Wednesday, 7 May 2014

WOYWW 257

If it wasn't for the plethora of sharp objects around me this morning then I think I would fall asleep on my desk!  Its been a busy week but today is a day for washing (boo!) and working on One Little Word (Yay!).  The gorgeous rainbow chevron paper is part of the Simple Stories Daily Grind collection that I'm using for this project which has been sadly neglected recently but I'm exciting about doing this month's painty prompts - stand well back, paint will be splashed about!  
On my desk this week there are also some new things - last year's Spring Summer Promarker pens (reduced to £10 for all 12 in Hobbycraft!!) and some things that came free with a magazine (the scrabble tiles, chalk speech bubbles, card pack).  Also these rather yummy bright pink bottle caps which I hope to make something out of very soon.
 One of the many reasons I am so behind with housework and am needing an art day is this....
A very long line of toy cars...  Over 2 kilometers actually we think.  The end result was smashing the World Record for the longest continuous line of toy cars which finished at 24,189 cars!  A team of staff and volunteers (including myself and Management and both children) laid them out all around the Beaulieu Motor Museum, twisting and turning around and about and doubling back, all around the inside and the outside and up and down the paths.

This was part of Bella's area - a line which had to be changed several times as the logistics of counting versus opening doors etc proved very tricky indeed...
 This was the area that I stewarded while the official count took place.  The line at the bottom of the picture went right across the walkway and the rules are that the line cannot be broken until the count has been completed.  Which took nearly two and a half hours.  While people in wheelchairs and mobility scooters were trying to get around!  But they did it!  All the cars will now be sold off to raise money for Naomi House Children's Hospice so I hope they get lots of lots of funds as a result.

My knees, feet, and hands are blistered from crawling and I have sunburned nose.  I'm just pleased it wasn't raining!  Oh and that car there... its a Gordon Bennett!  I couldn't help saying Gordon Bennett, what a lot of cars!  Well... it was a long day...
If you are a crafter of any sort and you'd like to share your work space or whatever you are working on this week with other kindred spirits then please do link up with Julia who is the host of this wonderful world wide snoop entitled What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Bye for now

17 comments:

  1. That's a happy desk - all those bright colours and patterns!! And well done on the toy car record - I know it took a lot to organise but an awesome result :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

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  2. What cool photos of your WR, and love all your goodies - I have a goodie-laden desk this week too :)
    Happy WOYWW!
    no. 7

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  3. love the close up shot of the little cards and what a great thing to do ..... a world record how fab!

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  4. The desks looks lovely and inviting this week. Well done on being part of a record breaking team, I bet it was a great day xx

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  5. How exciting to be part of a world record ... and I love the photo :)

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  6. What a fun motorway you all created. Wonderful. Your desk looks like it is ready for playing as well. Susanne #62

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  7. I absolutely love the idea of a toy car world record. it must have been very exciting! The pictures are wonderful - especially that one of the Snickers car

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  8. At first I thought you had little boys around, building lines of cars, lol. So cute and congrats on the record!

    Happy Woyww,


    Sandy #70

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  9. Sounds like hard work laying all those car out but great fun.
    Andrea #76

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  10. Oh wow, look at all those toy cars. But counting them boy, oh boy! Brigita #80

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  11. That is a lorra cars..i bet you (like me) had no idea it would take so long or cover so much space..how amazing. And a great cause too, wonderful. Your desk looks fit for action, I too love the speech bubbles and yep, the bottle caps are incredibly bright!

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  12. What a fun record to break! Well done you and all the team. Love those chalkboard speech bubbles :o)

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  13. looking forward to seeing you scrap the toy car world record...it must have been wonderful to have been so involved x x

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  14. What a brilliant, fun way to raise money - love it! I hope you did really well, cos you all deserve it. Love all the goodies on your desk. Have a great week, Chris # 47 xx

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  15. What a brilliant fun, family activity - great photos too!

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  16. Great idea, fun, family, raising money for families. Great photos :-)

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  17. Sorry I am so late visiting not sure where the week had gone so having a quick fly round the desks before we start again, thanks for sharing - Nicky 11

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