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Mystified why I should be talking about my workspace? Pop along to Julia – our hostess – at http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ and see how it all works.

Hello my friends. My workdesk this week has been the driving wheel of the car. John has felt well enough to be out and about – so… out and about we have been. Sunday, he managed to get to church for only the fourth time this year, and then we headed off to Anglesey in the most wonderful, warm, sunshine. A meal out was a real treat for me, the views of the mountains were tremendous, and the drive home awesome as we hit the mist roaring down from the tops.

So, having had such a great time out, we decided to repeat it on Monday. The weather forecast was great, John was able to get up fairly early, so we set off to go to Martin Mere. For those from other lands, Martin Mere is a wetland conservation site, where otters, beavers, birds of all varieties from sparrows to swans live, nest, and overwinter. Some of the migrating birds were there as they travelled south for the winter. But, oh, what a contrast from the day before. The fog and mist never really lifted, and the air smelled of Autumn. But the colours were still there. We had a good day out despite the change in the weather.

So, some proof of our time… a lot of fun with the camera. I love to take photos – especially (in good weather!) to have the macro lens on and be grovelling around trying to get inside a flower. Monday, though, was more of a “stand at a distance and use the zoom” type of a day!

A huge fungus growth on this tree stump. It was about 35cm across – incredible.

This tree was covered with these gorgeous shaped cones – a real sign of Autumn.

By one of the ponds were these lovely rushes.

These berries were about the brightest thing we saw all day.

And finally – an attempt at a little arty type of photo!!

So that has been my workspace this week – a few more boxes made, a lot of knitting – I’m making John an Arran cardigan – lots of homemade soups are now in the freezer to have a go at when we fancy soup for lunch, and great fun with the camera.

Take care, my friends. I’ll do my best to visit folks.God bless you.



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    April S.
    Your workspace is lovely. And talk about inspiration. 🙂 April #58
    Fri, 06 Nov 2015 00:39:54

    Fiona@Staring at the Sea
    How lovely to have been able to get out and about to enjoy these mild Autumn days. You’ve reminded me I need to restock my freezer with some batches of soup. Thanks for stopping by yesterday. Fiona #51
    Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:13:21

    Zoe – craftygasheadzo
    What wonderful pictures. Glad you are getting out and about. Take care Zo xx 32
    Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:36:35

    Lizzie J
    Hi Margaret. Lovely photos. I love Anglesey, spent most of my childhood holidays on Lligwy beach. Thanks for visiting my blog. Best wishes, Lizzie J # 35
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 23:24:46

    Hello Margaret how lovely John has been feeling well enough for you to go out. Love the photos. Homemade soup sounds good. Thanks for visiting – sorry I’m late – went out for lunch but and was much longer than I expected- good though. Anne x #27
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 20:37:13

    Hi Margaret, So glad you had two wonderful outings! After my knee replacement I was ready to get out for a ride after eight weeks! I’m so glad you hubby was up to it and ready to go the following day. Great pics and you did very well on the artsy photo! I’m not joining in this week but wanted to stop by and see what people are up to. Hugs, Kay
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:06:16

    So pleased that you could go out and about for a couple of days – take care to recuperate. Wonderful photos, just love that Bullrush especially – don’t know why, it just appeals to me. Have a good week Christine Bishopsmate #38
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 13:00:56

    Hi Margaret, How wonderful that John has been well enough to go out and that the weather cooperated even if it was just for the one day. You had a precious good time and took some stunning photos. Rushes and cones and berries. I love the last photo of the lake. Do I spot an otter swimming? I would be interested seeing the arran cardigan you are knitting. Will you please show us next time? I love making soup. Mostly I make them off the top of my head: no recipe involved. I make chestnut and butterbean soup though which is from a recipe (and is very yummy). Thanks for visiting earlier, Have a good week, Lisca
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:45:04

    Hi Margaret, so lovely to hear John is well enough to be out and about. You are right, we have had some very autumnal days of late. Recovery continues to happen at a modest pace here, which is fine.I’m allowing it to happen at it’s own pace. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #7 xx
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:27:21

    Diana Taylor
    It looks like you had a lovely couple of days out – your photos are beautiful – I love bullrushes but don’t see many around for some reason. I also love your atmospheric puddle! Hope you get a few more nice trips in between the rainy days! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for stopping by earlier, Diana #26
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:08:20

    Gosh that brought back some memories. When I first started teaching I lived in Wigan and stayed there for about 11 years. There are so many interesting places to visit. The photographs are lovely. Thanks for sharing these with us. Take care both of you. Have a good woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 23
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 12:07:53

    Hello both. So glad to hear you’ve managed some lovely trips out….amazing pics too. Long may the good health continue. Have a great week. Hugs, Annie x # 24
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:16:09

    Sofie Vandersmissen
    I love your beautiful nature pictures! Greetings, Sofie #11 http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 08:44:09

    So glad you and John could get out and enjoy the nice fall weather! The photos are spectacular, especially of the giant fungus! Sometimes we just need to get out, away from our desk to get some creative energy flowing. From your photos it looks like it works. Hope you and John can have a few more of these good days before winter settles in.
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 07:23:58

    What lovely photos, and how good to hear that John was up to going out and about. Funny isn’t it how Anglesey has a totally different climate at times to the rest of the places around at times. rings back happy memories of when I had a caravan there. Take care both of you Hugs, Neet 8 xx
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 07:07:15

    I think the photos are great, especially the bull rushes! Happy WOYWW – and hope John continues to feel well. Helen 5
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 06:47:19

    Bridget Larsen
    Wow love the photos especially that giant mushroom on the tree trunk, glad you could get out and about, nothing like a good does of fresh air. Do you get to see where Prince William and Princess Kath live? Bridget #1
    Wed, 04 Nov 2015 06:44:11

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