Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winter Colour

Witch Hazels always brighten up the depths of winter.
Jelena Witch Hazel
Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena'
Garden Photo January 25th 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Snow's back :^(....

January 25th - We woke up Sunday morning to SNOW AGAIN :^(........ Luckily only an inch or two so far..

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pacific City

I know weve been going to Pacific City for a good many years but I stumbled accross this old slide today that reminded me just how many years!! Mirranda circa 1990

Friday, January 23, 2009


Nephew Charlie has been busy taking photos with his new camera down under :^)..... You can check out his Australian Christmas photos here.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cape Lookout Peninsula Trail

The plan was a hike in gorge but the weather forecast said that the winds were blowing at 50mph there so we decided to head for the coast & hike the Cape Lookout State Park peninsula. The weather was fantastic we left behind 40 degrees and strong winds for T shirt weather of 60 degrees plus & a calm breeze!

After our hike we hung out at Oceanside until about 5:00pm to watch the sunset.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bonne Chance Yannick

Bonne Chance Yannick...
The last Thursday of every month the local "foreigners" and some select USA guests :^) get together for a drink. This will be Yannick's (The guy in front of the photo) last meeting, after many years he & his wife Amy are heading back to France to set up an Organic Vegetable growing operation.

On leaving the Moon & Sixpence we paused for a moment to admire Andy's fantastic parallel parking :^)

A January Christmas

January 4th - Christmas Dinner II
The Turrells were supposed to be here on Christmas Day but the weather put pay to that!! So we had a second Christmas Dinner with them on January 4th! Susie & Chiyoko made the deserts, Mirranda made most of the dinner dishes & I was in charge of the Roast Beef, Potatoes & parsnips :^)..

Of course no dinner with the Turrells is complete without Susie's steamed Cranberry Pudding..

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Stamford Woolworths...

Sad Days :^(
Woolworths final days after 100 years in the UK!
© Anwen Meacham

2008 Stats..

So the map says it all, this website had 4,079 visits in 2008 from 61 different countries. No surprises that the top three countries were the USA, Japan & the UK.


The weather was so miserable over the New Year break I cleaned up the office and came across an envelope with these photos fo the girls in it. They were taken in 1994 and we were visiting friends Barry & Colleen in Lincolnshire. Sadly Barry passed away in 2006.

Friday, January 2, 2009