Wednesday 7 September 2022

WOYWW 692: Back To Work

 I must admit that the photo of my desk was taken on Monday this week as I was in school yesterday for an INSET day instead of my usual day off - I had Monday off instead.  I was playing with some of the new Bijou Landscapes stamps from the Clarity retreat and also having fun with the mini butterfly die that came with the August club die.

I managed two cards on Monday, having spent Sunday afternoon over at my parents' celebrating my 'little' brother's birthday.  For the first time in nearly 8 years all my siblings were in the same place with other halves and our boys.  The only member of the family who was missing was our nephew, but he had an excuse as he lives and works in Edinburgh.  We had such a fun time that no-one thought to take photos lol.  I finished the last of my school prep on Saturday which meant that I could really enjoy the last two days of the holidays.  Pupils are in school today and I will be acting as a floating form tutor as they will spend the day in forms getting ready for the year ahead and I should have a full day's teaching timetable.  As I have no form of my own, I shall fill in to allow non-contact time for those who should have it.

I have started an autumn theme as we are now in September - where has the year gone?

At least my desk is a little more interesting than last week's offering.  Don't forget to visit Julia at Stamping Ground - holder of the keys to WOYWW and leader of the weekly friendship and sharing.  Stay safe and Happy WOYWW.



Helen said...

your family get together sounds great, especially with so many of you!
Hope the pupils all settle back in to the start of term without mishap, and that your day goes well too. Happy WOYWW Helen #1

BJ said...

Oh those butterflies look lovely as do the stamps. Super pages, love the cat. Wow that was a big get together, I'm an only child so I can only imagine. All the best for a great start to the school year. BJ#5

Susan Renshaw said...

How lovely for all the family to get together! Loving your Autumn theme! I am enjoying the beginning of Spring!
Happy WOYWW! Susan #7

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Having the family all together sounds wonderful and back to school brings lots of memories and it sounds very familiar. Good work with the new page theme too. Wishing you a very happy, peaceful and productive woyww, Angela x10x

glitterandglue said...

Morning Sarah. How lovely - such a large family get together. Not really surprised you never thought to take pictures - too busy catching up! All the bet with the new term. My youngest grandchild started in the lower 6th this week!!! I can't believe he is that old already. Where on earth have the years gone?
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #11

Anne said...

Hi Sarah. It is lovely when family can all get together.
Hope the school year is a good one. I must admit I feel such a sense of relief still that I am not going back in to school for the start of the Autumn Term. Enjoyed my teaching days 30 years of them, but happily retired now. Take care. Anne x 11

Neet said...

Where did you find all those photos of drinks? So many.
Love the new theme and the introductory pages - it's myk favourite season.'
Enjoy your floating'.
Hugs, Neet 6 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How wonderful that you all managed to get together - it really is the most important thing to have done, we managed similar back in June! Good luck with the new school term, hope it goes smoothly. I love this time of year so more autumn crafting please, lol!!
Hugs LLJ 4 xxx

Lynnecrafts said...

Lovely autumn journal pages Sarah and I’m glad your family get- together was such fun.
I hope you all settle down together ok for the autumn term.
Take care and happy WOYWW
Purrs to your cat from Bella and Gracie
Lynnecrafts 15

Tracy said...

Hellooo Sarah, the week surely has whizzed by in a flash ... so glad you had a fab gathering with family, best of times that is ⭐ I have everything crossed that you have a really good day back and the bairns are all on best behaviour 😉 looking forward to the days ahead. Loving your pages especially the last one ... adoreable!! Wishing you a fabulous week ahead with love and hugs Tracy #12 xxxx

Crafting With Jack said...

How lovely to have all the family together. I was quite worried about my granddaughter starting secondary school as she didn’t like her day ther last term. Ever was okay though, long May it continue. Happy WOYWW. Angela #16

Lindart said...

That's lovely that you could all get together! I know what you mean by forgetting to take pictures, although I did get a few of family while in Nova Scotia, I wish I had taken more. There seem to be a lot alcohol related pages with the start of school...hmmm(just kidding!) Your autumn themed pages are lovely, but I'm not quite ready to let summer go yet! Have a great week, and thanks for your visit, Lindart #18

Unknown said...

How wonderful to be able to spend time with all your siblings at once! I only have 1 brother so it's a little easier.
Great pages, as usual.
Hope school goes well.
Carol N #17

My name is Cindy said...

Fantastic you got all the family together but isn’t that just typical not to get some photos!! I honestly don’t know where this year has gone! At least we are managing to keep the summer vibe going here on holiday in Spain, wether sound awful at home. Have good week see you in a fortnight!! Cindyxx