Wednesday, 30 September 2009

September 30th 2009

The last day of September has been grey, overcast and dreary so here's a photo of Felixstowe promenade taken a few days ago to remind me of the beautiful summer we've had this year.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

September 29th 2009

Another beautiful Suffolk evening.

Monday, 28 September 2009

September 28th 2009

It was one of those lovely warm evenings last night when we came out of the theatre so we took the opportunity to stroll along the promenade to see these beautiful illuminations.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

September 27th 2009

To the Spa Pavilion at Felixstowe to see An Early Evening with Pam Ayres. This very funny lady had us laughing till our sides ached with her humorous poetry and comic reflections on life. A super evening.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

September 26th 2009

The clematis trailing over the fence in our garden has been beautiful this year. I love watching the flowers slowly turn into Old Mans Beard.

Friday, 25 September 2009

September 25th 2009

Two books I collected from the library today. I fell in love with the pictures Delwyn used in her blog - a hazy moon - the Pollen Path (29.08.09) - that I wanted to see more of the artist's work - John William Waterhouse. The other book A Single Swallow follows the epic journey the writer made following the swallows migration from South Africa to South Wales. Can't wait to start reading both these books this weekend.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

September 24th 2009

One more photo from yesterday. I couldn't resist snapping these beautiful lights inside the theatre. The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, is one of London's oldest theatres dating back to 1663 although the current building was opened in 1812. It has been tastefully refurbished and is a pleasure to visit.

September 23rd 2009

A family day out in London to celebrate Granma's 85th birthday. We saw a superb performance of the musical Oliver with Omid Djalili as Fagin and followed this with dinner at one of our favourite restaurants in Covent Garden. A lovely day.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

September 22nd 2009

I discovered this poor old tree on one of my walks over Broomhill. Apparently it's been clinging on to life like this for a long time. My husband says he remembers playing in amongst the roots when he was a boy and that must be at least 50 years ago!!

Monday, 21 September 2009

September 21st 2009

I just love the colour and shape of these beautiful flowers which my sister has trailing over an archway in her garden. No one could tell me the name yesterday - if anyone reading this can help please add a comment.

September 20th 2009

A family get together in Kent meant journeys on the M25. The Dartford Bridge is a notorious place for traffic jams but today the traffic was flowing smoothly. It was lovely to see all the family - good food - good wine - good company!!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

September 19th 2009

A beautiful autumnal afternoon - just right for a walk over Broomhill.

Friday, 18 September 2009

September 18th 2009

A beautiful sunset - I love the subtle pink and grey clouds.

September 17th 2009

Curled up on the sofa to watch a DVD this evening. I loved this film. The glass of wine was good too!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

September 16th 2009

A good day for enjoying the wind and waves at Felixstowe beach.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

September 15th 2009

A rainy day in Suffolk. I haven't kept a record but apart from the occasional shower I think this is the first rainy day for the past couple of months.

September 14th 2009

After the excitement of the last few days today was for catching up with myself - so here is another of my weekend photos. London's changing skyline. This building - the Swiss Re tower otherwise known as the Gherkin was opened in 2004. At 180 metres tall it is very imposing and even better when seen at night lit up.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

September 13th 2009

It was Grandad's 90th birthday today and we celebrated in style.
Happy Birthday Grandad!!

September 12th 2009

Another photo from Trafalgar Square, London - this time one of the four lions that sit at the base of Nelson's Column.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

September 11th 2009

K's Big Day. K's graduation from Goldsmiths College, University of London. One happy daughter and one very proud Mum and Dad. (I don't think she's too sure about the hat!!)

September 10th 2009

An evening walk through some of my favourite haunts in London prior to K's big day tomorrow. Trafalgar Square with Nelson's Column and the fountains is as lovely as ever. I can remember walking through here every evening on my way home from work - 40 years ago!! Not so many pigeons these days!!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

September 9th 2009

Under the pier on Felixstowe Beach.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

September 8th 2009

The River Deben at Felixstowe Ferry

Monday, 7 September 2009

September 7th 2009

These beautiful flowers are part of a bouquet I received at the weekend - on closer inspection they appear to be like little decorative cabbages on long stalks. They have no perfume but the gorgeous shades of green go well with the pink carnations and chrysanthemums. Really lovely.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

September 6th 2009

Another visit to the Mechanical Music Museum at Cotton. We so enjoyed our previous visit that we went again, this time taking my parents in law. Once again we all thoroughly enjoyed listening to music from the past - street organs, barrel organs, fairground organs, musical boxes and this wonderful dance hall organ from Belgium.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

September 5th 2009

A visit from my nephew and his family. A day full of fun and laughter. All the old toys came out of the loft and we had great fun with the Brio railway.

Friday, 4 September 2009

September 4th 2009

Bungay, Suffolk. The Priory ruins standing in the churchyard of St. Mary's Church, Bungay. The Priory was established in the late 12th. century. I just love this archway - oh the stories it could tell of people who have passed through over the years.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

September 3rd 2009

Felixstowe Docks on a windy afternoon.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

September 2nd 2009

Today my daughter finalised the arrangements for her gap year to Australia. I feel so excited for her - all the places she can visit, all the new things she can do and all the people she will meet. A wonderful opportunity.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

September 1st 2009

I have spent most of today wrapping and putting away part of my vast collection of thimbles prior to the decorators coming on Thursday. I do love them, they are all so different but oh they do harbour the dust!!