Wednesday, 9 January 2019

WOYWW - Empty desk syndrome



I had a bit of a scramble round under and around this desk this morning when I couldn’t find my purse.  
Turns out it had fallen out of my bag in the restaurant we were in on Sunday.
I feel so lucky to have got it back.



I thought you might like to see the recycled notebooks I got for Christmas aren’t they fabulous. They’re made from recycled old books and the spine is made into an attached bookmark.  The pages are a mix of plain paper and original story pages.


These little fellas are waiting for me to pop over to Julia’s blog to see what you’ve all been upto at your work desks.






Tuesday, 1 January 2019

What’s on your Workdesk


For Christmas I bought myself a beautiful book by Krista Barmer of Nashville called The Mending Space.
Krista is a textile artist and poet.


I’m creating little stitched pieces that serve no purpose whatsoever other than allowing me to work mindfully with the poetry in the book.


And oh how I am enjoying it.
Each little sample is placed in the book as I finish it.
Maybe I’ll go back to them, maybe not. 
 Maybe I’ll even create my own book of verse.



Happy new year to everyone at 
WOYWW.  I hope you all have an 
awesome creative 2019.


Huge congratulations to Julia in reaching the 500th What’s on your Workdesk Wednesday link up
.  You’ve created a fabulous community here.
Lynn xx

Monday, 31 December 2018

Don’t forget to be awesome


As my lovely Cumbrian friend Maria would say 
“2019 lets be having you.”

We are working on plans to spend more time with friends 
 

Plans to visit lots of inspiring places.


Looking for new adventures.
Visiting old favourite places.


The biggest thing I hope is that it is a year full of fun,  laughter and lots of happy memories by the end of it.

2018 wasn’t  the best of years for us and a lot of our friends and acquaintances, so for me  the new year brings a renewed passion for it to be an awesome one, full of new adventures and good stories to tell here on my little blog.


Hope yours will be an awesome one.
Happy new year from 
Lynn & Philip
 xxx

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

The meaning of Boxing Day



I was surprised that not a lot of people know the origins or the meaning of Boxing Day so I decided to investigate it myself.


It’s nothing to do with the start of the sales.



 Or as my Auntie Gladys said 
“oh it’s to do with horse racing “
Perhaps she thinks it’s origins are to do with the boxes they are transported in.

It’s nothing to do with the sport of boxing either.
  Nor has it come over from the States.  They actually recognise it as a celebration of boxes, especially cardboard ones.  Seems an odd fact to me or is it a typical
American thing.

In fact it’s an old tradition started here in the UK, if Wikipedia is to be believed.

It’s from a time when people in service were given the day off and presented with a gift box by their masters.
They would then go to their own families with their gift box and have their own celebrations.

It’s a  holiday recognised in many countries and is also  St. Stephen’s Day.


Over on fellow blogger Elizabeth’s post there’s even more details 



2018 Workdesk round up


What’s On Your Workdesk round up.


Hope you all enjoyed Christmas Day


See you on the other side of 2018
Happy new year 

Monday, 24 December 2018

Don’t forget to be awesome


As my lovely Cumbrian friend Maria would say 
“2019 lets be having you.”

We’ve  plans to spend more time with friends 
 

Plans to visit lots places of interest to inspire us.


A return to attending creative craft workshops with like minded people.  


We will be going  to some of our favourite places and having adventures in pastures new.

The biggest thing I hope is that it is a year full of fun,  laughter and lots of happy memories by the end of it for everyone.

2018 wasn’t  the best of years for us and a lot of our friends and acquaintances, so for me  the new year brings a renewed passion for it to be an awesome one, full of new adventures and good stories to tell here on my little blog.

HAPPY 2019 TO ALL OUR LOVELY FRIENDS, 
FAMILY AND BLOGGERS

LOVE LYNN & PHILIP
XXX