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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Starter Homes

In the upcoming UK elections I am a floating voter still to make my mind up.

I was not impressed that the National Audit Office (an independent think tank) has said, according to the BBC, that not one of the 200000 starter homes promised by the current government had been built!! Promises!


Old Cottage

Yesterday we did a walk around part of our village. This cottage was extended a few years ago. The extension is so good it is hard to tell what is old and what is new. I think it dates from the early 1800s, but I don't know.

Monday, 4 November 2019

Ely Riverside

It seems ages since I posted to this blog. At the weekend we did a delightful walk at Ely. The River Ouse runs through it and Ely looks good even when the weather is dull!

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Yet More Houses

We moved to this village in 1975 when the population was just over 4000. It is now over 6000. 

Wherever there is a gap more houses get built. These cater for the well healed and rarely for ordinary workers. For example, the space in the photo has recently been built on. At one time it was a pub carpark.

Friday, 20 September 2019

Autumn Crocus

Earlier, we came across this lone autumn crocus in the village. It demanded a quick photo, which I took with my phone.

My first photo with the smart phone was over-exposed, so I went back again with the "real" camera.  This is better and captures the colours.

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Roses, Catalona

Although we were only there earlier this week, our holiday seems an age ago! Roses, where we stayed, was a delightful place.

It seems SE Spain has had some bad floods. Luckily the weather was very good for us, as the photo shows.

So we don't forget when we get senile, I have made a blog. See

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

No Litter

One thing that has impressed us in Catalonia is the lack of litter. If any is dropped it is picked up. Unlike the UK they seem to have civic pride.