Setting up some winter lights on the back patio.
"Oh, he's still here?" said Ewok, with a slight tinge of disappointment.
Sat in a field on the coldest and stormyest(!!) night of the year for a laugh.
A great evening of entertainment from Charlie, Josh, Angela, Des and the two guys who danced on stage at the end. Impressive on a pallet.
Woodinville bear was impressed with the space, but was a little worried about sliding off the new plinth.
Still not recovered from the weekend.
The winter roses have a great view...
It started off as a quick "M can grade that for you with his digger, much easier than a shovel" and escalated into architecture with recycled-sleepers heaven.
I could, should, have been running. Instead I had a coffee and soaked in the view.
Dune with F. 9/10. Loud.
Spotted out and about in Oxford. A long way from its natural habitat.
"Anything you need us to bring H?"
"A honey roast gammon would be nice."
"Sure, we'll bring 2."
Any bets for how long they'll last?
"Well that'll end up on the c r o s s o a k blog" said H. So true.
This was before it got dark before we made it back to the pub. 10k was 5k too many.
A lovely lunch, conversation and a walk with H & D. The walk was a tad too long, something for which I'm a) very sorry and b) pleading for forgiveness. D spotted this pic and I stole it (and he was right, we did something like this in a previous November).
Taxi service for those returning from the easy life gig.
While walking the hounds around the bounds.
Awesome carrot cake, baked by awesome A. Chef extraordinaire. It's disappearing.
Thanks for a lovely weekend. It was quacking!
It's now 653 days and counting. Remembering the five million who have died1, including the many thousands of deaths in the UK that could have been avoided.
Parliament wasn't as impressive as the sunset from the castle.
Not a bad view from "the small hill in the middle of the city"!
The train back from Leuchars for a night in Edinburgh.
St Andrews. A train to Leuchars and then a bus.
Letting the sleeper train take the strain.
^ where everything == the things that are important in life.
Our trip to Scotland was via London, with some time to spare before heading to Euston. So we hired Boris Bikes to explore London at night.V for Vendetta-style march and met the friends F thought he'd seen earlier (small world, or Snapchat maps).
This could be a tradition.
NTS: if you're going to ask the police what's going on, try to ask the ones who aren’t all tooled up in their riot gear.
Reclaimed and pre-loved.
Awaking this morning to an ongoing deluge of sleaze news. As F might say 'I bet you have a book for that'.
If only there was some requirement for MPs:
If that sounds familiar, then you're likely a teacher responsible for teaching British Values, as introduced by the Conservative Government in 2014.
This way to a row of charged up parking bays; and the new James Bond movie, which had mixed reviews on the way home. Electrifying it was not. But the evening was incredibly civilised.
Running the lane. It's been a while so it was slow and short.
The compost bins are growing!
What's your high score?
…with lens flare!
An amazing view to wake up to this morning. The most tranquil scene with perfect autumn sound track (Leaf Blowing by The Neighbourhood). I saw them in concert a few years ago and they were awesome then too!
> Then suddenly there are the leaf blowers. The whole neighbourhood is filled with a blaring din as one garden after another is meticulously blasted clean
From, In America: Travels with John Steinbeck and a reminder of an old Coffee Table Thought.
Ewok's decided that thinking about a walk is preferable to actually doing the walk.
Good morning November.