Monday, 13 November 2017

Week thirty nine, nine months in.


Two pictures for the price of one, because I so love my new (to me) car, and she now looks extra smart with her new number plates on.


An outing with GT to look forward to later this month


A hug in a box from my dear friend A . . .


. . . and another one from my dear friend K.


Weren't they cute? The dark one and the fair one taken some 30 years ago (although the fair one looks quite ginger here!).


A tudor ship, which is attached to the wall above the staircase, by GT and his friend Thomas when they were in year 2 - approx 20 years ago.


woof woof, with lichen.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Week thirty eight


A beautiful day for a walk around the lake


I love these socks, I've had them for years, but sadly they have just worn through one of the toes and are no longer comfortable


Still flowering in my garden, the first week in November.


Also still flowering


Dandelion, beautiful


I've bought these lovely shoes for GO and EG's wedding next year


Early on a misty and frosty morning crossing Salisbury Plain

Thursday, 2 November 2017

November five on the fifth, the wedding shoe edition

. . .  a few days early because I'm going away again this weekend.

Sandie hosts this meme, you can visit her blog itchifingers here.

GO and EG are getting married next year, I'm so looking forward to their wedding - I bought my dress a while ago and have been looking for some shoes to go with it. I found these online and ordered them. They came the other day, I love them so much I simply had to share.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Week thirty seven


I loved the look of this pub that I walked past when I was in Bristol recently


Travelled from Bristol to Chippenham on the Great Western Railway


I've lived in Andover for almost nine months, and I've only just noticed this circle of mosaics in the Market Square. Here is one depicting the Roman roads that I wrote about recently.


Half term week I had a week off from my child-minding job, and treated myself to an al fresco lunch, a portion of chips, and ate them sitting in the quiet of the old church yard, only yards from the main ring road and the shopping centre but non-the-less very peaceful.


GD1, my eldest granddaughter, came to stay for a couple of days. I left it too late to buy some fairy dust, but managed to pick these up instead, fluorescent wands.


Come on, Nanny Joy, lets go for a walk around the lake


GD2 posing in her witch hat with Nanny Joy's black boots completing the outfit.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt

Back in the summer, I thought I would take part in this. I took the first few easy photos, saved them, and then went off and did lots of other things instead. So the list was never completed.
It's probably too late now to join the linky, but here are those few that I found.

No 4 zigzag

from a notebook cover

No 10 something yellow

The border in my mum's back garden

No 16 a baby

GD5 when she was only 4 months old

No 19 a foot

GD5's 4 month old foot

No 20 something found underground

It says it's underground, but from where I'm standing it looks very much above ground!!

Well that's my lot. I understand from Eileen that there is to be a Winter Scavenger Hunt, so watch this space.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Week thirty six


While ex-hurricane Ophelia made her way towards Andover she picked up rather a lot of Saharan sand and decided to drop some of it on my lovely clean car


When ex-hurricane Ophelia actually arrived it was a bit breezy, as you can see by the inclination of the newish bushes at the front of my house.


My newest mug, looking very much like GD1


The old (only two and a half years!) hob that was fitted as new when the house was built has blown up, and a new one has been fitted - hope it lasts a bit longer!


My future daughter-in-law has this family tree on her bedroom wall, there are also a couple of names on there that I recognise from my long-ago past, small world.


Another beautiful spot in Wiltshire where it's nice to break a journey for a few moments of quiet contemplation.


A floating garden barge on the River Avon at Bristol.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Week thirty five


I absolutely love this spot, it is my very own chill-out space.


Say hello to Natalya, the latest addition to the household.


I went with EG to a wedding fair and to have a look at the place she and GO have booked for their wedding and reception, it was a fabulous place, with loads of interesting oddities, this iron horse being one of them.


Isn't this room just gorgeous?


Thank you Maisie, you've served me well. Still the family workhorse - no green pastures for you.


This, just as I parked up outside DO and JP's house.


Having lunch with the lovely Japanese members of my family - my eldest son, his wife, their two children and his mother-in-law.


 Yum, yum.