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Wednesday 30 December 2020

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #604


It's Wednesday again - so I am linking this post to the Stamping Ground.

Again a very busy week so not much crafting has been done.

And in fact I didn't know whether I would be able to post anything. I managed to visit a few of you last week but then my computer crashed and it has had to be put back to factory settings - consequently no files on here at the moment...

Anyway here's my desk picture for WOYWW 604!

It's my messy area in my utility room - my daughter gave me a kit for one of my Christmas presents and the white painted pieces are part of it. I will show more as it proceeds. You can also see part of a journal - two pages still unfinished!
The liquidiser is just there because that is where it lives!

 My next step is to continue with this
 journal page courtesy of Niamh Baly as I have just managed to watch the rest of the video - I will show it finished next week!

We did make a gingerbread beach hut and mince pies - and we burnt the last of the Advent candles...

and Christmas Day came and went.
We were very fortunate as we could have our family for either breakfast

 or dinner (or both)

 The restrictions in Victoria have very much eased as we now have had more than 60 days with no new cases, deaths or active cases!

The granddaughters persuaded Kevin to put on a Santa Suit and then had fun wearing it themselves.

On Boxing Day we went out in the canoes to see the Christmas lights around the Lakes - some of them are amazing! The second picture shows as we approach our house on the way back.

And now - well we are starting to pick tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden. We tried crispy kale Shoshi - it is delicious!

Hopefully more craft next week...

Wishing you a very happy 2021!

Happy WOYWW !!


  1. SO hope the lack of cases continues for you Susan. Things are getting pretty dire here in the UK. I am still convinced that not enough people are following the ruleas and I am dreading schools going back. The only bright spot is the roll out of the Oxford vaccine which is much easier to store and many more doses on order than the other two. Stay safe, happy WOYWW and Happy New Year. Sarah #9

  2. So glad you managed to have a large gathering for Christmas. Nice to know that some people could even if we couldn't.
    Love the idea of the canoe ride.
    Hugs and Happy New Year - may it continue as it is for you.
    Hugs, Neet 13 xx

  3. I do hope your lack of cases continues - how wonderful you were able to have a big gathering at Christmas. Take care and continue to stay safe, and enjoy the Niamh videos! I think I've caught up with most of them now. Helen #5

  4. LOVE the Christmas lights in your canoe! How fab to see the houses from the water, that’s a different perspective. I’m glad you had such a great time with your family, makes me happy for you!
    Hugs and Happy New Year!
    Hugs LLJ 2 xxx

  5. It must have been lovely to have a proper family Christmas. Hopefully next year we can all have one. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year Angela #14

  6. We went to sis in laws but then couldn't have grand kids to come over boxing day as we'd gone from tier 2 to 3 and they were in tier 4! Now we are all in tier 4. I wonder how many tiers there'll be in the end. Its like making a cake! Happy WOYWW, Keep Crafting. Stay safe and a very Happy New Year!
    ((Lyn)) #19

  7. Looks like a great family day to me Susan, just what the Doc ordered. Lovely to read that another Grandpa can’t resist his granddaughters pleas! Must be lovely to live on the lake and watch all the twinkly lights, super lovely to cruise about in a specially lit canoe!

  8. Hi Susan, looks like you had a great Christmas- the photos are lovely. Glad to hear the virus seems to be under control there - we are in the thick of it here, more restrictions announced today. Have a lovely week and Happy New Year, hugs Heather xx #30

  9. Susan, I love when your post your family get togethers! You guys look like you have such a blast! So glad that it's been 60 days since activity for your area! That's amazing! And that you guys could get together for Christmas was a blessing for you I am sure! Looks like you all enjoyed! How cute that you made a gingerbread hut! FUN!!! I love that you guys got out and canoed to see Christmas lights! You don't hear of that every day! I think it's fabulous and the sight coming back in was beautiful! Here's to your New Years going wayyyyy past 60 days! Stay safe, Felicia #31

  10. Your Christmas looks wonderful! So glad to hear that the virus is under control with you. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. Praying for a happy and blessed New Year for you and yours. With love & God Bless. Caro x (#16)

  11. Gosh you are lucky to be able to have the family round for Christmas. Look forward to seeing how the art work develops too. Happy belated woyww, Angela x17x

  12. What a super family Christmas you all had together, I'm hoping for one like that in 2021 when life is much safer.
    Have fun finishing off that fab journal page Susan.
    Happy WoywW & all the best for 2021 Tracey #7

  13. I love crispy kale! Your family Christmas looks festive and homey. You must realize how lucky you are to have been able to celebrate together! May 2021 bring the same sort of togetherness to us all.

    PS Love the beginnings of the journal page - is it from YouTube or is it from a class by Niamh Baly? If not a paid class can you share a link? I think Helen mentioned her and I have watched a few videos. I like her style and your beginnings of this page look fun!
    Happy (almost) 2021!
    Mary Anne (6)

  14. I'm so glad you were able to celebrate Christmas with your family, Susan. Your journal page looks gorgeous. I'm glad you enjoyed your crispy kale! I did it once, ages ago, and then forgot about it, so I ought to try it again.

    Happy belated WOYWW and happy New Year,
    Shoshi #25

  15. Lovely bright journal pages.
    Happy New Year BJ#10

  16. Love those pages! You are so lucky to get to celebrate with your family - we had a family Zoom call! Chrisx #38

  17. Thank you for your visit to be blog, I love your colourful blog. and glad you had a lovely Christmas. sorry to hear you have had some covid cases

    Lilian B #3

  18. Just popped back. Thought I was following you then realised I wasn't, silly me...I am now. Take care and Happy New year, Angela x17x

  19. Thanks for your visit, Susan - glad you liked my dress and the bee card! That recipe looks fantastic. With all those eggs in it it might be hard to veganise - I'd have to experiment with ground flax seed I think. I'd also leave out the oil. I roast a lot of veggies without oil, and of course they don't come out crisp but they are still good.


  20. Happy New Year, Susan!
    I feel your computer pain! I am only now getting around to visiting people because of computer issues.

    Your journal page is coming along nicely!

    Stay safe and be well,
    Chana Malkah, #1

  21. Oh wow, what a bummer with the pc! Mine is almost full up and I am dreading it stopping altogether because it has no memory left!! Photos of course are the main culprit. Love that you had a great Christmas day and were able to be with family. Sorry to hear that your covid cases are there again, how disappointing when you had managed to be clear for so long. Frankly it seems to to be out of control here in the UK. Sorry I'm so late - life and stuff!! stay well, stay safe, Cindy #18

  22. HI Susan, that is an amazing view to see your family all gathered together. Yay for seeing this :) Lets hope that the rest of the world can start following that example and get headed in that direction soon too ~Stacy #41

  23. Hi Susan, just spotted your comment from last week - so sorry I couldn't visit earlier - I'll be back later today to find out what that kit is all about - intrigued! Sounds like you had lots of fun with your family over Christmas - let's hope they can keep the infections down in Australia - it's too late for us as we've just entered our third lockdown. Canoeing on Boxing Day to see the Christmas lights sound marvellous! Take care and see you later! xx zsuzsa (from last week)


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