Wednesday, 29 June 2016

WOYWW 369 ...with additional photos

I can't believe how quickly last week whizzed by - I didn't join in last week as I wasn't sure how I would be able to return visits…..Oh!What am I talking about? WOYWW of course, at the moment hosted by Lunch Lady Jan while Julia carries on up the road of recovery! 
I'm not sure whether this is allowed but I have two desks to show you…
Last week I was going to show you the beautiful little package I received from Michelle

My Anniversary ATC and the lovely little bits and pieces she included

I also had my Paper Artsy win choices to show you!

This week I have some treats from Woolfest(photos in the post before this one)

The stencils at the bottom only cost me £2 each and as you can see the Pink Pig sketchbooks were at a bargain price - I had been waiting for the shop at the Rheged centre to get the sizes I like back in stock! The rest of the treats were mainly fabrics for making brooches although …do you see the brayer?….free with a small round Gelliplate that also happened to be a very good price!

Yesterday I promised some photos that I took around the caravan..

The first night we spent there I looked out at around quarter to midnight to see this beautiful sky.
The next night was a little cloudy but still beautiful

While I was taking photos a Barn Owl flew past - I was so shocked, we had no idea that there was one around, so when I told the Warden's wife she was also excited!

These were taken at 4.00am - I had to get up - you know, call of nature, and when I looked out this looked so beautiful.
At around 6.00am it was like this looking down the road in the caravan park.
 I also promised some bird photos
 The Dunnock is a regular visitor
 The male Blackbird was on feeding duties for his two offspring - the nest was in our hedge and we had watched him on feeding duties for a few weeks - we think first for the female, then for the babies!  
The Robin tried to get the last out of the coconut!
 Baby Sparrow alone in the hedge...
 …found his brothers and sisters..and waited for food..
while the adults helped themselves.
We woke up to find the feeder in the middle of the lawn - we had heard crows in the tree outside our bedroom - we think they were the cheerleaders for the culprit who pulled this off!
As you can see - the old bird table was the worst for wear…we bought a new one!
 Oh Dear! I do hope you are still here…I do tend to ramble don't I?

Thanks for looking, Chris


Lisca Meijer said...

You ramble as long as you like! I love seeing all those beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.
Happy WOYWW,

Neet said...

I always enjoy reading your blog and look forward to your cinema reviews as well so keep 'e coming!
Particularly enjoyed the bird photos and most of all the little sparrows sitting in a line. I have never seen them doing that. We have an owl in or very close to our garden. I used to think it was a fox getting hold of something as the noise is terrible but then I was told it was the female screeching for a male partner. Wish she would hurry and get one it has gone on for years now but thankfully just now and again. She must be a fussy lady!
Hugs, Neet 7 xx

Christine said...

thanks for your visit earlier, we are all recovered now - thank goodness.
Loved your post and thank you for the photos of the Dunnock. I was certain that we had a pair in our garden but PJ said they were country birds. Your post confirmed I was right (I will send the bribes over later!!)
Have a good week
aka Bishopsmate #34

Twiglet said...

Ramble as much as you like Chris - I love this post! Birds are so special aren't they - I am always so thrilled at seeing something a bit different. A barn Owl would be a great spot!!! x Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

Your garden is superb, with or without midnight raids!! I am still using the notebook that you gave me at the WOYWW Crop, it gives me a deal of pleasure, so I hope you get the same pleasure working on more! As you can see, I'm a little more on the ball this week, such a pleasure to visit. X

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I enjoyed reading this lovely post today...the photos of the birds and the skies were really beautiful - thank you for sharing!
Hugs, LLJ xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Chris, what beautiful photos. The sky, the scenery and all your birds, All of them a joy to look at. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #6 xxx

Judys Lace Creations said...

Loved your post too. Ooh ah all those goodies to play with, and the lovely pics of your garden and birds.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.
Judy x

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the goodies you got, bought - have fun. Wonderful photos, too, the crows and magpies here often do 'take aways', too! Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Nice collection of goodies and I am sure we will be seeing your makes with them soon.

What amazing photographs today--wonderful birds and the glorious garden and view. Lucky you I say

Love Chrissie xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Well you certainly have been one lucky lady with all these goodies! Wonderful photos too! Can't wait to see what you will make with your wins!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You got an awesome PIF partner, and that Paper Artsy win was superb. I keep thinking if I should ever win at Craft Barn, it wouldn't be worth it for 10 pounds. That would just about cover postage to the US, so YOUR 50 pound win was really good.

LOVED the photos of the caravan and the sky scenes, too. You live in a gorgeous place. Do you tend the lawn and hedges, or is it included in your lot fee? Yep, I'm curious.

Shoshi said...

What a great collection of new stash, Chris, and what gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing. Thank you for your lovely comment and I'm so glad you like my little tootsies lol lol! I really enjoyed making that card! The post-cancer course is going very well and I feel very fortunate to be part of it.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #38

Diana Taylor said...

What a lovely blog post - I've loved seeing the beautiful wildlife and lovely scenery - it looks idyllic. That must have been quite an experience seeing a Barn Owl fly past, how lucky for you.
I love the Paper Artsy stash you won - that's a lovely stamp set, and I've not long received my Infusions - they are fun but I get them everywhere!
Hope you enjoy trying out all your new goodies, have a great week,
Diana #25

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fabulous goodies! Enjoy! The photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing dear Chris!
oxo Susi

Susanne said...

Wow, so many goodies flowing into your space. I enjoyed the snaps as well. Glad I popped by. Susanne #33

dmgarafalo said...

thanks for the great mini vacation. Looks like Christmas in June with all your gifts & purchases. blessing, donna #9

Kelly said...

Lovely photos! Those sky shots are so pretty. And I enjoyed the bird photos. I wish I could get close enough to mine to get those kind of shots. What kind of camera/ lens are you using? When my feeders hit the ground, squirrels are usually the culprits. I have a family of 3 plus 2 cousins (recently joined the escapades). Creative Blessings! Kelly 332

Divers and Sundry said...

Wonderful photos! I love the layers of cloud over that hill, and the birds! I love the birds :) I also like the flowering in that hedgerow. There are some things I miss about not having a yard, and a hedgerow is definitely one of them.

Helen said...

please keep rambling ! gorgeous photos - love the midnight skies, and the cute baby birds. Your crafty goodies and ats are just fab!

Lynn Holland said...

It's lovely to roam round your garden Chris, it was a break from the ironing haha
Lynn X 13

Zue said...

Thanks for the info about the magazine.
You certainly have wonderful views there.
Great to be able to watch the wildlife, it's often such a struggle for them.

butterfly said...

Lots of happy mail with your anniversary ATC and the winnings. And great photos from round the caravan. How lovely to (as the Czechs say) go into the nature.
Alison x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super crafty stash and beautiful photos! Sorry I'm late, not been so good, now dashing round and catching up! Take care Zo xx 29

Sandy said...

Beautiful photographs. It is always fun to have an Owl living near about - we had one last year that had her babies here. She might be back because at night we often hear her.
Sandy xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Chris. I thought I was a follower on your blog already but obviously not so joined now. It seems quite difficult to get followers or maybe it's just me lol! Gorgeous collection of photos and your prize from Paper Artsy is fantastic. Have a great weekend and happy belated woyww, Angela 15