Saturday, 2 February 2013

Amazing Plants

Amazing Plants display at Charnwood Museum, another of our favourite haunts. The cafe's good as well.
The museum is in Queen's Park in Loughborough.

Long winter shadows from the sun. It was reasonably warm for January.

Late 19th century botanical models, models used to teach structure of plants in universites around the world.

Flower pressings

Ferns to decorate ceramics, flowers everywhere.

Medicines, we wouldn't have these without plants.

Asprin Tablets made from the leaves of Willows and pill making equipment.

Tabacco and smoking.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Snow, which has all gone now

The first snow of the year, well of the winter rather than the year. We did have some disruption here. The Friday that it fell we had booked the day off work which was handy!

We had such a lot, much more than previous years.

I guess it won't be long before everything is in flower again.

Everything emerges again.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Meccano Magic at Abbey Pumping Station

The magic of Meccano at Abbey Pumping Station, for all ages, old and young alike.

The train whizzes by. It wasn't going that fast, I think the new camera is lying. 

Coming into the station.

The museum is very good at changing their exhibits to match the event. They must have a massive archive.

Some exhibitors own builds.

See, suitable for big kids as well.

New Years Day 2013

Abbey Park on New Years Day. As you know we do go here a lot both in the Summer and Winter. We would have liked to have gone into the cafe but it was rather busy. The sun did make an appearance for us as well.

Do you like this? not sure it would be very comfortable though.

The planting looks rather bleak at this time of year, but it does get better.

We bought a new camera for Christmas so the next couple of photos are us playing with the camera.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas in town

Christmas in our Town Hall Square.

At Christmas at home we always play a board game. Paddington's Adventure, so we were pleased to see that our Town Hall Square had been decorated just for us.

There he goes on his adventures.

Good fun isn't it, and colourful in December.

Merry Christmas

Friday, 7 December 2012

Christmas Tree Festival

A town local to us has a Victorian Christmas Fayre every year. At the same time as this, the Church in the town holds a Christmas Tree festival.

Sorry for the low light levels, hope you get the idea.

The Church is a good venue with plenty of room and its very well organised.

This one is simple and sophisticated, a florist at work, of course.

Knitted Policemen

Chinese Christmas Tree. I've no idea whether this is correct but that is the theme.