A visit to the wild garden at Dunham Massey after the ‘Meander’ today.
On arrival home we found Park Road closed due to a fire at the sheltered flats; several fire engines, at least two ambulances and several police cars and vans were in attendance. A fireman told us there were no injuries. Apparently two flats gutted and fire spread into the roof of the block. Felt bad that there was little we could do to help; Manchester City Ministries minibus arrived to take people to temporary accommodation. The day finished with a stunning sunset.
Back to butterflies: this photobook was made last year.
A holiday organised through On Foot Holidays – a wonderful experience of walking through unspoilt forests and amazing natural rock formations. The six of us: Alan, Joan, Maureen, Colin, Steph and myself flew to Prague where we were picked up by a taxi run by the man who composed the route, and who arranged the transport of our luggage from one wonderful place to the next while we took the slow lane, on foot.
Along the way I enjoyed the variety of fungi and, to my great joy, butterflies!
Saturday 14th September 2019, held at The Greyhound Inn, Aldbury
An early start from Sale to get to Aldbury for 1pm. David wasn’t in the best of health but he and Jo came to the Greyhound pub to start the meal with the guests that Elle had invited on their behalf. Terry said grace and Jude gave a little speech. David left the proceedings early but Jo stayed to talk to us all. Of all people, I failed to get a photo of David, so I have included one of him and Jo taken when we visited three years ago.
Conversation never ceased as everyone wanted to catch up with everyone else, and I was intrigued by the place which was set and which had no name – was it for the Unseen Guest or was it to encourage musical chairs so that people could circulate after lunch?
It was a lovely occasion although somewhat overshadowed by David’s discomfort – but hopefully with the right treatment he will be back to good health. Below is a selection of photos from the day.
On returning from David and Jo’s Ruby Wedding celebration, Alan and I stayed overnight with Mike and Kate at Priors Marston. It happened to be Harvest Sunday and the Boddington Vintage Society was holding its bi-annual working festival.
On Foot in Slovenia is the photobook about this lovely holiday. Ignore the crap about buying it! Make it full screen and set the speed to slow. Clicking on a page will pause it and you can turn the pages manually.
Alan and I with our friend Maureen went on a walking holiday to Slovenia with On Foot Holidays. I can’t praise them enough! The organisation was superb, the accommodation likewise, and the food – well, top class.
I’m in the process of making a photobook and when it’s ready I’ll post the link here. (This initial paragraph is by way of a test as I haven’t had a blogspot before!)