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THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND!

Thanks for all the lovely comments and support last week - I have to apologise because I didn't manage to return visit all the bloggers who commented. I just don't know where the time went.  Must do better this week........

There's been no change in the JanCave, so crafting has been taking place here:
I have a VERY fierce guard cat (yeah right!)  I've been using up my aran yarn to make beanies for a charity - maybe for the Knit&Natter group I joined last Thursday - crafters are lovely everywhere, these were no exception! They make items to fundraise for the local breast care unit and preemie babies too, so I suspect I'll be contributing a few things along the way (but won't be forgetting my other favourites)

We had our first set of visitors!! Yay :-D  This pic might give you a clue who it was....

From L-R, it's me, Mr LLJ, Julia and Mr Dunnit!! We went for a walk on 'my' beach.

Goodness the weather was amazing - not a breath of wind, blue skies and sunshine AND the tide was up. It was glorious. We ambled up and down, doing a bit of beachcombing....

Hermit crab shell with barnacles....

...and someone had been having fun with driftwood!

The land in the misty distance is the Gower Peninsula.

It really was a perfect day :-D  Julia and Mr D enjoyed it very much.

We also went to the local harbour where the RNLI crew were just setting out on an exercise - we waved, of course!

And then Lisa-Jane, a regular Crop attendee, popped in for a quick coffee on Monday morning as she was in the area. It was fun to see her!

But the wallpaper steamer stripper approaches...maybe next week, lol!!
Have fun and take care  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


39 comments:

Nikki C said...

Looks like you had a fun visit with everyone and the beach looks wonderful to take a walk on :) hugs Nikki ???

Helen said...

What a beautiful beach! I will take you up on your offer of a visit I promise! The driftwood shows someone has a great sense of fun down there (over there?!) Glad you had such amazing weather for your visitors. Helen #?

Annie said...

Exciting times. I'm sure crafting and wallpaper stripping can wait for special visitors like those. Fab photos of the beach etc. Enjoy every minute my friend.
Hugs,
Annie x

BJ said...

So love "your" beach, there is something about a beach in the Winter isn't there. Do you think those might be egg cases on the shell perchance? BJ#9

Sue said...

Hi Jan, What a beautiful day you had for Julia's visit.

Glad you have found the knitting group. Sue

okienurse said...

Sounds like you are starting to settle into your new digs a little bit! I hate to move! I am an old stick in the mud but to move closer to the sea I would do it in a NY minute. I didn't make it to the party last week...too sick still. Have a great week and if the stripper shows up sent him my way! Vickie #23

Christine said...

What a lovely weekend, thanks for sharing it with us .... Sounds like you have really settled in now so carry on stripping!
Christine #24

glitterandglue said...

Hi Jan. You are really getting settled into your new home area. SO GLAD for you!!! Hope hubby has found something for him as well... other than steam stripping, of course!
What a great w/e with Julia and hubby - and what glorious weather for her to see your new home. Fantastic.
Take care dear girl. God bless.
Margaret #2

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a great group of photos. Thanks for sharing. It looks so fun. I was gone last week, but popped over to your post and WOW that is wild wallpaper, looks like work to me, but the end results will be great. Enjoy doing your updates. Will you have winter there? Good luck, and thanks for sharing the photos.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Oh your kitty looks so cute - nonchalant in that special cat way - is it Roger or do I remember wrong? Brilliant retake of Julia's profile photo and you girls look happy together! Cool finds on the beach! It didn't take you long to find a new crafting group! They're so lucky to have you! What camera/lens did you use to take the kitty photo, Jan? It's so sharp with lovely colours! Enjoy your week! zsuzsa #30

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

It's Ron, not Roger! I knew it was something beginning with Ro...

donna garner said...

Our Bob Cat is nowhere to be found until some fabric is in my hand , then it is war...he always wins, and so i have learnt how to incorporate the shredded look into my mixed media works... picture this: Mr G picks up one of my rejected pom poms to 'play' and before I could say - ' careful he has a remarkably long reach and goes for the fingers not the pompom' there was blood and tears...after calling him a wuz he declared on grounds of health and safety that I should wear PPE next time I do a wool related activity...men... Glad you and the Misters and Mrs D had a fab time, you'll find distance is really no object with your soulmates...Dxxx #31

Anne said...

Work, rest and play.... rest and play....oh just play! The cards that you have received are lovely, what a nice welcome! Happy WOYWW! Anne #10

lucy Knight said...

Hello friend, long time no see. That's so cool that you're making those baby beenies. What am i looking at in the driftwood? I can see a praying mantis and some other fiddly insects! Glad you had a good time at the beach. Thanks for sharing a have a great week - Embroidrage #8 (was lucy/catlovesbear) x

Kelly said...

