Wednesday, 10 August 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #375

Hello, hello. Only a fortnight between desks this time. Things are looking up!

























Playing around with my lovely new floral die. It cut beautifully first time with the precision plate. I found it a bit alarming rolling the sandwich through though. The plate is solid metal and there is no give in it. I was sure I was going to break my trusty Big shot, after 10 years good service. All was well. That roller brush is a big help with all the little pieces. Gotta love a handy gadget.



Now to decide on the ribbon and I can make the gift box, ready for the wedding at the end of the month. If only my outfit was as easy to put together!

Joining in with Julia and the Deskers today. Happy Wednesday to you.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Memorandum Monday ~ The Workers

Ah Monday, we're glad of a quiet one this week. Yesterday, the alarms (all three of them!) went off at 6am, to get my boy off for the first full shift in his new job. This was the goody bag he received at a previous interview with the same company. He didn't get that job, but they kept him in mind and called him back a fortnight later.


























While he was out of the house, for twelve hours, I had plenty to keep me busy. The Room of Doom has been calling my name for a while and I could put it off no longer. Those of you that follow me on Instagram will have witnessed my shame, no need to repost here! I was pleased with my progress.


























The workers were well rewarded for their endeavours, with a home made chip dinner cooked by The Mechanic. Egg for me and steak for my boy. That was something else new. A cut of steak that we'd seen recommended on an eat well for less type of show. It got a big thumbs up. Tastier than fillet and a whole lot cheaper.

Waving to Sian and the Mondayers on this sunny afternoon. Have a great week.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Snap! ~ Unexpected Guests

Joining Helena today with a set of visually linked images.

This is what happens when you spend a few days travelling the countryside, from London (more on that another day) through Northampton to Oxford followed by a couple of days with an old friend in Shropshire, and neglect to mow the lawn.



























































































All guests welcome here. Although The Mechanic may not agree!

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #373

Hello. It's been over a month since I showed you my kitchen table. How very remiss of me. The party is now back at Julia's place, after a few weeks of being capably hosted by the lovely Jan.

























This was the scene yesterday afternoon. I was making a batch of cards using my new Jar of Love stamps and dies. It started to rain before I had a chance to take any photos.

























Instead I'll show you the card I gave Darnell, when I had the good fortune to meet up with her (along with Jan, Julia and Morti) last week. What a lovely afternoon and evening we had. I never imagined the connections I would make when I started this little blog of mine. On Friday, I'm off to London to make some more. Can't wait.

Monday, 4 July 2016

Memorandum Monday ~ Shrouds

On Saturday afternoon I met a dear friend in Exeter and we stood in the sunshine trying to comprehend what was laid out before us. 19,240 figures. Each one representing a life lost on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

























It was almost impossible to take in. My photograph doesn't even begin to portray the enormity of it. I wondered aloud, what we have learned 100 years on. After the events of last week, not much it would seem.

Linking up with Sian this Monday afternoon. You can read about the shrouds here.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Snap! ~ Wild Hearts

I'm taking part in Rinda's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt again this year. The first item on the list is a "wild heart" - a naturally occurring heart. I've come across a fair few of these on my daily walks.







































































Here are some of them, making a set of visually similar images for Helena's Snap!




Monday, 27 June 2016

Memorandum Monday ~ A Referendum

There was great excitement in our house last week. My boy is passionate about politics and he was entitled to vote for the very first time on Thursday. We walked to the polling station together, in the evening sunshine, to make our marks.

























Sadly, our buoyant mood was short lived. We woke the next morning to find that we were in the minority.

























I feel social media must be navigated with care in the coming days and weeks.

A subdued wave to Sian and the Mondayers today.