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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

WOYWW #258

Hi folks- I'm back! Missed a few weeks, on holiday last week, and a lot of hassle waiting for a bed to be delivered the week before! Trying to make a courier company understand that we need a proper delivery day & time, as working nights mean we need to sleep during the day was like trying to nail jelly to the ceiling.  Ordered it two weeks before we were due to go away, as it was Next Day Delivery. It actually arrived 10 minutes before we left for the airport. Anyhow, not a thing on my desk, as we only arrived back in the UK at 2.30am on Monday morning, a couple of mugs of decaff with proper milk later I felt fairly human.  Off to bed then and when we got up we had a flatpacked bed to assemble. Not to mention unpacking and washing.Why is it you can pack in an hour, but it takes at least four to unpack and put everything away? So where did we go? Lanzarote, which was lovely. Temperatures on average 27/29 C. Quite windy, due to the Trade Winds, but that made it pleasant to walk around in.I've put some pics at the end of this post, which you can look at or skip- it takes an age to get around all the desks I know. Speaking of desks, Head Desker Julia over at The Stamping Ground is waiting patiently for your link, as always.
The only other interesting(maybe) thing I've done lately is change my hair colour:

 This is my hair before:

  This is half way through:

 By the way, the enormous white thing in the picture is the Memory Foam mattress, ready for the new bed, which DID arrive the next day!

And the end result?

My original red, into purple, then into blue. Needs more purple next time, I think.

Edited Update!
 This just ceased to be the most exciting thing I've done! Just checked my e-mails, and today I have a Guest Design Team project being showcased on the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog! I did the project a few weeks ago, but couldn't show it yet, so in the next day or two, I will do a post with it.

So thats what passes rather loosely for my WOYWW post this week, I promise to do better for next week,lol. I shall also be laughably attempting to link in when I come out of work using my new smartphone, instead of waiting till I get home. Don't make the mistake of holding your breath on this one, in this case the technology is way smarter than the user. First day while putting all my numbers in, I randomly called four people. So we shall see how this pans out.
 By the way, going back to holidays, and flights. Does anyone suffer from ear pain when landing? Or know anyone who does? If so, Hubby found a brilliant cure after a bit of Internet research. I've suffered every time we fly, the pain being so bad I'm almost crying with it.  Apparently, its due to having very narrow tubes in the ear, and I've tried all the regular 'cures'-Flight ear plugs/chewing gum (which I loathe)/boiled sweets- nothing works. But Sudafed Nasal spray does! A blast when I got on the plane, one about half way through the flight (I was being ultra cautious), and one half an hour before landing. Result- pain free landing for the first time ever.So it definitely works.  Have a great Wednesday everyone, I will leave you with a few holiday snaps.

                                                                                                  Its amazing how big the cactus grow.


I has a cocktail, lol. and a ride on a camel.

Food being cooked using Geo-Thermal energy for the restaurant on the Volcano.

Amazing alien landscape of lava flows........

................. and 300+ volcanoes.


Krisha said...

Hi Shaz!
Don't know what to comment on first.....
LOVE the hair colors, wish I was that young, I would do it in a minute. But now ? I don't want my beautiful red headed GD to mess with her hair, so I'll have to try and be a good example.....then again...

Having worked for a William Sanoma call center, and taking many orders for furniture, I could have assured you that overnight was NOT going to happen. But glad you got your new bed anyway

Great pictures of your vacation. Camel riding looks interesting, but the food on Thermo Grill is fascinating. I've been wanting to try one of those.

Getting to chatty, so I'll stop
Have a great week
Krisha no# yet

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow what an interesting post, i was gritting my teeth about the arrival 10 mins before your departure, how inconsiderate, I would have been fuming and a lot more.
Love the hair colour
Bridget #4

Helen said...

wow that hair!! what glorious colours! I guess you should be grateful the bed arrived 10 minutes before you left and not 10 after...
I did the random calling thing too when entering numbers to my phone..Helen 7.

