Wednesday, 15 May 2019


Firstly, thanks for all your replies about food for the crop. I am sure we can cope with any that have come in so far - don't forget to let me know if you haven't already done so.
June 1st is getting closer! I hope we manage a lovely sunny day like we have had for the last few days - it has been glorious hasn't it.

We spent a few days in Llandudno and it couldn't have been better.

Bodnant was stunning, although the laburnum arch wasn't quite out yet.

Llandudno Great Orme tram ride took us to the top to see the most lovely views around the coast.
In the walled garden of Penryn Castle the thrushes sang their hearts out, providing a stunning, tuneful background to such a lovely spot. I can't say the same for the "castle". It has an amazing view across to the coast and Snowdonia but I found the inside quite oppressive even though it had some fascinating details and excellent guides.
I thought you might like to see a few photos....

My desk has seen little action - except for a tiny bit of finishing off work on my ATCs.

I will be taking them to the crop for anyone there who would like one, and, of course, there will be one for my "pay it forward" buddy as described in Julia's post here.

Have a great week.
See you soon.

xx Jo


Helen said...

I am hoping I have enough atcs for everyone at the crop, and my PIF of course. not sure if I said, but don't have have dietary requirements. Looking forward to meeting finally! Helen #1

Annie said...

Lovely photos Jo and the sneaky peep at the ATCs are lovely.
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm pleased you had such a lovely break, goodness the weather has been fantastic - it would be lovely if it was a dry day for the Crop, but even if it does rain, there'll be lots of happiness inside the hall! Lovely little peek of your ATCs, I may have one or two as well ;-)
Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

Caro said...

Lovely photos. The ATCs look stunning - I would love to swap with you at the crop, but I am bringing bookmarks for everyone instead of ATCs - I hope that is OK? Happy WOYWW. Have a great week. With love and God Bless, Caro x (#18)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, your trip photos are incredible. I am super amazed and impressed. Just lovely views.

Your ATCs put mine to shame. Yours are already lovely, from the little bit I could see. Happy WOYWW from #2.

pearshapedcrafting said...

We hope to go back to Llandudno some time! Your photos look great! Started a count down to the crop!!! Looking forward to seeing you again! Chrisx 33

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Jo, lovely photos of your holiday. We are enjoying some sunny weather up north at the moment- long may it continue. I'd love to swap ATCS at the Crop - the sneaky peek at yours looks lovely! Looking forward to seeing you again! Have a lovely week Heather x #7

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Jo, I always love your ATCs and wish I could be at the crop but unfortunately it's not to be. Gorgeous photos, looks lovely. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x14x

Sarah Brennan said...

Some lovely photos from Wales Jo. I look forward to swapping at the crop, the sneak peeks of your ATCs look amazing. I will be bringing tags as usual. See you in a couple of weeks. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Glenda said...

What lovely photos of your time away! Such lovely landscape there for sure!
Glenda #19

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Jo, amazing the crop is two weeks away now!Getting my ATC's sorted too. The photos are fab, the gardens are gorgeous. See you soon. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #15 X

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear Jo, oh THANK YOU, for your pop up window box, I love them so ... they’re stable and talk to iPad which embedded don’t since last update, and embedded is default setting,

LOVED seeing Bodnant Gardens, we went about same time in 2012, the laburnum was just bursting out but good week or so off really cascading beauty. Didn’t see that castle, though. Its really great. Would love to be at crop but hope to send some for exchange, if get my act together early enough to mail over there.

Happy belated WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x #20

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Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Lovely to see you treated yourself to a break Jo, after all your hard work regarding the 10th Anniversary meet up it was well deserved. Sorry I can not be there. Your ATC's look fabulous!! Thanks for sharing WoywW Tracey #4

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Can you please tell me roughly how many are going to the Crop, so that I can make sure I have enough ATCs for everyone. Thank you. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter)

Neet said...

Been having problems with the computer - sorry I am so late.
Lovely photos - love Llandudno and its surrounding areas - great photos reminding me of happy times.
Look forward to the atc's at the Crop - yours look delightful.
Hugs, Neet xx 6