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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

What's On Your Workdesk - WOYWW #173

Can you believe it? WOYWW is here already...
Everyone get ready...https://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1508619.gif and open your door to let visitors in from all over the world. 
The WOYWW gang love to snoop see what you've been up to (creatively that is) and see what's been happening on your work desk this week! 
 But first I have to apologise to everyone I didn't get to visit last week...
I confess that at the moment I'm being totally self-indulgent because having all my family under one roof is so special that I want to make the most of it! 
I make no excuses I'm just devoting all my time to this for now...but I will get back to you...I promise.
 So what's on my desk this week?
Well not a lot really...in fact I'm not actually at a desk at the moment!
We've been away for a few days...(see previous posts if you want a nosey) so we've been catching up at home today...but the beautiful blue sky and sunshine kept calling me outside...so what's a girl to do? 
Give in I say...https://secure.quebles.com/content/hotmail/emoticons/1508618.gif ...so I did!

(Note I don't get to have a cushion!)

I know it's a little naughty to post such a lovely desk....but then you have to remember we've just come out of winter here, so the springyness has made us all slightly lightheaded and crazy!
Yep even more crazy than usual ~ eek...now that's a scary thought. 

I've not much art to show you at the moment..although I did start a sketch here...
My aim is to try to loosen up whilst sketching so to send me crazy 'help' my daughter wouldn't even let me use an eraser!
(I know....I've never liked her!)
It was touch and go who or what would end up in the pool first...the journal, my sketch, me or my daughter!
 I found it incredibly difficult and scary to start...and I know I've got a long way to go...

...so that's it folks possibly my shortest WOYWW post ever!
Pretty unusual for me huh?



If you're new to the term WOYWW (What's on your Workdesk Wednesday) or just here for the first time then you'll wonder what on earth I'm referring to....basically Julia at Stamping Ground thought up this amazing desk hop, nosey thingy party that happens every Wednesday and its a BIG hit!
So if you want to see lots of creative artists/crafters work just nip over to take a look at their desks.
There's so much talent and inspiration out there plus they're a friendly bunch and would love to see you. 
Have a wonderful Wednesday and I'll hopefully see you soon.

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70 comments:

  1. I bet it's nice to be home even though you were in paradise. I had a look at all those photos and it's magnificent. I had a closer look at your drawing and it's gorgeous, I can't wait to see it finished and close up. Not playing this week, running around with little Miss. School holidays, bummer!!!
    Have fun.
    Von

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    1. Morning Von...hehe...I can see you on my globe spinning round! ;D
      I'm not exactly playing myself this week and haven't produced anything arty really all week. We're just collecting lots of inspiration. That sketch unfortunately isn't mine :(
      We're away again shortly so yet again spinning all the plates to fit everything in!
      Enjoy little Miss...even though school hols can be trying...they soon grow up. My little miss is 27 now! I have no idea how that happened because I'm only 19!!!!
      Have fun and I'll catch up with you soon :D

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  2. Family time comes first. And yet you still were out working on a sketch...that I want to see close up later. ;) Enjoy! Enjoy!! :):)

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    1. Phewph...we're having internet trouble at the moment...yep we've nipped away for another few days! :D
      We're collecting inspiration as we go...it's fantastic having someone who has the same creative thought process.
      Thanks for stopping by Rita ~ I'll try and catch up with you whenever I can ;D

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  3. Family is the best and you should spend as much time as possible with them. I miss mine and can't wait until Christmas when we will all be together again. Love your yard and believe that I could work out there for hours. #10

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    1. Hi Joynana,
      I didn't expect that we would all be together until Christmas either but then this surprise visit came up.
      We treasure family time together so we're all making the most of it.

      I love to spend time in any garden...so appreciate the wonderful space I have here.
      Although I don't want Christmas here just yet (we've only just started spring) I know the time will go so quickly so you'll soon have your family with you ;D
      Have fun with WOYWW ~ enjoy!

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  4. Life (and family) can get in the way of internet friends. We understand and wait patiently for the time you will be able to visit again. Makes it all so much more special. Happy WOYWW from #4.

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    1. Well I thought I'd nip in here quickly (whilst no one was looking) and before we head out to dinner but the internet access isn't too good. Typical!
      We're away again for a few days...so thanks for waiting patiently ~ bless ;D
      I'll try to make it up to you when I get back. :D
      Happy WOYWW to you ~ Enjoy!

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  5. What a beautiful backyard how cute is your little pooch just sitting on his chair my Pom Odie Sir Prancelot is currently nested on my son's blankets sleeping.....
    Have a beautiful day creating.....
    From #16 in Oz

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    1. Yep these pooches certainly know the best place to rest!
      No creating done today but we're collating lots of inspiration for future reference :D
      We currently away for another few days...so many photo opportunities ;D
      Happy WOYWW to you!

