Wednesday 25 January 2023


 Hello and welcome to my blog for another edition of What's on your workdesk Wednesday.  The friendliest and most supportive blog hop in the world, hosted by the lovely Julia.  My apologies for not managing to visit everyone last week, life just ran away from me I'm afraid... I will try and do better this week.

Here is my desk as it was last night... a nearly empty mug of tea, my little collage book and the things I have been using to make the collages. A creative mess that was tidied up before bed as I am working from home today.

Here are my latest mini addition to playing in my bullet journal which I will show you at some point soon, this has been my creative outlet.

This weekend I had a wonderful play in the ice in one of my favourite locations... those of you on Facebook will have already seen this, but it made me SOOO happy!  That's all from me.

Take care of yourselves,

With love & God Bless




Lunch Lady Jan said...

You’re really brilliant at those collages, they work so well! I genuinely am happy for you doing the swimming but it makes me shiver just looking at you, lol!
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Twiglet said...

Brrrr - Caro I don't know how you so it!! But that smile says you love it so keep taking those cold dips! Your mini collages are a delight - and perfect sentiments on each. xx Jo

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Caro, long time no see! That's a new type of journalling style for you! You've created some lovely little scenes/collages with those stickers (rub-ons?) And you're back in the icy waters, you crazy woman! LOL! Enjoy! Brrrr! (I know it's good for you but I could NEVER do it! and I mean NEVER!) xx zsuzsa #18

Annie said...

More lovely collages and your cold water swimming pics made my teeth chatter!
Annie x # 8

Diana Taylor said...

Your little collages are all so delightful - I love your collection of images, the figures remind me of the illustrations we used to see in teen magazines back in the 70's!
Have a great week,
Diana xx #15

My name is Cindy said...

Well I'm sitting here with a heated waistcoat on looking at you swimming with icebergs. I obviously need some of your va va voom. Lovely collages as always and hope you've had a good day at home even if you are working. Happy WOYWW, have a good week, love n hugs Cindyxx #13

Crafting With Jack said...

I am very glad that swimming in ice made you very happy. I tell my husband - we are all a bit weird 🀣🀣🀣
Great collages. Happy WOYWW. Angela #12

Christine said...

Love your collages, especially the mini dress girl . . . she looks as though she can't believe what you are doing . . . swimming in the ice! I don't want to believe it either!1
have a good week
Christine #19

Tracy said...

Hellooo Caro πŸ€— oh my you swam alongside the ice ❄️🏊 gooo you Mrs 🀸⭐️😁 I'm not sure I could cope with the cold 😊 Another visit with joy at seeing your gorgeous collages ... love them I do ❤ I hope you're having a beeeautiful day! Love and hugs Tracy #21 xxx

Helen said...

I know it invigorates you and makes you happy but those chunks of ice you were swimming in make me feel SOOOO cold!! Love the collages, they are really lovely. Have a good week Helen #2

Robyn said...

ice water? ack- I'm what we call here a Georgia peach! I've not done any collage journaling. thanks for the inspiration. robyn 3

Neet said...

I am so glad swimming in those freezing temperatures make you happy - I am sure I would just turn blue! That is if you got me in the water to begin with. Loved seeing you with the ice.
Beautiful journal pages Caro.
God Bless, Neet 1 xx

Lindart said...

Your collages are lovely! I love those people stickers. Seeing you with a big block of ice in the water is just bone chilling! We have lots of snow right now, and I don't even want to go out in that! It's pretty though, for now. It's nice to see you in your happy place though! Lindart #22

Anonymous said...

Hi Caro, thanks so much for popping over. I love your collages and theyre do pretty and different... as is swimming with ice.
I lose my ability to breathe well if water goes too cold here in Oz, as it literally takes my breath away!! so prefer our temps here for swimming! πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚

Thanks too for praying for me. I pray for you and all long time WOYWWers are on my list, lots I met in 2018.
Just as well I went then as its out of my ballpark now!
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless you and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Kyla said...

Loving all your page makes and great to see you wild swimming (even through the ice!).
thanks for visiting my desk already

Mary Anne said...

Love every one of your collages, they are just so very sweet. Your desk is very restrained. :) Like you, time got away from me this last week and this week is looking bleak as well. WHY is it so busy?? I love your ice photo and your smile says it all - your happy place for sure.
Still hopping - determined to finish!
Mary Anne (5)