Thursday, 22 April 2010

April 8th 2010

The beautiful Carding Mill Valley hidden amongst
the Shropshire Hills.
A great day out - the children loved playing in the stream
and we enjoyed the fantastic scenery.
This was the last day of our holiday - it was time to
think about the journey home.

April 7th 2010

Visiting the Acton Scott Farm with my "great" nieces and nephew today.
A farm where the clock is turned back 100 years and we could see what life was like in Victorian times.
(The BBC series Victorian Farm was filmed here.)

Thursday, 15 April 2010

April 6th 2010

Ambling around the lovely old town of Watchet in
Somerset we came across this 18th century footbridge
which crosses the River Washford - just beautiful!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

April 5th 2010

A walk through the Valley of the Rocks with the gorse in
flower and wild goats roaming the rocky hillsides.

April 4th 2010

A beautiful day, a drive along the north Devon coast
and a photo stop at Combe Martin.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

April 3rd 2010

Congestion on Exmoor's narrow roads.
Not our usual type of traffic jam!

April 2nd 2010

Memories of days gone by - riding on the steam trains
of the West Somerset Railway.

April 1st 2010

Off to the wilds of Exmoor for a few days holiday.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

March 26th 2010

An outing with the Ladies who Lunch. A visit to the old market town of Framlingham, some nice views of the castle and a great lunch!

March 25th 2010

Julie and Julia.
I thoroughly enjoyed this DVD. Based on two true stories and covering two of my favourite topics - cooking and blogging!
Just the thing to watch sitting by the fire on a chilly, rainy afternoon.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

March 24th 2010

Into town for a shopping trip and time to grab a quick
cup of coffee.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

March 23rd 2010

Aboriginal artwork - all the way from Byron Bay!

March 22nd 2010

Beautiful Australian bookmarks for my collection.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

March 21st 2010

The Traveller Returns.
After 4 wonderful months travelling along the east coast of Australia my daughter is home - but how long for ...........

March 19th 2010

Hurray - the first Spring flowers in the garden!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

March 16th 2010

Beautiful (but noisy) geese feeding near the reservoir.

March 15th 2010

Walking down by the reservoir yesterday.

March 14th 2010

I knew the blue sky was still there........

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

March 9th 2010

The latest additions to my bookmark collection.
I just couldn't resist these - I love the fashions of the 1920s.

March 8th 2010

Thorpeness beach looking towards Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

March 7th 2010

The weather has been beautiful this week - bright and clear but still cold.
Today we've been watching the swans and ducks on Thorpeness Mere.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

February 27th 2010

Deserted beach huts on a cold February day. Come the
summer and they become a hive of activity!!

Friday, 26 February 2010

February 26th 2010

A break in the clouds after days of grey, damp and miserable weather.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

February 21st 2010

Spring is just around the corner and I couldn't resist these daffodils in the supermarket. (Grown in the UK too!)

February 20th 2010

A very mundane week with not many photo
opportunities until today!
Caught this beautiful sunset reflection in one of the
Melton Riverside Ponds.

Friday, 19 February 2010

February 15th 2010

The latest postcard from my daugher thoroughly enjoying
herself on Safari on Fraser Island, Australia.
Am I envious ..............

Monday, 15 February 2010

February 14th 2010

Cold and grey - the North Sea in winter.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

February 13th 2010

The slow cooker is becoming one of best friends. Lamb Abruzzi (lamb and cherry tomatoes). Into the cooker by 10am and ready at 7pm. Mmmmm!!

February 12th 2010

A busy weekend ahead so online grocery shopping comes in handy.

February 11th 2010

Some of the lovely old Tudor buildings in Bildeston, Suffolk.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

February 10th 2010

Here it comes again! But not a lot this time!!

February 9th 2010

A girlie day out at the craft market and bookshops in Aldeburgh. Then a bracing walk along the beach followed by a long lazy lunch and a glass of wine.
Oh the joys of retirement!!

February 8th 2010

Another pub sign I rather like. This time The Peacock Inn at Chelsworth.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

February 7th 2010

This wonderful old house stands by the water splash in Kersey. It is very overgrown and almost derelict. The engraved stone in the uppermost arch says River House - 1490 ....... If only walls could talk!!

February 6th 2010

The Water Splash at Kersey.
A drive out through some of the pretty Suffolk villages on
a grey and dismal day brought us to Kersey.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

February 5th 2010

My February reading!! More slow cooker recipes, (the crockpot and I are becoming very good friends!!) and a book to help me sort out the rockery in our garden. A book from America - Cherries in Winter - a true story of a family coping with hard times and Paw Tracks in the Moonlight - a cat story set in Northumberland. (I just had to buy it I couldn't resist the cover!!)

February 4th 2010

Felixstowe Town.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

February 3rd 2010

Sunrise over the A14 on our way to Felixstowe.

February 2nd 2010

The Electric Palace - Harwich.
One of the earliest purpose built cinemas still operating in the UK - first opened in 1911. I would love to see inside!!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

February 1st 2010

A glorious sunset from the weekend. I love the way the
trees are silhouetted against the sky.

January 31st 2010

Another view from the cliff tops at Dunwich Heath,
over the reedbeds.

January 30th 2010

A beautiful day - cold, crisp and clear. Just right for a
bracing walk along the cliffs at Dunwich Heath.

Friday, 29 January 2010

January 29th 2010

Postcrossing is going well. I have now sent 19 cards and received 19 from many different countries all over the world. I received this one from the USA this morning. Niagara Falls - a painting by B. Hess - I think it's rather lovely.

January 28th 2010

Sunset - it was lovely to see the sun again today after
what seems like weeks of grey skies!!

January 27th 2010

Boats on the River Stour at Manningtree.

January 26th 2010

A shopping trip to Felixstowe and inbetween purchases a
glimpse of the sea.
Another cold wet day with the east wind blowing!!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

January 25th 2010

Spring is on it's way.
I couldn't resist these gorgeous polyanthus at the
Garden Centre today!!

Sunday, 24 January 2010

January 24th 2010

The latest additions to my bookmark collection.
Britain's Commandos, Hereford Cathedral, Cheddar Gorge,
Southampton FC, Eurotunnel Exhibition, and
Canterbury Cathedral plus the Russian submarine - Foxtrot.

January 23rd 2010

Cake making without the baking! This Tiffen (made in
the fridge!) was very easy and very yummy!!

Friday, 22 January 2010

January 22nd 2010

The War Memorial Garden, Woodbridge
on a cold and rainy day.