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Posted: 03/01/2016 at 18:45
Lovely news Verdun - will that make you a GUV ? (Grt Uncle V). My girls had a GAM and a GUB, names that stuck for years

Had a good (if somewhat soggy) day with family ... Got a bit of sunshine in time for the obligatory woofer walk this afternoon. Amazed to see camellias blooming down there on the south coast.

Hope all goes well for Mr Yvie tomorrow

Morning has broken

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 08:45



Posted: 03/01/2016 at 08:42

Morning all

Sounds like your bug has developed into a full blown cold Lizzie - take care

Watched Sherlock last night Lily, and loved it - think it helps if you know there is going to be some time jumping - gets you prepared for it.  

Frank - I did know it was the Canadian Garrison - there is a memorial avenue of maples planted along the A3 for about a mile, which goes the most glorious colours in autumn.  We have been known to make a detour just to drive through them.  Glad you have happy memories from round here - i will think of you next time I cycle past Frensham Pond Hotel !!!

My Dad's birthday today, so another trip to the New Forest for a celebratory lunch .......then that's my season for celebrating completed for another year ......but I think you will agree i have eeked it out rather well

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 23:07

Can't take credit for this photo - but it shows the biggest of the "reverse mountains" - the Devil's Punchbowl.  You start at the top where the photo is taken, then go to the bottom then out the other side!  Keeps the lungs active


Camera Corner

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 22:55

Fairy - there are paths through and round.  A few small hills around too but mostly down if you see what I mean - ie the commons are the top bit, then there are quite a few gorge type features to walk down into (and back out of) - so the "Hindhead Alps" are sort of a reverse mountain range (but much too small to be mountains). In the second half of the 1800's people used to move here from London to recover from TB, coz the air was so much better .....thats how we ended up with the area's most famous resident Arthur Conan Doyle (just watched Sherlock, so it seemed kind of appropriate to share).

Love your snow capped peaks - it must be great having them on your doorstep


A new bloom from the NYD flower count

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 19:28

Wonderful sight

we have them lurking in windowframes too - get showered every time we open one.  So even though I don't see them much in summer, I am pretty sure they are about


Posted: 02/01/2016 at 18:00

Lizzie you were obviously destined to be a great gardener from a very early age


Posted: 02/01/2016 at 17:59

And weebles ....



Posted: 02/01/2016 at 17:53

Lily -snap and double snap


Posted: 02/01/2016 at 17:52

KEF - stickle bricks started with this

 And made things like this:

 Hours of fun


Had weebles too.  .....sounds like something you'd need a prescription for these days

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