29 Jan 2009

Garden Visitors

There was an article on the radio a few days ago about the sudden drop in numbers of Longtailed Tits from British gardens this winter due to the cold spell we have had. Just snapped this earlier this afternoon as a family of six tucked into some fat high peanuts. What a noisy bunch they were, perhaps they were screaming for a refill.

28 Jan 2009

Newchurch in Pendle

Had a walk around Pendle and Newchurch looking at property for a friend but was both shocked and dismayed to find the Lamb Inn is no longer a pub but has been tranfsormed into a B&B (yes its been a while since we have been here). How on earth can you have a village without a village pub. Still it was one of the first sunny days this year so I spent the time well and managed to get some pictures of the village church. I wonder if thats going to shut soon as well.

6 Jan 2009

Christmas In London

We left for London from the station on Christmas Eve and after changing at Leeds found ourselves in the City just over two hours later. The trip was made all the better by some lovely Christmas sandwiches and a bottle of Bucks Fizz and Wine we had taken to start celebrating with. We quickly checked in to the hotel in Covent Garden, changed for dinner and then set off for the Albert Hall.
Here we had a Christmas Eve dinner in the newer restaurant "Coda" which I don't think was here last time we came for the Proms, then we ate in the "Elgar". The food was quite delicious and before we knew it, it was time to go into the Hall for the Christmas Carol evening. This was great fun and an absolutely beautiful way to start off the Christmas celebrations.

The following day was Christmas Day of course so we set off for Trafalgar square and joined in with a London Walks group based around the life and times of Samuel Pepys. The guide was both entertaining and informative and we fully enjoyed this interesting couple of hours (to be cont)

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