Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WOYWW - Love or hate the postie?

 Good morning to all and a special welcome to my friends from WOYWW! And what a lovely morning it is over here in South Africa. The sun is streaming into my craftroom, all tests are marked and today is gonna be a good day! ( I am depending on the power of positive thinking here ) On my desk this week there is a lot of stuff, and yes, its just random STUFF! I haven't had much time to craft and the desk was used last night to mark tests (the sacriledge! To use my happy place to mark! There should be a law against that!!!!) As you can see, I used the 'shove to the side' method to create space.

 When you live in Africa you have a love hate relationship with the postie. Sometimes things take a few days to get here from Europe, but mostly it can take anything from weeks to months. A friend recieved a card that was posted in South Africa in November only this week!
At the moment I love our postie, he brought me two pieces of happy mail yesterday. First a beautiful card and post card from the lovely Claire. I LOVE. LOVE, LOVE that card, it going in a frame for sure. Then there was a wonderful card and cross in matching box from Jo, as always, her talent just completely amazes me and it was just the right gift for the right day, I really needed a cross in my pocket yesterday.

I did manage some play time over the week end and scrapped some photo's of my littlest grandie.
Tiani is back in South Africa, looking so healthy and she celebrated her 2nd birthday on Monday. Chevaunne, the girl with the snake bite, has had her skin graft and all looks well, so it is with a full and very grateful heart that I bid you farewell this morning.
May you all have a wonderful week.


  1. Yip..debating placing an on line order for stamps I can't get hate...

  2. I love the postie when he delivers what I want but I don't when he takes his time. Awesome layut and cute baby. That desk is not messy this week it is organized creativity.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 13

  3. and we complain when mail doesn't arrive in 2 days!! Hope you get to enjoy your happy mail today!! Helen, 2

  4. Yep, I can relate!
    Living in Egypt has it's downsides, too! You can't just enjoy the sun AND the quick post! lol
    Oh well, I guess we can live with that!

    Happy WOYWW and Valentine's. xx
    Roudi #61

  5. Thanks for sharing all the good news with us today.

    A x #55

  6. How cute are the photos of little one in the shades :0) Beautifully scrapped x
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 62

  7. great looking desks and projects! I am angry with the postal dept today here in the states. They raised rates, changed delivery times and they are cutting out Saturday delivery all together! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #17

  8. Our postie is pretty good since moving to the country, before that we swear he used to save our mail for weeks before delivering, whether it came from just down the road or another town it would always be late.

    Waving hello from the house of bears @#78

  9. I just thought what a bright cheerful desk you have with the sun streaming in........ Then read on and realised it was not a uk desk as yours are not seeing the lovely sunshine yet
    Thanks for visiting my desk
    Jackie 3

  10. So glad your little one is safely back in SA and that the girl with the bite is on the right side of recovery.
    Lovely desk and lovely LO. Keep crafting.
    Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting me.
    Hugs, Neet (who went back to bed, hence being late commenting) xx

  11. it's lovely (and surprising) to see a layout with a more-or-less-Dutch African title. Your grandchild looks so cool with the glasses! Enjoy your day! Love from Holland, Marit #89

  12. i'm soooooo glad they finally arrived! i guess the post in SA is similar to kenya - extremely unpredictable!!
    a happy WOYWW to you and i hope you have a wonderful week :)
    no. 7

  13. What a super , sunny and positive post . I love good news.

  14. Lovely to read your good news, and the page is fab. So good to put up memories of little ones - they grow so quickly, you need these whether you are lucky enough to see them often, or not. Have a great week, Chris x

  15. Oh a good and positive post from each angle, am perfectly sure that bodes well for the rest of your week Tertia. Li the LO, what a cutie!

  16. Good news about the little girls! Hope this continues for them. Your desk is ready waiting for you! Happy WOYWW! Nan 5

  17. i love the pink craft mat! jealous!! Happy Valentines and a Happy belated WOYWW tfs Mrs.C #54

  18. Glad to hear the two little girls are doing so well. Our postie is generally great. In fact, I had two pieces of nice post this week that came the day after they were ordered. It is some of the couriers that leave a bit to desire. One company has a dreadful reputation for lobbing stuff over fences or just losing them, yet others are brilliant. Hope you have a good week. xx Maggie #8

  19. So glad my little gift helped you through at just the right time. I wanted you to know that I think of you. It is such good news about Tiani and I can tell you that our little one now has only a few weeks of treatment left. She is 3 yrs 6 months and it's taken two years. You will be as lucky as us!
    lots of love Jo x

  20. Hi Tertia
    push to the side works for me, is there any other way when you need space... all that tidying up .... yuk!
    Your GD is SOOOO cool... fabulous pics.
    Oh and I am so jealous of the thought of hot sun streaming throught the window.
    thanks for sharing
    janet #15

  21. Lovely post and great work space. Thank you for sharing... :)

  22. I don't have a push to the side - I have a move to the floor! LOL I'm glad to hear Chevaunne is doing well. April #119

  23. I enjoyed my very late visit to your place this week. There's lots of positivity and creativity which is always great to see and read. ;D
    There's no predicting the length of time for the postal service here...sometimes it's quick and then other times seems to take forever.
    It plays with your mind :D
    Those rabbits are cute.
    Have a great week and I can't believe it's almost Wednesday already eek!

  24. Happy WOYWW. Amazing cake. Too good to eat! Ali x #40