Wednesday, 26 December 2012


Hi world,
Normally I write my WOYWW post on a Tuesday, and this week is no different. see all the good stuff     here    Julia assures us she is posting this week.... in between the mince pies and the mulled wine !
 I know it is Chrisdtmas day but this won't take long I'm keeping it short, while watching Downton.
Workdesks like to be included at Christmas too, so here is mine . . . .
This was taken last night.
There is table confetti, I had intended to use to decorate the festive table  . . . but in the end I forgot . . hey-ho I will use it for next years cards.
A  pre made calendar to add photos to

I still had one page to finish, but I couldn't until today. Decembers page!

A photo of Erin in her favourite present.... of course . . .  a cardboard box.

Well that's it for the writing..... except to say a very merry christmas to all my friends in blogland.
Peace and happiness to you all for the coming year.
I cannot promise to visit too many desk this week but will try and visit back.
See you on a workdesk very soon.


  1. Love the tot's favorite present. I still enjoy a good cardboard box myself, or any other type of container (why I have too much stuff). Happy day to you and yours! I'm skipping WOYWW again this week since I'm off work I don't need to be glued to the computer. I'm hoping to be glued to the craft desk. Um... not literally!

  2. Strange how children love cardboard boxes. I was so sad with the ending of Downton and wish these actors did not leave series resulting in endings like this. Wonder what will happen now?
    Happy New Year.
    Neet 3 xx

  3. Wow I see some Barossa wine here!!Hope yoy had a good one!!
    Judy #7

  4. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Hope you have a great week! Vickie #4

  5. Lol! My boys used to spend half their life in cardboard boxes when they were small! The best way of making a den, castle, spaceship or whatever!
    Happy Christmas to you all,
    LLJ 16 xxxx

  6. The grandie is very cute! My kids used to prefer the boxes to the toys too LOl
    Happy WOYWW and may your New Year be filled with good health, happiness and many blessings.
    Tertia #6

  7. Happy Holidays to you! Yes, both kids loved big boxes best. Me too, as it happens...I clearly remember a house Imy mom made for me with a fridge box when I was about 5. Curtains, bookshelf, door and more. Have a great day. I will be cooking the finally thawed turkey today LOL!

    Mary Anne (14)

  8. Isnt it funny how they always love the boxes..
    Great wine choice there..
    Happy new crafting year for 2013..
    Sandy :)

  9. Love the box photo! I have a few of those from when my son was younger too! Hope you have a lovely New Year too. Sunshine Girl no.13

  10. I too love the box typical. Hope you have a wonderful New Year! Glenda #21

  11. What a cutie. I still love a good cardboard box. Here's to a wonderful new year.

    Cheers, Rachel #11

  12. Yes a horrid ending to Downton.:o( What a super photo of Erin! Happy Boxing Day and Happy Wednesday, too. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@34)

  13. Love the cardboard box picture - don't know why we bother getting anything else for the smalls!! Continuing good wishes for the festive season, and happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  14. Thanks for the sniff of the wine... exactly my tipple too! Erin looks adorable in her Christmas Dress and the box... it's always the way that the little ones love big boxes better than their toys.
    Such a sad ending for Christmas Day on Downton... didn't they think it would dampen everyone's spirits. Coronation Street too. Bummer!
    Enjoy the rest of the hols,
    Love Jo x

  15. That's an adorable picture of Erin. Funny how children prefer boxes over toys, sometimes! Hope the rest of your Christmas holiday is fabulous!
    Carol N # 38

  16. Hi Janet, Merry Christmas to you and your family. Great picture of Erin there. Thanks for the glass of wine which I hope you had poured for me!
    Wasn't the end of Downton a bit of a shocker?!!! Yes I shed a tear and I don't mind admitting it!!
    Hettie #41

  17. Big boxes are a kids best imagination, maybe it can get turned into a doll house? Would be lovely! Waving hi from the rainy, but wishing it was snowing hills of North Carolina for the last WOYWW of 2012!!

