Tuesday, 3 March 2015

WOYWW Happy 300 ! Working Not Crafting!

Oh no I here you say - yet another of her excuses! This year has been a complete wash out on the crafting front !

And then this week I had to come up to London on Sunday ready to attend a Food Technology and Innovation conference near St Pauls, so this is my 3rd night in a Premier Inn!

I did make a Mother's Day card  on Saturday but didn't take a photo of it to show you as of yet.

So no crafty contributions this week but I have really enjoyed walking through this area up Ludgate Hill & round St Pauls Cathedral - so much history intermingled with the ultra modern.
Early this morning I went into the cathedral to have a quiet few minutes remembering a family friend who we lost a short time ago. A very uplifting way to start my day.

 I enjoyed most of the conference - there are always some parts that suit everyone more then others - but some good ideas to build on.
Really hoping to get to some crafty stuff this weekend!
Have a great week Ali xx


  1. shame there are no pics , but I am sure you will be back and crafting soon! Helen 5

  2. it's sad when work and life get in the way of crafting, lol!! I'm glad you linked up today anyway as you've become part of the Deskers Extraordinaire, lol! Hope the conference went well....
    Hugs, LLJ 7 xx

  3. visiting the cathedral is on my to do list, hope you get more crafting in soon
    happy WOYWW
    Love Mrs.C.xx

  4. Hi Ali, its all go for you, holiday one week and gallivanting, I mean working, in London the next, have a great time
    Jan S no 49

  5. Sorry to hear you haven't had time to craft, but sounds like you may be inspired by your walk's around St. Paul's. Happy 300th WOYWW!

  6. Hi I'm trying to visit everyone on this special WOYWW. Sorry re loss of family friend. Hope you get to craft soon. Anne x #38

  7. Hi I'm trying to visit everyone on this special WOYWW. Sorry re loss of family friend. Hope you get to craft soon. Anne x #38

  8. That is an uplifting way to start the day. Have a great time in London! Happy WOYWW #300! Sandy Leigh #58

  9. A food innovation conference sounds really interesting. Maybe a tiny bit of work vacation seeing all the interesting things in a new place...I hope you have time to really explore. I will see your crafting next week :) Shel - paperocotillostudio #25

  10. Sounds like you are getting lots of inspiration, anyway! It's always god to get away!
    Thanks for sharing! Lindart #71

  11. Sometime visiting is what is needed. Great chatting with you. Come visit if you get a chance.
    Happy 300 WOYWW.
    Pat #83

  12. Hi Ali, happy 300th WOYWW, Enjoy your conference and time away. Cheers RobynO#14

  13. I actually enjoyed the photo of the cathedral as much as I would have your desk. It is lovely, and it sounds like it was just what you needed before the conference. Happy 300th WOYWW from #3.

  14. Jumping around woywwers is quite near to crafting n surroundings where the real thing is impossible... Hope you can pinch time every now and then anyway, even if not on Wednesdays! Happy 300th woyww, thanks for your visit!
    Kristiina #29

  15. Oh how I wish to visit London once again, it must have been over 20 years since I was there! Thanks for your visit to my blog Ali and yes, you understood my Dutch writing well! I will visit a creative (scrapbooking, crafting) trade show on Friday. Funny isn’t it, how we remember part/words of a language we learned in school long ago – I have that when I see French texts… some words come back to mind then and it always amazes me that with just a few words you usually can make up what the text is about. Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #47

  16. So glad you enjoyed your trip to London, Ali. It's many years since I went in St. Paul's Cathedral but it must have been very special to spend those precious moments remembering your friend in such a magnificient place.

    Thank you for your kind thoughts and for the hug - hugs are always most welcome!! Yes, it was horrendous getting so far down the admission process only to have my surgery postponed at the last moment, but it's worked out for the best in the long run, because my hubby and I now have a clear fortnight in the house without Mum, to rest and recover from all the recent stress, and prepare for my rescheduled surgery on 18th.

    Happy belated 300th,
    Shoshi #45

  17. Lovely to see you, beautiful photo. Take care Zo xx 55

  18. May you find some crafty time :) Hugs Nikki 1 Happy WOYWW 300 too

  19. Drats. I was in the process of writing a comment and I had to leave the site (real quick). The Cathedral is absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful place to pay tribute to your friend.

    As for frogging, I know all about it! I was over four inches in to the sweater when I had to start ripping out. Bummer. I discovered I can make the smaller size though so that's nice.

    Thanks for visiting me already!
    Happy belated 300 WOYWW