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.

January 21st 2010

The old Water Pump outside the Shire Hall on Market Hill,

January 20th 2010

Ye Olde Bell and Steelyard - Woodbridge.
A 16th century inn in Woodbridge - a small Suffolk market town.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

January 19th 2010

I just couldn't stop reading this book today!! An absolutely fascinating story of a woman who finds herself in the rapid downward spiral of Alzheimer's Disease at the age of 50 years. A sad and very moving story - one of the best books I've read in recent years.

Monday, 18 January 2010

January 18th 2010

The setting sun over the River Deben looking towards

January 17th 2010

Bawdsey on the River Deben.

January 16th 2010

Roses - a lovely surprise from my husband to brighten
up a grey and rainy day.

Friday, 15 January 2010

January 15th 2010

Late afternoon - Felixstowe beach.

January 14th 2010

The snow is thawing and it's not too windy so time
for a walk along the prom!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

January 13th 2010

This gorgeous photo arrived from Australia this morning - my daughter visiting the Koala Sanctuary just outside Brisbane. He looks so cute - I just had to share it!!

January 12th 2010

The latest additions to my bookmark collection.
2 from Switzerland and 1 from Australia.
The little koala at the top is furry - made from kangeroo leather.

January 11th 2010

Another wintery scene from snowy Christchurch Park, Ipswich.
I wish the snow would go now!! Getting tired of it! It's not so pretty or much fun anymore!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

January 10th 2010

Ipswich's snowy skyline.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

January 9th 2010

And another snowy picture taken near Ipswich!

Friday, 8 January 2010

January 8th 2010

The Wilderness Pond, Christchurch Park, Ipswich on an icy cold day.

January 7th 2010

The latest books to join my "to read pile." Three from the library, one I had for Christmas and the top two are books I can't believe I've found again! I first read them back in the 1960s and have never forgotten either. Browsing on Amazon one day I found both in the used section - slightly more expensive this time around but no matter - worth it just to read them again!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

January 6th 2010

Here is comes again! Snow, snow and more snow!!

January 5th 2010

The first meal from my new Crockpot! Slow cooking is new
to me but I can see it becoming a firm favourite.

January 4th 2010

All the Christmas tree decorations taken down and carefully
stowed away ready for next year.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

January 3rd 2010

A trip to the craft market at Snape Maltings and a beautiful sunset.

January 2nd 2010

A cold bite to the wind today so we opted for the easy
way - instead of walking we took the car for a drive
around Tunstall Forest!!

Saturday, 2 January 2010

January 1st 2010

New Years Day
A little more snow overnight.

Friday, 1 January 2010

December 31st 2009

New Years Eve.
I love this time of the year - looking back at all the good and not so good times of the old year and looking forward to everything the new year offers.
Lots of plans and possibilities, lots of friends and family to catch up with, and lots of new things to see and do.
Happy New Year Everyone!

December 30th 2009

Postcrossing - Taking part in the postcard exchange is really taking off. I have now sent 13 cards and received 10. I received this one from China this morning - The Forbidden City, Beijing in winter. I think it's rather lovely.

December 29th 2009

A day of surprises! While spending the afternoon with one sister and her family my other sister made a surprise visit. Great to see them both at the same time!
Thanks for the beautiful flowers Sylv.

December 28th 2009

Holiday brochures.
Where shall we go in 2010 and what shall we do??

December 27th 2009

Chocolate biscuits - some of our favourites.
I expect too many of these will be eaten over the next few days!!
Back to healthy eating in January!!