Saturday, December 24, 2022

Christmas Eve Walk

Nice wander down to the River Weaver via the Hartford bridge. Archie hadn't been that way for a while. He thinks he might have gone with Jack and the dog some years ago. Very sunny but quite chilly but not as chilly as last week. Ten on to the antique emporiums of Blakemere. A bit crowded but we managed to avoid most poeple. Hazel bought a couple of small things inc. a 1910 postcard of a man with a glowing red nose. His family standing around it warming their hands!

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Marbury Country Park

Nice wander round Marbury this afternoon with Hazel and Archie whi is home for a few days. Went to get the Xmas tree and some plants from the garden centre and then a slow walk round the lake and the bird hide - spotting robins , blackbirds and twitchers! 22nd Dec. 2022.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Craiyon (Dalle 2)

Artificial Xmas trees, artificial decorations and now artificial intelligence made snowmen!

Thursday, December 15, 2022

The Big Freeze Goes On!

Some photos from this morning and some from yesterday sorting our a dusty box of old stamps that Hazel found in a cupboard or under the bed or somewhere? It was like opening a creaky tomb ! Not quite a set of alphabet stamps and a full set of numbers. The rainbows were from today - shining through the back window and tinkling the glass danglers.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Snow Snow Quick Quick Snow!

Unusual to have so much snow in Cheshire where it mostly melts as soon as it falls or gets dumped on Wales or the Peak District. We went ot for a crunchy walk around the block to celebrate the winter wonderland. Amazing how it transforms even the most dreary suburban landscape! Its all melting now ofcourse and will be horrible grey slush tomorrow I expect. Such is life!

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Marsden and West Yorkshire

Just a few snaps from our trip to Yorkshire on Monday and Tuesday. Stayed at our old chum Dave's place in Marsden. Brrrr! It wasa bit nippy. Nice wals around the town at night to see the Xmas lights and even a quich drink in the Railway Arms. Also a quick jaunt to Glossop on the way and around the charity shops. Got a stack of DVD's including Solaris, Confidential Report (Mr. Arkadin), Planet of the Apes (Tim Burton) etc. Also a trip to Slaithwaite to get some lovely vege pasties for our lunch. Although the natives were very hostile for some reason - nearly got run over in Aldo car park by some grumpy bloke going too fast and got a fist waved at me from a window as I briefly stepped into his garden to avoud a large crane lifting girders by the canal bakery! Ah the great Northern sense of humour!