What a lovely visit the four of you had. Always good to be with friends. Speaking of, sounds as if you're making new ones in your new area. Not a surprise at all. Now about that guard cat.... LOL I just want to annoy him by scratching between his ears. Creative Blessings! Kelly #35

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Had a chuckle at the first image, Lunch Lady Jan, the fiercesome cat and beanie colours match, might think you like such colours perhaps 😁
Love that Julia and you managed to catch up so soon too, great shots of your area, amazing barnacles!!!
Hope you might pop over and join in my thank you blog candy .. just above my WOYWW post if the wall paper frees you up for long enough.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x 13

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful photos. Sounds like you are settling in. Wonderful cat guarding your knitting.

Sharon K #39

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Just dropping back into WOYWW after a looong absence! What a fab day you had with Julia - the beach photos you've taken are brilliant. That shell was a great find. Hope you're really enjoying your new home - glad you've located some crafty hangouts and that the locals have extended a warm welcome. Happy crafting, Max #27 :-)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Yay! Lovely to see you all together and in a shadow pic, no less. So glad L-J got to pop in and see you as well. I'm off on my Hereford retreat in a few weeks and wondering about the logistics of dropping in on my return journey, if you're free. Will email or FB message you abut it soon x

Fiona #11

sue jones said...

aww - what great photos and Sunshine in Wales too ;) Hope you are loving your new place and the redecorating doesnt take up too much time. xx Soojay 44

Julia Dunnit said...

Even looking at the pictures it's hard to believe how lovely it was! And I witnessed the sofa as your crafting desk, I can testify about the knitting! Xxxx

Twiglet said...

Oh so lovely to see you and Julia enjoying your fab new play space!! You will have such lovely times walking that beach Jan. xxx Jo

Crafting Queen said...

Love your little ginger guard, very cute!

Lindart said...

How lovely that you had Julia and Mr D to visit, and the pics of the sea are lovely - but it looks cold! Your guard cat looks very ferocious indeed - I wouldn't dare come near that basket of yarn! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #45

Kim said...

What a lovely visit, and a lovely beach!! Thanks for sharing the pictures, and Happy WOYWW!
-K #48

SumBunneh said...

Yay for visitors and seaside escapades! Looks like you had a wonderful time together as always.

I have fierce guard cats too :)

Have a great week
Erika #46

Angela Radford said...

Brilliant photographs. So pleased you had a great day at the seaside, there's nothing I like better.... well apart from the skiing of course! Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 20

Carol Norby said...

I sure enjoyed your pics of you and Julia and all at the beach! I've never seen barnacles before, kinda like miniature shells. I, too, have a cat but she only guards her feed dish, well, she's good at begging anyway. Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #34

Dorlene Durham said...

Wow great pictures!! Have a wonderful week! Dorlene #42

Robyn said...

Exciting visitors! and love your travelogs. It's the only way tot travel!
robyn 3

Judys Lace Creations said...

Exciting times ahead when you can get your craft room all ship shape!Love your catch-up photos.

Neet said...

What a lovely surprise to see you posting again this week. Does this mean you are back?
Love your pictures of the sea and of you with Julia of course, looks a bit blowy. Eyes and nose run weather?
Love the driftwood sculpting and I adore the guardian of the craft stuff.
Hugs, Neet (shattered, full of a cold, but home) 47 xxx

misteejay said...

What wonderful photos Jan.
Lovely to see you had a visit from Mr & Mrs Dunnit.
Sounds like you are already out & about making friends.
Toni xx

sandra de said...

Looks like you have moved to the most beautiful spot and how lovely to have visitors. Enjoy the calendar.... everyone should have a welcome gift when they move. Cute kitty.
sandra de

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi JAn! Look like you and the D's had a great time! I just read last weeks post, you've moved! Congratulations! I have been desking, we moved cross country again and had to remodel once we got here. It's is done and we are in and Cozy for a New York winter!! Thanks for stopping by earlier Have a great week! Ginny M #28

Shaz Brooks said...

Hiya Jan! Lovely pics of you & The Dunnits! It does all look fab down there.Your guard cat looks like he could issue a very serious purr if you annoyed him, lol. Have the rest of a lovely week, and thank you for so many good wishes. Hugs, Shaz Xxx #4

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Jan, glad you're all settled in - your fiercesome dragon-cat looks very contented too :o) What fabulous pics of you all and the wonderful beach scenes. It's all snowy here today, looks very different. Have a great weekend, Annie C #19

Kyla said...

ooh some lovely pictures and I spy that a certain someone appeared to be doing a cheeky hand sign in the shadow :-)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jan, lovely post! So nice to see you settling well and enjoying, with the help of friends, your beach. Gorgeous photos - the fun shadow shot has become a WOYWW favourite and the one of you and Julia together is brilliant - so nice to see your happy smiles. It's great that you are having visitors already Enjoy the stripping :) Elizabeth x #21 PS: Glad you got the book and card okay - hope you find time to read it some time soon. xx

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