Wednesday, 2 November 2016

2nd Look on the 2nd - a blogpost from 2014

Hi peeps,
I remembered! It's Second on the Second! Here is a blogpost from 2014. I had had the news that I had a grandchild. Said grandchild will be two years old this week. How time flies.
Also the build of our house has progressed quite a bit.
Here is the old blogpost:

WOYWW 284 I'm a grandma

Hi Peeps! It’s Wednesday again! It comes round so quickly.
On Wednesdays around 80 crafters photograph their desk/work space and post it on their blogs. Then we all have fun hopping from one desk to another to see what people are doing. It’s a great source of inspiration and encouragement. Read more about it at Julia’s blog:

Here is my desk. I continue with my motto: ‘use up the stash that you have’ and I’m making Christmas cards with papers and elements from a cardmaking magazine from 2009! I love the colours.

The Christmas cards were pushed aside temporarily to make a very special card! My son in Italy and his wife have just had a baby boy! So I’ve made a little bassinet card from an Anna Griffin book. Anna Griffin was very popular a few years ago but I still like the style and from time to time I dip into my Anna Griffin box to do a project. 

Isn’t it cute? The colour is a soft olive green although it’s not very clear in the photo. My daughter-in-law doesn’t like the boy-blue/girl-pink thing and she has decorated and painted the nursery in green, so she’s getting a green card too!

I’m still crafting in the pantry and I’m finding it very cosy. As many of you have commented, I can just stretch my arm to get my hands on a large slab of dark chocolate..... (Oh temptation...)

The build of the house is going to plan although no work was done today as it rained. I had to smile at that. I’ve lived in the UK for several years. If builders went home every time it rained in England they would never ever get anything built!

Here is a photo of the building so far. It’s built over 4 floors. The men are working on the roof. We’re having a wooden roof with wooden beams, visible on the inside. (It will be tiled on the outside). The white building on the left with the green gate is also ours. The green gate is the entrance to a small vine covered court yard. From that court yard you can come into the (cave) house where inside I am typing this at the moment.

Do come in! It’s nice and warm inside. I've just made a pumpkin pie. (I made pumpkin soup the yesterday. These pumpkins are so big I have to continuously think of things to cook with it.) But the pie is definitely my favourite. I had some allspice sent to me from a friend in Mexico, and although I don’t know what it’s supposed to taste like, an American lady  in our church said my pies are delicious.

Thanks for visiting. I will try and visit as many of you as I can over the course of the week. Have a good week.

God bless


  1. I agree with using up what you own we collect so much so quickly it can get a we bit too much.
    That's a 2 year old picture of your place I was sure it was further along then that and pumpkin pie in fall is PERFECT !!!
    hugs Nikki ??

    1. We have now been living in the two top floors since Easter.

  2. Having fun with those Christmas cards.pumpkin pie..Hmmm!!

  3. The pie looks so yummy! I also enjoyed your repost. I'm not a grandmother yet but I am guessing maybe one of these days, no rush for me. :) Hugs-Erika

  4. Great re-posted post and I want a slice of that pie! I can almost smell it! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  5. Great post. Fun to see your house since I didn't see this the first time around. I like pumpkin pie and yours looks good.

  6. I was super impressed with the great repost. Now I get a much clearer picture of your home, even from two years ago. I guess I had NO idea it was that large.

    I have a couple of Anna Griffin punches, so I think your card is simply perfect. Congrats on being a grandmother for two years now.

    Thanks for sharing this second look on the 2nd. So glad you took time to link today.

  7. I remember this post, was to happy for you. I love Anna Griffin products and dip back into them from time to time too. I still think that card is gorgeous!