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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

WOYWW #125


It's WOYWW  and time to have a nosey at what is on YOUR desk. Come and have a nosey at all the crafters who have joined us over at Julia's Stamping Ground.

I had to wait in yesterday for a friend's Iphone to arrive and had tidies up and was preparing to do some DT cardmaking so I'd pulled matching papers put for my mushroom and glitters out for my tree only to get a call to say that It wasn't coming and was still in the depot. The poor lad has been really messed about by TNT, they said they had tried to deliver Saturday which was a complete lie as I was in all day and it has just got worse since then. He himself couldn't even pick it up as it was my name on the package so I offered to collect it yesterday so my planned craftiness has had to wait until today.

You will see propped up against my drawers the new issue of Papercraft Inspirations which has 4 sheets of felt Christmas shapes and a book of decoupage and just peeking out behind is a brown envelope which has a blog candy gift from Iris Zhou and she drew the cutest little bunny rabbit on the envelope. If you zoom in you can see it saying hello!

It's a nice sunny day here today but blooming freezing, I did the grocery shopping yesterday so don't have to go out in it today, something for which I'm really quite glad

I want to leave you with some photos I took on a lovely walk around Sutton Park on Sunday. It was a perfect crisp Autumn day with a lovely warming sun and a slight chill in the air. We are lucky that only 20 minutes drive away we have a massive park and woodlands and it was a great place to take a stroll. There is a big lake and a restaurant around it and there are signs saying that wild Exmoor ponies graze in the area and not to feed them. Everyone we know has never seen them but to be fair it is a large area that they are in so they probably hide from people.

Paul and I went off the main track around the lake and into the pine forest. It smelt lovely and you were walking on a bed of pine needles. There was a gentle breeze and the trees swayed and there was a noise as if they were talking to one another, it was so quiet and peaceful.


Then just up ahead from us we saw the most amazing sight, one of the wild ponies rummaging around for the acorns that were littered all over the floor of the forest. I was just overcome with emotion as we were really quiet and it was happy to graze only 3 feet away from us. The colouring on it was really beautiful. We couldn't believe it didn't run away and we were careful not to make any quick movements as we didn't want to scare it.


We continued into the forest and saw interesting little things like this funny knotted branch on the floor amongst the leaves


And gorgeous trees with the leaves changing colour, this was my favourite



All in all we had a lovely 3 hour walk and as we stayed off the main tracks it was just so quite and relaxing and then we saw this........


I cannot believe how lucky we were, there was no one else around us and it felt like they had come out to see us. It is hard to believe that literally EVERYONE we know who has been to this park has not seen these gorgeous animals, it really was a magnificent sight to behold.

I hope you like my piccies and enjoyed your walk with me in such lovely scenery. I'm off to see what some of you have been up to and then get my cards made.

Byeeeeeeeee and thanks for visiting xxx 

18 comments:

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

The true spirit of autumn captured there me thinks. I find delivery companies a pain, especially in this day and age when clearly some good companies can give you day and an hour time slot.....

Karen said...

My eyes were drawn to that huge pile of papers in the corner!!! Wow you could have some fun with that. Enjoy WOYWW!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

A Leeds girl, eh?? I went to Uni there an age ago and when we were driving in towards the museum, couldn't get over how much has changed!! It's a great city, I had a ball there :)
Lovely pics of your walk - it's the best time of year to tramp around, isn't it? Nice to spot the ponies too, little moments like that are what life's all about, in my opinion!
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Kirsty.a said...

lOvely photos. you were privileged to see the ponies

MaggieC said...

Those are such lovely photos. You were lucky to see the Exmoor ponies, they are actually an endangered breed and almost died out completely in wartime. They are very tough and can live outside all year round in the worst conditions, and there are groups around the country which get moved round to control the undergrowth.

Katie said...

Wow, you are so lucky to have seen those ponies so close! Thank you so much for sharing those fabulous photos!

Sunshine Girl said...

Love that mushroom house! Sutton Park is fabulous isnt it - I used to live in Sutton when I was growing up but now am in Solihull so havent been for years - shame really as its not really that far is it! Have a great day.

mamapez5 said...

Lovely pictures from your walk Mandy. How lucky to see the ponies.
I like the paper you have ready to use on your desk, so hope the card turns out well. Kate x

Marjo said...

OMG Mandy...how lucky to be one of the few to see the ponies! Love the gorgeous project on your desk Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics.

xoxo Marjo..haha I am now ready for a nap...not sure but this could be my 2nd visit today..lmbo

Crafting Time said...

I just love that toadstool house, its fantastic!
Have a lovely crafty week ahead.
Nina x
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Shoshi said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog about my new Etsy shop. So far nobody's bought anything but I live in hope!! I love your gorgeous photos - nothing like a day out, is there! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #85

Neil said...

Great looking creative space this week. Hope the rest of the week is creative and fun for you. Looks like a wonderful walk. Thanks for visiting and yes I use blu tak to stopper my 3d glaze, and some of my glues, works a treat!

Linda said...

Oh Mandy This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I think you did see something quite magnificent and magical at that. What a blessing you had.
Hugs,
Linda

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing you peaceful walk in the forest. That was really exciting seeing those horses.

Caro said...

Wonderful photos of those gorgeous ponies! Love the look of your desk too, all that gorgeous stash waiting to be used. Thanks for sharing.

Shoshi said...

Hi Mandy, me again! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog! I hadn't thought of it like that - that my mum is proud enough of my art to send it out to other people!! As for cameras, mine is 1/2 way to being an SLR - it's Panasonic Lumix with an 18x zoom and it's an awesome camera. There are loads of different settings on it, but I just use the "intelligent auto" and it does an amazing job for me. I always tweak the photos in my editing software to get them as good as possible. I so enjoy my photography and it's very much part of my other art too, as I record everything I make. If my dear hubby hadn't lent me his camera while mine was away being repaired, I'd have been lost - I dont' know what I'd have done!! Glad you liked my little butterfly! Hope he's sheltering somewhere safe today as it's beein pouring with rain. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #84

Julia Dunnit said...

Wonderful Mandy, what a treat. Amazing what a good scattering of acorns can do to a shy pony! How marvellous, so glad you njoyed your experience.

Electra said...

Lovely holiday treasures on your desk and thanks for sharing the photos! Happy late WOYWWED!