Monday, January 31, 2022

Sunday, January 30, 2022


Sunny walk in the woods behind the miniature railways at Blakemere and a rummage inthe antique emporiums. Hazel bought me a stack of old 50's DIY mags to cut up for collage. Some great covers - bright colours. Some great adverts inside too. Could not resist for only 80p each. Peepeltree was closing down and having a sale so Hazel bought some cheapo smelly cones - for the cone sniffer. The fun fair was very quiet except for the horrible disco music. Home for mushroom pate on toast.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Conk Conk Path

Sunny walk this mornig to the post office and then down the conk conk path to the park - past the diggers and the kestrel pole sculpture. Sat on the bench made of old railway sleepers to enjoy the sky and the dogs chasing balls below. A nice South African stopped for a quick chat. Popped in the Co-op for some bits and bobs whilst it was relatively quiet.

Monday, January 24, 2022

River Dane Walk

This mornings walk up the road to the fishing onds and the River Dane. The community garden was getting some attention from some volunteers - making an "edible hedge". The ponds were lively with coots, ducks and seagulls having a good old squawk. 24th Jan. 2022.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Daily Doodles

More pages from my sketchbook. Try to do a daily doodle for the FB group of the same name.

Sunday, January 16, 2022


Nice trip out to Nantwich this morning. Hazel wanted to see the quilts at the Quilters Fair in the Civic Hall. In the meantime I went round a few of the shops that were open on a Sunday and took a few photos of the wonky buildings and the wonky church. No bargains - only some wholemeal baps from the bakers.

Saturday, January 01, 2022

River Dane New Years Day Walk

Nice to get out for a walk this fine sunny and mild day. The first of the new year. Hopefully an improvement on the last which was by and large pretty dire. Walking and enjoying nature has been a boon in these tough times. We are lucky to have these places within walking distance. We always feel refreshed in mind and spirit just looking at trees, flowing water and hearing the chirp of birds.

Happy New Year!

A quiet New Year's Eve away from the revellers. Hazel in her illuminated summer house listening to Radio 4 and me indoors watching David Byrne's "Utopia" that Archie bought me on DVD. I watched Jools "Hootenanny" upto midnight but by that time I was dozing off and wincing at Lulu murdering yet another favourite song! Lots of fireworks all evening - like being at the battle of the Somme! Glad to eventually get to bed at 12-15. Let's hope 2022 is an improvement upon 2021 which was mostly pretty crap.