Wednesday, 29 December 2010

WOYWW: Had ourselves a Merry Little Christmas

For more crafty workspaces on this What's on Your Workspace Wednesday, see our esteemed leader Julia's blog at the WOYWW link to the left.

No desk pictures today, as I am still in holiday mode.  Instead, I've loaded the pictures of our Christmas stay at the lovely Wroxall Abbey.

The Abbey was Sir Christopher Wren's country seat in Warwickshire, and is now a country house hotel, complete with the sweet little Wren's chapel.  This is the view from the back of the hotel late on Christmas Day afternoon.  The big windows on the ground floor are the restaurant and garden lounge (squidgy sofas galore), so you can see what a fabulous view we had over a sunny lunch.



This is the front of the main building.  It's just as welcoming as it looks, right down to guests wearing their slippers down to the bar/for breakfast.  The food was gorgeous, the company of the other guests great, and we had a wonderful time.


Finally, it's time to wish you a very Happy, Inky, Gluey, Sewey and Generally Crafty New Year.  OH, in one of his pensive moments, remarked that I had "met" some lovely crafty bloggers during my time blogging.  And he's absolutely right.  So thank you for the inspiration, scenes of desk chaos and tidiness, support for my new venture, making me giggle like a teenager and generally making my Google Reader a thing of beauty.


45 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pics, looks like loads of fun! Happy creative crafting in the New Year.

    Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #10

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  2. Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing. Have a happy new year!

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  3. Wow. What a wonderful place to be. I'm glad you had a wonderful time and wish you everything you wished us all.

    Happy New Year.
    cheers, rachel #15

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  4. Fantastic looking place !! Lucky you !

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  5. What a gorgeous hotel to stay in. Stay in holiday mode . . . more fun than the alternative :)

    I'm #20 on the WOYWW list this week. Stop by for a visit when you get a chance.

    Happy *almost* New Year!

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  6. gorgeous pics..i love the feeling on the photos :)

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  7. Such a beautiful place to stay at christmas seems perfect with the snow.
    Have a lovely new year.
    Sandra #29

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  8. Lovely to hear you had a great CHristmas in such a beautiful place.
    Happy 2011
    joZarty x

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  9. A very picturesque place
    Happy WOYWW and wishing you a very happy new year
    hugs Minxy #33

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  10. What a lovely place to stay; thanks for sharing. Happy New Year. S #48

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  11. What a wonderful place to celebrate. Your pictures are beautiful.

    Wishing you a very happy 2011!

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  12. Wow. That certainly looks the place to be. Fantastic photogrpah. Happy New Year to you.
    #59

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  13. Now THAT'S a Christmas card scene. Your photos are simply stunning. What an awesome way to spend your holiday. Slippers, snow, and no dishes to wash. My kind of day!

    I hope you had a great Christmas. Little did I know when I left suddenly last Wednesday that I would not have access to the internet. But I sure had a good laugh at your New Year's wishes. I couldn't top that one if I tried, so I'll just say have a safe and joyous one from number 2.

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  14. Oh gorgeous; I've just added Wroxall Abbey to my list of places to stay on my next visit to the UK. :) I'm thinking its time for me to see the rest of the country; there are only so many excuses I can make for only staying in London. LOL

    Happy New Year!
    Carole #62

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  15. Oh WOAH. I want to go to there. This looks like a brilliant way to spend a holiday. I am putting this place on my wishlist. Happy New Year!
    xo,
    Amber (WOYWW #1)

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  16. Gorgeous photos of the hotel - the snow just makes it look so festive. By the way, love your blog banner - the teacup candles are lovely. That was a really great observation from your OH too. Wishing you and yours a Very Good New Year. Elizabeth #57

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  17. Beautiful piccies - looks like it should be in a period drama!

    Happy New Year to you too - am glad I stumbled on your blog - all be it late in the year, I look forward to getting to know you in 2011 :)

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  18. Wow, it looks beautiful there, glad you enjoyed it.

    All the best for the new year and look forward to catching you on Wednesdays in 2011!

