Wednesday, 26 December 2012

WOYWW 26th December 2012

This is my work desk this morning... and it really hasn't changed much for quite a while!  On the desk are a couple of Christmas presents that require tweaking... yep, I know it was yesterday but I ran of steam!!
On the floor next to my desk is this... and it drives me insane but I can't find a spot to put any of it so it sits there... making me feel bad!!
and I had to add this one... I have my 25 year old son home... which is lovely as we haven't had a Christmas together since 2007!! This is his zone... remotes, chocolates, biscuits... yep, he is happy!!
Chris and I spent our first Christmas apart this year, he is in Brisbane enjoying 28 degree C and I am here at home in Scotland.  As soon as I have tidied Christmas away for this year I will begin packing for Australia.  Just the thought of it gives me heeby jeebies... but pack I will!!
It was such a lovely morning yesterday that Christopher and I went out for a drive with camera in hand, we took the little back roads at the back of the village we live in and reaquainted ourselves with the beautiful countryside.
I love the fields with the tractor tracks...
The bare trees along the edge of the roads..
Little ponds with lush grass...
and the little ruined barns...
and the white horse on Mormond Hill, the only carved white horse in Scotland.  It always makes me smile as I am originally from the south of England and there are white chalk carvings all over the southern counties and I move up here and on my doorstep is.... yep, a white horse.  This one is not chalk but local white quartz and has been here since the mid 1800s.

Don't forget to go over to Julia's for the complete list of desk displayers!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all a fabulous New Year!


  1. Happy Christmas! Love the scenic photos, and your son's nest sounds just like mines. He's home from Scotland for the holidays and ism very happy. Have a great one!

    MA (14)

  2. Looks like he is set for the holiday then with all his chocolate.. Good luck with your post in Australia..
    Happy new crafting year for 2013..
    Sandy :)

  3. How nice for you and your baby boy...strange without Chris though...plent to look forward to though...ahem, even if it requires some packing! At least you'll be getting away from the stuff on the floor!'re breaking into Aus at a good time, they seem well into paper crafting by now!!

  4. Oooh dont you live in a lovely part of the world - enjoy your trip to Australia. Hope you have a lovely New Year too. Sunshine Girl no.13

  5. Wonderful pictures, hope you are looking forward to the New Year. Happy WOYWW!
    Glenda #21

  6. Happy Holidays Annette.

    Wishing you all the best with the packing but at least you will have some warm weather to look forward to.

    All the very best for 2013.

    Toni xx

  7. Is it a short trip to Ozz or a move? Hard to celebrate when family is all over the place, but at least you had your son home!

  8. I'd forgotten it was Wednesday til I switched the computer on but of course I wouldn't miss out our fun for all the world even if life is pretty manic at ours today :-)
    I've done the early prep that I can do for the party later[quiche, icing of buns, cooking of mini sausages etc] so there is just the last minute bits to go in the oven now. Now enjoying a quick bit of blog hopping and a coffee :-)
    I've really enjoyed sharing all your wonderful pics today.
    Here's hoping 2013 brings good health and much happiness for all :-)
    Biggest hugs,
    Annie x

  9. Season's greetings and thank you for sharing your pictures - what a beautiful part of the world you live in! XX Keren

  10. I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one who ran about of steam! You'd think we would be prepared for Christmas, as it comes on the same day every year, but somehow it never quite works out like that! Glad you've had quality time with your son. Here's to a great time in Australia.

    Rachel, #26

  11. ooh, you never seem to sit still for a moment...always on the move (be it holidays or another move)....I get tired even thinking about it!!!

    Happy Christmas WOYWW

    Kyla #31

  12. Your photos are amazing! Happy Boxing Day and Happy Wednesday, too.:o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@34)

  13. Busy looking desk, and what wonderful pictures from your walk! I can see it will be hard to leave all that beauty, but hope you have a wonderful time in Australia... Continuing good wishes for the festive season, and happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  14. Nice to see you have some company over Christmas in the nest! Likes his home comforts!
    Have a great trip to Oz. You are always on the move!!

  15. How lovely your son was with you if you were without Chris. The photos look lovely - it has been very wet down south so lovely to see a bit of sun today! There wasn't any yesterday... Good luck with your next packing mission! Helen, 40

  16. How nice for you to have your son home for Christmas, great pictures, love the stone quartz horse carving, that's awesome! Waving hi from the rainy, but wishing it was snowing hills of North Carolina for the last WOYWW of 2012!!

  17. Thanks for visiting me today, have a great new year BJ#15

  18. Love to see pictures of the country sides from far away places. Have a wonderful time in Austrailia
    Krisha #48

  19. You've had good weather up there! All we've had is rain and more rain! Glad to see your lad has got his priorities right, mine too, lol
    And I didn't know there is a white horse in Scotland....I'm surrounded by them here in Wiltshire. You learn something new every day!
    sending best wishes for an amazing 2013 :)
    LLJ 16 xxxx

  20. Your son looks like he is mega comfy lol. Lots on your desk, bet you can't wait to get back to it. I loved your quirky ginger bread men fantastic. Hope all goes well in Australia, how long will you be there? Happy Woyww :-) Kerry x

  21. I am envious of your having your son home. I have only seen my son 1x on the holidays in the past ten years due to his military commitments etc. Next year will be different if I have to feed DH beans (heaven knows I won't give up the crafty goodies!) 7 days a week to send money to the kids to come home. I love the awesome pictures. Hope you are having a great holiday week and Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my desk at this busy time of year but like you I couldn't miss the last WOYWW of the year! Vickie #4

  22. Lovely pics! Thanks for sharing. Have a good trip and enjoy your time in the 'Land down under' ! Happy New Year! Nan 44

  23. I can not believe you have to pack again! No use trying to find space for those things then. Love the pics of the country side.
    Enjoy having Christopher home.
    Happy WOYWW and may the New Year bring you lots of happiness, good health and blessings (and no more moving for a while )
    Tertia #6

  24. How wonderful that you had your son home after all those years, especially with Christopher away. I loved your beautiful photo tour of your countryside, thank you for sharing!

    I'm still making my way around WOYWW. Wishing you good luck and good times in Australia and all the best in the new year!! Darnell #53

  25. Christmas with your son how wonderful and after such a long time. I do hope you enjoy your journey to my country I would love to catch up but Brisbane is a bit far to travel for coffee, about 1800ks so hopefully you can forgive me. Your country looks beautiful and that rustic building a sight for the camera thats for sure.

    Belated Christmas Greetings and Happy New Year

    Eliza #63

  26. fabulous pictures and your crafty space is a bit like mine (same as last week!) only I couldn't take the picture coz of no batteries! so hence the Sprout! Hubby has at last thrown him out! aw...shame!
    (I hate them!)


    Happy late woyww

  27. Great post - lovely that your son is home for the holidays but not so good that your DH is away. I was scrolling through the photos thinking the countryside was familiar but it wasn't until I spotted Mormond Hill that I knew for definite why! I lived close to the hill for 11 years and well remember the collection of masts on the top. My son still lives in the area. It's a small world, indeed!

    Anyway, really popping in, albeit late, to wish you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Elizabeth x #30

  28. I was so happy to see someone else with stuff all over the floor! I do that all the time, and am still struggling with where to put what in my new, but much smaller craft room. Thanks for the beautiful photos as well. Happy New Year.


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