Monday, 30 November 2009

Sunday 29th November 2009

Time to begin wrapping presents.

Saturday, 28th November 2009

The light behind these leaves is called sunshine.  We haven't had much of this phenomenon lately and after an hour it began raining once more...

Friday, 27th November 2009

And even more rain but at least it looks pretty.

Thursday 26th November 2009

And still it rains...

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Wednesday, 25th November 2009

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.

Tuesday, 24th November 2009

I'm hald way through writing my Christmas cards.

Monday 23rd November, 2009

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.)

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Sunday 22nd November 2009

Nearly the last leaf.  And it's still raining.

Saturday 21st November 2009

And there's still some cake left over from last night.

Friday 20th November 2009

Flowers from friends - and a lovely evening to go with them.

Thursday 19th November 2009

Most of the leaves have fallen and it's forecast to be very windy tonight.

Wednesday 18th November 2009

Playing with fire.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Tuesday 17th November 2009

A three hour spell of sunshine between all the rain showers gave me the chance to walk around Arrowe Park and get some lovely Autumn photos.

Monday 16th November, 2009

And still it rains.

Sunday 15th November 2009

Meek seems back to normal. He's certainly eating well.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Saturday 14th November, 2009

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...

Friday, 13 November 2009

Friday 13th November, 2009

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.

Thursday 12th November 2009

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.

Wednesday 11th November, 2009

One of my favourite books of the year. If I had to give up all my hobbies except one the survivcor would undoubtedly be reading. As usual it is reviewed on my book blog.

Tuesday 10th November 2009

Back to rain after yesterday's brief spell of sunshine. It's a grey November.

Monday 9th November, 2009

A brief spell of sunshine shows off the autumn colouts of a maple tree on Pensby Road.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Sunday 8th November 2009

Being poorly has it’s compensations – like gourmet food in bed!

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Saturday 7th November 2009

Whatever the web may replace over the years it can never replace the beauty of the Ordnance Survey map. I can read them for hours.

Friday 6th November 2009

I became an NHS number for a day...

Thursday 5th November 2009

It's Bonfire Night so, of course, it's raining.

Wednesday 4th November 2009

Smantha says "Just because Meek is porrrrly you shouldn't forget about me, please."

Friday, 6 November 2009

Tuesday 3rd November 2009

Another example of the jeweller's craft - a gold and silver locket of my great, great grandmother's, cleaned up and given a new chain for Jo to wear, 100 years after Grandma Coombes died and it was relegated to a jewellery box.

Monday 2nd November 2009

I do like strong mints!

Sunday 1st November 2009

The nights are drawing in and it is an excuse to light the fire and curl up in front of the television for a change.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Saturday 31st October 2009

Soldiers just back from Afghanistan parade outside St George's Hall in Liverpool in memory of their comrades who died over there.

Frriday 30th October 2009

We had a coffee in Linghams and I rook the opportunity to spend the book tokens I got from Gareth for my birthday. I always have plans to buy certain books and end up buying others. At least spending some money in Linghams makes me feel less guilty at noting down titles I want to put on my Amazon wishlist. Like this one - "Amazing Rare Things".

Thursday 29th October 2009

Meek is very poorly and had a trip to the vet's. At the age of 14 and three quarters he equates to about 75 in human terms and has been FIV positive from birth. The Vet was amazed that he had survived beyond five or six years but he has aged rapidly in the last week.

Wednesday 28th October 2009

We went to Birkenhead this morning and I spotted a Citroen Picasso in the car park. I love this signature.

Tuesday 27th October 2009

One of my birthday books was "The Mammals of Cheshire". For the last couple of weeks a Grey Squirrel has turned up for its peanuts to keep us amused though it is not recorded in this 2km square – I must send a record in.

Monday 26th October 2009

My birthday present from Helen and Ian – a wonderful Pollyanna Pickering print of a Snow Leopard and the wherewithal to frame it however I wish. I know where it will be going because I have two ‘big cat’ pictures on the stairs and will rotate them accordingly.