Puzzlewood Magical Forest — The Real Middle Earth

Puzzlewood is a unique and enchanting place, located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. There is more than a mile of meandering pathways through Puzzlewood and over 14 acres of ancient woodland. It has an atmosphere quite unlike any other wood. The magical forest is one of the most stunning in the world and it’s easy to see why it’s been used as a filming location for Merlin and Dr. Who. It is no wonder that JRR Tolkien is reputed to have taken his inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle Earth from Puzzlewood. 

In Puzzlewood you will find strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees. The geological features here are known locally as scowles. The scowles originated through the erosion of natural underground cave systems formed in limestone many millions of years ago. Uplift and erosion caused the cave system to become exposed at the surface. This was then exploited by Iron Age settlers through to Roman times for the extraction of iron ore.

Evidence of Roman occupation of the area is supported by the discovery of a hoard of over 3,000 Roman coins from the 3rd Century which were found in the scowles of Puzzlewood. Once the Romans left, nature reclaimed the old workings with moss and trees, to create the unique landscape. The historical use soon became forgotten, and the folklore of “Puzzlewood” began.

In the early 1800s, a local landowner laid down a mile of pathways which meandered through the trees and gulleys to open up this ancient forest originally for the amusement of his friends and children. In the early 1900s, Puzzlewood opened to the public. Since then it is has remained essentially unchanged with the same stunning pathways and bridges as in earlier times, but with the addition of a variety of animals and visitor facilities.

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'Wonder stories from Herodotus' retold by G.H. Boden and W. Barrington D'Almeida; and decorated with pictures by H. Granville Fell. Published 1900 by Harper & Brothers, London & New York.


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gigantor list of mori girl tutorials!



posting here because…. i don’t know where else to put it :P


dip-dye gradient tights via the-coveted

scrap fabric/ribbon/feather headbands via project wedding

shrinky dink leaves necklace via lil blue boo

wood block necklace via lil blue boo

recycled fused plastic belt via lil blue boo

acorn “mushroom” necklace/keychain/ornament via lil fish studios

tunturi hat via nico-tiro on craftster

 furry snow hat via nerdbomber6 on craftster

straw hat to boater hat via violet lebeaux

many socks to thigh highs via cutoutandkeep

Bags and Shoes

flower cutout purse via laurasaurus on craftster

lunch bag via etsy

old sweater to laptop case via etsy

backpack via thatsillygirl

camera bag vialianatempera on craftster


snowglobe shirt via lil blue boo

apron shirt via isaacs_dinosaur on craftster

old sweater to sweatervest (is sized for children, but the process is the same!) via little birdie secrets

easy long dress via cutoutandkeep

cool lightning recycled sweater dress via cutoutandkeep

recycled button-down shirt dresses, version 1, version 2, and version 3 via cutoutandkeep

long a-line skirt via princessnimblethimble on flickr

long wrap skirt via sew,mama,sew

vest via manicalmickey on threadbanger

pullover to cardigan via craftzine

Other.. things

recycled art journal via lil blue boo

ribbon drape chandelier via living with lindsay

boutique tassels via living with lindsay

lace earring holder via trey & lucy

well that was a lot of work. let me know if i missed something or you want to add something! enjoy

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I Feel You (Demo) | Martin L. Gore

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"It is in its concern with paranoia, with barbarism and with taboo that the vital effort of Gothic fiction resides; these are the aspects of the terrifying to which Gothic constantly, and hauntedly, returns."

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[a classical music mix]

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 
— Victor Hugo

i. 5th symphony - ludwig von beethoven; ii. prelude - edvard grieg; iii. eine kleine nachtmusik (k 525 allegro) - wolfgang amadeus mozart; iv. la primavera - antonio vivaldi; v. the blue danube waltz - johann strauss II; vi. waltz of the flowers - piotr ilich tchaikovsky; vii. 9th symphony (ode to joy) - ludwig von beethoven; viii. minuet in G major - johann sebastian bach; ix. requiem - wolfgang amadeus mozart; x. claire de lune - claude debussy; xi. für elise - ludwig van beethoven; xii. intermezzo (cavalleria rusticana) - pietro mascagni; xiii. ride of the walkyries - richard wagner; xiv. radetzky march - johann strauss I

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More Dark Mori looks from pandora-hydrangea-velours. Of course I love the color combinations.

Black & Burgundy Dark Mori par pandora-hydrangea-velours utilisant how to wear a robe bleue
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