One afternoon, one meadow, three views.
One lonely tree on a bike ride in the new forest.
We missed Joe’s. But we’ll be back. It just has to be the best beach café. Ever. There’s even a facebook group for it.
A stop off on the way back from Corfe: Studland South Beach
Man U supporters had been there before us.
But we made sure people would know that we’d been there – at least until the next high tide.
F decided to draw a line all along the beach.
H decided finding caves was more fun – observe the high tech outdoor equipment he’s showing off in the pic.
Fay found a pill box, washed onto the beach by the eroding cliff
which H explored.
Fortunately it was too cold for naturists.
This one was beyond even my DIY skills.
Time to call TeamLes™
Visitors to Corfe Castle beware…
…there are knights around…
…who will challenge you to a duel by sword,
or chop seuy!
Door with a scooter.
Door with a wheelie-bin.
Collapsed door with Fay supporting.
And a small door with a Finn.
Mum and dad had a party to go to in northern most London Towne, so Ewok took the boys to Granddad and Nana’s for a relaxing holiday.
“Ah” said Ewok “It appears that this is not the definitive map you were looking for.” Other definitive maps may apply. Note: This post was updated on 2020-11-08 to fix broken links
H played for the school team today! Great game, 2-0 up against the run of play but the opposition pulled 2 back to level the score. Fantastic result for all.
The gunners went one better this evening, beating Barcelona 2-1. Happiness.
The bridleway across the ploughed fields seen from Dyke Hills – an ancient defensive boundary from pre-Roman times that the lie between the south of the town and the river.
I was surprised that the environment agency doesn’t include our postcode for flood alerts. But a quick look at the OS map shows that we’re higher than a huge swathe of the surrounding countryside along this reach of the river.
Turn your back for a moment and look what happens!
Snowdrops and crocuses peeking out.
Like arrows pointing to something unseen. In colour
and in monochrome.
Monday was stormy and dark, but late in the afternoon the weather system passed south (to the right in the pic above) and the skies opened up.
No cloud overnight meant a misty start to Tuesday, with the river disappearing in clouds of water vapor rolling across the field.
A winter sunset across the field in front of the house. At the end of a stormy day like this you can watch those cloud shapes changing for hours.
Yikes! Ewok appears to be an Arsenal fan now – just look at his bed! I do hope Sounders aren’t too disappointed…
Big nephew H’s Big seventh dragon birthday party. Grrrrrr. Big fun.
Ewok’s friend Missy came to visit.
Blowing out the cobwebs by exploring the bridleways of South Oxfordshire…
…and the views they open up.
There’s some strange stuff hereabouts. Like this pig farm with private dirt bike track.
The winter crop (still don’t know what it is) is taking shape.
Pausing to meditate on Wallingford Bridge on a walk home from town along the river.
900 feet long, 22 arches, with portions “ believed to contain 13th century elements ”.
Friday was my last day with Microsoft.
A sad-happy day since Microsoft was a great company to work for, that let me do some awesome things with a bunch of wonderful people.
But now it’s time for a little change <grin />.
Friday was also the day that the patent award and WP7 “ship it” arrived.
Timing sometimes is everything.
Right, time to get back to my life of leisure…