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda #76

  18. Hi Anne. Hope my visit finds you feeling much better. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sending good energy that precious necklace turns up. Creative Blessings! Kelly #53

  19. Hi Anne, you have had a week of it haven't you, do hope you are much recovered by now - you sure will remember this NY. Now to get the festive season behind us and onto some serious crafting...hope you can, have fun Cheers RobynO#31 and thanks for visiting my desk

  20. I'm sorry to hear that you were ill during NYE, but hopefully you're doing better by now and back to crafting. I had a bad sinus infection right before Christmas with high fever, so I can relate. Have a blessed 2015!

  21. Hullo there Anne,
    A great creative space today... yes we have to take the ills and spills eh.. trust your well while mum is there :D and DH knocking the bauble over doesn't make ir-repairable.
    Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy belated WOYWW!
    Shaz in Oz.x #24

    {Shaz in Oz – my personal blog}

  22. Hi Anne,
    Poor you. It sounds like you were fighting off the flu; we're having a flu epidemic here. I was sickly Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so stayed home under a blanket. Luckily I felt better on the 26th and our entire family went bowling! Now that was fun.

    Your desk looks busy!

    I will definitely put your name in the hat for a calendar. Thank you for visiting me already!

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace Kay (61)

  23. Sorry I am a bit late - been busy tidying and sorting cupboards ready for house viewing - argh!! Hope you are feeling much better - sounds like a nasty bug x Jo


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