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  6. Your garden looks divine and your sketch is beautiful. I think all daughters should be thrown (fully clothed) into the pool on a regular basis. My DD is just back from hols and was complaining that no one threw her in the pool!
    Sandra @23

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    1. Hi Sandee...thanks for the compliments on the garden.
      I'm not sure I would get away with throwing my daughter into the pool...I suspect I'd come off worse for wear!!!
      Have fun desk hopping...enjoy! :D

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  7. Beautiful spot to sketch, makes me want to say "Whatcha sketching?"
    Krisha #40

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    1. To answer your question Krisha...we were sketching wisteria and jasmine. Both are in full bloom at the moment ;D
      Happy WOYWW ~ have fun desk hopping!
      I'll pop by when I can :D

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  8. This is pretty cool and you look like you're enjoying yourself! Cushion or not! :)

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    1. Well I have to say I am Alexandra...life's pretty good right now ;D
      It would have been perfect with a cushion...but I manage!
      Thanks for stopping by...Have a great week :D

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  9. The family is number one. I love the drawing. Have a blessed day

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    1. Exactly! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment...I appreciate it ;D
      Have a blessed day too :D

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  10. Hi Neesie,

    Back home and it sounds as though you had a lovely break. Haven't sent the bread notes yet - oh dear. Reminding myself here!

    This is such a lovely photo of you and Muftipup in the garden - of course the cushion goes to the important person in the group ;-) Your drawing is really lovely, you're so clever with a pencil and what better subject than that lovely wisteria.

    Enjoy the week and the sunshine - while it stays. The weekend might not be so good so the footie fans will be upset.

    Hugs,
    Ros. #31

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    1. Hi Ros,
      Ahh ha...so that's why the postie hasn't delivered anything! ;D
      I've been checking the post box regularly but don't worry 'Gertie' seems to be happy enough for now.
      We have nipped away again for a few days and the internet is terrible here so I'm just nipping in and out as and when!

      I'm glad you like the photo and yes I know my place...and it's cushionless!
      I have to confess the drawing you see in the photo is my daughters work. The wisteria is amazing just now.

      We heard the weather forecast for the weekend and it sounds horrendous! Can you believe it...they even mentioned hail! :$

      Have a great week whatever you have planned ;D

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  11. wow, looks like such a pretty place to sit and sketch! And Muffin looks pretty relaxed too, and I think Muffin has taken up most of the room on the chaise lounge! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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    1. Muffin is ALWAYS relaxed Sandee,

      I'm having so much trouble with the internet that I may be some time popping by your place...but I will.

      Have a great week and an even better weekend! ;D

      Waving hi from a balcony with an ocean view :D

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  12. Cherish every moment with the family. Your drawings look lovely. happy crafting jill #28

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    1. Thank you Jill I will...thanks for stopping by ;D
      I wish it was my drawing but it was my daughters...I'm not at the stage to show my loose drawings just yet!

      Have a great time desk hopping and I'll try to return the compliment soon. :D

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  13. I would love to get away for a while, but it's not going to happen... lovely photos. thanks for sharing.helen 35

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    1. Sorry to rub salt in your wounds but we have just nipped away again...we are only doing two day stays in different locations at the moment but at least we are getting to see lots of places that have been on our list.
      I hope you can enjoy little trips with me ;D

      Have a great week whatever you have planned and I'll pop over to see you when I can :D
      Happy WOYWW!

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  14. Family first lovely. Great pics, nice to see you are finally feeling Spring, but can we have some warmth back please? Ha ha, it's gone down hill here to point where I had to pop the heating on, it was just too cold when showering etc. Am starting to feel a little better, in my head at least, body still not working so mum is having to push me around in the blue wheels but hey tis life, got to get on with it! Right you, enjoy time with your little miss and don't worry about the art, it'll still be there later. Take care Zo xx 73

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    1. Ooops...sorry Zo, but it appears that we may have pinched your warmth! Unfortunatley I don't have your address to send it back just yet! Maybe....say in April???
      We are still needing the heating on in the evenings though, so there's still a way to go but its heading in the right direction! ;D
      I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better...if you get the right mind set then the rest will follow I'm sure :D
      I hear blue wheels are all the rage anyway!
      I'm seeing so much inspiration its untrue so hopefully it'll keep me going for months to come!
      Have a great week whatever you are up to...I'll pop across as soon as I can. Have fun!

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  15. Hi Neesie, so glad that you are enjoying your family as much as possible. I have been missing lately too. Love the sketch you are working on and the wisteria in your temporary workspace is absolutely gorgeous. Have a happy WOYWW, Anne x #65

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    1. Hi Anne,
      I hope you are doing okay...I'll pop over to you as soon as time and internet allows!
      I've wanted a wisteria for years and I did have a very small one in my garden in Scotland, but this one here is a very well established one and probably been in the garden since the house was built!

