This is the photo of Rose-hips that was taken on my walk up the lane a couple of weeks ago, there are so many this year, bright orangey-red and huge and full of Vitamin C.
Thursday, 29 September 2022
Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Did you watch the new police drama "Karen Pirie" set in St Andrews, Scotland and based on a book by Val McDermid written in 2003.It was very good. I thought how strange that another author I'd read recently is also setting books there and searched through the Books Read page to find that it is Marion Todd, whose 6th book I read in August. Her series started in 2019. Wonder what Ms McDermid thought when another author also featuring a female detective starting setting her books in the town?
Also I keep meaning to say Hello and Welcome to more followers who have clicked the follower button and made 749, which it had sat at for a while, up to 754 in a week!
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
It was an age since I visited one of the churches in the 100 Treasures in 100 Suffolk Churches Book.
So after visiting the Rural Bygones sale at Campsea Ash I carried on to the coast at Orford,a popular Suffolk tourist village that really is at the end of a road.
Orford is almost on the coast beside the River Ore (which starts out as the River Alde further north) as it twists and turns between ever shifting shingle banks to the sea at Shingle Streeet. It's well known for it's castle built in the 1160's, Pinneys smokehouse, RSPB Havergate Island and the old Radar Station on Orford Ness - now a nature reserve owned by the National Trust.
This is the view across the river to the Ness and the old buildings used during and after WWII.
Monday, 26 September 2022
The 3rd and final Rural Bygones Auction of 2022 took place a couple of weeks ago and as usual I went to have a look on viewing day just to see what
rusty junk interesting items were for sale this time.
Just a few of the 1,000 lots on offer. If you want to see what they sold for you can search through HERE
Saturday, 24 September 2022
Last years compost has now been spread over the front border, hopefully some worms will mix it in with the rock hard clay soil once we get rain. And I turned over this years compost into the other bin. Got the grass cut last weekend to tidy up the tatty bits that had grown and it's gradually turning green again. Next job will be to remove the bean tripods, harvest the squash and clear the plants. My Kale and Brussels Sprout plants were completely decimated by everything - flea beetle, white fly, caterpillars and that's despite being covered. They've all gone in the garden waste bin - an expensive and annoying fail. All that will be left in the garden for winter are a couple of dozen small leeks.
When you try and join a main road and there is a long line of stationary traffic and the lorry drivers have all got out of their trucks to chat, you know it's time to take a detour - I was heading to swimming and luckily know the back roads to get there. Found out later the air ambulance had been called after a serious crash between three vehicles. Drivers taken to hospital - but no serious injuries. The road was blocked for several hours so I'm glad I found a different way home too, crossing over to my side of the A140 in a different place. How a 3 vehicle accident happens in a 30mph limit is a puzzle.
Yippee do, series 20 of ' Strictly' has started - who knew I would ever say that! But it certainly cheers up an evening when you are on your own and you imagine everyone else is out having fun, partying or at the pub! The launch show was last night after it was delayed a week and the first live show tonight.....another sign of Autumn with Winter on the way.
Friday, 23 September 2022
A nice collection this month, all are books I'd reserved. Some by authors I know and the others are books I must have seen mentioned somewhere.
I know I'll enjoy the book by Nicola Upson and the children's book by Noel Streatfield. The one by Robert Harris is rather large and about people fleeing to America in 1660 - not sure about that although he always writes well. I've not read any by Helen Cox, Sally Page or Stephanie Austin so hope they are readable. Phillip on his smallholding asked me if I'd ever read any books about Norfolk by Mary Mann and I hadn't so will try this one.
Hope there's enough good reading there for 4 weeks.
In August I brought home this lot and those I've read have been added to the Books Read 2022 page. Still have 3 here
Thursday, 22 September 2022
Dunwich is a tiny village on the Suffolk coast between the two popular tourist towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh but once it was a town bigger than both of them.
The yellow dotted line is where the coast line is now, all that below is long gone
When the shingle moved during storms and blocked the harbour the town became unimportant and not worth defending and further storms over centuries encroached on the village and all six churches, the streets and homes were gradually washed away.
The beach is shingle and to the north you can see Southwold ..................