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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

WOYWW #429 - Blessings

Well the nearest I have got to crafting this past week is opening the pack of diecuts my friend gave me.

She is loving her "new" Cuttlebug which she acquired secondhand after chatting in a craft shop queue.

I had a great week last week with blessings falling from heaven left right and centre.

1) My son got A*AA for his A-levels and secured his place in Southampton University - NEXT MONTH! -

Oh dear empty nester syndrome approaching fast...........

2) In Geocahing got a First To Find (FTF) with my son - treasuring these last days with him at home.

3) Took my son driving on the Motorway for the first time.

4) Impromptu meeting-up with 2 old school friends last Saturday not seen them for 14yrs/40yrs!

5) Played 2 good evenings of Badminton, loads of exercise.

6) Volunteered at a Tea Dance, found a new dance school and went to a social last Friday and it was brill, so even more exercise.

7) Actually seem to be losing a bit of weight and have been sleeping marginally better too.

Not doing so well this week, in fact I think this week has been cancelled! It'll pass and if I feel any better I can of course do some crafting.

Did get this lovely SWAP card on our theme of Gingham though, that will help me smile this week.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.


glitterandglue said...

Morning BJ. MY word - blessings indeed! Many congratulations to your son Well done him. Driving on the motorway for the first time, too! Now THAT is scary stuff!!! Good to meet up with friends. I met all my college friends a couple of months ago - and it was just like we had never been apart. Dim panicio - as they say locally - you'll soon be crafting again.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, wow, what a busy week! Well done to your son. Love the die cuts, all very pretty. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Congrats to your son - and also to you for taking him on the motorway for the first time. I had some motorway lessons with my driving instructor after passing my test - one of the best things I ever did, as I have had to drive on motorways a lot in my lifetime so far and it doesn't worry me at all. Gingham is a good theme. Will have to suggest it in our ATC swap group. Ali x #25

May said...

Big Congrats to your clever son Well done to him... Love the die cuts... you have had a very busy week catching up with old friends too looked like fun... Happy WOYWW... May #15

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi BJ. Well done to your son on his fantastic results. You have had a busy and blessed week. I like the idea of motorway driving being allowed as part of learning to drive next year so I won't have to do it with mine. You must have nerves of steel (even post test). Happy WOYWW. Sarah #18

Sue said...

Hi BJ, You sure have been busy. I have to pace myself, otherwise I crash and burn.

It will be good when learners can go on the motorway with an instructor.

Sue #16

Helen said...

well I saw a lot of what happened last week on FB and no wonder this week is quieter, even if not for the right reasons! At least Southampton isn't so far away - he'll be back with his washing regularly!! Helen #4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, excellent results for your son! He'll have a wonderful time at Southampton but will be back with his washing, never you fear :-D. I'm envious of you going to dance classes, I'd love to but my hubby refuses :-/
Hugs LLJ 5 xxxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Congratulations to your son - excellent results! It will be weird not having him around - hey, maybe you can convert his room into (another) craft room! Just kidding LOL. This is what I'm threatening my son with! Motorway driving freaks me out, but I may have to do it too when we move. Aaaaaahhhh! Sounds like you've been very active! It does make you feel better, doesn't it? Enjoy your week! zsuzsa #23

Bernice said...

Wow - you've certainly had an exciting week! Well done to your son - you'll certainly miss him but time flies by and he'll be back home in no time at all!!
Bernice #1

Heather Marshall said...

Hi BJ, congrats to your son - great results! As others have said, he will be back with his washing lol. You really have had an action packed week. Time to put your feet up and craft! Have a lovely week Heather #6

Angela Radford said...

Hi BJ, looks like you've been busy this week. Well done, great A level results he is in for a great time at Uni. Have a lovely woyww, Angela x12x

lisa said...

Sounds like you've been having a lovely time, BJ.
Many Congratulations to your son, that's fantastic, you must be so proud. Envious of your dancing, I'd love to give it a go, but Hubby says a big NO!!
Hugs Lisax #22

Lindart said...

Wow, what a great week you had! Nice to be spending time with your son before he's off to University - I do know the empty nest syndrome! Have another great week next week! Lindart #33

Cheetarah said...

Sounds like you had a great week :) Have a wonderful weekend! xo Cheetarah WOYWW #34

Neet said...

Gosh! You have had a busy week and I must commend your son for his excellent A level results. You must have been so proud of him.
Go on enjoying the dancing and all the exercise you can - it works wonders for sleeping, or so I am told.
Hugs, Neet 10 xx

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