      Happy WOYWW to you too...have fun! :D

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  16. Beautiful picture Nessie! I love the wisteria with all its new growth and the reflections from the pool. Lazy pup should give up the cushion to Mom! Right just like my cats do. We are starting to wind down our summer here in Oklahoma and the days while still quite warm (90f/32c) are countered by the cooler nights(62f/16c) making life bearable again. I have some plants that are starting to go by and trees are losing their leaves so winter is a coming. Have a great week. Vickie #87

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    1. Morning Vickie,
      The wisteria has put on a fine show...I love the twisted trunk too. It stems right over the garage and beyond. :D
      Muffin is a master in the art of comfy spots and seeks them out constantly! ^..^

      It sounds like you are having the perfect temperatures just now...enjoy!

      Have a fantastic week too and thanks for stopping by :D

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  17. I'm NOT green with envy, it's just a trick of the light, honest. Enjoy family time it is precious.

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    1. Ahhh...I see...trick of the light hmmm ;D
      Don't worry Neil I know its special and that's why I'm appreciating every minute!
      Have a great week whatever you have planned...have fun and enjoy! :D

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  18. Love your sketch, you don't need an eraser!

    Looks like paradise there right now, enjoy :)

    Sheilagh 60

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    1. Ahh...but that's the thing Shilagh...that's not my sketch :(
      I wish it was...mine isn't for human consumption yet!

      I chose to sketch another plant which actually overhangs the pool and constantly tries to push me in as I pass...I think that fact didn't help when I tried to draw it! I think you have to like what you sketch...or that's my excuse anyway ;D

      Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Yes, I do see who has the cushion. What a lovely outdoor space. The wisteria is heavenly!
    Karen 102

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    1. Mufftypup has to be where the action is...or should I say where she can see what's going on...but then comfy too!

      I love the wisteria but who ever thought to put it that near to the pool should be shot! Do you know how many petals fall? And then the leaves follow later!

      Have a great time visiting everyone and I'll try to pop your way soon...the internet where we're staying is very temperamental ;D

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  20. Your sketch is lovely...as is your beautiful outdoors. Do enjoy your family time and never feel guilty. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh at #11

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    1. Hi Sandy Leigh,
      We are making the most of every minute but the time is flying by!
      Its just wonderful spending time together especially as we didn't think we would see each other until Christmas.

      Thanks for stopping by my place and I'll try to nip over to you at some stage to see what you're up to. ;D

      Have a great week ~ Happy WOYWW to you too!

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  21. Wisteria is one of my favorite vine type plants and your's looks so healthy. I think your sketch is coming along quite nicely.

    Darla

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    1. Mine too Darla ~ oh and grapevine (for obviously reasons!)
      I wish the sketch was mine but alas it's my daughters...mine is well hidden! ;D
      Have a great week and I'll catch up with you later :D

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  22. What a beautiful space to sketch and your puppy looks so at home on her cushion. dani 123

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    1. Well it wasn't really her cushion Danielle...she just decided to own it ~ as she does! ^..^
      Have a great time desk hopping and I'll try to get back soon. ;D
      Enjoy!

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  23. Your drawing looks great - why would you need an eraser?
    Bernice #69

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    1. That drawing doesn't need one...but I would have found comfort in having one to hand! I suppose its good to push the creativity sometimes...I just wish it was easier! ;D
      Have fun with WOYWW and I'll catch up when I can! Enjoy :D

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  24. Ah Neesie, spring at your place is looking just wonderful! So your daughter was right...you don't need an eraser, it's all art in your hands. Enjoy having them all home, nothing better!

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    1. Isn't it just Julia! At last although I did see a weather forecast for the weekend and it looks like winters going to have one more say even with possible hail!!!

      We are making the most of beautiful sun and warm temperatures today down at the beach.

      Now you can see why I'm not ready for thinking about Christmas just yet! ;D

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  25. You don't know how envious I am of your beautiful garden and beautiful weather, Nessie. We are having monsoon weather here in the UK. What a stunning Wisteria. I can smell it from here. Mine didn't flower this year as we had a very late frost and all the flowers fell off.
    Enjoy your outside desk.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #80

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    1. I know all about your weather Lisa because my family are all in the UK...plus my daughter lives in Edinburgh so she's soaking up the heat like a cat at the moment.

