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Hello, my friends. Yes, I’ve been AWOL – again! John was not discharged from hospital until last Tuesday, late afternoon, and to be honest – by the time I had him home, we had sorted out all the medication the hospital had sent him, had a meal, and got him settled back in…. well, yes, the time had gone.

My desk, as you see, shows very little sign of a great deal of activity – and much sign of being a dumping ground. The Christmas present list, my specs, pens and paper, CDs, instructions on how exactly to insert the above photo(!), and a gorgeous Autumn photo on the computer, are all  that is going on. The photo of the berries was actually taken one day just down the road from the hospital. The colours were so glorious that I took my camera, parked up and went snap-happy. Also on my desk is an ever increasing number of these lovely lantern boxes. I saw the tonic die set on C&C – so approached my own craft store for them. Took ages for the store to be able to get them – but get them they did! Considerably cheaper than C&C and no postage! They are all coming together and looking great.




And this is a photo to prove hubby and I are still in the land of the living. Here in Britain the Autumn colours have been stupendous this year – so we decided that, as John felt somewhat better, we would go explore them. So yesterday we set off from North Wales and actually crossed the border into England (scary!!), and went for a wonderful day looking at the colours. A treat was in store at Bowness on Windermere, with the local Owl Sanctuary out in force. They had 9 owls there, and this great one was being popped onto people’s wrists for photographs. He was gorgeous,and John really enjoyed the experience. They are just so very soft. Beautiful creatures! And what is more – you learn something new every day! Black eyes mean the owl is nocturnal, orange eyes mean they are awake during the day. Never knew that! Honestly, the colours of Autumn really were glorious, but part of the day was somewhat overclouded, so they look quite muted in the photo!



Close ups were much better!!

So, that’s us at the moment – living day to day, going at John’s pace. If you want to find out quite  why I should be showing off my untidy workspace, then go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ The lovely Julia will explain all about What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Take care, my friends.

God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW333”


    Sofie Vandersmissen
    I love the pictures of the owls and autumn leaves! I love owls and I have almost 1000 owl figurines in my house. Greetings, Sofie #56 http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/
    Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:49:19

    Diana Taylor
    I don’t think my comment posted so I’m having a second attempt – I forgot to add my name above the comment box – sorry if you get this twice! I love the lantern boxes, what a gorgeous die that is. I’m glad your hubby is feeling better and enjoying this wonderful autumn that we are having – the colours really are glorious this year aren’t they. Thanks so much for your visit earlier and your kind comments, I really appreciate them. I hope you have a good week, Diana #30
    Thu, 22 Oct 2015 08:32:07

    Shaz in oz.x
    arrgh it just ate my comment cos forgot to add my name at the top don’cha love the net .. not! well did enjoy your post and have been across lake Windermere on a wee boat to see Beatrix Potters farm. so know where you mean, love the owls and found that fascinating about eyes, may our God bless John and keep well throughout winter dear sis. Thanks so much for popping over. Happy WOYWW 333! Shaz in Oz.x #6 {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}
    Thu, 22 Oct 2015 08:23:49

    Hi Margaret, Would love to see a close up of those little boxes. They are so gorgeous! And your Autumn leaves pic is fabulous! You could print that out and use as backgrounds, somewhere. That’s an interesting fact about the eyes of the owl. I’ll file that away for future reference 🙂 Thanks for stopping by earlier and for your lovely comment. RosA
    Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:47:23

    Hello Margaret lovely to ‘chat’ with you again. So glad John is out of hospital. We are very fed up with hospitals after mum’s fall. She was in and then out and then back in again. It has been a difficult time one way and another. We’re not that scary in England are we? lol The autumn colours have been stunning haven’t they. I love autumn- I didn’t know that about owls eyes. The lantern boxes are lovely. Thanks for visiting. Anne x #22
    Wed, 21 Oct 2015 23:00:22

    Beautiful Fall colors going on there. We are still waiting here in East Tennessee! We have had frost so it is near! Thanks so much for sharing and continue to take care of John! Glenda #29
    Wed, 21 Oct 2015 21:13:57

    Hi Margaret, so good to see you and John able to get out and enjoy yourselves.The autumn colours are indeed stunning.The owls are beautiful, and I didn’t know that about their eyes either.Have a good week, hugs, Shaz xx
    Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18:02:29

    Carol N
    Your lanterns are fabulous! And the fall colors, just gorgeous! So good to see John out and about and home! Thanks for your visit to my desk! Hope you have a wonderful day (and week)! Carol N #50
    Wed, 21 Oct 2015 16:00:02

    Well…I didn’t know that about owl’s eyes either!! You live and learn, eh? I’m so glad you had such a smashing day out..the colours really are gorgeous aren’t they? I have to drive through the Savernake Forest most days and it is a picture at the moment! Take care, LLJ 14 xxxx
    Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:52:01

    Love those lanterns, hope John is improving. Just a comment, love the new page, but can’t magnify the pictures and would love to enlarge the picture of the lanterns, they are gorgeous, maybe Serif can help you with the settings. Chris #26
    Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:08:45

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