Tuesday, 13 December 2016


Thank you for all the lovely comments last week and kind thoughts about Alexis. He is ok at the moment. Has to wait a while for the EEG - brain scan. We already know he suffered some brain damage at birth - won't know how badly he has been affected until he is older.

I do visit everyone who visits me - however there are a couple of blogs I can't respond to - I think need to join google +

As always it's been busy. I've been getting some chores done and putting up decorations. Of course the inevitable shopping. I had to buy some cards as I knew I wouldn't get enough made in time to post. I still have to finish the staircase cards ( if you would like to see the tutorial I am using it is here -The Craft Spa and my granddaughter's and DH's.

So my desk-

A bit of a mess!!!I am trying to create DH's card - for some reason I can't come up with an idea and I'm not inspired by anything.

I've written a lot of cards and completely forgot to take photos.
Wall lights are reflected well in my Misti :-)

Hopefully by this time next week this will all be away ready for using the table as a dining table when family come for Christmas.

If you would like to join in with WOYWW then pop along to Julia's Blog and find out more.

Other News 

Last Thursday evening I was lucky enough to go with younger son to watch our eldest GD perform her Christmas performance - super. DH went to see younger GD on Wed morning. Parents are only allowed so many tickets.
At the weekend DH and I took our granddaughters up to Yorkshire for the weekend. Our youngest son had asked us to babysit and as our eldest son's wife  was performing in the village panto up in Yorkshire we went to see her and took the girls with us. The girls love seeing their cousins and were mega excited.
The panto was brilliant - our D.I.L. is very talented and our younger grandson took part with others in his class, they were dancers. He was very good.
Our eldest grandson was part of a guard of honour at Huddersfield Town's match. His other grandparents and our son took him.
On Sunday I went with my son and youngest GD to watch Sam ( youngest GS ) play his match and D.I.L. and her mum took Harry ( eldest GS) to his match. Both of their teams won!!!
After lunch we set off for the two and a half hour journey home.

Our D.I.L.  - she was so funny in this role

It was very cold up here at football

A stunning sunset on the way home

That's all for now. Hopefully I will have time to visit next week. 


  1. A lovely happy post Anne! Your DiL looks fab, I do love panto....I shout louder than all the kids 😊😊😊
    Hugs, LLJ 11 xx

  2. Sounds like you have been super busy and what a talented family.
    sandra de @15

  3. Wow been a memory making week Anne, what fun you've all been having your DiL looks fab!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x #6

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  4. Great post, lots going on, fingers crosses for Alexis

    Happy WOYWW


  5. What a super fun post, loved the latter half where you talked about the family visit. So lucky to have such a wonderful family and I love the photo of your DIL.
    I am stuck with a card for my other half too - perhaps inspiration will come to us both when we least expect it. Hope so.
    Thanks for your visit earlier and Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Hugs, Neet 6 xx

  6. Hi Anne, what a busy week. Pictures are great. You've just reminded me I haven't made Beloved Hubbys card yet! Oops. Now I just need an idea. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

  7. Sounds like a very entertaining week, what fun! love that sunset too, how glorious was that! Helen #1

  8. Beautiful sunset! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and the panto sounds really fun. I do miss them - they don't have them over here in the states. I do hope you get your 'desk' cleaned off in time for Christmas.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #27

  9. Your preparations are coming along well Anne! I bet if you give up trying on DHs card, the idea will pop into your head just when you're peeling the potatoes or something!

  10. Sounds very busy at your house as well. That is quite a stack of paper to get through. Here's wishing you and yours the best of the season. Thank you for dropping by with kind comments. Keep smiling and creating.

  11. Lovely Photos, looks like you've been busy. The dining room table looks familiar, mine needs a tidy too. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x 12

  12. The Misti is on my Christmas list! It looks like a lot of fun. Your desk looks like it has been getting quite the workout lately! Reading about your adventures with grandchildren, and other family members - boy - you need a map to keep track of it all! Sounds like you are having fun though! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #35

  13. It sounds like you've been having a lot of good times with family. I hope you have a very....

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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  14. It sounds like you are having a busy but happy time of it! I love the panto and go every year whether we have children to take along or not!
    Have a great week and thank you for stopping by earlier,
    Diana #20

  15. Hi Anne, By heck you have been busy and it all sounds like fun.

    Hope you are able to eat your Christmas dinner on the table:)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #17

  16. ack, I have not even thought to make hubs a card... I guess I should start doing that. ( I have been trying to find time to be home when he is not to wrap his gifts) (and we share the hobby room above the garage and since we are using it like a den or living room right now while the house is being worked on, its hard to be up there when he is not) :) Thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy

  17. Hi Anne, looks like you've had a busy week. The dining room table looks familiar, hope you manage to get it sorted.... sure you will. Happy belated woyww, Angela x 12

  18. Lovely photos - perfect Panto Dame there!

  19. Your a busy girl and love your staircase card it's a fab idea to try I bookmarked the tut for it thanks so much may you have a great holiday and I'm sure you'll get done what you need to hugs Nikki 8


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