It stopped raining long enough for me to cut down the Norway Spruce. Tomorrow it will come indoors and be decorated. It may not be the prettiest tree we've ever had but it's great to have grown it ourselves.
A few hours of sunshine and blue sky in the morning. Then this cold front came across the sky in a straight line and blotted out the sun; then the whole sky was covered in cloud; then it rained again. Will it ever end.
I had a walk around Liverpool for a few hours today and went into the heritage centre in St George's Hall. St George's Hall, opened in 1854, is widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world and is a Grade I listed building. It contains concert halls and law courts, and this magnificent ceiling is in the main concert room.
Go Penguins is a public art explosion of unrivalled proportions. Over 200 individual works of art will adorn and animate Merseyside’s streets throughout Christmas and New Year, bringing a very special brand of festive sparkle to the holiday season. Commissioned by Liverpool City Council for their Year of the Environment, Go Penguins is the signature event of the city’s festive programme, A Winter’s Trail. Many of the penguins have something to say about climate change – simple, easy to follow hints on how we might all be a little bit greener. Many others are just stunning to look at - all of them are fun!
The one on the left is, of course, an Emperor Penguin.
They're knocking down the end three shops to make a supermarket. (This despite having been refuused planning permission and a lot of local opposition. The Government Inspector - shades of Chekov - over-ruled the local decsion.)
I went into Heswall on the bus today for some shopping and walked a little bit of the way back. It was raining when I left home. It was raining while I was there. It rained on the way back. I guess you could say it was a wet day...
I'm just a big kid at heart. Sherbert and Liquorice - what more could a man want?
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra ) is a flavorful herb that has been used in food and medicinal remedies for thousands of years. Sherbet in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries is a fizzy powder, containing sugar and flavouring, and an edible acidic and base. The acid may be tartaric, citric or malic acid, and the base may be sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium carbonate, or a mixture of these and/or other similar carbonates. To this is added a large amount of sugar to mask the unappetising flavour of the reactive powders, and fruit or cream soda flavouring.
For once we went to the shops and came away with more money than we went in with! The price of old gold is good at the moment.
N.B. This was taken at 2.30 in the afternoon which shows how dull and grey the days are this November.
You may have heard of Project 365 in whic people post a photograph every day for a year. This is my version – the idea is to post a photo taken every day but I am realistic enough to know that there will be a day or two missed during the year.
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I'm a blogger - and nowadays that seems to be my main occupation. Rambles from My Chair is my main blog. I’m a retired local government executive - now studying how to survive a neurological disorder that gives me various problems but, hopefully, a whole new outlook on life and an increased sense of humour and perspective. There is a saying in Sweden "man måste vara frisk för att orka vara sjuk" ~ "you have to be well to cope with being ill"....
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