Wednesday, 14 December 2022

What’s on your work desk Wednesday - I’m still here

A friend said why aren’t you blogging, we miss hearing your news.
Truth be told even though there’s been things to blog about I just haven’t had the heart for it.  I’ve lost my sparkle.  Health problems have drained my energy, as has the events of the past year.
Anyway no one wants to listen to all that so let’s have a little look at a couple of events from November and early December.

Our Queen, my Mum,  celebrated her 90th birthday with a surprise party. She was over the moon to see friends and family, some who she hadn’t seen for a long time.

At the start of this month we took another trip on the Northern Belle train.  It was as fabulous as when we went on it in 2021.

This year we went with our friend of 40 years, Sue and we had a lovely day travelling from Leeds to Hull and back via York.  We boarded the train and were greeted with champagne then served a seven course meal during the journey.

We were entertained along the way by musicians and a magician.  

This past week we’ve had heavy snow that’s still hanging around so I’ve not ventured far, choosing instead to stay in and doing a bit of clearing out, crafting this winter wreath and dragging out the Christmas decorations.  

I hope everyone at WOYWW is well and I’m sorry for being absent for so long.  I wish you all a happy Christmas and a healthy and happy 2023.   Ps.  Thank you for your card Annie xx

Take care 


  1. Sorry to hear you have been unwell. We've missed you for sure, but I totally get the need to marshal your strength and pick where you expend it. Here's hoping you can manage a cheery and warm Christmas. Lovely photos of your mom at 90! She is a Queen indeed. Mine is in her 80s and I do miss seeing her and my dad. So lucky for you to be able to share the day with her in such a special way. I'm already fed up with snow and we had like 1cm here! DOH! Your wreath looks charming and the tree glimpses so pretty, it was a lovely visit today. Be well and Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (3)

  2. Hi Lynn. I know I keep up with your news on Facebook but it is so lovely to see you joining in the Wednesday fun today...and yes you've been missed. I hope you will manage to get back to us often in the new year...I love your little sewing creations.
    Annie x

  3. We can't always be merry and bright. . . . I hope you're on the up now and can enjoy Christmas. I'm just coming out of the sadness etc so I do empathise . . . . I started taking Folic Acid and it seems to have helped lift me a bit . . .
    Your mum is looking good, pleased she had a good tome at her party.
    Stay warm
    Christine #12

  4. It made me happy to see your name on the list today Lynn - I completely understand why you haven’t blogged, it’s been a funny old year for me too health wise and I share your sparklelessness (if that isn’t a word, it ought to be!). Great to see you on the train and I’m glad you had such an awesome time though the pic of the trombone player made me hoot, you just can’t get rid of them, lol! Great pics of your mum too, how marvellous to still have her xx
    Take care and come when you can,
    Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

  5. Sorry to hear you have not been well. Wishing you Health and happiness. Angela #5

  6. Thanks for sharing all the great photos. You are so fortunate to be able to travel and that 90th Birthday for you Mum is a treasure. I miss my Mom soooooooooooo much,. Somehow I hope the fun of daily life comes back, it's hard to get over a slumpy time. And much harder to put anything on paper or blogging. The "CHEER" just isn't there. BUT Rum Chata in your morning Coffee !! or Wine in early morning pretty coffee cup!! I'm not too much of a drinker, but the Chata and CHOCOLATE anything helped me !!!! Anyway "Good Luck and Best Wishes" It's the Season to be Jolly !! ho ho ho

  7. It's lovely to see a post from you! Happy Birthday to your lovely Mum! What a turn out although I'm not surprised she's got so many friends, she's an inspiration to us all.
    Your train trip looked fantastic, what a treat!
    I'm so sorry to hear of health issues, you both look gorgeous. I love your posh tartan coat! xxx

  8. What a treat to see a post from you, Lynn! I'm sorry to hear about your health issues, though, I do hope it's nothing too serious. It looks like your lovely Mum's had the most wonderful birthday party, and that train ride sounds absolutely fantastic! Lots of love to you both from the two of us xxx

  9. Oh I do hope that sparkle returns soon- it has been a strange year for many I think. How wonderful that your Mum could celebrate a 90th birthday with that fab cake. Stay cosy. x x Jo

  10. It's good to see you again, but sorry you've been unwell and lost your sparkle - hope it is back. Your Mum's birthday party sounds fabulous, how wonderful you could all celebrate. Wishing you a very happy Christmas and better 2023 xx Helen #1

  11. Your mum looks good, my mother was 94 this year and times have not been easy for us but the blogging seems to help me, it's good to escape for a while. Wishing you a very happy woyww. Hugs, Angela x10x

  12. It is good to see you here again Lynn and so sorry you have been having a time of it. Glad your mum had such a good big birthday celebration - the cake looks spectacular. The train trip sounds fabulous - the sort of thing my sister and her husband would enjoy. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW Sarah #2

  13. Don't apologise for needing space to breathe - I opted out of blogging for a while too, life sometimes takes precedence xx

  14. Hi Lynne, so sorry to hear you are feeling blue lately, happens to the best of us. I hope you feel better in the days to come, and are able to get healthy again. The trip on the train looks absolutely wonderful! What a memory! And happy 90th to your Mum, she looks fab! Hugs, Lindart #16

  15. Lovely to see you here, sparkle or not. Health issues are a tough thing and I hope yours are resolved soon. Take care Lynne, and I hope you find your joy soon.