Thursday, October 27, 2022

Old Warrington Road Woods

Nice walk through the Autumnal woods down the Old Warrington Road. Very mild fro the time of year - I had to take my jumper and scarf off! There wasa sign that said "Walk This Way" which we had fun with. Very leafy and colourful - all yellows and browns. A few dog walkers but not terribly busy. We are lucky to have such lovely walks close at hand.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Blakemere Woods and Antiques

Nice wander around Blakemere Woods and the Antique centres this morning. Lots of fungal growths of various shapes, sizes, colours. Some like tiny parasols, others like dirty bagels, and others like aliens from another planet! Non of them edible probably - anyway we didnt take any home to try! I got a postcard of Westcliff seafront from the 60's ? for a quid. Last of the big spenders! Hazel bought some naughty seaside postcards and one to send to a friend of our sons who collects postcards of people sleeping or dead? One is never sure. Hazel also bought some flowerpots - old crusty ones with strange markings on.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Walk To River Weaver at Hartford

Nice walk along both banks of the river to the locks and the geese congregating. Bright blinding sunshine - blue sky. Geese going crazy - honking away. Suddenly a group of them take off fromthe water and fly honking down stream. A few joggers and dog walkers but pretty quiet mostly.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Walking In Marbury Park

This mornings walk around the garden centre and lake at Marbury. 12th October 2022.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Archie's 30th Birthday

Lovely to see Archie and Meriel for his 30th birthday. We had some nice food over the weekend including fish and chips from the Codfather we ate at Granma's house. Theye went off to Manchester on Sunday to pick Meriel''s work up from the Bankley Gallery Open. We went to the indoor boot sale but it was a quid to get in ( have I already said this?) so Hazel refused to enter. We went round the charity shops instead although not many are open on a Sunday! In the evening we had a lasagne I made and more cake. We watched a bit of Inherent Vice on Blu-ray but nobody was in the mood for such a complicated plot and 60's slang ridden dialogue so we watched an episode of Ghosts instead .

Saturday, October 08, 2022

Pre Birthday Cake

Good to see old chums Tony and Pene Eve on Friday for some lunch and birthday cake that Hazel made. The explosive candle is always good fun! It's not Archie's 30th until Monday but the cake needs eating up or we'll be stuck with it all next week.

Friday, October 07, 2022

Archie and Meriel Visit

More yummy birthday cake with Archie Leigh-Jones and guests - Tony and Pene. Explosive candle! Elephant puppet was from a charity shop in West Yorkshire some years ago.

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Carey Park

This mornings wander down to the River Weaver. Our favourite bench had some hair hanging in a tree nearby. Not sure if it was a wig or whatnot? Went round the shops. Got some whiteout and new pens. Nothing from charity shops.

Sunday, October 02, 2022

Antique Fair

Yesterdays wander round the antiques and collectables at the Cheshire Showground - the last of the year sadly. Not as busy as previous fairs. A bit pricey so we didn't buy anything not even some chips! We took sandwiches along and some hot chocolate in a flask but were finished by 11.30am so went home for some lunch. Some unexpected visitors so had to make some soup. Luckily had time to cut up some root veg and boil it up in a large saucepan. Delicious with sour dough toast although I do say so myself!