Welcome Everyone

The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013



I confess I wasn't planning on linking up this week, too many things going on, but then I found myself taking photos of my desk and I thought it would be rude not to use them!

Not much changed this side, more stamps on that pile, pens out and radio on, not that you can hear's Talksport (Surprised? No, didn't think so!) in case you wanted to know!

More images, yep I'm still printing, but they are new images.

A tag, for me, because it was my birthday yesterday so I've made this to go in my Project 2013 Smash book  (It's on the window sill!) as a kind of book mark but also because I love this image, and in my head I think I look like her, complete with blue hair!!

Okay pop over to The Queen of all desks, Julia to link up, nose and make new friends.
May not get to many of you just yet, having a few issues with Baxter, so am crate training in the hope this will ease his Separation Anxiety, but it's taking baby steps to build his confidence. Any advice?

Take care Zo xx


Helen said...

I'm still feeling guilty about not getting a card done for you... but lovely to see your desk again today! Talksport doesn't surprise me as your station of choice, knowing your tendancies, though I don't like it personally (too many ads!) I am a Radio 5 girl!! Helen 16

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW and Happy Birthday for yesterday! Love the tag - fab blue hair. Re. Baxter - just keep on with the crate training. He will get there. I have had some foster dogs here in the past with very severe separation anxiety and they do settle eventually. Just a good routine, plenty of exercise before you leave him, leave the radio or tv on (I had a Peke who loved to watch the tv, especially if she heard certain voices), perhaps use a stuffed Kong or a chewy bone (if I do that with mine they wouldn't even notice I am not there!) and do not make a fuss when you leave or return. Ali x #27

Paisley and Brown Paper said...

*sigh* Look at all those wonderful markers! You're a woman after my own heart!
Paisley and Brown Paper (59)

Monique said...

Happy birthday to you! It's a lovely tag you made and your desk looks really neat and tidy.

Minxy said...

Your desk always looks so neat and tidy, and your colouring work is always spot on...loving the cute images
happy woyww
Hugz Minxy #19

Minxy said...

Oh and a belated Happy Birthday

Shaz Brooks said...

Hope you had a fabulous birthday, many happy returns!. I do admire your colouring skills- every time I visit & see what you've done I'm amazed. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #85 xxx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and love your tag - what a nice gift to yourself!
Happy WOYWW!
MA (3)

ike said...

AWESOME colouring on that Tag image :-) Happy WOYWW 206 !

Ike xx #101

Morti said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday- and we need to see a picture of you with blue hair!

I know what you mean about not linking up but sometimes you just can't help yourself and it kind of happens without your conscious decision to... LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

Di said...

Fantastic colouring Zo!! And very like you if I might say :)

I think Ali's advice is good re. Baxter - she seems to have plenty of experience.

Belated Happy Birthday my little friend!

Hugs, Di xx

Hettie said...

Pretty tag you have made Zoe and I hope you had a good day yesterday. As for Baxter....patience!
Fancy doing an ATC swap at the Crop? It may be quicker than by post!

Neesie said...

Oh poop Zo...I missed your birthday! Happy Belated Birthday wishes to you :D
Your desk looks very orderly and I love that radio!
As for advice for Baxter...well I have never tried the crate method. I think Mufftypup would have had a fit if I'd have tried that but I know it works. I just wasn't tough enough to try.
I agree with all the advice from Ali too. I used to leave her with a rubber toy that had a whole in for treats...she used to push that thing around the house for hours and never know anyone else existed never mind me nipping out! That reminds me she hasn't seen that for years, so it will be good to bring it out one day if I can find it in her old toy box.
She's really good now when I leave as I just tend to tell her she's good and I use the same hand gesture to let her know that I'm leaving but will be back. She settles in her bed most times. If you go out of the house even to sit in the garden for a few minutes and then return perhaps taking longer each time then he will get the jist that yes you leave but you always come back!
I think you're doing brilliantly so don't get'll all work out, it just takes a little time to get to know each other ^..^
Have fun that's the main thing. xoxo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Actually, you do look like that hair for the crop maybe?? Just a thought :)
Poor Baxter and you....can't help, I've never been a dog owner but he'll get there in time.
Hugs, LLJ 29 xxxx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Zo
happy birthday for yesterday I love the bookmark you have made for yourself. Your colouring and shading is fantastic work
Have a great WOYWW today and a fabby week
Ria #21

lisa said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Zoe. I hope you had a great day.
Love your colouring, you are soooooo good at it.
Hugs Lisax #136

Liz Black said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday. I love your tag, it's so colourful. Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz@130

The Taming of the Glue said...

A very happy belated birthday. Love the rack with all your pens in and your colouring is fantastic. Happy WOYWW. Pam#14

maureenjscott said...

~Fabulous images!! I need more pens!
Mo xxx #69

fairy thoughts said...

cute bookmark and happy birthday for yesterday..... If i'd know i'd have baked you a cake .... not that you could have eaten it from here hehe! sorry to hear you are having probs with Baxter not sure what crate training is. All I can say is lots of love firm boundries and food .... bit like kids really
janet #29

Elizabeth said...

So that's what you look like in real life ... not bad at all :) Love the blue hair and the way her sleeves are tooooooo long! Belated birthday wishes - won't ask how old. I don't believe either of my dogs (now no longer with us) ever suffered from separation anxiety so have nothing helpful to add. Hope Baxter settles soon. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #36

Darnell J Knauss said...

First of all, Happy Belated Birthday, Zo! Thank you for sharing your space. Excellent coloring! I hope things settle down for Baxter soon. Sorry I don't have any advice. Just use lots of patience and love. Good luck and thanks for coming by earlier! Darnell #37

Erica said...

I love seeing these girl stamps and how everyone colors them in. I'm am no good with these markers and envy those of you who can make such awesome little people!

April Story said...

Excellent coloring. Love your birthday tag. April #147

scrappymo! said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday and the tag you made is fabulous.
It is going to look great in your book!

PS she does have a little of your "look".

Nan G said...

Belated Happy Birthday! a bit late with my visit...Happy WOYWW! Nan G #17