Sunday, June 02, 2024

Walk To Orchard And Fishing Ponds

This mornings wander round the fishing ponds in the sunshine hoping to see some baby coots but none to be seen. Just the two adult coots ( or are they moorhens?) Lots of bees in the blackberry blossom which was good to see. The distant bells of the church near Vickerway park clearly audible when the breeze was in the right direction. We sat in the orchard looking at vapour trails and tiny aircraft 7 miles up wondering where they were off to.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Blakemere Boot Sale

This mornings bargain hunt around the drizzly fields of Blakemere. I didn't find anything but Hazel bought some perfume, candles, mesh bags and some measuring jugs.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Griffiths Park and Co-op.

This mornings walk to the local park to see the buttercups and dogs. Sat on our favourite bench - but not for long as it was breezy on that hill. Then to the Co-op to get some fizzy water and cheaper tea bags. Home again for some doodling and what nots.

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Alsager and Sandbach

Lovely sunny day over at Sandbach to look round the market ad the shops. Got some oatcakes and pikelets. Hazel found yet another book about quilt making. Then to Alsager to have al fresco lunch with old chums Tone and Pene. Tony struggled with the sun shade but eventually it was up and flapping about in the breeze. Yummy quiche with baby asparagus from their allotment. Delicious rhubarb crumble for pudding with ice cream. Walked off some of the calories afterwards down the Salt Line - a former railway line.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Marsden Again

Nice but exhausting couple of days in West Yorkshire - sorting more Dave stuff and dismantling lots of Billy bookcases. Taking more books downstairs etc. Had time to have celebratory fish and chips courtesy of Dave's meal fund. Also looking out for the infamous Cuckoo Parade but we saw little sign of it. Also took Tanya along to the folk club. They allowed us to sit outside the sacred circle and listen for 30 minutes with a G&T ( Tanya had a lime and soda) . Nice bunch of folks. Hazel took some petals from Dave's garden to float in the river where Mo and his ashes were scattered ( 1st anniversary of his funeral.) Nice to be home again to rest our weary bones.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Arley Hall and Cheshire Showground

After 45 mins queuing up to go into the antique fair at the Cheshire Showground in Tabley we decided it was all too stressful and crowded so we drove to the exit and went looking for Pickmere only to find another line of cars. Apparently the fields were so waterlogged they were collectiong money at the gate so thats why it took so long. Normally we have to wait 5 mins after we have park in a field with a tent. Anyhoo- we turned down some wiggly lanes and ended up at Arley Hall that Hazel has been before but I had not. A long walk from the car park to the house. Once there we discovered it was very expensive to go in £24 for both of us and £3 car parking fee. So we enjoyed our little walk looking at the old buildings and the pheasants wandering about and went to see Hazel's Mom and sister who needed a few jobs doing.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Marbury Woods

Lovely walk in Marbury woods this morning in the sunshine. Bluebells looking good - should be even better next week. Blossom was good too. Hazel full of the joys of Spring! Lots of mad dogs and englishmen out in the early morning sun! Went a bit snap happy with the camera!