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, 18 December 2013



I'm finally here. Spent time on the phone complaining about my internet connection or rather, lack of. It keeps dropping out. My supplier has been bought out and since I was transferred I've had problems that I didn't before!! 
Anyway while I'm connected I'm uploading my desk - 

Piles of images to colour, pens, radio and the Snowman scrapbook that I've put together ready to add this year's Christmas photos. Huge bottle of glue and Ebosser present as always!

There isn't anything here apart from usual tools as I haven't done any crafting yet today. 

The not-so-tidy area between desks -  you can see lots of stuff that I keep to hand. 

So that's me, dash over the Stamping Ground to join in the the other desk dashers!!

On a personal note, those of you who know me will know this year has been a real struggle with my conditions, anyway I have recently been assessed by OT who have supplied me with various pieces of equipment to help and they are also referring me to be considered for a wet room which will make showering so much easier and safer for me! So that's good news.
I won't be about much now so I wish you all
Merry Christmas!
Take care Zo xx


Orgullo Benfiquista said...

Buenas, enhorabuena por el blog, me gustarĂ­a intercambiar enlaces contigo y que nos sigamos mutuamente.
Un enorme saludo desde

Hi, congratulations on the blog, I would like to exchange links with you and we follow each other.
A huge greeting from

Scrapcat 1 said...

I love your pens, my collection isn't quite complete yet but I'm working on it. Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Tracy #41

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great to hear that OT have been of help...long may that last. Hope the equipment has made life a little easier for you - a wet room would be fantastic. Fingers crossed.
Thanks for the fun and friendship this year, Zo....sending all good wishes for 2014,
Hugs, LLJ 43 xx said...

Zoe am so glad that the OT has been of help I had an assessment a few months ago and have now got my new wet room which I love it is so much better than trying to struggle to climb in and out of the bath to shower so I hope they sort it for you soon.
I had to go for a medical on Monday as the job centre said that they would not continue to pay my stamp after 4th January as they considered me fit for work which I strongly disagreed with and when we were half way through the medical I mentioned that I had previously had Bells Palsy the medical came to an abrupt end as the Nurse that was interviewing me said I must be seen by a Doctor not a nurse so now I have to wait again for a further appointment which will now probably be after Christmas. Keep telling them that no-one will employ me as I can not guarantee that I can get out of bed on any given day, but stupid government say that no benefits can be claimed as hubby works over 30 hours a week, what happened to my paying my own way since I was 16. Enough moaning and groaning, Keep safe and warm my dear and I wish you a fantastic Christmas and New Year. Lots of love Alison xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Zoe, thats fantastic news about the help you're getting. Love the 'not so tidy are' shot, lol. We all have (at least) one of those! Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year, from me & my Beloved Hubby. Huge Christmas Hugs, Shaz #44 xx

Karen Ives said...

next to the huge bottle of glue should be a huge glass of wine! Love the markers, I have pen envy.
Karen #33

Katie D said...

Merry Christmas!! Love your workspace!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Good to see you, Zo. I hope the anticipated changes will make life easier for you and that you have a better quality of life next year!! Happy WOYWW and thank you for your visits to me over the year. I wish you and yours the happiest of holidays!! Hugs, Darnell #10

Kate said...

Merry Christmas Zoe. So pleased to hear you are getting some help and I hope the bid for a wet room is successful.


Anonymous said...

HA! This week I am ALMOST as tidy as you...LOL! who am I kidding? Not NEARLY as tidy, but it's a start!
Sorry to be late but now I can get to my desk, it's commenting time ...

Happy last WOYWW before Christmas!
Mary Anne (24)

StampinCarol said...

You certainly have a collection of pens! I hope you get your internet problem fixed. Merry Christmas and Happy WOYWW!
Carol N # 57

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Zo
glad to hear you are getting some help.... My mum and dad hada wet room fitted and it made a huge difference to them so that's great news.
As for the crafting ... you must have done some .... your bin is full lol
have a great Christmas and hopefully we will catch up properly in 2014
janet #30

Julia Dunnit said...

That's great news. I have a friend who has had a wet room installed and it's changed her husband's life; no help required, and that feels better on so many levels. Will be worth the wait gal. I like the spray tray! I think secretly you are the tidiest non OCD crafter I know!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I LOVE your extensive Copic marker collection and holder. Happy belated WOYWW and blessings! #73

Helen said...

I hope you get your wet room, life will be so much easier and safer. Hope you and K have a fabulous Christmas, and see you soon! Helen 28.(sorry I'm late!)