Monday, 29 February 2016

WOYWW - A Blogless Month !

Just when you thought I had disappeared off the face of the Earth, here I am back like a bad penny !
The past month has been something of a whirl with lots of travelling for work & a weekend away too. It seems I have been away from home every Wednesday for the last month - and hence no report from my trusty work-desk. Even this week I am blogging early as I will be back in Dublin on Wednesday !

So a bit about my travels !
Earlier in the month, I had to go to Girona in Northern Spain to review some machinery - that bit was interesting if not glamorous ! - but we did get to walk around in the evening we were there and it was a most beautiful, atmospheric ancient city. 

And the views over the Pyrenees were gorgeous !

Much Beloved & I went up to Hampshire to see his Mum and had a lovely weekend - despite the endless mizzling rain - and took in a local National Trust House - with beautiful swathes of snowdrops in the grounds - and had a lovely meal out at a local pub.
Last week I was away on business, first at a packaging exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham - not as much fun as as Hobbycrafts of course !          Then onto Llandudno for a Welsh Government "Food For the Future" conference where we had a number of interesting speakers.                           And onto Nottingham for a meeting on Friday .... it was good to get home Friday night !
I did get to keep up with my Art Journalling for Wanderlust we have had two challenges ..
One was "Fill Your Page With Writing" ...
And one about "Your Bravest Moment" - but I don't think I am a brave person - so I did my page pondering on whether I could be brave if I needed to be !

For Journal 52 we had "Journal About What you Love Most" ...
"What Your heart Know Rather Than Your Head" 
 And this week was "One Of Your Pet Hates"

And I made my Mum a card for Mother's Day on Sunday too .. these are using the new Kay Carley stamps from Paperartsy - with a couple of their stencils in the background. 
The agapanthus & cosmos stamps are gorgeous !

Hope everyone is enjoying life ! 
Have a great crafty week !
Ali xx


  1. Wow how do you fit everything in? Lovely photos, pages and cards!

  2. Good to see you back Ali, not sure how you find time to craft!
    Jan xx. No 33

  3. Phew, you have been busy! Fabulous journal pages, the washing made me smile, one of my pet hates, as it is never-ending with five adults living in our house. Fabulous photos, it looks as though you enjoyed your trips, Judith xx #32

  4. What wonderful trip pictures. Love your journaling pages!
    Diane WOYWW #31

  5. Wow, your feet really haven't touched the ground! I never knew that working in the food business involved quite so much travel.... I love your mothers Day card, but what I really want to know is....what exactly is your pet hate about washing hanging on a line? Is it the actual hanging up or the way the clothes are hung in particular?!!
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

  6. My goodness, Ali, you certainly have been getting about, haven't you! What an exciting month. I love your journal pages, especially the "fill your page with writing" one - gorgeous! Thank you for your lovely comment and I'm glad you like my funky cats! More to come, once I get time. The biscuits went down extremely well, with both the chemo-ites and the nurses. My fingertips are slightly less sore the past couple of days, and the calluses are definitely beginning, thank goodness.

    I've had a busy few days. Hope you have a great week. Happy very belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #28