Tuesday, 21 June 2016


Hello everyone. Thank you for all the well wishes. I am better but discovered that I have a nasty infection on left hand side of my nose, so I am on very strong antibiotics plus nose drops. I've had nasty pain in my nose :-) ( better than a nasty smell I suppose !) GP treated me but no improvement so sent me to see ENT specialist. Camera revealed the infection. However I'm not sure the infection is a leftover from the virus I had or it's been there a long time and it's what is causing the pain. So watch this space !

If you want to find out more you will need to visit the lovely Jan's blog as she is looking after WOYWW while Julia recovers from her op. Hope you improving each day Julia. Also thinking special thoughts of you Jan at this sad time.

So to my desk, aka dining table ( which is only used occasionally - so I'm not clearing it off every five minutes)

So this is Tuesday evening and it won't change tonight :-)

At one end what was left after I had to get those cards finished last week. You can see to the left a card I am putting together for my great niece who will be nine soon.  I forgot to take photos :-( and below, at the other end some of my sugar craft work - it was my class this morning. We are making an orchid as part of an arrangement that also includes a rose - hence the rose leaves.

So that's it for my desk for this week. I will visit all who visit me, my favourite blogs and as many others that I can manage.

For those who are interested DH and I went to Yorkshire last Friday. We went to visit our son and his family. Our eldest grandson will be eleven on Thursday so it was to celebrate his birthday and also Father's Day. On Saturday morning we went with DS and younger grandson to watch him in a football tournament. Bless him after three of the matches he felt very poorly and was lay on the ground. He then started to vomit. So home we went. His team though won the tournament so we were pleased for him. He has been quite poorly and off school so far this week. Poor little boy.
He fell asleep when we got back but woke when his brother and friends were setting off for birthday celebrations. He desperately wanted to go but could hardly stand. Grandparents all stayed at home to look after him :-)

Poorly boy :-(
 It was a lovely morning on Saturday morning with fabulous views

The birthday boy!

With his cake !!!

Grandpa and granddad opening their Father's day presents.

We left after a super lunch and birthday present opening :-) then back home and a meal with our younger son and family - more presents for DH and another meal! Yummy ! ( I need to go on a diet!!!)

On Monday my friend Thelma took me and two others out for a super late lunch to celebrate her birthday.

I don't think she will thank me for this photo as she is showing a lot of knee/leg :-) - it wasn't that short really !!!She had a lovely time . She is amazing she was 82 on Monday  does keep fit, sugar craft comes to card making. She also has a fabulous garden which she does mainly herself.

Hope you've enjoyed all my news this week. Look forward to visiting some desks and seeing what everyone has been up to. :-) 


  1. Hope your infection clears up quickly.

  2. Wishing you and yours well, Anne! Thelma sounds delightful. I have lunch once a month with an 80 year young friend who amazes me with her engagement with life! xx

  3. My goodness it sounds as if you had a very busy, but fun, week. I'm sorry about your grandson being sick. That is never fun, especially at holiday time. I love that cake! It looks beautifully delicious. So glad you have had so many celebrations. Life should be full of celebration, don't you think?

  4. GR8 pix and desk, sorry to hear you've been so poorly and hope you will soon be feeling better

    Happy WOYWW


  5. There's lots to enjoy on your post this week - the amazing Thelma, your lovely GS and the Fathers Day menfolk, not to mention that amazing chocolate cake :-D
    I hope that your infection is healing and you're starting to feel a bit better,
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

  6. The idea of sugarcraft orchids sounds amazing - I hope you'll show the finished flower! Sorry to hear you are feeling so poorly, I hope the infection clears up and I hope your grandson is soon well again - it looks like you've been having fun despite the bugs!
    Thanks for the visit earlier, hope you have a happy, healthier week!
    Diana #17

  7. Sounds like you have had a busy but enjoyable week. Thanks so much for the lovely comments re mouse.
    sandra de @18

  8. Love the little pink dress card. Thanks for Visiting me and Happy WOYWW BJ#24

  9. Hope that little lad is feeling better! Also your ailments too - some weird viruses about at the mo. AND I want to be like Thelma at 82 - happy birthday little wonder woman!

  10. Hi Anne, what a busy time you've had! Glad you are starting to feel better. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xxx

  11. A great post this morning. I enjoyed your family photos especially the Maltezer cake! (i love Maltezers).
    Sorry to hear your grandson has been poorly now all the end of year things are happening! Poor chappy! I hope he gets better soon.
    Thelma looks great (even with a bit of leg). I am amazed at some older folk and the energy they still seem to have. I hope to be like that when I'm 80 (but i doubt it).
    Thanks for visiting earlier,
    Happy WOYWW,
    Greetings from sunny Spain,

  12. Hello Anne sorry to hear that you are a tad under the weather and do hope you feel better soon. You have had a busy time lately that is one large chocolate cake in the photo. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a sweet comment. Have a fantastic week Hugs ~Anne L#3

  13. Hope you feel better soon! Sounds like a great visit with your family but poor Grandson. Glad they won and he got to play some matches. Your sugarcraft looks wonderful.

    Have a great week
    Sharon K #37

  14. Sorry it's taken me til now to return your visit....it's been one of those days :-) Lots of sewing and puppy caring doesn't leave me much time for blog visiting lol
    I really hope the dr sorts out your infection and you're feeling much better soon.

    Annie x #6

  15. Thanks for sharing your family with us, your sugar crafting. I had no knowledge of this art form until today, so I learned somthing new! xoxoxox Donna #4

  16. Wow, your friend looks good for her age - hope I can look like that when I get in my 80's (but doubt it).
    You certainly have been living it up, and I can empathise about all the eating you have been doing to make you feel like you need a diet but as you are so busy I guess you work it off.
    Hope the grandson is feeling much better, quite worrying to hear how he was.
    Hugs, Neet 5 xx

  17. Sugar crafting is something I not tried yet - it looks like fun! Sounds like you have had a busy weekend with games, sick kids, birthdays, father's day, whew! It's pretty quiet around here...we had a big storm the other day, that's about it! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #45

  18. Hi Anne, Looks like you are keeping yourself out of mischief;)

    Hope your grandson was much better the next day.

    That cake looked scrummy.

    Glad the dad's had cards and gifts.

    Also glad you had such a lovely time with your friend. In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, but heavens knows anything goes:)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #8

  19. No desk from me.. but I do have a swimming pool and spa on my blog to show you. Sorry about your infection, but glad they found it. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  20. Looks like you've been a bit busy! The infection doesn't sound good but now they know what it is things should get better. Another late visit as we've been to the Lincolnshire agricultural show today. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 21

  21. You must show us the finished flowers when you are done, I love sugar flowers
    Bridget #9

  22. Hope you feel much better soon.

  23. Hope your infection clears up soon. The sugar craft looks lovely - very delicate.
    Bernice #19

  24. Hi Anne, What a great post! So much to enjoy! Well, except to hear that you haven't been feeling well. I'm sorry to hear that and I hope the antibiotics do their job and make you well. Can I just say the men in your family, including those young men, are very good looking! And, OMG, that cake!! I had to go back and look at that again! What a lucky lad!

    I sent you an email about my trip. Perhaps you haven't seen it yet because you haven't been feeling well. If you answered, I didn't receive it, so could you please send it again? Thank you! I'm looking forward to meeting you!!

    Hugs, Darnell


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