Wednesday, 27 January 2016

WOYWW - 347!

I thought I would join in with Julia's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday this morning... this is my scrap desk and I have Chris' mini book of his 40 years of working with Fluor and all the countries he worked in during that time... I am as far as Canada so the end is in sight! 
I started this book about 12 years ago so have been adding in all the overseas assignments from that point on... South Africa, Saudi, Canada, Australia, Netherlands...
oh and I thought I would show you my other desk... this is my computer desk so where I waste the most of my time!
and I am giving you the complete tour... this is the desk just inside my sun lounge next to the scrap room... and it has my sewing machine on it but it is a handy place to overflow onto if I have someone to come and visit and play.
Pandy and Tom-Tom say hi!

Looking forward to visiting lots of desks to see what everyone is up to!


  1. What lovely memories that book will hold for you many countries. You have some fab crafty spaces and the cats look really cute.
    Have a great week,
    Annie x # 11

  2. That would be one awesome scrapbook. You only have a few more desks to catch up to mine LOL.
    Bridget #1

  3. Thank you for taking us on a tour. You have a great work space. Happy WOYWW!

  4. Oh scrapbooking! I always love seeing it on a desk on WOYWW. There are so many crafty bits on show but a layout always warms my heart!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (41)

  5. That will be such a fantastic memory! Is he retiring soon?
    Thank you for the tour of your desks. I have everything on one large desk, but a few small desks would be much better really.
    Your kitties are very cute. Are they siblings?
    I've just Googled Fluor, and it has nothing to do with fluor but it is a construction company, am I right? I am embarrassed to say I had never heard of it. Oh well. You have seen the world.Where were you in the Netherlands? In A'dam?
    Thanks for visiting earlier and your sweet comment,
    Have a good week,

  6. The scrap will be wonderful to use to look back on all you did. Love your craft room and your kitties are so cute. Thanks for visiting me earlier. Anne x #32

  7. Your book looks amazing, so many memories to be recorded. I remember you being in Canada and all that snow!!
    Thanks for stopping by earlier and your kind wishes. Lemon cake for me, I don't like chocolate cake...yes I know weird!!
    Hugs Lisax #17

  8. ah great to see you! your book for Chris must be stuffed to the gills with memories, such a diversity of places too, it';; make a fantastic gift. I'm rather keen on the choice of upholstery for your computer chair, very cheering!

  9. Oh my word I want that chair !!!
    Lynn 18

  10. Oh my word I want that chair !!!

  11. what a marvellous way to document and remember Chris's working life.. you have travelled far and wide indeed, I am sure it will be packed with wonderful memories. Great tour of the craft room! Thanks for dropping in already. Helen#1

  12. Oh, what fun to have so many creative spaces. Sometimes it's nice to have a change of scene, isn't it?

    Clair @ Obstinate Pursuit
    WOYWW #13

  13. What an amazing record of all your travels! Are you back in Scotland for good now? I enjoyed the nose around your craft room, loved the fabric of your computer chair and was pleased to see your sewing machine out ready for action!!
    Hope you and the puss cats are ok..they looked very quizzical!
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xxx

  14. I know what you mean about overflow, a constant challenge. Luv your kitties.

    Enjoy, Pat #61

  15. Hi there, lovely trip around your crafting spaces! Adorable cats there too. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz xxx

  16. The kitties are soooo cute. And you look like you're keeping busy!!! Hope you finish up your book soon!

  17. I love your cats! Such a cute picture. Wow, all those places travelled to! That's quite a lot of places to work with.

    Have a good week
    Sharon K #49

  18. Ah lovely to see the cats again, loving your different spaces to and a book 12 years in the making that us some dedication

  19. The album is certainly a labour of love but oh how fantastic it will be to have all those memories in one place. The cats are adorable in the way they are sitting looking at the camera.
    Thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog - Mum is still in hospital and we are none too happy with the treatment she is receiving so there is a lot of 'toing & froing' trying to get answers.
    Have a lovely week.
    Toni xx

  20. You have been through some serious moves from one end of the world to the other. The album is a great idea and those kitties super sweet.
    sandra de @14

  21. Although I didn't play in WOYWW this week, I simply had to stop by and see what was occupying your desk. I really am glad to see this book, and hope you will share it once it is finished, since I've only seen small bits from Saudi and Canada, but nothing from Australia or Africa. How soon does Chris retire?

    On a different note, did I not say that Norma could compete with you for Embellishment Queen?

  22. Thanks for sharing your workroom, always interesting to see how others spread their stuff! Whereabouts in Oz were you? We lived in Katherine NT for 2 years with my husband's job. Glad you like my French shop too! Dawn #21

  23. What a great project! I know y'all will enjoy it for a long time to come. Love that desk chair. It looks so comfy.

  24. Lovely to see Tom-Tom and Pandy.
    What a fantastic project you have been undertaking - 12 years of it! WOW! That is certainly something to leave to the family to be passed on down generations for years to come.
    Thanks too for the look around.
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

  25. Thanks Annette for the guided tour (v. cute pussies ) .. and also the run down on hubbies places of visit for work.
    I think out of the list we should win hands down but might be bit biased :D
    Twelve years, great work but time taken is .. well, almost as bad as my teacloth :D
    Shaz in Oz.x
    PS yes, re napkin technique the iron would not have been hot enough.
    On my first rub over it hardly took at all, and started again with new sheet of plastic..
    .. and worked a treat on full heat .. irons will vary though..

  26. How on earth can you get all that in one mini album?? I love my scrapbooking in 12 x 12 albums and I always struggle to keep to the pages given for just one holiday never mind years of photographs! I do take an awful lot of photographs it has to be said lol. A lot of time sure gets wasted on computers, mine is on my desk and I frequently get distracted from what I'm doing to watch something on You Tube or in a blog - such as now! I'm meant to be making a birthday card, not reading blogs! Nice to see your room and your lovely cats too. x

  27. You have a lovely craft room and the book is an amazing record of your memories.

  28. Tom Tom and Candy are adorable and I love the tour in your room.What a lovely place!


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