Friday, 24 July 2020

Your Next Challenge

Good Friday Morning Ladies,

How can it be Friday again already?! It's been a frustrating and draining week for me but it has still flown by so quickly.  Janet it must feel like the dust has barely settled since last Friday this week has gone so fast!!
We paid the balance of our holiday yesterday as it got to the point of 'pay by 24th July or lose all money you have paid including deposit and holiday will be cancelled'' !  I was really annoyed as I had been messaging them to enquire whether everything was still safe to go as there has been quite a spike in Covid cases in Catalonia, their only response was 'The government have declared it safe to travel, so we see no concerns that would affect the safety of your holiday'', luckily I had also emailed the actual place that we stay at and asked them the same question, their reply was much more informative, they explained that Catalonia was a vast region, which is true, they had spikes in Barcelona which us understandable as its a big city and a couple of small towns our towards the Pyrenees, so they said that Covid-19 had has no effect locally and that all of their facilities were up and running including pool, restaurant, Bar, supermarket and childrens entertainment.  They said that they have provided many hand sanitisation stations around the site and that they would have 24 hr a day cleaning in bathrooms, I have to say that all of their wash facilities have always been immaculate so I am reassured, although we will have our own private bathroom in our mobile home, it's nice to know that they are putting in the extra measures in case you get 'caught short' on the way back from the beach.  The restaurant has now got an 'App' that you can download a Menu, so you aren't handling anything anyone else has touched. It is also compulsory to wear a mask in the supermarket and reception, I believe you also have to wear them out on the street too in Spain, not that we will be going far.
So I am relieved that I emailed them direct, Paul said that we will not use our usual holiday company again as they have clearly shown that money is far more important than care of customers.

Your Next Challenge 

It's been a few weeks since we have done a TicTacToe Challenge so I thought that's what we would go with for this week.  
I was searching through the different options on Pinterest and found some new ones that have some fun categories, the one above is one of them.
I think it has some great categories for 'Man' cards but there are plenty of choices for most other occasions too.
I am so looking forward to getting some cards made for this to inspire you all next week.
I hope that you enjoy it too.


I hope that you all have a lovely weekend,

Love and hugs to all of you,



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-great challenge for us next week. Some really good choices on this Tic Tac Toe. I’m sure you’re relieved after contacting the site owners.

    I’m very glad it’s Friday-it’s been a tough week.


    1. I bet your looking forward to having the weekend off Michele.

    2. Wishing you a nice relaxing weekend,hugs x

  2. Morning Everyone
    This week's Challenge looks a good one.

    Well after being 'solitary' for the last 12wks this week has been an 'avalanche'.
    Having had the stairlift company on Tuesday for a quotation; going to the opticians yesterday and today they are coming to fit a stairlift. I shall be waiting until they have done and dusted and then attempt to do a little 'swearing'lol.

    Going to have my eyes tested was an experience yesterday.Having to wear a mask and speaking to other people wearing them too was quite odd. As I cannot get my chin on the platform to have my eyes examined before going in for the test and actually having them tested because of the way my neck doesn't straighten I have to have everything examined in the 'old fashioned' way so everyone is closer to me. After the test you aren't allowed to wander looking for frames.An assistant asks what sort of frames you like and goes off to collect samples. You are then told that they aren't getting their usual number to choose from because of the virus affecting production. After deciding on a frame and having the usual marking up on the lens for varifocals you are told that the specs will be posted to your home address and delivered by courier because the factories aren't deliverying to the shops. I have to say that I was more than pleased to get home. Anyway I am now waiting for Mr Tesco to ring and tell me which hour they are going to deliver today oh and I also need to get my CC sent off to SANDRA

    All in All I am really looking forward to a QUIET week next week.

    The CAFE is OPEN and table and chairs are outside waiting.
    HUGS are on their way to you all.TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFExxxx

    1. I hope the stairlift people don’t make to much mess Janet.

    2. What an experience going to the optician for you Janet, hope you be happy with the new glasses when they arrive. Also hope the stair lift will work fine for you. Take care x

  3. Hi Sandra & ladies
    Tic tac toe challenge Sandra looks a good one but my cards don’t generally fit into any category do they. Good to hear that the site you go to on holiday are more clued up that the holiday company you use. They are local to the area so should know more. Perhaps you can deal with them direct next year. I’d been told that my holiday at the end of Sept should be going ahead. Mind you Sardinia is an island so didn’t have many Covid cases. I went to the chiropodist yesterday to have my nails done and a corn dealt with. Jo said it’s quite superficial now. Off to Craig’s later today for Dinner. All the girls except Sophie cane down for a haircut yesterday evening. Except Sophie who moved to Raunds nr Rushton yesterday.
    Nice & sunny at the moment I wonder if it will last.
    Take care & stay safe.

  4. Hello All, drizzly here today, but still quite warm, it was the same yesterday, wet all day but not enough to water the garden.

    Great challenge this, I do like tic tac toe, helps to give my mojo a shove in the right direction. Must do this weeks first though.

    We have a glut of cucumbers, they are the shorter variety that are growing outside on the patio. Will leave them on the plant and hope they don’t go too seedy, love the taste of out door grown cucumber. No tomatoes ripe tomatoes in the greenhouse yet.

    Have a good day all, Lilian.

  5. A great challenge SANDRA I’m going to try and do at least one Christmas card
    I am so glad you contacted the site directly and they’ve put your mind at rest As PAT has said maybe you can deal with them direct in future
    Nothing much planned I will not be going shopping yet awhile
    Take care all x

  6. Hi everyone
    Great challenge for next week.
    Pleased to hear the holiday site has put your mind at rest, sounds like they’ve taken all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone is safe.
    Not doing much this afternoon, but I must remember to send over my challenge cards. Mark has gone to his mum’s to defrost her freezer - could take a while! She’s been known to have stuff in there over 10 years old 😱
    Hope you’re all having a good day. Hugs to all xxx

  7. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    Where has this the week gone? The days just fly by, here we are with a new challenge - yikes I haven’t completed last weeks yet.

    Didn’t get any crafting done yesterday, granddaughter messaged could she come over with her brother they came late afternoon and stayed until turned 9pm Fortunately it was still warm so we sat outside, even had our dinner out there. By the time they left we had a quick tidy around and went to bed. Which was a wise idea, watched the news in bed, I think was asleep before 11pm and slept until the alarm woke me at 7am. I had an early blood test. But for that who knows what time I would have come to.

    Sandra so pleased you were able to get in touch with your camp site and they have been able to reassure you Re COVID-19 it sounds as though they have covered all of your concerns. Now you can relax and prepare for your journey. xx

    JANET what a busy week you have had, hope the new stairlift was fitted and you didn’t have a mess to clear up after the fitters had left. Enjoy your weekend. xx

    Time to get dinner on. Take care everyone, Love Brenda xxx

  8. Hiya,
    sorry was meant to post ages ago but things didn't go the way I wanted today and no cc done either, so sorry Sandra.
    Like doing tic tac toe ones so a good choice.
    Shame about the company you got the holiday through but like the other say, you might be able to book direct in the future. You have been to this campsite quite a few years now haven't you.
    I hope your day has been good and you have a good night. Many hugs for you all and extras for anyone who need some xxx

  9. Hi Sandra and ladies
    Another look at a Sunday challenge for your cards.
    Well they are all gorgeous as
    As usual well done everyone
    Your all very talented

    SANDRA pleased your all sorted now
    For yout holiday the the girls & Lewis going with you again
    Love & Lynda xx _Hug's