Monday, 31 August 2009

August 31st 2009

The last day of August - could it be the last day of summer? Another beautiful sunny day and still lots of colour in the garden.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

August 30th 2009

Walking on Dunwich Heath this afternoon. The gorse is still flowering but unfortunately we're just a few days to late to see the heather at its best.

August 29th 2009

The River Deben at Melton.

Friday, 28 August 2009

August 28th 2009

After days of wonderfully sunny weather the rain arrived this evening. And after the rain this beautiful rainbow.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

August 27th 2009

Oops!! A hole has appeared in the dining room ceiling. The plasterer is coming next week so we've spent today trying to empty the room! But where do you put all the stuff??

August 26th 2009

Researching my family history is one of my biggest interests. Having a wide range of archives online now is a real blessing and has enabled me to find out so much more.

August 25th 2009

Shopping in town with my daughter followed by lunch.

August 24th 2009

A sad photo today. Our local pub called time for the last time on Saturday evening. It will be a big miss for all of us. I will miss lunch with my friends and fish & chips on a Friday (they did a marvellous take away service), my husband and son will miss meeting their friends on Friday evenings and my daughter's lost her holiday job! Remembering some good times.

August 23rd 2009

This afternoon we visited the Mechanical Music Museum at Cotton. An Aladdin's cave of musical memorabilia. We listened to fairground organs, barrel organs, pianolas and musical boxes. Later we were entertained by a marvellous rendition on the mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ. A really enjoyable afternoon.

August 22nd 2009

It had been a lovely sunny day but at 5pm the rain clouds were gathering.

August 21st 2009

Raspberry Bakewell Cake. A baking day with my daughter. A new recipe for us from BBC Good Food. Absolutely delicious!!

August 20th 2009

Ladies Who Lunch!!
Lunch with a friend at Long Melford.

August 19th 2009

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh and the Henry Moore sculptures.

August 18th 2009

Nectarines are in the shops at the moment. One of my favourite fruits.

August 17th 2009

These charming tiger lilies are flowering in the garden this week. Wonderful colours and beautiful markings.

August 16th 2009

Gloriously hot and sunny. Just right for a walk along the promenade at Felixstowe.

August 15th 2009

Steam on the East Suffolk Line. Oliver Cromwell - 70013 visited East Anglia today. I caught this photo at Westerfield station. A beautiful and majestic sight and one that evokes many memories of times gone by.

August 14th 2009

Market day in Ipswich.

August 13th 2009

A hot and sunny day with a blue, blue sky and then the cloud came bubbling up. I love the cloud formation in the photo.

August 12th 2009

More bookmarks for my collection.

August 11th 2009

My daughter ordered this beautiful top online but when it arrived it was a little to big. To return it was rather expensive and involved a lot of hassle. Fifteen minutes with a needle and cotton and it fits perfectly!!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

August 10th 2009

My new book. I haven't started it yet but I understand one of the stories is set in Boscastle, Cornwall - one of my favourite places.

August 9th 2009

D & A's wedding today. The bride made and decorated this beautiful cake. Each little figure represents a member of the family or friend. A really super and memorable cake. All good wishes for your life together D & A.

August 8th 2009

A special bottle of Apple Juice. I bought this little luxury in Sandringham a few weeks ago. Apple Juice pressed from apples from the Queen's Orchards. It was such a warm and balmy day today that we decided to treat ourselves and have it with lunch. Ice cold - it was delicious!!

August 7th 2009

A day to clear my desk of the piles of debris that it seems to attract!! A photo to remind me that it is possible and to hopefully keep it that way!!

August 6th 2009

The harvest begins in the fields at the top of the road.

August 5th 2009

A walk along the cliff top at Old Felixstowe. I love the super colours of these beach huts.

August 4th 2009

The River Deben at Woodbridge.

August 3rd 2009

Sir Bobby Robson died last week. He was an Ipswich Town FC legend. Great memories. Rest in peace, Bobby.

August 2nd 2009

A flat tyre!! Glad we made it home before it needed changing!!

August 1st 2009

Slaughden Quay at Aldeburgh. Another lovely day and a beautiful sky.

July 31st 2009

Another beautiful sunny day. Just right for a drive out into the Suffolk countryside and lunch at this lovely pub.

July 30th 2009

The hanging baskets in the garden are flowering well this year. This red petunia really glows in the early morning sun.

July 29th 2009

The barley in the fields is nearly ready for harvesting.

July 28th 2009

A painted lady butterfly visits the buddleia in the garden. The first one I've seen this year.

July 27th 2009

My latest book. A charming story about a group of people on the island of Guernsey after the Occupation in 1946 and their newly formed friendship with an author. The story is told in the form of letters between London and Guernsey.
Fascinating - I didn't want to put it down!

July 26th 2009

I have always liked the paintings by L S Lowry and it was lovely to see the originals in the gallery. There are so many details in each picture and it was good to be able to take time to appreciate each one.

July 25th 2009

My long awaited trip to Manchester and the Salford Quays. Here was my chance to visit the Lowry Centre - something I've wanted to do for ages and I wasn't disappointed.

July 24th 2009

A busy weekend ahead. Online shopping saves a trip to the store.

July 23rd 2009

Storm clouds gathering.

July 22nd 2009

New additions to my bookmark collection.

July 21st 2009

Another evening in with a DVD. This is a good story with a funny side and a sad side. We really enjoyed it.

July 20th 2009

Cooking with my daughter. A new recipe - Summer Spanish Paella with prawns and chorizo. Yummy!!

July 19th 2009

Boats on the River Waveney at Beccles.

July 18th 2009

Home again and the Agapanthus has flowered while I've been away. Not as many blooms this year but I still love them.

July 17th 2009

Our hotel in Old Hunstanton. We've had a super 4 days - time to make the journey home!

July 16th 2009

Brancaster Staithe on a wet and windy day.

July 15th 2009

A visit to Sandringham and a drive through the woods.

July 14th 2009

The lavender fields of Norfolk are at their best at the moment. The perfume as you pass by is wonderful - definitely time to open the car windows! We couldn't pass by without stopping at the Lavender Shop and Restaurant. A cup of tea and a lavender scone are not to be missed.

July 13th 2009

Time for a few days away in Hunstanton, North Norfolk. (Sunny Hunny) The weather was glorious and I couldn't resist a photo of this beautiful sky.