Wednesday, 27 December 2017

WOYWW 447 - and it was over!

Happy two days after Christmas deskers!  Blink and you missed it - Christmas, that is...
time to re-group for WOYWW with Julia and the gang - link and info (should you need it) is here

So I hope you all had a very Happy Christmas- that your day was filled with fun, family and food... not necessarily in that order! 

It was quiet here, but I had a good time, in sole control of the remote and plenty of Christmas dinner!  (I cooked my favourite, roast beef, of course and there is plenty left for the rest of the week.

 I cleared a (small) space on my craft space (i.e. I picked up the craft mat - hoovered up all the dust and fluff) and created a little bit more leg room....
 I had stocked up in Waitrose (UK supermarket for non UK readers) on half price boxed chocolates a few weeks before Christmas... I think I have enough to survive a seige....
 I had a small bundle of gifts to open on Christmas Day...
a Gardens calendar, Jamie Oliver cook book, M&S gift voucher (all from my boss) a canvas design to colour, a lino cutting knife and some lino blocks (the round red thing is a finger guard)  and chocolates from my brother and SIL; some bath goodies and a new purse from two of the girls at work, and some licquer chocolates and a pretty tea light from my cousin; and some really pretty Nottingham lace and a little lace scented sachet from my friend Lesley who had a day at the Chatsworth Christmas fayre. 



I am hoping to get some crafting in this week before I go back to work, so the space on the floor may be back to normal very soon! 
In the meantime I wish you a very happy Rest of Christmas and New Year... hoping that 2018 is happy and healthy and creative for us all!


24 comments:

Tracey said...

Christmas greetings. Your small bundle of gifts sound wonderful. I hope you manage to get some crafting in before returning to work. Wishing you a Happy 2018. Tracey #2

sandra de said...

Wishing you a fabulous 2018 and it sounds like you got a great collection of chrissy gifts. Enjoy your time crafting.
sandra de @4

craftyani said...

You had some lovely pressies, lucky you. All the best for a Peaceful New Year.Anickoana #6

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. There is a direct correlation between getting older and the pile of pressies getting smaller! Our tree was looking quite lonely this year, as only me and Rich (his kids/grandkids were at their homes and no other family visiting). I send most pressies out by courier now. I do miss the noise/excitement, but don't miss the very long days of being on my feet mostly in the kitchen! We look forward to being in Spain over the festive period - far more sociable there and a lot of time is spent on the beach. Ali x #9

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, I hadn't thought of that but you are right I now have an exploding Desk Lol! Hee! Hee! I hope you've had a lovely Christmas. It's just started snowing here but I believe it's nothing in comparison to what has been happening elsewhere. I think having control of the remote should be compulsory at Christmas so I will suggest it for next year Lol! Have a great woyww, Angela x12x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Helen, we too had a quiet Christmas, just us two, going nowhere & doing nothing but chilling! Some lovely thoughtful gifts you received. Have the rest of a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #13 XxX

Sarah Brennan said...

Sounds like a great Christmas Helen; control of the remote, your favourite food and thoughtful pressies. Hope you find some time to craft before going back to work. Happy New Year! Sarah #14

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen. You received some lovely presents - and control of the remote! I hope you get some crafting in before you return to work ... Mr M is back at work today, so I have three days of sole control of the remote or crafting or looking after my grandsons ... whatever takes my fancy! Have a wonderful new year, and best wishes for 2018, Heather #17

Annie said...

Happy festive Wednesday to you. Looks like you were on Santa’s good list and you had lots of lovely things. It’s no sooner Christmas here than it’s the start of birthday celebrations....a 60th and a 100th tomorrow and our eldest will be 34 on the 7th so the celebrations continue. I will be ready for a rest lol.
Hope 2018 is a happy and healthy one for you and we can enjoy many more Wednesdays of fun and friendship.
Hugs,
Annie x #10

Kim said...

Such lovely gifts! It sounds like you had a lovely peaceful Christmas. I do the same thing with chocolates; I stashed enough Lindor Truffles to take me though the summer, at least! LOL! I hope you have a very Happy, Healthy and Crafty 2018!
-K #22

Neet said...

What lovely thoughtful gifts, especially from the boss and your brother. You must keep us informed how the chocolate stash is going throughout the year - wonder when it will run out. With your slim figure guess you need never worry about a mountain of chocolate - just enjoy it.
All the best Helen.
Hugs, Neet xx

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen,
ooh that looks & sounds like you will have time and space to play this week then. :)
~Stacy #23

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lots of fun photos, holidays can sure create "Stuff"..lovely lace and goodies in that one grouping. Have a Happy New Year's Eve and a wonderful New Year ahead.

Lindart said...

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas Day, lots of lovely presents, your favourite dinner, and peace and quiet. Sounds like you spoiled yourself rotten! Awesome! have a wonderful New Year, Lindart #25

April Story said...

What a great haul. I have been enjoying left overs myself. It takes so much time to prepare for Christmas and then it is over in a flash. But it will be back around before know it.
April

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Glad you had a nice Christmas and got lovely gifts. I gather you like, I mean adour chocolates:)

Hope you get to some crafting soon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #11

StampinCarol said...

Happy New Year! We also had a quiet Christmas, just the 2 of us. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get all done that you want!
Carol N #20

BJ said...

Far too many chocolate for one person and wondering how you stay so trim??? Thanks for the visit BJ#7

Shoshi said...

You got some great gifts, there, Helen, and your floor looks really clean and tidy lol! Thank you for your lovely comments and for your understanding - I've had so much to deal with lately and couldn't get to the computer. Thank you for all your kind words especially about my mum. Somehow we'll get through all this, and hope that 2018 is going to be a better year all round.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #5

laurie said...

a neat workspace, control of the remote, a delicious dinner, chocolates and lovely gifts,, sounds good to me!!!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like you've had the perfect Christmas - beef dinner (we had pork), chocs and pressies. Lots of lovely gifts - hope the Jamie Oliver proves to be as inspiring as all the crafting goodies are sure to be. Have a wonderful Hogmanay and a great crafty 2018. Elizabeth x #27

Christine said...

Some say better late than never! Here I am on a Saturday evening, nothing on the tv except some stupid film that DH is watching so here am I .... visiting my friends.
Enjoy your choccies.
Pleased you had a good Christmas, hope you have a good 2018 filled with good health, laughter, hugs and fun.
See you in 2018
Christine #18

Angela Radford said...

Hi Helen, I know you're there so if you see this just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

Kirsten said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time. Happy New Year, I hope you have a great 2018.