Saturday, September 16, 2023

Walk To Old Warrington Road.

After some shopping in town we went for a wander round the woods down the Old Warrington Road behind the council tip. Lots of sweaty bedraggled runners were returning from a circuit via Carey Park. Also lots of dog walkers. We spotted some slugs and some blue flowers. Pointed at some berries and leaves falling. Autumnal nip in the air.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Community Orchard and Swans

Nice afternoon with Tony and Pene who came over for lunch and then a walk to the fishing ponds and community orchard. Got some apples and tasted some raspberries. Bumped into a girl feeding the family od swans nearby. She said they had been rescued and she was feeding them twice a day with floating pellets. Apparently they were being bullied by other swans at the flashes nearby. They transported them one at a time in dog crates. Seemed like quite a job. They seemed happy enough in their new abode. We noticed them the other day but they hid in the reeds so didnt get too close. We thought it unusual for swans to be there with signets. Then back home for pudding.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Griffiths Park

Pleasant cooler walk to Griffiths Park this morning. Bumped into Richard and Sparky from over the road. Then to Co-op to get a few bits including reduced tea bags. Feeling a slightly more humid now. Phew!

Thursday, September 07, 2023

September Comes Around Again!

Very warm and muggy today. Traffic chaos due to sinkhole on the bypass - a colapsed drain. All the big lorries going via Lostock which makes life difficult if you are travelling thet way. And we did today. Went to town first to drop off some stuff at the charity shop - old records and DVD's. Hazel went off to do some shopping and I went round the charity shops to collect more CD's and toys to fill up the spaces left - not that there is much space! Still, it's for charity. They win either way. Then to Lostock to help Audrey with some flowerpopts that needed a claen and have a chat to Granma who is very deaf so looked baffled at me waffling on most of the time. Phew it's hot!

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Walk To The Orchard

Sunny walk this morning to the community orchard so Hazel could pick some apples for crumbles and sauce etc. She might give some to Audrey who enjoyed the apple sauce with pork the other day. Sat on bench to watch a goods train rumble passed on the embankment nearby. It's a very quite line - just for transporting salt and other minerals to the factory in Crewe or maybe Middlewich. Then a cicuit round the fishing pond that is quickly filling with invasive weeds which is a shame. Not much fishing going on if that keeps up! Spotted a flappy moth on the path. Rescued it and put in nearby tree so it doesn't get trodden on. The cornfield is doing well - up to an elephants eye or maybe its tail. Hazel hid herself in it for a photo. She's bonkers - probably why we get on so well after all these years.

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Boot Sale - Moss Farm

A few bargains from the boot sale over at Moss farm today. The weather wasa bit cloudy but no rain. Hazel got all these. I found nothing. Bob did the painting "Peeking Duck". He gave it to Hazel but she insisted on buying it - ok 50p he said. She also bought some old tins and a mysterious compact with "paddy" on the front. It has an unusual mechanism inside that pushed powder out in small ammounts through slits in a revolving doodad. She also got a solar light bulb, a lamp and several other object darts.

New Summer Outfit

Had to laugh at this photo of Hazel ducking behind the flowery thing that butterflies love so much. The name escapes me for the moment. This is a walk we did yesterday around Lostock after delivering groceries and other stuffs to Hazel's Mom and Sister.

Friday, August 11, 2023


Nice week in Guernsey staying with old friends Stella and Brian. Two weddings and a birthday to celebrate. Spoiled rotten. Ate too much - drank too much. Weather wasn't that great to sart with but soon warmed up. Lovely days out at the beach for fish and chips - watching the sunset over Cobo Bay. A guided tour round Victor Hugo's massive house full of quirky decorations. The folk museum and the cobbled streets of St. Peter Port. So many nice memories.