Wednesday 8 September 2021

WOYWW 640 (I hope!)

 As you can probably guess from the title I have completely lost track of time!  The holidays have whizzed past and it is the first Wednesday of the new school term so it is time for another edition of What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday hosted by the lovely Julia.

This is my desk as it was yesterday evening in the process of making my final index card for the ICAD challenge. You can see the inks I have been using, pens, stamps and my trusty mug of tea.  It is all tidy now as I am still working from home and my desk has to become a work desk by 8am - not for too much longer though as I am starting to go into work for some days each week.

These are the final index cards made for the challenge

And this is all 61 cards laid out on my desk.... a complete mixture of methods and styles.

I was missing last week because Alex and I were in Northumberland for a final mini holiday of the summer.... warning - photo overload! 

The weather was grey but dry and we had a wonderful time exploring, walking, coasteering, body boarding and swimming.

I had my first face-to-face teaching session of the new academic year yesterday and Alex has started year 10 so life will soon settle down into a more usual term-time rhythm. 

Needless to say I am still swimming and hope to continue through the winter again, but we will have to see how it all fits with being back in the work building. That's all from me for now.  Take care and stay safe. 

With love & God Bless,




Christine said...

What wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing. Quality time together is for making memories that last a life time and those look like wonderful times.
Have a good week
Christine #18

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Northumberland is a special place, we were fortunate enough to live up there for 13 years and adored the place. I need to go back now I’ve seen your pics! Great icard work, I love the variety you’ve achieved and the painting is brilliant too!
Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

Twiglet said...

Your holiday looks amazing Caro - lovely photos and thanks for sharing them. What a brilliant challenge your index cards has been - some stunning little works of art. xx Jo

Helen said...

The icads all look fantastic. Love the pics from Northumberland too . Good luck going back to the office I'm much happier back in mine . Helen #1

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Wow, those ICADs look amazing all together! I would have enjoyed that castle visit in Northumberland - and of course you always make the swimming look fun, although I would have been reluctant to get in the cold water. It's probably what you call balmy! It was a bit weird for me going back to work, but I'm all geared up now. You just snap back into it. I remember there was a lady in my office building, who wasn't sure which one was her office on her first day back LOL! Take care xx zsuzsa #22

Lindart said...

Hi Caro! What a great collection of i-cads! Such a lot of work to be proud of. Your vacation looks awesome! I love the pic of Alex on the broom! So much history there, it must be breathtaking! Have a great year teaching, and Alex a wonderful year 10, and hope that you an continue normally for the year! Lindart #29

Crafting With Jack said...

Looks like you had a great time - is Alex really flying that broomstick? Your final index card’s splash of colour does really look like joy! Happy WOYWW Angela #11

Sarah Brennan said...

What a fabulous display of ICADs Caro. Well done with completing the challenge! Looks like you had an amazing time Oop North! Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #6

Shoshi said...

Well done, Caro, you got the number right! I'm so glad you managed to get away with Alex - what a wonderful time you had. Such joyful photos to really put a smile on one's face! Your ICADs are amazing - what a huge collection, and such lovely colours and designs. The splash of joy is brilliant. The months are certainly flashing by and it's amazing to think that the summer holidays are over already.

Happy WOYWW and God bless,
Shoshi x #15

Spyder said...

Oh wow, great photos, but the water still looks cold! And did you say 61 index cards! wow again! Never tried that! Keep on Crafting! Happy WOYWW ((Lyn)) #24

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Love your card collection they look great. I used to think the school holidays went fast when we were working but this one seems to have gone even quicker, crazy. Great to see you both enjoying the late holiday together too. Wishing you a happy woyww evening, Angela x19x

Lynnecrafts said...

Hi Caro, Your photos of Northumberland make me nostalgic, we lived up there for 10 years. Love your ICADS.
Take care and happy WOYWW

Lynnecrafts 4

StampinCarol said...

Love your photos and what a great assortment of cards!
Hope the school year goes well for you and Alex!
Have a wonderful week!
Carol N #26

Lillianb said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog and comment, What a lovely lot of holiday photos, and 61 cards well done,

Take care and stay safe,

Lilian b #10

Susan Renshaw said...

Well done on completing your last of the 61 cards. Love that Joy and the floral watercolours...
I have similar photos from that part of the country from 3 years ago. We only watched the broomstick fying though!

Happy WOYWW!
Stay safe and keep well!
Susan #23
Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

Annie said...

Thanks for your visit yesterday. I’m sorry to say I was head down sewing all day so I didn’t manage one visit so I’m getting round my favourites before I get back in my sewing room this morning.
All your cards look amazing laid out like that. Fab holiday photos too.
Annie x #9

Annie said...

Thanks for your visit yesterday. I’m sorry to say I was head down sewing all day so I didn’t manage one visit so I’m getting round my favourites before I get back in my sewing room this morning.
The cards look amazing laid out like that and your holiday snaps are really fab.
Annie x #9

Mary Anne said...

Lovely photos! Your son is very photogenic and seems to enjoy getting photographed. I remember when MINE were like that. Sadly not any more. Ah well. Hope his school year is a great one. Your ICADs or fab and I love the watercolour doodles a lot.

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (3)

Marit said...

Oooh, those photos makes me want to cross the Northsea right now, and travel around the countryside of GB (I'm in ooh and awe every time I watch 'escape to the country' on televison... it makes me want to have a cottage in Wales, ha!) I love seeing all your index cards, the bright yellow/coloured 'Joy' card is amazing! Enjoy your weekend lovely one. Hug from Holland, Marit #2

Julia Dunnit said...

I’ve really enjoyed your summer Caro, such wonderful holidays full of activity and smiles! Marvellous swim opportunities too, and these last few days of heat must have been just lovely. Well done with the iPads, such great staying power. Seeing them all laid out like that is like an overview of your mindset…colour and cheer. Lovely.

SusanLotus said...

Lovely ICAD´s!

And so beautiful photos of the landscape and castle.
Most of all I love the photos of you in water. I am a "water person"
and that looks so fun and refreshing!

Stay safe!
Sussie nr