Wednesday, 2 June 2021


 Hello. I do hope all those in the UK enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend. What amazing weather we had/have. 

We finally went to stop with our son in Yorkshire - we followed all the rules. It was the first time we had stayed with them since Christmas 2019. It was wonderful, we were so spoiled and I cried. 

Our eldest grandson left school on Thursday, he will be 16 on 23rd June. His school don't have a 6th form, they go on to College or A levels. I can't believe he is almost 16. 

On Monday we all met up, outdoors, both sons and their families. We had a wonderful picnic etc together. 

We made some very special memories which I will treasure forever.

(See photos below) 

It will soon be a year since my mum died. I finally felt ready to send the only three items of clothing I have of Mum's (long story) to Annie. I have a Memory Bear made from Dad's clothing and now one from Mum's. As always Annie did a wonderful job. She also hemmed the housecoat used so I can still wear it. How lovely is that? 

I haven't done a lot of crafting as last week I was getting ready to go to Yorkshire on Friday. Today ( Tuesday)Today  I started some bits and bobs ready for a plant etc sale at the centre where I hope to hold my class.

My desk on Wednesday morning

We are now looking after the guinea pigs for youngest son and family, They are having a few days in London. :-)

Watching Sam at cricket training on Friday evening

Enjoyed sitting in the summer House with a G&T listening to the stream just beyond the wall

A drink with my D.I.L. at the village pub 

DH with Ralph

They all prepared dinner on Sun eve 

Harry made the Bhajis

Caro the curry and Sam the flatbreads

Grandchildren and eldest 

There are of course lots more photos and activities but am sure you get the idea. 

I look forward to visiting other desks and hearing about what you have all been up to.


  1. So glad to hear that you had such a lovely visit with your family Anne. Your Mum's memory bear is beautiful. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #14 (I had a lie in for the holidays).

  2. How absolutely wonderful that you had such a brilliant time with the family, I’d have cried too. A fab time and some great memories made.xx. I do hope that you get back to some classes, you go to great lengths to make sure the ladies have a good time!
    Hugs LLJ 3 xxxx

  3. Your adventure up in Yorkshire looks wonderful - the weather made it even better and so good that you could all meet up too. Annie made a lovely job of your bears - she is a treasure! xx Jo

  4. What a Lovely outing! I know you were beyond thrilled to be together. She did a fab job on those bears, as always. The food looked yummy. Ralph stretched out next to DH looked very reminiscent of my dog as he is stretched out on the sofa at the moment. I think your Ralph has more white than my HoneyB, though. HB has lots of caramel to his coat. Hugs & Creative Blessings! Kelly #26

  5. Those bears are really special!
    What a lot of lovely pictures!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Susan #17

  6. What lovely happy photos - no wonder you didn't do much crafting! Annie has done a beautiful job on the little bears, and it's lovely to have something so special to treasure.
    Hope you have a good week and the sun continues to shine,
    Diana xx #18

  7. No wonder you cried, there’s been a lot of waiting and storing of quiet see them for real and be reassured that they really are alright (for only You would know for sure) is priceless. Looks as though you had a marvellous weekend, and I hope for a moot more this summer!

  8. Oh I love all those photos. Outdoors seem to be where we've all been this past week. It's been great here in our area. With No Wind most all the fun things can be enjoyed. I came in to make a little lunch and after seeing your food I think it's what will be for supper !! Enjoy a great week.

  9. Hi Anne, I have to be honest I've been out Lol! We have a friend who is going into hospital soon and our little group of retired teachers just wanted to wish her all the best so we sat and had coffee but I'm back now. The teddy's look so sweet together, they are beautiful. Loving the photos too. Wishing you a very happy woyww and a lovely week too. Angela x13x

  10. How lovely to have a picnic with your family and the weather so nice too. Happy WOYWW Angela #15

  11. The memory bears look so happy together enjoying the beautiful weather we have been having, nice to see you have had lots of family time together what a blessing. I hope you class will be up and running again soon.
    Happy WoywW Tracey #5

  12. Oh how lovely your two little bears look together. I love making the Memory bears but it’s even more pleasurable when I’m making them for friends. I’m also thrilled that you had such a special time away with your family....we’ve really missed too much of that haven’t we?
    Annie x

  13. Hi Anne - a lot going on for you outside of the crafty realm - Hope you have a fantastic week - Cheers Maurs xxx #12

  14. Two very special memory bears, Anne. I am so glad you have been able to get out and about and see the family - what a great collection of happy photos!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #11


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