Wednesday, 25 September 2013


Wednesday and not long to the weekend and a visit to Happy Stampers but for now I'm here to show you whats on my desk?table this week. For the 'why' and 'how' I'll direct to our leader Julia who will guide you towards the workdesks of the world.
On mine - yes I'm at our caravan again following a brief trip back home - I've started on Christmas cards - at last - you can see the first one which I'm allowing to dry just to test how the stickles dry.
  Sorry about the glare from my mat, I'm using a TH Christmas tree and an almanac stamp I got from a NOZ visit while in France.
I can't show the Birthday cards that I've made under the stamps as I know that both recipients occasionally look at my blog - another day maybe.
Just a quick look at the view - misty and mysterious!
Can you see what's happened to the big conifer in next door's garden - it's been hacked along with my Buddleia. Our warden has obviously been out and about with his hedge trimmer!!
Fortunately Mr Robin still likes to sit atop it singing his heart out!
So, that's about it for today - we are off back home before the weekend - can't miss Happy Stampers - if you are going I'd love to meet up! I'll probably be lurking around the Paper Artsy stand!! 
Thanks for looking, Chris


Neet said...

Stunning views - how lovely to get away like you do. Hopefully see you at Port Sunny.
Hugs, Neet xx 11

Artyjen said...

Beautiful view...but oh heck! Christmas cards? How am I to fit in those as well as wedding invites!!! LOL
xoxo Sioux

ike said...

What gorgeous views and I am glad to see your little Robin sitting there :-) I thought I heard one in my garden here in Greece last year but I didn't actually see it :-(
Have a great time at HS :-D


IKE in Greece # 75 xxx

Kate Hadfield said...

Oh what a beautiful view and I love the little robin singing away! You are very organised making a start on Christmas cards already - I am envious!!

Kate WOYWW #85

famfa said...

Lovely view, shame they cut down your bushes. Lovely to see a proper Robin! I do miss the little robins
Famfa 3

Annie said...

Hi. So lovely to see a little robin singing in your part of the world. Ours was shouting very loudly this morning and I could then hear another answering him. I guess they are sorting out their territories for the winter.
A x # 50

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a lovely post, Chris! Have fun on the Paper Artsy stand! Temptation thy name is Leandra! I was at Ally Pally at the weekend and doesn't my bank balance show it! The view from your window is lovely and that little robin - bless him - still singing his heart out. Your Christmas trees look as they're going to be lovely. I really must start cards soon! Eeek - how will I fit everything in??? Have a great weekend! Julie Ann xx #35

Karen Busby said...

Your blog is lovely. I have had a great time reading everything! You have such a lovely view from your window too. Thanks for letting us snoop.

Scrapping Life (Karen) no. 82

Peg Robinson said...

Lovely views. I hope you have a fun weekend. I will be watching for those Christmas cards. Peg R #99

glitterandglue said...

The robin is obviously appreciating the fact that you are making a real start on Christmas!! Not sure when mine will get done this year - but done they must get!!
Enjoy Port Sunlight - trust you meet loads of friends.
Margaret #61

StampinCarol said...

I do miss robins as they don't come to the southwest United States. Must be too hot for them. Your view is fabulous! Great stuff on your desk. Yep, time to start on Christmas cards! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #87

Anne said...

Lovely view very envious. Christmas cards sigh so much to do. Your cards look as though they will be very pretty. Love seeing robins. Have fun at Happy Stampers - not going. Thanks fpr visiting me. Anne x # 56

Sharon Madson said...

Thanks for sharing your view, and your robin. My room is in the basement with no windows! Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy WOYWW!
# 16

Nan G said...

Lovely view, though that was quite a hack job on the shrubbery. Didn't seem to bother Mr Robin. :) From this angle the tree card looks beautiful. Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #7

Gillian Pearce said...

Thanks for the visit to #73 Chris. What stunning view. Not sure I'd get much done if I had that to look at. There would be much staring into space!

Donna Wheat said...

lovely views, you've reminded me I must start my Christmas cards, thanks for sharing, Donna #54

Karen Busby said...

Just popped in to say I've answered you on my blog...don't know if you'll automatically see that or not?! Best wishes x

House of Bears said...

Never mind the desk, just look at that wonderful view, ŵe're not sure we would achieve any crafting, we'd be too busy gazing into the landscape. :)

Carole said...

One misty moisty morning...when cloudy was the weather...I chanced to stopped by your desk...but was distracted by the glitter. Silly me...such a lovely view. I'm sorry to be late. but I don't think it you? Carole #99

Shaz Brooks said...

Love the Christmas car, still haven't got started- despite being determined not to leave it till the last minute after I got caught out last year. Oh well, I tried. Have a great week, sorry I'm running late this week, Hugs, Shaz #27 xx

April Story said...

What a beautiful view. I hope you're enjoying your time away. And you are so far ahead of the game making your Christmas cards already. :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. April #21