Anonymous said...

Love the hair - confess! You did it so newbies to the WOYWW crop can pick you out instantly! Congrats on the CB project, but wait a minute.. were you Wordpress for a week? Why do I think that? I must be losing my mind....
See you soon

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

Anonymous said...

HA. I was losing my mind - looking at my comments I see I commented on WOYWW 149 (!) 2 weeks ago. The link to the WP blog must have auto-filled when you commented on MY blog and I never realized it was OLD (like ME!)

Mystery solved....


Belinda Basson said...

Loving your hair. Did you do it yourself? How? I think your holiday sounds fabulous. as for nailing jelly to the ceiling...that made me laugh! #28

Neil said...

It's been a while I know, since I last managed to link up but I'm back now and just popping my head round the door to say hello!
Your holiday looks fun, as does your hair.
Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a good week too.

Neil #10

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Wow! Your hair looks amazing. I'd never be that brave with mine! Grrr! I hate waiting in for deliveries, even when they do show up. One parcel company, that is brilliant, is DPD. They update you by text/email and give you a one hour time slot. Today it's between 10.33 and 11.33!
Looking forward to seeing you at the WOYWW crop, if you're coming?

Miranda said...

Hi Shaz, just came by from the cb blog and wow I like your Northern lights creations, maybe an idea for your hair too, next time than LOL....like your hair by the way!
warm greet, Miranda

sandra de said...

Ohhhh Shaz your holiday pics are amazing and your hair is glorious. What a lot you have achieved in a woyww week. I hope you don't mind but I have sent you an atc for the swap. I am so lazy I found addies from last year and just posted the lot. Hope no one has moved:)
Sandra @52

Angela Radford said...

Love the hair Shaz, the holiday pics look great.
Look forward to seeing your Choc Baroque project soon.
Happy crafting, Angela x 50

sandysewin said...

Wow, your hair is amazing, the length and the colors. I agree, it needs more purple. But then, I'm partial to purple. :-)

Looks like you had a wonderful trip, great photos.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #49

Andrea said...

hi shaz looks like you had a fab time in lanzarote love the new hair colour crafty hugs andrea #11

fairy thoughts said...

Hi shaz saw a few of your posts on FB looks like you had a great time.... back to the cold spring of blighty agh!
love the hair colour..... so you.
I saw your card earlier (first)great work.
Are you going to the crop and if so are you swapping ATCs. I cannot be there in body (DD3 Wedding) but hope to send Julia some ATCs to swap for me.
have agreat week
janet #5

pearshapedcrafting said...

I just loVe your hair! Thanks for showing your Lanzarote photos - I've always wondered what it was like! Glad your bed arrived before you went away! Chrisx 79

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great post! Love the hair, the holiday pics, everything :-) great volcano shots, G and I have been to many hotspots of the world, but never Lanzarote! One for the bucket list then!!
hugs, LLJ 22 xx

MaggieC said...

Glad you had such a good time and I hope the new bed lives up to the huge amount of hassle it took to get it in the end. Congratulations on your work for Chocolate Baroque. See you soon. xx Maggie #20

Winnie said...

Your vacation looks so cool! Love the camel, you are brave! Your do is so fun, artful like you. Glad you had a fab time. I leave this weekend to Colonial Williamsburg VA Mon. If you hear of a crazy lady running after Patrick Henry, it will be me!

Shoshi said...

Wow Shaz, your hair is AMAZING!!! Love it!! I had purple, pink and orange streaks put into mine once. I can't really get to the hairdresser's these days (hopefully my hubby will have time for such things after he retires) so I have to resort to my 93 yr old Mum hacking at the ends for the moment, and I colour it myself! Mine used to be as long, if not longer than yours but is more manageable for me now, at slightly longer than shoulder length.

Looks as if you had a great holiday! Good pics.

Thanks for your lovely comment, and nice to know there's another "Tidy Wednesday" person out there on WOYWW! You should see my desk today... it's a different story!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #34