WOYWW 670 (!)


Jiminy. Every WOYWW with a zero at the end feels more of a milestone, even if it really isn’t. It did make me want to know when week 700 will be and it turns out it is the 1st November 2022. In case you wondered….

I mentioned yesterday that this week is a bit of a black hole with a lot of work going on in the house, our anniversary (yesterday) and my first face-to-face appointment with my neurology consultant in at least 3 years. Action packed for sure LOL!

Boring photo of two of the three power washed patios. What a difference and well worth having it done by a professional with actual decent machines.

Still much planting and tidying to be done before the in-laws arrive and it all looks a bit chaotic without the furniture and all the BBQ stuff in the hut, but you get the idea.

And on the kitchen table, a lovely plant and card from The Hubster for our anniversary, although the sous vide beef he cooked was undoubtedly the star gift. Gorgeous and all I had to do was make the gravy! Sadly, no photo, but trust me, it was sublime.

The little chalkboard guy is called Chunk – can’t find him on t’ internet but he was a gift from a long ago HyperJapan show and the reminder to take my meds in the morning and his charming smile is my darling daughter’s handiwork. Just to the side you can see another gift, an android tablet that is clamped on the table edge – it runs the music collection via Navidrome and I use it sometimes for podcasts as well. Super handy when stupid Alexa is misbehaving, although it isn’t hands free, which can be an issue when I am elbow deep in, oh, I don’t know, meatball mixture. Hard to identify, but there in the background you can see the side of a bookcase. The bookcase itself houses many kitchen gadgets – tortilla press, waffle-maker, crockpots in a variety of sizes – but the side is covered in whiteboard sticker paper.

You can’t read it (nosy!) but it is a handy place to add reminders that we can all see a few times a day – drs. appointments, phone numbers, etc. I usually keep a running list of dates to note for the month and it works better than my desktop calendar or phone for keeping me on track!

My desk houses nothing new, the same old shots of my current knitted shoelace obsession. As it is What’s on your WORKDESK Wednesday, I’ll add a couple of shots but you’ll have to read back a few posts of you knit and fancy having a go. For people confused by the knitting mill last week, maybe this will help you see what it is used for?

I have a LOT of leftover sock yarn…

So there you go. Happy WOYWW!

8 thoughts on “WOYWW 670 (!)

  1. I always love your emails, you really inspire me! I noticed that I hadn’t had an update from you since the beginning of April, and was wondering if you were alright?

    Kind Regards

    Jo Gordge


  2. I was wondering, about the the 700th WOYWW, only last Wednesday I think. I wonder what we’ll all have to ‘do’ The ATC’s were fun, and easy! The power things are great aren’t they, We use ours on the garden chairs and table too, makes it look like new! Happy WOYWW!? Stay safe and keep on crafting! ((Lyn))#10

  3. Sounds like you’ve got a busy week ahead. Patio looks good so that’s one less job to worry about. Happy belated Anniversary too. Wishing you a lovely creative woyww, Angela x14x

  4. Happy Anniversary to you both. I was wondering if that toy with the four nails on top was an early version of your machine. I remember having one. The patio areas look nice and bright. Happy WOYWW. Angela #5

  5. Belated happppy Anniversary to you both Mary AnneHow cool are those laces 🀞 thank yooou for sharing what the gadget was for πŸ˜‰tresure your hubby is for the flowers and the meal! Hoping all went well with your neurologist πŸ™ too. Loooooving those laces, so cool πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› thank you fir sharing what the gadget was for … much head scratching.last week lol! Sending love and hugs Tracy #15 xxx

    • I may have got a bit carried away about your laces πŸ˜πŸ˜€ typed way toooo fast, sorry for the typos and the repeat … no idea how that happened πŸ˜œπŸ™ƒπŸ˜œπŸ™ƒ

  6. Happy anniversary to you both Mary Anne. Beautiful flowers and the home cooked meal sounds delicious. Hope your face to face appointment went well. The patios look great indeed. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

  7. your power washed patio sure looks clean now! Happy anniversary for yesterday and how nice that hubby cooked dinner – sure fire winner in my eyes . Happy WOYWW Helen #1

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