Wednesday, 4 July 2018


No desk this week.  To be honest I have hardly been in the house, as soon as I finish work I have been in the garden trying to catch up on jobs.  

Having Rheumatoid Arthritis means that the damp (be that hot and humid or cold and damp) plays my joints up.  Often my hands, legs and ankles are in pain and I can only do jobs broken down into very small chunks with lots of rest time inbetween.

However, the first time in probably almost 5 years the UK has had a long period of dry weather so for the first time in many years I have had a few days on the trot when I am almost normal (albeit still with the chronic fatigue and lack of strength etc) so I am trying to catch up on some long overdue jobs that most people just crack on with.

This means I have been in the garden as soon as I get home from work.

I have loved every, albeit knackering, minute of it.  I got lots of plants marked down in the local shops recently so have repotted them etc.  My herb garden in the front (in this picture) is surrounded by a fence to stop the cats and my sage has taken over the plot!  I have NO idea what I can do with this much sage, its about 4 foot by 3 foot deep just of sage!

So, I thought I would do my "Man Bites Dog" cards in the garden and this week they predict the headlines will be....."General Sues Singer"......mmmmm-interesting.

So, are you taking part in Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday?  Go on, dare to bare!

Happy crafting/gardening/relaxing



  1. Glad that you are managing to enjoy your garden even if you are having to work in it too!! the herbs look great. Helen #?

  2. Your flowers and herbs are looking very healthy. I also suffer from arthritis. I have a rare form I was born with. I feel your pain. ALL my sage died when I moved it outside this year, so I applaud yours. Lucky you, even if it is overflowing. Happy WOYWW from #1.

  3. Glad you are able to get out in the garden, I am sure it is a restful place even if there's work to do. Karen #23

  4. Pleased you are having a good time outdoors in the garden!
    Ellie #14

  5. HI Kyla, the herbs are looking good. I love having them in the garden, the bees adore them.Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #2 XxX

  6. Great that you've had the opportunity to get things done in the garden - love the photo. Just make sure you don't overdo it. Thanks for sharing - Hazel WOYWW #15 x

  7. Glad to hear this weather is doing you good! I have a balcony myself so my herbs in pots don't overtake that... I wish you a wonderful week with lots of nice hours in the garden! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #22

  8. Hi Kyla. You are doing well - the garden looks great and despite being tired at the end of the day you are able to do some jobs. Brilliant. My hubby suffered with RA and its results for many years, so I know about only being able o do a little at a time.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  9. RA is horrid - I am glad this weather is helping it to be a little more manageable and you can enjoy your garden. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#38)

  10. You have to make the most of the nice weather even if it means no crafting. Have a great woywww and happy crafting, Angela x10x

  11. It's good to know you are taking advantage of the weather and getting outdoors especially when it is doing you so much good. Enjoy it, creativity is everywhere and you have done a great job with that sage.
    Thank you for sharing WOYW(Outdoor)W Best wishes Tracey #5

  12. Hi Kyla... so happy you've been able to have some garden time. All we've had is heat. Weather is cooler today and supposed to hold through tomorrow so I hope to be in the garden getting caught up on projects and planting fall plants. Creative Blessings! Kelly #29


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