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Wednesday, July 31

WOYWW 217 - Still sunny and humid...


But here's my desk as of Tuesday. It was actually too hot to sit in the sun, and the pages of my art journal were blinding, even though they're off-white!

If you enlarge the photo, you'll see a housefly on the bottom right... No idea where they're coming from, but they're pesky and all over the house! We have all windows and doors closed, but still they come...

You can also see the Lionheart magazine I'm offering as a Giveaway :)

I've put a button on my right sidebar, or you can scroll down to the post underneath, or just click on the link above on the word Giveaway. Do leave a comment - just a 'Yes, please' is enough - and I'll put your name in the hat, so matter where in the world you are :)

Looking forward to visiting more desks than I managed last week, so I'm off to the Stamping Ground...

Till next week, when it'll be August
 - eek!!
xxx




36 comments:

Nikki said...

Your pet fly is so cute I have a swatter with his name on it lol
I've never seen that magazine before so I'd love a peak inside hugs Nikki I'm posted Here

Sandy said...

Lol at Nikki with the swatter maybe we can all gang up and bring all our swatters for you.. Pretty desk you have there with your lovely windows..
Happy WOYWW
Sandy :)

Kimberly Hogan said...

I'll grab my swatter and we'll have us a fly swatting party. I think flies are annoying critters. Though we are having a wasp problem, so I'd rather have the fly. I also left you another comment about your giveaway. Have a great week. (((HUGS)))
Kimmie
http://happyhomeschoolroom.blogspot.com/2013/07/woyww-217.html

Jan Ltc said...

Wow thanks for sharing your Fabulous WOYWW xx Jan (15)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Flies - who needs them?! The stupid things get in and no matter how hard you try to show them the door/window they never want to get out!!! I think we are in for a cooler day where I am so hope that glare has died down on your journal pages and that the fly has departed. I left a comment on the mag! have a good woyww! Julie Ann xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

PS I am now #12! Linky returned! Julie Ann x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Flies have a way of sneaking in when you enter the house. And they breed like, well, um, flies!

I am really impressed by your giveaway. Nice not to have to walk through hoops for a chance to win this beauty.

It's hot as anything here, too. Even the rain didn't cool things much. And humidity is beyond comfortable, too. Hope you get a reprieve soon.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OOPS. I got so used to NOT leaving a number, I forgot I'm now #2.

Danie May said...

Definitely looks like there is lots of sunshine coming into your workspace today. Your desk is very tidy and I bet in cooler weather this is a great place to be! Enjoy your week and Happy WOYWW! Danie #25

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Claire - it's raining here today so I'm catching up on a bit of crafting. It's lovely to see the sun but a bit frustrating when it stops you doing what you want to do. Have a good week. MMx #42

Lunch Lady Jan said...

We have followed the sun on our journeys this past week so yesterday was the first rain I've seen for a while...and it was bliss! But we were so lucky to enjoy all the warm weather...I mean, no rain! In Wales! In the summertime! Yeehaw!!
Thanks for dropping by already!
Hugs, LLJ 20 xx

Twiglet said...

Hi Claire - love the photos on your earlier post! x Jo

Lynda Norton said...

Happy to join with the swatter party above, darn flies - I have bead curtains up and I watch the little blighters fly under it.

off to enter your giveaway before I continue on with desks.

Lynda #59

glitterandglue said...

Huge sigh - what a lovely neat desk. Mine just seems to get messy as soon as I turn my back on it!!!
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week.
Margaret #9

Tuire Flemming said...

Lovely desk - love those windows, too! Today it's a bit clowdy here, but warm - and humid... and yes, flies!
Hugs from Finland!
Tuire #27

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Claire
thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a message for WOYWW. OMG I love your window...it looks gorgeous. We have a fly problem here too...hate the marsh flies to death! Oh I have never seen that magazine either so I shall suss out your link :)
hugs
Annette In Oz #4

Anne said...

Hi there such a lovely neat desk. Happy WOYWW Anne x #24

scrappystickyinkymess said...

