Thursday, 16 October 2014




I'm back
Not sure how long for, mind!

There's developments...

Not on my desk though!!!

Have a happy hop!

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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Time to be more present....

I’ve just come upon this post by following links in this “Around Here” layout post, and found a very resonant feeling with where Ali was at in January.
Our family is a small unit, myself, my husband, his daughter and our dog (not forgetting a snake). Like Ali, half my life seems to exist online, I work full time and I’m trying to set up a business of my own as well. Being present for my 13yr old stepdaughter is a difficult reality to deal with, and we have all struggled with our phones and tablets etc. And not just being present for the humans, but for the animals too – it’s all too easy to pick up the phone and not the snake, as the snake does need attention and handling to maintain a decent “relationship”. So many people forget that the pets need love too…
We have no TV in our house. That is to say, we have no beamed in Satellite television. We have a physical television, and we have a DVD player, but watching the box is something we only do at weekends. The rest of the week we have a restriction on rectangle time, but it’s all too easy to forget, or pick the phone up to check an email and BAM before you know it 45 minutes have passed, and you’re late getting to bed.
I need to put my phone down. I also need to get my business running. But ultimately, Lil Miss B needs me and quality time together now is spent in Zentangling, or cross-stitching, or card making together. Every so often it’s sharing ice cream and having a girly chat. I’d like to get her journaling more. I am blessed that she is a loving, caring girl and we have a good relationship. 
So, I thanked Ali for her insights. She have reaffirmed what I have known and felt for some time, and been working on. It’s comforting to know that someone as successful and well known as Ali Edwards is having the same issues we all are – and it gives me hope that my business will be successful too. 
Time to be more present…..

Wednesday, 4 June 2014


Welcome to WOYWW - year 6 here we come!

There's not an awful lot to report from Morti Mansions this week. After very successful carpal tunnel surgery I am going back to work on Monday following four weeks off but I can't say I'm looking forward to it! It's been lovely being at home, especially once I was able to do more to help earn my keep!

I haven't blogged about the big crop yet - this is in no small part due to the fact that a lot of others have (and done a better job than I could) but also due to me not having loaded my pics from the day to my computer. I will get round to it!

So, the desk. Currently covered in belated ATCs... I'd not got around to making them before the crop, and when I did start I realised I hadn't got inky for months! Tsk tsk. Still, they'll be winging their way to my swapees soon, along with those that Lil Miss B does.....when she gets them done!

The other great thing about the surgery is that I'm now able to wield hook and needle again, so the crochet and the cross stitch are back in progress.... Yay!

Anyways - off you hop, have fun...!

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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

WOYWW 5th Anniversary

So here we are - 5 years down the line and no sign of any let up, so to speak. This wonderful, slightly crazy, friendly and inspiring world we call WOYWW has another birthday and we gather to celebrate in our usual style. Simply awesome. I know the lovely Mrs Dunnit is always somewhat bemused by it but I say thanks. Thanks Julia. Thank you for being such an amazing, unassuming and unaware catalyst for this nugget of charm and warm humanity we are proud to be part of. We love you!

Now that I've made everyone feel slightly queasy with the schmaltz, I'll move swiftly on to my desk.

Not a lot to see - I've had a little bit of a tidy up because a certain lady (H no less) won a giveaway on my business facebook page for a silver fingerprint charm. This week will see me sending out her casting kit and anxiously awaiting that back so I can make her prize! Well done H.

I've not gone mad - the washing powder box is being cut up for Spellbinders die storage.

Anyways - won't keep you any longer as you've no doubt got a lot of blogs to get through!

Happy Ramblings!

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

WOYWW #255

Yes, I know, don't faint..... I'm back.
It's been an age - in fact it's been so long, this is my first post from my "new" desk.  I say "new" because we moved in over three months ago.
It didn't help that we didn't have internet for 6 weeks after moving in, but hey, here I am now...
It's quite a dark room in the mornings as it doesn't get sun until much later in the day.  The windows also have a film on them to reduce the glare in the room as it gets REALLY bright in there otherwise.  We also have bird stickers on the window, which I assume is to prevent bird strikes - the previous resident must have had it happen a lot!
The desk itself is a T-shape and you can't really see what's on it other than a lot of everything!  I promise there'll be more to share soon.....!!

Happy Hopping!

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