Monday, March 26, 2012
This is Lucy my youngest grandchild, she's just 3 years old and is over from South Africa with her sister and Mum and Dad for a short visit to attend a conference. Yesterday afternoon Steve brought the girls over and we went to Longshaw to enjoy the sunshine. Sadly Hannah wasn't feeling well so she stayed at her Mum's while we were gallivanting.
The visit was arranged at fairly short notice so Grandad missed the first week as he is still in the West Indies and I shall miss the second week as I'm off to Ireland on Saturday morning to meet up with my American friend and her family! I shall be back just in time to say 'Goodbye' to them but they'll be here again in July so not long to wait. This will probably be my last post until I get back from Ireland as Steve & Co will be over twice more this week and I have to somehow get all DH's washing and ironing done when he gets back on Wednesday before packing my own case. I'm just hoping this weather will last through next week!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Today is the Spring Equinox and to celebrate B Baggins and I went for a walk with his friend Bertie and my friend P. This is a walk I haven't done before, it crosses farmland and there are ancient hedgerows and ancient woodland along the way. It's a much more sheltered environment than Blackamoor. We saw a lot of pussy willow and it looked lovely in the sunlight. Some of the photos that follow will be clearer if clicked on to enlarge them.
of wild flowers to see and of course the warm sunshine and blue skies helped too. We walked about 5 miles altogether and I could have taken lots more photos but I try to restrain myself when I'm walking with other people:)
Saturday, March 17, 2012
One of the earliest wildflowers to bloom is coltsfoot, it grows in damp places by streams and hedgerows and the leaves and flowers have been used to treat coughs and asthma since ancient times. None of the leaves in the photo have anything to do with the coltsfoot flowers though.
Fanshawegate Hall If you click on the link there is a post about this lovely old building. We walked past the duck pond.....
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Today would have been my Dad's 100th birthday so I thought I'd do a little post to remember him.He was born on March 4th 1912 the second of nine children. Sadly I have no photos at all of him as a child or young man, this one taken on his wedding day in 1938 is the earliest one that exists as far as I know. He was 28 years old here. The little boy peeping out from the back is my Uncle John, Dad's younger brother and the bridesmaid on the right is Aunty Winnie one of his sisters. All the photos will enlarge if you click on them.