Wednesday, 26 June 2013

WOYWW 212 - Helloooo, Mrs B!

Another round of WOYWW - where does the time go?  Here we are, once again, on this worldwide voyage around the global desks of all the WOYWW ladies, courtesy of the wonderful Mrs Dunnit.  I'm not stopping for long though - I'm a newlywed, don'tcha know?  LOL

I have to say, the weather was amazing and the company great.  The wedding passed at superspeed; I can't remember much about it other than gazing into a certain Mr B's eyes, and having the hugest quantity of Chinese food on the table!  The party went with a swing, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  Mission well and truly accomplished.

Well, I promised a picture of the finished bouquets once the great day had passed..... and here you are....

Here's a couple of gratuitous hat and shoe photos....

And one of Lil Miss B' looking gorgeous....

Regrettably, there is no desk picture this week.  Who am I kidding?  Regrettably?  I'm delighted there's no desk picture this week.  I'm having a well-deserved week off....

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

WOYWW 211 - last call for Roberts!

Late posting today.
And I don't really have a desk for WOYWW, that wonderful creation of the fabulous Miss Dunnit.
I'm still a little bit busy, as The Big Day is this Friday and I get to take a new married surname instead of using my old married one.  I could have gone back to my maiden name but I'm a cheapskate.  There, I said it.
Anyway, I don't really have a desk so I've posted up a picture of what I HAVE been working on lately - two nights this week, I turned a  marzipaned fruitcake into this.  I don't have to worry if it will eat alright - my Mum (bless her) made it, and having had about 70 years practice at this kind of thing will no doubt have turned out another awesome work of edible art.  She makes the best fruit cakes I know of.  Apologies to those who have already seen this cake on Facebook yesterday.
The second picture is something else I'm now working on for the wedding - hair slides for myself and  Lil Miss B... I'd be lying if I said the bouquets were finished but they're 99% done, just requiring a needle and thread on both, and a few more buttons/beads on one.

So - enjoy your hopping, my apologies that I don't reciprocate with any visits and comments,  but I really think I'm going to be otherwise engaged married this week!


Monday, 17 June 2013

Just a quick update from me....

Where is the time going?
Only 4 more sleeps to the Big Day - and I still have so much to do!  The bouquets are NOT finished, nor is the cake, and there are just too many little things to sort out/fix.
Will we be ready?
Bet your life!
Hmmmmm - sure I've heard that as lyric somewhere....

Friday, 7 June 2013


Well, disaster has been averted and we can move on with the plans. 

Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed that the Espace will be fixed in time for the wedding!

Thursday, 6 June 2013


Oh my
Trouble is brewing

Anyone who knows me over the last year knows that I've been plagued with car trouble.  So much so, that last year it nearly put the mockers on the whole wedding thing when our silver Clio blew up.

Guess what.


Curse of the cars strikes again.

This time, we have - in the blue corner - the Renault Grand Espace.  Fault - something horribly wrong with the clutch.  Quote - £900 to fix.  In the red corner - the Renault Clio.  Fault - unsure, possibly the electronic control unit and a vacuum leak coupled with immobiliser woes.  Quote - £unknown, with a starter figure of £105 for work already done that didn't cure the problem.

So that's a cool grand before both cars are anywhere near fixed. 

And what have we here?  Oh, just a wedding reception!  With about £2k to pay on it still, money that is all we have, sat in the bank.  Waiting...for a wedding reception....or a broken car.  Or two.

It may just be that we have to cancel the reception.  Or downscale it.

The next 12 hours will tell - watch this space.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

WOYWW 209 - post crop


After all the excitement of the weekend, I forgot to set up my WOYWW for this week! (For deets, go here).  Last night when I should have been scheduling a post for today, I was busy working on wedding things in Photoshop.  Silly me… hehehehe
Well, the Crop was amazing, but you’ll have seen Julia’s and LLJ’s photos by now at least, if not the myriad of others by Kyla and H and…. so I won’t bore you with mine.  Not that I have any to show you this week – they’re all still in the camera! 
My desk this week is a teensy bit different.  Some new RUBs that I’ve not found a home for/decided what’s going in them.  Cutouts in card for our wedding favour boxes (guess what’s happening in my house this weekend…. a marathon box-fest).  General stuff and stash as per usual.
The bouquets are coming along by leaps and bounds.  I forgot to get a picture of Doone’s hard work; at the weekend she hand stitched the ribbons on most of my buttonholes while Flo and I made more flowers.  (Sterling job Doone & Flo, thanks!)  At the Big Crop I sat/stood/meandered whilst making more flowers and I think all the lovely attendees made at least one each.  Thank you ladies!  It’s so nice knowing that a little part of all my friends will be so close to me on the big day.  Soppy, I know, but it’s still nice.  The bouquets are not quite finished yet, but are definitely on their way and are starting to quite literally take shape.
Between the pair of them, Doone & Flo have finally inveigled me into joining Collabor-art, basing their efforts on the fact that I should have more time on my hands come late August, and will therefore be able to join in occasionally.  Ulp.  Been a long while since I last did any proper arty stuff!  Here we go – feet first………
See you on the hop!

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