OMG! I try very hard not to be the Ugly American and rag on my adopted country, but honestly, ever heard of SCREENS? And do not pipe up and say net curtains work to keep out flies, they do NOT. Seriously, it is the ONE THING about living in the UK that drives me MAD every summer. I HATE FLIES. Phew - got that off my chest :)

On a lighter, brighter note, I love that mag cover drawing. The mag sounds nifty and while I don't usually enter giveaways I may have to do this one!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (17)

artatag said...

Yeah houseflies can be quite bothering. I had that problem once - the cat tucked away a dead mouse! Well at least one fly found it, and we had a great amount of flies in the house....
Your desk looks so nice an clean, very different to mine :-)
Cheers
Gabriele 37

confessionsofaninkoholic said...

What a lovely tidy desk.....with a bonus fly :)

Have a great week!

Dawn #94

Neet said...

Not sunny in the NW of England but still quite warm. Just rainy - probably because of all the hills surrounding us.
Do you think the flies may have laid eggs and they are hatching? Just a thought but no idea how you would cope with that.
Just read your bio - you are an inspiration to us all.

Hugs, Neet 19 xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I sympathise with the fly issues we are having the same here. Don't remind me that August is almost upon us! How can this be?! Thanks for stopping by today xx

john-w said...

Yeah! I know what you mean about flies! No sense of direction when you show them the open door!!!!!! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment,

kind regards,
john-w #23

GrĂ¡inne said...

This looks so peaceful and quiet ... wish my place would look like this. Absilutely great! I's very humid here too ... :-/ Suzanne
#60

mamapez5 said...

I'd love to sit in the window like that to work, but I am easily distracted, plus the sun would always be too bright for me. Fortunately we have fly screens on all the windows, but a few rogue bugs still make it inside! Kate x #18

Julia Dunnit said...

Tidy, and a big pool of sun...that makes you blind and a it 'glowing'....prob Ive only discovered at my late afternoon desk, but I love it!!

Robin Panzer Art said...

I've heard that if you tack a baggy full of water with a couple of copper pennies in it the flies won't come past it into your home. My friend swears by it! Happy WOYWW! Thanks for a sharing a peek into your studio space, I love seeing what everyone is up to! ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33 (#132 whoa…I was late to the party today!)

voodoo vixen said...

So wonderful to read about the lovely summer you lot back in the UK are enjoying, make the most of it. Urgh to flies, hate them... they will find a way in no matter what you do... Annette #1 for the first time in 4 years!

Alpha Shanahan said...

hello claire,
i have not re-joined the woyww yet, but i just wish to let you know that i have decided to stick to my original blog - alphashanahan.blogspot I am sorry for the confusion. i hope you visit again!

sara j said...

Is it wrong to say i love your windows? We don't see that type of window in Alaska much (probably not at all come to think of it...) and they are so romantic and beautiful....Bummer about the house flies...good luck with them! Thanks for visiting the Fun Room. Have a great week!
Sara

Annie said...

I'm a bit late visiting this week....I had a really manic day yesterday with my sewing. Thought I'd call in before today became the same!
What a lovely desk to work at.
Hugs,
A x # 3

Andrea said...

belated woyww wishes and thanks for visiting and your comment. what great spot you have there by the window and I know what you mean re flies ...good luck !.. Im sure they have there own special entrances ! have fab weekend and week ahead
Andrea #32

fairy thoughts said...

every house needs a pet fly. no matter how annoying I cannot bring myself to kill them I have to let them out the window..... unless it is in the kitchen .. then I show no mercy.... splat
janet #14

Roberta B said...

Hello. Well Im Roberta aka Bert #122. And Im new and very slow at this. I seem to get lost in all the goodies in every one sites.. just wanted to say thank you for sharing and letting me peak. Have a lovely day. Bert

Lisa-Jane said...

Darn flies! I have no idea why they exist, they have no purpose other than to annoy the pants off of people trying to sleep or concentrate! Love the red haired lady in your magazine
picture. #30

Queen Lightwell said...

Your windows are lovely! Too bad it was too hot to sit in front of them. :) I'm running terribly late but I still wanted to return your visit and tell you thanks for stopping by my desk already and leaving me a sweet comment. :) Deeyll