Tuesday, 26 June 2018


Oh gosh where does the time go? I can't believe I've missed two weeks. There have been all sorts to sort out, Doctors appointments, collecting our granddaughters from school, my Card and a Cuppa Group - now have three ladies :-) , trying to sort out new windows,going to Stafford to cheer on Matthew as he competed in the Iron Man Challenge - he did  Half Iron Man which seemed phenomenal  - 1.2 mile swim, then a 56 mile bike ride and finish with a 13.1 mile run and then last weekend our eldest grandson's 13th birthday celebration :-)

So it's WOYWW - if you want to know more then go and visit the   lovely Julia and join in.
So to my desk
 It's all a bit of mess at the moment , I am trying to sort out my retired SU stuff, make way for new things, prepare for my Crafternoon Tea and sort out some cards.

Look forward to visiting lots of desks.

I mentioned that ourGrandson Harry was thirteen at the weekend. So we went up to Yorkshire on Friday along with his other grandparents. It was a beautiful evening and we went  to Cricket Club to watch both grandsons practise whilst enjoying a glass of wine. Afterwards we went back for a lovely dinner at home.
Saturday morning it was up early for cards and presents. Afterwards Harry and his friends went off to an Aqua Park ( with our son and D.I.L.) for some fun. The grandparents stayed with Sam ( younger grandson) and Ralph - the dog :-) After lunch DH and I went for a walk whilst others watched football. When Harry and co returned we had yummy birthday cake and then watched The Greatest Showman - great film.
On Saturday evening we went to an Italian restaurant - chosen by the birthday boy - yummy food and a lot of fun.
On Sunday other grandparents set off to Scarborough and home. The rest of us travelled to Derbyshire - to halfway point and met up with our younger son and family so that they could also celebrate with Harry. Lots of fun - though so hot on Sunday!!

Almost as tall as Grandpa now!!!

Brothers - enjoying catching up and the sunshine.
It was a lovely weekend with some lovely memories made. Thank you for looking.


  1. sounds like you have been really busy but what a fun family time you've had! Helen #2

  2. Hi Anne, you sound like you've had a very busy two weeks. Harry's birthday celebrations look like they were fun. I only live 10 miles from Stafford so you were within touching distance of a shed visit. Have a great week. Sarah #5

  3. Glad you all had a lovely long weekend celebrating your grandson's birthday. Your desk looks full of interest - not easy sorting things out ... bet you might keep most of it. Thanks for sharing - Hazel #8 x

  4. My goodness Anne, you have been busy.
    Congratulations to Matthew on his Iron Man Challenge - gruelling to read never mind take part. How proud you must have been.
    Certainly a busy weekend in Yorkshire but how lovely, sounds absolutely great and filled with lots of happy moments and as you say, memories made. Harry is such a good looking young man and what a lovely smile he has. You must be so proud of your family.
    May you have many more moments like this.
    Hugs, Neet 9 xx

  5. It seems we are all so busy at the mo. Lovely photos.....time passes so quickly. Enjoy the sunshine.
    Annie x #14

  6. What a busy time, I'm surprised you had chance to catch a creative moment Anne. Your work space is wonderful and busy, not messy at all just full of creativity.
    Looks like a fun weekend was had by all with the weather in everyone's favour. They grow so fast do they not.
    Have fun sorting your retired SU Stash.
    Happy WOYWW hope you get chance to catch a moment for yourself.
    Creative wishes Tracey #4

  7. Sounds like a wonderful birthday for him. Glad you all had lots of fun.
    Ellie #21

  8. You've had a busy two weeks.I hope Dr. appts turned out to your liking. Looks like you made a super birthday card, and the birthday boy was totally spoiled by two sets of grandparents and parents, too. It all looks like fun, too. Happy WOYWW from #3.

  9. Hi Anne, good to see you had such a great weekend. Don't they grow up so fast? My one grandson is 18 this year- I'm shocked at how fast that has gone. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

  10. sounds like you've been super busy, looks like the Birthday boy enjoyed his celebrations, our GS had a giant 2 balloon on his birthday, lasted for weeks, kept following us round the room too, ha,ha,
    Happy WOYWW Jan S No29

  11. Hi Anne, great desky share and grandson had Grand day for his birthday (think few double up on obits there, happened on my post tonight too.). Trust you’re well and family going okay too, sending prayers and hugs Shaz in Oz.x #25

  12. Boy Time flies doesn't it! Sounds like a super weekend! Have a great week! Ginny M #30

  13. Looks like you've been having a lovely time with your family - the photos are fab and well done to your grandson for completing his challenge - it sounds really gruelling!
    Hope you have a great week,
    Diana x #17

  14. Hi Anne, what a great looking grandson you have! Bet you all had a great time. I understand mess, I think my desk is like it all the time Lol! Wishing you a happy woyww, Angela x13x

  15. Aw, happy 13th to Harry, although he already looks about 17! What a lovely weekend.
    Glad to read your craft and a cuppa has regulars, well done on the staying power! Your table looks fab, love to be able to come and rummage, it doesnt seem five minutes since the last lot of SU retirements, I can’t keep up with the passage of time!

  16. What a busy time you have been having.. love the photos of the birthday boy. I am a bit late to the party tonight - thanks for sharing. Caro x (#42)

  17. My you have been busy no wonder you missed two weeks Lovely pictures of your gransons birthday

    Lilian B# 15

  18. It looks like you've had a busy and happy time since you last posted. Crafty times and family celebrations. I'm glad to see all the positive things in your life. What a handsome grandson! *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to him. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)


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