#49 - going up in the world! - Superman at the Station!

By: sandiquiz, 11:50 AM GMT on October 18, 2014

What a busy, and slightly stressful week it was last week.

On Monday I should have headed north to Yorkshire for a family funeral, but the weather was atrocious, so I drove 80 miles north as far as Leicestershire, to my elderly aunt, who was going with me to the funeral, and stopped. I had planned to stay overnight, so I did, as I just didn't fancy the journey back... the wind and rain were awful! After an uncomfortable night on a single bed, I managed...

Updated: 5:50 PM GMT on October 24, 2014

Steaming puddings!

By: sandiquiz, 10:02 AM GMT on October 10, 2014




On Monday I purchased the ingredients for my Christmas Puddings. The Christmas cake was made about four weeks ago, and is already in the cupboard under the stairs, maturing.

Yesterday I weighed out the ingredients and put them all in a big bowl, giving them a good stir, whilst making a wish. (It is traditional that every family member has a stir and makes a wish.)

This morning I placed the pudding mixture into small pudding...

Updated: 2:04 PM GMT on October 10, 2014

#67 - a must see photo :)

By: sandiquiz, 1:26 PM GMT on September 29, 2014




Part 1 - Sea and Sky is here

Part 2 - Constable country is here

Part 3 - Beth Chatto Gardens is here

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The Rest ..... or if you prefer, "Quaint England" :)



I parked up on the cliff top road and took a walk. The photos of the sea and windmills in Part 1 were taken here. It was only as I turned to walk back to ...

Updated: 8:56 PM GMT on October 09, 2014

Travel blog 3 - Beth Chatto gardens

By: sandiquiz, 2:42 PM GMT on September 17, 2014




Part 1 - Sea and Sky is here

Part 2 - Constable country is here

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On the Wednesday afternoon of my trip to Constable country, I found my way to Beth
Chatto's garden. She is famous as the garden designer who came up with the 'gravel garden'.



Being a keen gardener I watch all the gardening programmes on TV and had ...

Updated: 2:44 PM GMT on September 17, 2014

Travel-blog - Constable Country

By: sandiquiz, 12:41 PM GMT on September 02, 2014




Part 1 (for Karen and anyone else who hasn't had time to check) is here

Travel Blog Part 2 - Constable Country



On the border of Suffolk and Essex counties, in the East of England, the River Stour winds its way through the most beautiful landscape. The land is so flat in this part of the UK that the sky appears ‘huge’. The area is full of natural beauty, which has been the inspiration for many writers and ...

Updated: 12:45 PM GMT on September 02, 2014

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I have been a WU member since September 2005. Now a retired teacher, enjoying my garden, writing, sketching, taking photos, and having great fun!

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