  18. Hi, Janet - am back from my brother's and catching up on some desks! I missed Downton but heard about the ending - don't think I shall bother watching it now! Love the photo of Erin in her box, how cute! Take care, Helen 40

  19. We still have Downtown to watch and I have managed not to hear what went on so perhaps that's for tonight's viewing!!
    Kids and boxes - almost as bad as cats and boxes!!! So sweet though!!
    Season's greetings
    Happy WOYWW

  20. A toast for you and your family to have a very happy new year! Yes, the boxes always win out as favorite gifts. LOL
    Krisha #48

  21. Thanks for visiting me, did you spot your ATC?? Have a happy new year BJ #15

  22. Hi there Janet and very Merries to you. Love the calendar and of course Erin in her box! Love the name too which my daughter shares also.

    You are right about the boxing day definition, my 'take' was a bit tongue in cheek lol.
    Elaine #10

  23. My, those glasses look interesting! Erin looks as if she's having a great time in that box. Thanks for your visit and have a fab New Year! xx Keren

  24. Don't we all prefer the box?! LOL Happy New Year! Nan 44

  25. My girls used to love boxes, open up all their pressies and then play with the boxes!! I just spied you're near my expected daughter, she's in Chandlers Ford, so we're not that far away! If you work in The Range, I've been in there! Have a great rest of 2012 and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!! happy woyww too!

  26. I'm thinking of starting up a business selling cardboard boxes for children :-) Best toy out.
    Hubby has had to pop into work for a few hours this morning so I'm managing a bit of catching up with my blogging friends :-)
    Hope you have a really creative New Year.
    A x

  27. Aww what a gorgeous picture of Erin! She looks like she was having lots of fun there. For once this year my two were more interested in the presents than the boxes! :lol:

    Thanks for your comment on my WOYWW post - nice suggestion to put one of my two monitors in DH's study to make room in my craft room... only one problem there... DH already has two monitors in his study as well! :lol:


  28. Lovely photo of Erin. I recall that my children, when they were the same age as Erin, loved nothing better than to play with the wrapping paper and boxes too :) Happy belated WOYWW, Boxing Day and wishing you a Good New Year too. Elizabeth x #30

  29. That was a great WOYWW posting, Janet, and lovely pictures you shared, especially of Erin!! You have reminded me that I still have photo calendars to make.

    I'm slowly making my way around WOYWW. I send you best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!! Darnell #53

  30. Hi Janet,

    It looks like you had a nice Christmas. Isn't it so typical of kids enjoying the boxes more than the toys! Erin is darling. Were you referring to Downtown Abbey? My dad and his girlfriend are hooked on that. A few weeks ago they had a special showing of the first episode at a theatre and they went to see it. I haven't watched any of it but I must check it out.

    Thank you for stopping by and visiting. What I saw in the aspen trees (besides the eyes) was a wolf looking back at me. I don't think I got a photo at the right angle.

    Here's hoping to a fabulous 2013!


  31. Hi there Janet thanks so very much for popping over and saying hi even though I wasn't WOYWWing so to speak, love the snow confetti! and yes may your time with family and new year for 2013 be God blessed in very way, Shaz in oz.x

  32. My cats would fight over that present, they love boxes actually Yoda was seen in one a few posts back and on the dining table too. Ah two legged or four legged they all seem to have fun. I had a drink of wine while reading your post hope you dont mind. Love the pre-made fill in calendar too.

    Belated Christmas Greetings and Happy New Year

    Eliza #63

  33. Hi, Janet, sorry I'm a little tardy with my reciprocal visit. What an adorable picture of your little cutie in the box. I'll wish you a happy New Year, since it will be 2013 before our far-flung crowd meets again. Best, Laura #39

  34. sorry im so late its been a busy week juggling work and christmas thanks for visiting love your pics and why do children enjoy boxes so much LOL. have a happy new year and best wishes for 2013 hugs Andrea x#20

  35. My little poppet always loved a cardboard box! I am a bit late visiting desks due to festive fun! Happy New Year. x Jo


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