Saturday, 21 November 2015

Day 325 - November 21st

Last night we had some wintry weather - hail. This morning, there was snow but not enough to stick around and it had gone by the time I woke up. Later the sun came out and whilst it was still bitterly cold it was dry enough to take Millie for a quick walk over the fields.

It was a walk of discoveries.

We crossed the foot bridge to find a large tree fallen across the footpath. We all had to climb over the tree to get past.

Later we found an animal skull. We wondered if it was from a fox.

Day 324 - November 20th

Today we picked Christopher up from the station. It was good to see him as it's the first time he's been home since he returned to University in September. Skype is all well and good but it's not the same as seeing someone face to face.

Day 323 - November 19th

After the windy weather, we are now forecast snow at the weekend! We will see whether it materialises.

Day 322 - November 18th

Further evidence this morning of the windy weather we've had the last few nights. A large Almond Tree in the High Road had been blown over.

Day 321 - November 17th

It's been very windy here the last couple of nights as a result of Storm Barney battering the country, and the berries I photographed on the Rowan Tree last month are now scattered all over the ground beneath the tree.

Day 320 - November 16th

Some teeny tiny Aubretia flowers are still bravely flowering.

Day 319 - November 15th

Lara was away with the school on Bonfire Night but tonight we braved the cold and wind to light some sparklers we had saved for her return.

Day 318 - November 14th

Lara has a music exam soon. To remind her to practice she's drawn up a 'Drum Practice Sheet' which is ticked every time she has a practice session. 

Day 317 - November 13th

A loan Pink in the garden soaking up the brief late Autumn sunshine.

Day 316 - November 12th

The Polyanthus in Mum & Dad's garden were looking a little battered this afternoon after a soaking.

Day 315 - November 11th

I can't remember still picking tomatoes from the greenhouse this late in the year, but the plants are still producing tomatoes albeit smaller than during their peak.

Day 314 - November 10th

Now that the nights roll in earlier, evening walks with Millie can be a dark affair. Walking past the church which is illuminated at night casts some much needed light on the footpath.

Day 313 - November 9th

Something has been eating my pansies! 

One particular tub has not fared very well and the majority of the flowers have huge bites in them. Not only do the plants now have to put up with the drop in temperature but they also have to put up with an insect or other critter nibbling them.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Day 312 - November 8th

Today was Remembrance Sunday and Lara and I went to the village service of remembrance. 

Lara was chosen to lay the poppy wreath at the war memorial on behalf of her guide company.

Day 311 - November 7th

Today whilst taking some photos of a couple of rather large mushrooms seen in the fields, I was photobombed by an equally interested Millie!

Day 310 - November 6th

Earlier this week when placing an online grocery order with Tesco I spent some time looking through there 'seasonal' (i.e. Christmas) section.

As a result, in our order this week we received .......

Dessert Pizza - A delicious sugar infused base topped with a rich decadent chocolate sauce, milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and finished off with a delightful brownie crumble.

Tesco Finest Hand Cooked Crisps with Brie and Cranberry flavour.

Tesco Finest Hand Cooked Pigs in Blankets Crisps - British Bacon and Sausage Flavour Crisps

Day 309 - November 5th

No fireworks for us this year on Guy Fawkes Night. Instead, we chose to stay in side in the warmth of the house and Tux was happy to do the same.

Day 308 - November 4th

Today has been wet, misty and pretty dismal. The once dry, crunchy autumn leaves are now wet and slippy when you walk on them

Day 307 - November 3rd

I was up bright and early this morning to get Lara to school ready for a residential trip to the Peak District. She will be spending the rest of the week Abseiling, Climbing, Caving, Canoeing, Weaseling, exploring the High Rope Course, Orienteering, etc..

Day 306 - November 2nd

On Halloween we put a carved pumpkin outside the front of the house to show that we were happy for 'Trick or Treaters' to call on us. The pumpkin is still outside and this evening a tiny snail was busy enjoying some of the pumpkin flesh for his supper.

Day 305 - November 1st

On returning home from our holiday yesterday, several bags were dumped in the spare room waiting to be unpacked and their contents put away. Tux decided that one of the bags made a good hidey-hole!

Day 304 - October 31st (Halloween)

We returned home from Norfolk today in time for Lara to go Halloween 'Trick or Treating' with her friends. It was a last minute decision to go, so a makeshift bat-type costume was made with bat mask and cape/wings. A good time was had by all.