      What a shame about your wisteria not flowering. We wait all year for these things and then puff...they're gone for another year.
      Maybe if I tell you that all those petals fall in the pool and have to be scooped out by someone (namely me) then you might not be so envious! ;D

      Happy WOYWW to you too and I'll try to visit your desk soon :D

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  26. Hi Neesie, love your desk. The wisteria is just stunning and having just gone through the most miserable of summers my advice, as if you need it!, is to enjoy the spring while you may :)

    Belated happy WOYWW and have a great week. Elizabeth x #77

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      It's not a bad desk is it ;D
      I have heard all about the terrible summer you guys have had...it seems that everyone's weather is all over the place this year!
      Belated happy WOYWW to you too ~ have fun! :D

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  27. Your garden look so gorgeous...It must be heaven to sit our with the blooms. Ours have just been hacked off as most are fairly spent now.
    Your new drawings look interesting too!

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    1. Hacked off...hmm...I haven't heard of that gardening term before ;D
      Sorry for the delay in my reply but we've been galavanting again today!
      Thanks for popping over to my place....I hope you're ready for a great weekend :D
      I'll try to visit you soon!

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  28. What a great spot to sit and be creative. I'm not much of sketch artist and find it hard to imagine what it would be like to draw without an eraser for the "mistakes" but having said that I think it's very freeing and a great idea. Kinda reminds us to just let go and allow the spirit of art to carry us away. It must be so very special to be sharing this time with your loved ones. Glad to hear the weather has been treating you kindly. Enjoy your next adventures! XX

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    1. Isn't it just :D
      I'm not much of a sketch artist either but I'm trying...very trying!
      My ambition is to be much looser in my work...other than 'tangles of course.
      I've so many ideas and inspiration from the last two weeks alone so I will be busy after everything settles back to normal.

      We've been along the Great Ocean Road today and had a fantastic time. The weather was just perfect ;D
      I hope you have lots of fun planned for the coming weekend. Enjoy! xoxo

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  29. Personally I like the cup of tea hahahaha, yes its wonderful spring weather, I cant wait to get into our new home as there is alovely verandah back and front with awesome views.
    The dog looks like the boss there hee hee
    Bridget #3

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    1. Hi Bridget,
      Let me tell you I love the cuppa the best too ;D
      Your new home sounds wonderful...how exciting!
      I'll look forward to hearing all about it :D

      Have a great time with desk hopping and I'll try to visit you soon.
      Happy WOYWW!

      p.s. the pooch is the boss much as I try to be top dog ^..^

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  30. Hi there Neesie , yes we are having lovely weather mind you we have not had the rain you have had down there love the wisteria and great sketch of and agree with Bridget and who is boss! Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #21

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    1. Hi there Shaz,
      Well we certainly can't complain about the weather today ~ it was perfect!
      We have been to the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road today...wow it was spectacular. I've got so many photographs to go through but hopefully I'll be able to post them soon. ;D
      Thanks for popping over to my place and I hope that I can return the compliment soon.
      Happy WOYWW to you too xoxo

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  31. Oh wow! That looks so beautiful and peaceful! I'm so jealous!

    I'm a little late but still wishing you a happy WOYWW!

    Sheena
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    1. Hi Sheena,
      Oh don't worry about being late...heaven knows when I might be free to visit everyone...I'm just thrilled you stopped by. ;D
      Happy WOYWW to you too. :D

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  32. Your space looks so tranquil! Tamika #34

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    1. It is a lovely place to sit and relax...I really appreciate it ;D
      I hope you are heading for a fantastic weekend whatever you have planned ~ enjoy!
      Thanks for stopping by and I'll try to visit soon :D

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  33. Well wee Muffin ain't daft eh... comfy bed while mum sits on stone.. love her!! what a lovely pic.. enjoy your time with your family its so important & special.. have a super time Hugs May x x x#52

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    1. She just pretends to be daft when the situation's fitting May!
      She has her standards of comfort ^..^

      We are having a fantastic time and making the most of every second...I can't believe how much we are cramming in. We've been away for another few days ticking boxes and hopefully I'll get a chance to post some pics soon.

      Have lots of fun desk hopping and I'll pop over to see what you're up to soon time and internet permitting!
      Have fun :D

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  34. Wow...beautiful picture..totally stunning..inspiring and serene,such a magical space! and Love that sketch..so very elegant and beautiful..wonderful..yay!
    Victoria

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    1. Thanks Victoria,
      It is a great space but its been such a long time since we used it...hopefully we'll be able to now that the temperatures are starting to rise! ;D
      Thanks for popping over.
      I hope your weekend is going well ~ enjoy! :D

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  35. Oh you look so relaxed and enjoying the warmth that has been gracing us lately. Beautiful surroundings, what more could you ask for. As for family it always comes first with Art hot on it's heals. Have a great week sorry I am running late been really busy.

    Eliza

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    1. I was indeed Eliza, relaxed and enjoying to the max! :D

      Thanks for stopping by because I can imagine how busy you've been...there's so much going on in Melbourne its hard to keep up ;D

      I hope this week goes well for you and perhaps you'll find some free time for some fun! xox



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