Wednesday, 15 September 2021

WOYWW/Where did Summer go????

 I can't believe it has been so long since I posted. So many things going on , in a good way. 

Meeting up with friends and family, trying to sort out the garden and house in prep


aration for a special weekend. Although in the end it was not warm enough to use the garden. I have been having my classes again - though not at home as before. They seem well received 😊

My desk, aka dining table had to be cleared completely for the special weekend. We only use it when both sons and families are here. We have a table in the kitchen that seats six of us. It made sense to use dining room to craft in. I have organised it to make it reasonably easy to put things away when needed. 

At the moment it is a complete mess again, as you can see above, I

 am preparing for a class on Saturday. 

The special weekend was our Golden Wedding Anniversary - I know some of you saw my post on FB. It was the Bank Holiday weekend. We had planned to invite several people to a celebration party but all the plans we had in mind pre covid were cancelled. However we had a wonderful weekend thanks to our sons and their families. Friends were also very kind and thoughtful.

On the Saturday - the actual anniversary we went to watch some of the youngsters paddle boarding. I had said I would like an activity for them all to do. It was  lovely weather wise and they had such fun. Later we went to younger son's home for a BBQ. Sunday was a late lunch at a nearby hotel, beautiful food and surroundings and it meant so much to have our sons and their families there. I had hoped we would go home to sit in the garden but it was not warm enough. We still had fun indoors though, playing games to music from the 70's , eating cake and drinking champagne. On Monday I did brunch before everyone returned home. It was all so lovely, especially after the last 18 months. 

Unfortunately eldest grandson has had covid since - we were very fortunate to not get it, he must have had it while here. He had to miss his first day at college as he was still in quarantine. Graham and I also isolated , even though all our tests were negative.

Our youngest granddaughter started her High School and other two grandchildren returned to school. Harry now settling into college to do A levels. He did very well with his GCSE'S- so pleased for him. He also finally went to his Prom. 

Just a few  ( sorry Julia) of the many photos, to give you a flavour of the weekend. 

There has been lots more going on but I think I've written enough for now. Looking forward to catching up with you all. 


  1. So glad your special anniversary weekend went well, Anne, and that you escaped covid! That must’ve been worrying till you tested negative.
    Take care and happy WOYWW
    Lynnecrafts 3

  2. Huge congratulations to you both for reaching such a big number. It was lovely to hear about your celebrations.
    Annie x #13

  3. No wonder you've not had time for woyww but lovely to hear from you. . Great pics. Helen #7

  4. Hooray, you managed to link up this week - woohoo! Great pics of your special weekend, so lovely to see friends and family again. The cake is amazing, I love it! What a pity of GS getting Covid after, I’m glad you and Graham were ok. And how wonderful to be putting on classes again, we’ll never take anything for granted again eh?
    Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

  5. Isn’t it great to get all the family together.A belated Happy Golden Wedding to you both.

  6. Glad you had such a lovely anniversary weekend Anne even though your grandson then had COvid. So good that he is back at college and that neither of you tested positive. Hope the classes continue to do well. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #8

  7. Happiest of Anniversaries to you both! Glad you had a nice time, cake and champagne sounds like the perfect way to celebrate. Happy WOYWW! Elle #11 this week

  8. I know! Where did the summer go? acouple of warm days...a few hot ones and that's it! We have a garden/garage sale this week end...the whole village is joining in, about 80 of I hope it stays sunny! Geat photos, so wish we had once when the kids were little, we missed so much! Happy WOYWW! Stay Safe, Keep crafting ((Lyn)) #22

  9. So glad you had a lovely weekend and had family the to help you celebrate. love all the pictures and they will hold so many memories

    Take care and stay safe, Lilian B # 19

  10. Morning Anne, great family pictures, lovely flowers and you can't have a party without bloons!
    Happy WOYWW! Have fun! Stay Safe, Keep crafting ((Lyn)) #22

  11. I did follow the festivities on FB but there was so much more as you show on here. What a wonderful celebration you had. Such a shame one person got covid which i suppose impinged on all the others although if it was at the time after the latest regulations were issued it wouldn't mean isolating for everyone. I was pinged that very morning but told I didn't need to isolate but we isolate pretty much of the time anyway.
    Once again I will say Congratulations to the happy couple. Thanks for all the photos.
    Hugs, Neet 1 xx

  12. Looks like you had a lovely anniversary weekend. Enjoy your weekend Angela #2


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WOYWW/Where did Summer go????

 I can't believe it has been so long since I posted. So many things going on , in a good way.  Meeting up with friends and family, tryin...