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Monday, 30 December 2019


This clump of daffodils is on the winter walk at Anglesey Abbey near us. Usually, these are the first to appear. One year, they were in full flower in November!

We went there yesterday and were quite surprised to see that this one (the first) was only just coming out.


Earlier I saw a message supposedly commenting on an old post. Clearly the person had never ever read the post and this was blatant advertising. The message has been deleted as soon as I was aware. The same will always be deleted, so go play with your Christmas toys instead child.

Monday, 23 December 2019

"Our" Windmill

Well, it is not ours, although our elder granddaughter thinks the land around it is part of our garden. When we say, "play in our front garden" she makes a beeline to the windmill! Not many can overlook a lovely windmill whilst eating breakfast!

This is the windmill this morning in bright, winter, sunshine. Next year it is 200 years old. The hedge at the bottom of the photo is in our garden.

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Christmas Bikes

Our local bike club decided to meet up near "our" windmill. We don't own it, but as it is right outside our house we class it as "ours". All the riders were in Christmas clothes although I was not sure about Santa arriving in a car. Perhaps his reindeer were having a day off or on strike.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019


This BBC TV show has become an institution on dark autumn and winter evenings. It has now ended.
According to the internet we are now at the point when evenings get no darker, although it gets darker in the mornings for a few more weeks yet.

It is funny how we just adapt. In the summer we have light evenings until at least 10pm. At the moment it is dark before 4pm! We really see the difference by the end of January. I like the seasons.

Friday, 22 November 2019

Warhorse On Stage

Yesterday we went with the village theatre group to Wembley to see Warhorse on the stage.

Many years ago we saw Warhorse on stage and I was appalled by the dreadful Devon accents and the appalling, so called, Devon village. The stage production was  really good and far better than the film. This time, I just pretended the village was in Wiltshire!

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Barclays Bank and Post Office cash withdrawals

Apparently in the UK, Barclays Bank has had a change of heart and decided, after all, to continue to allow people to get cash from their local post office.

Unless I am mistaken Barclays usually makes billions each year in profits.  Our local branch of Barclays closed over a year ago and getting cash from the Post Office has been a real help.

We know about one disabled lady who would have to walk twice as far for cash if the Post Office stopped its link with Barclays. I suspect Barclays go lots of complaints.

Barclays - you must have been stupid!!