Wednesday, 18 December 2013

WOYWW 237 - the before Christmas - oh my!!!

Morning/afternoon/evening to the best way to spend a Wednesday (or in my case this week, Thursday, as I'm on my office party tonight so won't be visiting today....) Better give you the link before I forget to WOYWW

I've finally got some of the presents bought, though not all of them (thank goodness for late night shopping - not to mention online shopping!) The trouble with online shopping (well for me anyway, is you tend to see things you want for yourself....)

so I've been treating myself again this week (even after spending all the money I did on my camera!! ) Well my excuse is the stamps were on offer, I needed a new journal as mine is nearly full - and they were buy one get one free (in Rymans stationers, if anyone is interested!) so that's freebies, and the stencils - well, you can't beat stencils...

I'll keep you posted with how the camera is going, so far I haven't had time to really play with it - I am sorely tempted to take it on our office party because we are going to London to see the lights and have fun - and a meal in the Shard restaurant - but I think I'd better leave it at home - partly because the weather is meant to be dreadful tomorrow! So I'll see you later in the week when I've sobered up!! Have a great week.

22 comments:

MaggieC said...

Christmas should give you some great possibilities for testing out that new camera. I have a camera to come to terms with - it does not quite make the tea, but it comes close. I am the weak link in the partnership. I might join a photographic club to learn more. Hope you have a great Christmas. xxx Maggie # no number yet

Jackie said...

Have a great Christmas party!
Nice buy one get one free journal
I also bought the same 6x6 stencil this week
Jackie 22

Annie said...

Hick! Have one for me and enjoy. :-)
I've had to call it a day with any more Christmas activities now cos it really isn't easy finding a working area here now so what isn't done wont get done now.
Have a great Christmas and a happy, healthy and exciting new year.
Hugs,
Annie x # 36

BJ said...

Have a good party and love the stencils. Thanks for the visit already! See you soon BJ#35

Scrapcat 1 said...

Have a fab time at the office party. You have lots of time to play with the new camera and bogof is always a good deal especially if you need something. Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Tracy #41

Neil said...

Good morning
Just popping my head around the door to say hi and wish you a very happy Christmas. Lovely goodies on your desk today. Have fun at the party!
Thanks for sharing your workplace.

Neil #20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Have a wonderful week in the run up to Christmas...hope your head isn't too sore!
Thanks for all the friendship and support this year, wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas!
Hugs, LLJ 43 xx

Artyjen said...

You can't miss out when there are feebies around!!! LOL
Have a great time at the party...wow The Shard? How fab ;)
xoxo Sioux

Julia Dunnit said...

OOh I must say that your office party is sounding fun..dinner at the Shard! How fab! I can see you temptation with the camera, but resist - you can re-visit with the 'real' one when dressed and focussed appropriately! Liking the idea of two for one, as in - any excuse!!

Eliza said...

Great bunch of goodies to play with again, good for you getting what you want, it sounds like a bargain you shouldn't have passed up anyway. As for the camera it will get a workout over Christmas. I hope you have a lovely Christmas filled with love, joy and all you wish for.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 15

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, a new camera, how fabulous! I think you do right not to take it with you on your night out ... there will be plenty of opportunity to put it to the test over the holiday, I'm sure. Nice goodies - and online shopping is full of temptation :)) Have a great time this evening. Seasons greetings to you and yours, Elizabeth x #45

Krisha said...

I thoroughly believe in helping Santa in choosing MY gifts. I get what I want and hand him the bill!....LOL
Have a festive party and a drink for me.
Merry Christmas
Krisha #23

Twiglet said...

Sounds like a fab night out. Hope it was brilliant. Good luck with the new camera - perfect time for experimenting. Happy Christmas! x Jo

isisimaginings.com said...

Hope you're having a wonderful time . Thanks for the tip about the journals in Rymans, I may have to investigate........

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so good at rationalizing your shopping, Helen, that I now turn to your blog when I need excuses to give the Mister! Just kidding, there is no need to make excuses coz this is our hobby and brings us happiness!!

You enjoy those new goodies and that new camera and all that party frivolity! Hic! Wish I were there!! Happy WOYWW and Happy Holidays!! Hugs, Darnell #10

Danie May said...

There is nothing wrong with treating yourself to a little crafting goodness each Christmas, birthday and any other occasion you can think of which you can also get away with....lol. And it looks like you have definitely purchased well. Loving your PaperArtsy and Stencils. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Danie #37

scrappystickyinkymess said...

...and once again, too many tempting goodies. Do you think we are sisters from another mother? I always adore your purchases, add them to my Wish List, but am too lazy to actually shop for them. One day I will and I'll need a caravan as a satellite storage space!
Now I can get to my desk, it's commenting time - pop back to see my tidy-up 85% done....


Happy last WOYWW before Christmas!
Mary Anne (24)

Kate said...

Know exactly what you mean about internet shopping - one gift bought, two new things for me!

Have a lovely Christmas.

~Kate~

fairy thoughts said...

Hi H
hope the meal went well I really want to go to the shard let me know what you think... worth a trip or not.
You do love your lynn Perella stamps don't you.... still as they say.... because your worth it lol
janet#30 ish

butlersabroad said...

For a minute there I really thought you were giving everyone crafty goodies for Christmas! Have a wonderful time and a very Happy New Year too.

Hugs
Brenda 54

Lisa-Jane said...

Hope you had fun at the Shard! Its on my list of places. Bother - I went to town past Ryman's today. Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2014! #41

butterfly said...

Yes, online shopping is a terribly dangerous thing, but when things are on offer, it's rude not to, isn't it?! (Damn Country View Crafts and their Advent offers!!)
Alison xx