Wednesday, 2 September 2015

WOYWW 326 desk and building update

Good morning! 
This week has flown by! We always say that don't we. I think the older you get, the faster time flies!

I'm extra excited today as we are going away in our camper van later in the morning. We will have dinner (at about 2pm) in a nice restaurant on the way. So no cooking for me today.

This is my desk this morning before I prepare stuff to take with me to the camper.
 I had printed out some photos of my grandson and I was experimentally laying them on the 12x12 paper. In the background you can see the provisional shelving. There is a thermos of ice cold drink and the yellow book on the left is my Spanish dictionary which I'm using less and less now that I am more fluent.

By my dictionarey are a few pieces of printed paper left over from the lay out that i finished this weekend:

The piece of Kraft paper sticking out from under the layout is my attempt to a zentangle that I saw on Shoshi's page recently.
The house build is coming on nicely. Here is a photo of our house from a distance. I've tried to annotate it, I hope it's not too small. 
The entrance to the cave house is by the vine. That is a small court yard and the main entrance is there. The cave house itself obviously is not visible as it is built inside the 'mountain'. Where it says 'roof terrace', is the roof of the cave, which has earth so I'm growing plants as you can see. The terrace is also the street level at the back. The apartment at the bottom is not finished. We park our car there at the moment. That apartment is all on one level so that is for when we are old and grey.... The apartment at the top will hopefully be ready at Christmas. That one has an upstairs bedroom. I don't mind at the moment as we are both fit and well, thank the Lord.

I'm linking up with Whats on your workdesk Wednesday, organised by Julia. Want to know more? Go to her blog:

Have a good week everyone and I will try to visit as many of you as I can, but I usually take all week to get through the list as I love reading and looking and clicking on what you are all doing.



PS... Look what I just found!
Those of you who read my WOYWW post last week will know that I had lost a little birdie. I've just this minute found it! (on my desk, which I have turned upside down... don't ask me...)


  1. what a lovely setting for your home.. Hope you enjoy your trip! Helen 2

  2. Enjoy your camper trip! Just all work, no play here today (but no cooking for me either, don't have time for it. A cave sounds nice in a warm environment! Happy woyww :)
    Kristiina #7

  3. Hahaha, finding your birdie has made me laugh!! I've done that too often to count...searched high and low for the offending article, only for it to turn up a few days later. Under my nose!! How can that happen? The universe playing tricks on us, i guess :-)
    Have a great few days away in your camper!
    Hugs, LLJ 5 xxx

  4. o dear i lose things like that all the time!! love your new home what a lovely place to build a house. i hope you have a great trip :)
    happy woyww
    Charlie #24

  5. I love seeing your photos of when you go away, makes me feel like I am on holiday myself, I want your lifestyle LOL. Thought your house was in a cave LOL, it looks big from this angle. Love how its coming along
    Bridget #1

  6. Wow Lisca. I've really enjoyed seeing where you live. What an amazing home you looks enormous :-)
    Have a great week,
    Annie x # 17

  7. Heehee! Knew that birdy would fly home eventually! Loved seeing the setting of your house.....couldn't quite read the writing....but never mind, I'm sure we'll see another before it's finished....... have a great time away. And you are SO right. Time spins on by fast and faster!!!

  8. Your home is amazing! Such lovely pictures and just look where your studio is! I bet there is wonderful light filtering through there! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Glenda #31

  9. Wow your house looks amazing. Take care Zo xx 30

  10. What an amazing house and its in a cave!! wow.
    sandra de @33

  11. I quite like your 'provisional book shelves!' They do the trick. Your house is so interesting...not many of us in the U.S. would have our own 'cave!' brilliant! and I really like that Zentangle...especially the bit of shading...lovely. happy T day a bit late!

  12. Zentangling is getting the better of me I'm afraid but it's not for want of trying ....
    Love the way your house is coming on ..... had to recheck where the craftroom was and Glenda is so right - marvellous lighting. Thanks so much for sharing the photos.

    have a good week
    Bishopsmate #39

  13. Your cave house sounds exciting! x Jo

  14. How sweet that the little lost birdie came home to roost. I enjoyed seeing the photo of your cave house and it was perfect that you annotated it. Enjoy crafting the pages are coming together nicely. Judy #49

  15. What lovely photos of where you live, it sounds like it's all going well. It still fascinates me that you live in a cave!!
    Your LO is beautiful, the rosettes work really well.
    Enjoy your trip in your camper.
    Hugs Lisax #36

  16. Your home has a lot of levels! Bet it keeps you in pretty good shape going up and down. And glad you found your little birdie. Funny how things can hide so well. Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #42

  17. Sure birdie had been out in the world having secret adventures & just sneaked back onto your desk trying to seem all innocent! Love seeing your house - looks amazing on all those different levels! Ali #9

  18. He was obviously hiding, craft stuff often does that. The house is looking brilliant.
    Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 20

  19. Okay that is just too kewl to have a cave in your home it would be fun to sit in on a hot day and what a view from your new craft room must be exciting hugs Nikki 3

  20. Your house is looking fabulous and can't believe you have a craft room the size of the top flat (or so it looks!). How wonderful! I hope you have a great week and enjoy your camper van trip.
    Diana #26

  21. Lisca, you are certainly having fun, ... Going camping etc. I had two pine trees that grew pine cones like yours above but we had them taken out. The black cockatoos would tear those pine cones to shreds to get the seeds inside .. Their beaks are super strong they are very very big birds. Noisy too.
    Are the flats yours I am wondering or someone else's ... Certainly unique that is for sure, happy belated WOYWW, Shaz in Pz,x

    1. Yes, the building next door is our too. That is our building project. We hope to move into the top flat this winter and then start renovating the cave house. (all the ceilings need redoing plus a decent kitchen and an extra bathroom... so lots to do there). After that (health permitting... my DH is 70) we shall build the bottom flat.

  22. Love reading your posts! Very fascinating!