Tuesday, 3 April 2018


Hard to believe that Easter has been and gone and we are into April. I am so sorry if I didn't manage to get back to anyone - I will remedy that this week.  Lots as ever going on :-) you know what it's like. On Thursday evening we met my youngest son and family for a meal - a pre birthday meal for me as they are away now in Portugal. There was cake as well!!
Last Friday a friend popped in and then DH and I met my sister, her husband and other family members for lunch. We then went on to visit my Aunt. My brother also went so there were ten of us and my great niece and nephew.

In photos there is Auntie, the babies Matilda and Noah. You can also see my sister further down.

It was a lovely day. Saturday was quite chilled. I crafted. I am going to Stampin'Up! Onstage in Telford next weekend and have been making a few bits and pieces. 

Easter Sunday was also my birthday :-) lots of calls etc and DH cooked in the evening. I had celebrated with both sons beforehand as they were doing other things at Easter. DH made it a special day for me. Beautiful flowers from DH. Had other lovely gifts as well. I am very lucky. 

Yesterday a friend popped in with a gift and then DH and I went to see a friend of mine who does not have a lot of family and was not doing a lot at Easter.
Today pretty much back to normal but enjoyed crafting.

My Desk - AKA dining table :-)

Can you see my brushos ?? A friend made me the holder and brought it by today. With a super card that she had used brushos on. Isn't it gorgeous? She is very talented.
Well that is all for this week. Sorry Julia for all the photos. Hope it is ok. I will try to do better with my visits this week I promise.

Want to join in - then visit Julia's Blog and find out what it's all about.

PS Thank you for all the good wishes re mum. I am happy that she is settled and in a lovely place. The whole situation is not as I would really wish for but I have come to accept what is. x


  1. Firstly let me wish you a belated happy birthday....great to hear you’ve had a busy week socialising and celebrating. The little babies are just gorgeous.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Annie x #12

  2. Hi Anne, belated birthday wishes! Fabulous family get together, the little ones are so cute. Glad to hear that your mum is well settled at the new place, i know it's not an ideal situation, but at least that's one less worry. Have fun in Telford! Sarah #16

  3. So glad you and your mum are feeling better about her new home. Hard to do I know, but often necessary and the best solution in these instances.
    Now, Happy Birthday Belatedly. Sounds as if you had lots of celebrations going on. Those babies are adorable - thanks for sharing the photos.
    Love the bee card.
    Hugs, Neet 3 xx

  4. Hi Anne. Many thanks for already visiting. Yes indeed. Bodnant is glorious - so different at the different times of the year. The Laburnam Arch in May is stunning - although I confess to not liking laburnum, it is very beautiful to look at. You've been busy. Those family photos are glorious! What lovely little ones.
    I really like the yellow card.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  5. Hi Anne, and Happy Birthday for Sunday! Looks like you had a lovely weekend. Love the Brusho card, beautiful.Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxXx

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed your sharing post, Anne! I'm so glad you enjoyed your birthday and Easter and I loved all the photos of the babies and your Auntie and flowers! I'm glad to hear that your Mum is settled. ❤️Hugs, Darnell

  7. Happy Birthday! A little late but hey at our age we can celebrate it all year if we wish! Love the photos! Babies always bring smiles to our faces and I always wondered why! Hope and fearlessness! Great looking desk. Trying to decide if I am going to buy the brushos to try. Beautiful card! Have a great week. Thanks for visiting my desk! Vickie #8

  8. Awww, those babies are so cute!! (Now I don't feel so guilty about posting pictures of my grandkids.) And your flowers are gorgeous. What a lovely card from your friend! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Have a great week!

    Suzanne #35

  9. Good news about your Mum...distress and illness go hand in hand with being unsettled if you ask me, so even if it's not what you envisaged, I think you're right to accept. You had a busy easter, I did lots of scrapbooking which was lovely, but of course am now trying to catch up on proper life stuff! Happy returns for Sunday, am glad the family spoiled you, you deserve it!

  10. Happy Belated Birthday Anne! I'm so pleased that you had such a lovely day, those flowers are gorgeous! The pics of the babies made me smile, it's lovely when the next generation of the family start getting involved in celebrations. Hope you have a great time at the Stampin Up demos :-D
    Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

  11. Happy WOYWW & thanks for sharing! xx Jan (36)

  12. Great photos especially the children. Loving the bee card too. Have a great woyww, Angela x17x

  13. You are a busy lady. I like it that way too. Glad you had a good birthday. The card is lovely.
    April #22

  14. I'm so glad to see you getting to enjoy so many family members! What cute babies those are! I bet you got lots of snuggles from those little darlings. Thank you for all the nice catch-up comments on my blog! Have a great week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  15. Oh such lovely family photos. Happy birthday Anne! xx Jo

  16. Love the photos - the bubbas are so cute.

    As for brusho's. They have them in my uni art shop - I keep picking them up and putting them down. What exactly are they? Is it powder? Is it like watercolour? Whatever it is - your card is beautiful :)

    Sorry I'm late - hope you are having a good week.
    Carmen x #37


I love receiving comments and promise I will read them all.


I  did try to do a post for WOYWW but didn't finish it - so tired!  I had  class on Saturday then out to lunch!  Ready and waiting ...