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.

Early December

3 Random photos from early December.

The picture from the calender for this month, we have not seen any of the 'white stuff' yet. Only frost. A white Christmas would be nice, as long as we don't have to go anywhere.

The Christmas cake before the marzipan stage. It smells of Christmas.

Our advent calender. I do like a proper one. I don't really have any time for chocolate filled affairs or pop star advent calenders.

Monday, 26 November 2012


Burnham-on-Sea and Western-Super-Mare

We had been to Burnham before for a day trip from another place. We didn't realise until we had been there for a while. I even thought we had been in a cafe similar to the one we were in. Then the penny dropped!

Western Super Mare

Long shadows in the winter sun.

Burnham on Sea

The Ships Pantry and Kitchen

They lived well, and I would love a pantry like this.

Massive tins of soup.

Preserved Fruit

Jars of Marmalade and Jam

Apples and Oranges

These following pictures are complete with sights, sounds and smells.

The chef is rather harassed and chases away mice!!

SS Great Britian

We have been down to Bristol to see the SS Great Britain.

SS Great Britain is a museum now, designed by Brunel. We have been before but you can actually go underneath now. Actually under the water and get close enough to touch. We knew this was a feature before we went, but I didn't realise that we would be that close.

It was a damp wet day, but thankfully most of it was undercover, as in, inside the boat.

Goods waiting to be loaded unto the boat.

See what I mean, actually underneath the boat.

The air supply is controlled to remove moisture from the air.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Just a few random photos from October

Our last trip to Kings Lock Tearooms for the year. They close at the end of October as we alter the clocks and open again on Good Friday, whatever the weather!

One of our many favourite places in town, The Crumblin' Cookie


Wednesday, 10 October 2012


I've been absent from blog land for a few weeks. No reason at all.

Some pictures which mean it must be autumn.

I've tried my best with these Cyclamen. I've planted them in JI No 3 compost with lots of added vermiculite and grit. Then top dressed with grit. 

This was from Scarecrow Day at Abbey Pumping Station.

These are our pumpkins, They are called Baby Bears. They are small and are meant to be. I hope they keep well, we have rather a lot.

The start of Sausage and Pumpkin Casserole.

Lots of Green Toms. We have decided to put them on the windowsill to turn red. They are coming along nicely.