Wednesday, 22 August 2012

WOYWW FROM HOME - is it BOOHOO or AT LAST!??!!

Well certainly the washing and ironing is a boohoo but having a phone that works is an 'at last.' I have missed being able to reply to our Julia and the rest of you wonderful Woywwers out there over the last 4 weeks because, to be honest, this is the very first time that O2 has ever let me down.
I have had their connection for over 14yrs because it serves the majority of the places we go to - not any more. My mobile web connection, although archaic, is T-Mobile and that was much better, but I can't email from it. Well, looks like I have to do a-think when my contract is up in December.
The holiday - it was special. My DH hates all sport not related to motorbikes. We watched almost every minute of the olympics. I was in heaven and he is now a convert eagerly awaiting the paralympics. We met up with special friends but missed another. We had fantastic weather and we drank far too much, - who cares...... We laughed, we howled at late night comedy tv, we walked around wonderful places, saw birds and animals that made us stop and stare, we had ' do nothing days', we drove miles, we shopped in Asda for groceries and spent £'s in Trago Mills in Devon - but for me, the best part of the whole 4 weeks was sitting on the quay side watching the Sunseeker Yachts being built in Poole, Dorset. I simply adore that sight. It gives me dreams like no other. They are only for the super rich but I dream of the places they can take you. Magical, just magical.
I have already shared a very special day with you that I had with my pal Sylvia and hubby Reg.  Asa and Kobe are starting to shed their unbelievable coats ready for the winter but will still look wonderful. Sylvia spoilt me with hand-made presents and I leave you with photos of my work space and their glory:
Oops, that's me trying to make Tim's August tag at last.

17 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

I like how you've hung the punches in their boxes, sadly I rip up my boxes as soon as I get them and throw away
Bridget #7

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Sound like you had a lot of fun. And now you back with great creations. I love the tag and I just know the flowers will be perfect.

Happy WOYWW #66 AJ-

Lindsay Mason said...

An evocative post that brought the last few weeks to life - sounds just idyllic. Great to have you back though! Lindsay x x

Artyjen said...

Sounds a fab holiday....pity about missing meeting up! Next time? ;)
xoxo Sioux

Victoria said...

Sounds like you've had a truly wonderful time! I'm really pleased! Lovely shots of your workspace. Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.87

Redanne said...

Well Joanne, I can say that I well and truly enjoyed the holiday with you and I thoroughly enjoyed the Olympics, glad hubby is now a convert, they were just amazing. Your work space looks very neat and I envy that you have the proper stuff to do Tim's tag too (just a teeny bit). Crafty hugs, Anne x #32

butterfly said...

Sounds like an amazing holiday - full of memories and inspiration! I think I probably started WOYWW at the point you started your break, so it's nice to WOYWW-meet you!
Alison x

Kate said...

A trip to Trago Mills was always one of my Mum's holiday highlights!

** Kate **

Queenie Jeannie said...

Such a magical summer for your country!!! Lovely desk!

Jeannie #62

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely loved your description of your holiday ... you took me along with you for a minute or two there :)

The quilted items are lovely - green is my favourite colour so caught my eye immediately.

Look forward to seeing the TH tag when complete.

Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #105

okienurse said...

Love your desk today so neat and organized! Do you keep your punches in the boxes? Really looks like a neat way to store them! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

Spyder said...

ohoo your punches are still in their boxes!! I did do that.... but not now, Happy WOYWW
(whizzing off now...!)
(Lyn) #18

Spyder said...

forgot to say...GO TRAGO!! yay!

Heather said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful, idyllic few weeks! I too got hooked on the Olympics and watched as much as I could of it, specially the cycling of all things! Heather x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You sound like you were on our holiday!! That's just the sort of thing we get up to!! And the sunseeker yachts are something else, aren't they?? Bet it's hard getting back in the normal groove, eh...
Nice to see you again though!!
Hugs, LLJ #71 xx

Tertia said...

Sounds like the most amazing holidat ever. Love your craft space. So tidy!
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #52

Julia Dunnit said...

Now that sounds like a perfect holiday to me Joanne...and the Olympics on top as the cherry, perfect! Now, is that a hand quilted mat just for your glasses? How super, and a testament to the fact that ya are such a tidy desk keeper!