Wednesday, 4 May 2016

WOYWW #361

Thanks to Julia for hosting this weekly deskhop, all the details of WOYWW can be found if you click the tab at the top of the page.

This week I am reminiscing ...... I was looking for something ...... you know how it goes ..... in a box I found several items which brought back lots of memories .....

Here is the infamous desk and I am smiling to myself.  
I'll tell you why if you want to stick around to find out ..... on second thoughts you better grab a cup of something and find an easy seat!!!

There's a map of Southern France and the Alps.  I sat looking for the Tunnels (du Chat, Monte Bianco, Frejus) through which PJ and I crossed into Italy (he used to make this trip every week).

Here is an interesting leaflet I found in the Chapel in East Midlands Airport as wewere passing through to go to Lago di Garda with GDTK.  The leaflet suggests how to spend five minutes with God. 

Just underneath all that is a serviette from a restaurant on Malta.  That particular meal was taken with our friends, after spending a great morning walking round Marsaxlokk.  This is a small harbour in the south of the island and is famous for its seafood restaurants. 

The business card is leftover from our Paris trip, we called into this Bistro to get out of the rain - Rylan Clarke look alike works there. :-)

A miraculous medal, still on its original string.  As children we were all given these medals, to keep us safe and help us pray.  The wording round the edge reads - O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee - and the words were repeated often!  Then I became 'born again' and, in finding Jesus, didn't need Mary to pray for me as I found out I could speak straight to Jesus myself..... and He hears....

A keyring from Gibraltar.  
We had a holiday in Spain  and managed a daytrip into Gibraltar.  I had so wanted to go there as my Father was stationed there for several years during which time my Brother was born. 
My mother used to speed round the island in an open topped car and this is where she developed her love of speed. 
Such happy memories from her and for me!!!

Another list!!!!  lol
This time it is for a trip to Africa and was attached to the flyer.  We used to go to Nigeria every year, and at the same time - according to my list - I was learning Shorthand at Evening Class and preparing for an Executive Skills exam.  May I say that I was in fulltime employment back in the day .... must have had a lot (lot) more energy then!!!  lol
More happy memories and a chance to have a good prayer session for the people there.
Woo! Hoo!
I found my 'button' diecuts!!!  I bought the die to make some 'buttons' for an ATC swap, but then lost the diecuts!!!

Talking about ATCs, there happens to be some gold papers and oriental images/papers .... sorted ready for another swap .... betcha can't guess what themes!!!!!

The stories behind my desk this week ..... hope you found them interesting.  
I am out today checking out Chicken Houses with PJ and Little Soldier, sounds like a fun day ..... hhmm .... we'll see ......

..... in the meantime ..... enjoy your deskhopping and, if you haven't joined in before, maybe this is the time to join in.... details on the the tab above.
Have a good week, stay safe and happy.


  1. Interested in the 5 minutes with god book - what a nice idea. Missing you at Crunch on Wednesday - last week we had a run in with the exhibiting artists who nicked our corner! Love to Dexter x Jackie

  2. It has been lovely looking at your little box of memories and so true about not needing anyone to intercede on our behalf.
    Sandra de @14

  3. Good morning, Christine. What beautiful memories. How glad I am, too, that Jesus hears - and answers. This week we have seen incredible answers ton prayer as people across the world have been praying for our young grandson. GOD IS GOOD!!!
    Take care.
    God bless.
    Margaret #5

  4. Wow, you're a well travelled gal!! Such great memories to look back on...I'm rubbish about keeping bits and pieces like that, but they're a good aide memoire eh?
    Have fun creating your ATCs, I haven't done anything hoping inspiration will strike :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 2 xxx

  5. How nice that you shared your box of memories with us. Have a good week. Susanne #29

  6. Oh Christine, what a lovely lot of memories you have there, I was particularly interested in the piece from Nigeria, I grew up in Kano, many years ago.
    I think the medal is amazing, not because of what is written around the edge, but because it reminds you that the truth is so much more special. We can go to the throne of God and ask him ourselves for what we need ourselves and know that he hears.
    God bless you for sharing with us.
    Chris #10

  7. wow, what memories you redisovered! thanks for sharing. Helen #1

  8. Wow lots of wonderful memories. I love little things like those you've collected. Your 'only got five minutes' is cute.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #39

  9. Some lovely memories there! I love looking through my boxes although I gave some stuff that I had been keeping to the boys at Christmas - more their memories than mine - and they are old enough now to value them! Hugs, Chrisx 34
    PS more Paris photos on my blog! X

  10. Lovely memories amongst all that. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 24

  11. Lots of fabulous memories. Happy Wednesday, LisaDV 36

  12. I would be interested to learn more about the 5 minute book. What a lot of treasures you have there!
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #30


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