    Ciara
    xx

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  19. I know that being jealous is NOT a part of Christmas, but maybe that is why Santa left me a lump of coal. He would have left me a bucket full if he knew how I were feeling after looking at these photos! Well, hopefully it is inspiring you for making those playing cards! Hauoli makahiki hou!
    xxoo,
    the other #1

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  20. I do the 'my precious' thing too as well as 'ooh piece a candy' ala James Woods in Family Guy :D

    Now why didn't I think of pracising on the turkey eh? ;) Can you imagine what the love child of Hetty and Henry would be?... Horatio?

    Carmen x

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  21. Gorgeous photos Bernie. What a spectacular place to stay!
    Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
    Susan #13
    http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

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  22. I'm imagining a Jane Austen heroine walking around inside that Abbey.... It looks so inviting and your description makes it cozier! Happy New Year and thx for visiting (I hope your elves behaved themselves while u were gone....*smile*)
    #6

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  23. Happy New Year to you! I am not surprised you had a wonderful time at Wroxhall Abbey as I stayed there in October for my neice's wedding. It is a glorious place.

    :)

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  24. What a fab place to enjoy Christmas! Happy New Year from me and my blog pal Scruffy! lol

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  25. What a truly stunning place - how perfect for Christmas. Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you in the future on WOYWW :-)

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  26. Wow! What a stunning looking place. Glad you had a lovely time. :) Sending you Best Wishes for the New Year. Happy crafting. Gez.xx

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  27. wow that looks gorgeous - love the tealights at the sop of your blog too x

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  28. What a fantastic place! It must have been a wonderful stay.

    Happy New Year!

    Maarit

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  29. What a glorious house. I bet your holiday will stay with you forever. Don't you wish you lived there all the time?
    Happy New Year
    Sue xx

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  30. Wow looks like it was a gorgeous place to be!

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

    Thanks for the peek!
    Tracey #86 :D

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  31. What an absolutely lovely place to spend Christmas, looks like the snow really added to the atmosphere. Hope your New Year is as good.

    Hugs
    Brenda 81

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  32. Your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing such a great post! And thanks for visiting my blog.

    Terry #25

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  33. Beautiful photos and gorgeous place to celebrate Christmas. Your right about the blogging, so many lovely crafters out there. Love your teacup tealight holders, a fab idea. Mine have been lying in the attic for 20 years. Thank you for visiting me, wishing you a Happy Creative 2011. Carolxx

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  34. Great way to spend Christmas, how nice and relaxing and friendly. Lovely photos. I think your OH sums up my blogging experience as well, for sure it's a huge positive in my life!

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  35. Great pics! Thank you for sharing.

    Do you know about my candy? Pop over and join... http://maggiescraft.blogspot.com/2010/11/woyww-blog-candy.html

    Happy New Year!

    Maggie
    xx

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  36. Following a gentle "hurrumph" in my ear, I should point out that the photographer for these gorgeous shots is my lovely OH. He took himself off for a walk late on Christmas afternoon (when the temperature was a finger-whitening -7C and the floor mats in the car had frozen on his return). I, on the other hand, was snoozing gently in our room, after a rather large plate of seafood, and the most wicked chocolate dessert known to humankind. (Dark chocolate torte, white chocolate brulee and clotted cream ice cream for those of you wishing to forget the concept of a post-Christmas diet.) Bless his frozen paws!

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  37. Looks gorgeous, somewhere to go sometime soon....
    The desert sounds delish.
    Happy New Year
    Sam x

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  38. What a lovely place to spend Christmas, and the food sounds wonderful.

    Happy New Year wishes.

    Marilyn

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  39. So well done to your OH for braving sub-zero temperatures to get these lovely photos. Mine came out too dark :(

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  40. Wow that would of been a Christmas to remember!! So pretty and I bet it was a fun vacation... I love buildings like that from that time period! Have a safe and Happy New Year!!

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  41. Thanks for joining the calendar challenge - delighted to have you on board :-) Happy new year!

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  42. wow, you picked a gorgeous place to spend christmas.

    Wishing you a happy new year for 2011.

    caroline #50

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  43. You forgot to pack me! lol
    Wow what a fab place to spend Christmas.
    Happy new year to you xxxx

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  44. Wow that looks a stunning place to spend Christmas (or any day) ~ thanks for stopping by my blog have a great New Year ~ Nicky 38

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