Wednesday 17 April 2019

WOYWW 515 (?)

Well it has been a hectic two weeks but I am back in the land of blog for the wonderful weekly blog hop round the crafting desks of the world (WOYWW courtesy of Julia, head desker)
Here is my desk, which has seen very little action over the past two weeks... I am in the process of drinking a large mug of tea and getting my bullet journal up to date so you can see my journal, distress ink, pens, stencil etc. I have to warn you that this is a very picture heavy post (but not too many words!) - the big news is at the end so feel free to skip through!
In the past few weeks, we have celebrated Alex's 12th birthday so I made a Harry Potter themed cake for him
and went to see Shazam!
We also had school holidays so went down to see my brother and his family, and in the process visited London
and walked along the Southbank

to see the Tower of London.And then Mum joined us so we went to Wisley

 and to Painshill Park

The crystal grotto was amazing. Both gardens/parks are well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Finally, I am very excited to be able to announce that I can come to the WOYWW 10th anniversary crop!  Mum has Alex for half-term and we have arranged that I can collect him just after the crop... I may have to leave a little early, but better some of the day than none! Can't wait to meet you all.
Have a great week,
With love and God Bless


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wooohoooooooo! I'm so happy that you can come to the Crop Caro - after all these years of knowing you virtually, it'll be amazing to meet you in real life. Don't bring too much with you to craft, no-one gets much done, lol! Happy Birthday Alex, it looks like you had a fantastic time on your travels. The HP cake is rather fab too, my boys would like that and they're 26 and 23 now :-D
Hugs LLJ 4 xxxx

Neet said...

Well, that is certainly good news - how did you keep it to the end of your post, which, by the way, was interesting so I loved the journey.
What a fabulous cake you made for Alex who is growing up each time you put his photo on the blog. Enjoy spending days out with him whilst you can. You certainly visited some great places, some of which I have never heard of so no doubt will spend some time on the internet looking them up now.
Have a good week
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Caro. I am so very pleased you are coming to the crop. Weyhey!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It will be so lovely to actually meet you after all our blog-meets! You have certainly been making the most of the school holidays and having some wonderful days out. Fantastic.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Shoshi said...

Happy birthday to Alex! Lovely post, Caro, with some great pics. The cake is amazing - lots of work in that, and I am sure he loved it.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #16

Glenda said...

Lots going on in your world. Happy birthday to Alex! Lovely photographs as well and a happy rest of the week to you! Glenda #22

Sarah Brennan said...

Yay! So great to hear that you will make the crop. Can't wait to meet you. Looks like you had a fabulous time in London. Happy WOYWW and happy belated birthday to Alex. Sarah #2

Helen said...

well that is fabulous news about the crop - I amstill working on my attendance! Gorgeous photos, (I haven't been to Wisley for ages) Glad Alex had a smashing birthday. Helen #1

StampinCarol said...

I love seeing photos of places I'll never get the opportunity to visit! And happy you get to go to the Crop! Looking forward to lots of pictures by those who attend!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Carol N #26

Diana Taylor said...

That cake looks fabulous and delicious too! It looks like you've really been making the most of the holidays - jam packed and fun filled! Enjoy the rest of the break and Happy Easter.
Diana x #21

Anne said...

Love the cake Caro and looks like you had a super holiday. Hope your Mum is ok.
So pleased you will make the crop - looking forward to meeting you again and catching up. Anne x #18

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your return visit, Caro, and for all your good wishes! I'm so glad you like my little flowers. Not much time to work on them at the moment as I've got to get the website sorted and it's proving very difficult!

Shoshi x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great collection of photographs and the cake looks scummy! Have a lovely creative woyww and a happy Easter too. Angela x17x

Stacy Sheldon said...

So many fun things to see on your blog today Caro, I love the shot with the dandelions esp. and oh my gosh that cake turned out super he must have been so thrilled. ~Stacy #29

Sue said...

Hi Caro, Fab cake.

Glad you got to see so many places, whilst away.

You'll have fun at the crop.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #10

Lillianb said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog, Love all the pictures. Tghe cake is stunning well done,
Lilian B #7

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Albeit hectic you've had a fun packed couple of weeks Caro. Lots of lovely memories made. Happy Belated Birthday to Alex, his cake looked amazing!
Happy WoywW & have a super Easter Tracey #6

Julia Dunnit said...

Well save the best to last! Really thrilled that you’ll be at crop, what a great day we’ll have! Well done with the cake for Alex (and happy returns to him)’s a feast for the eyes and a lot of treats, yum! Looks as though you all packed a lot in for the holidays, how nice to spend time with your Bro, I know we all say it’s nice for all the cousins, but it’s nice for us too!

Dorlene Durham said...

Gorgeous photos! How awesome that you are able to go to the 10th anniversary crop. If even...I'm way too far away for that one, but I'll have to host my own personal crop at home with you gals. LOL

Have a fabulous week. Dorlene #33

Heather M said...

Hi Caro - yay, that's great news! Look forward to seeing you at the Crop. I'm glad you enjoyed your travels with Alex, you certainly packed a lot in. Great photos, and his birthday cake looked amazingly chocolatey! If you wanted to make another for the Crop ... just saying ... Have a lovely week, and a wonderful Easter, Heather x #8

Lindart said...

What a lovely day you had! And that HP cake looks awesome! He's one lucky guy! Have a great Easter, and thanks for your visit! Lindart #27

BJ said...

Super photos, love the cake and the dandelions. Thanks for the visit BJ#24