Weekend Doon Sooth


Have been down south, first visiting my pal Helen in Biggleswade. I love Helens home, it is full of dogs & chickens and quirky items so I took some photos indoors and in the garden.

Jasper

Jasper

chuck

chuck

Chicken fence

Chicken fence

weird puppet guy

weird puppet guy

Harley shield

Harley shield

shrunken head

shrunken head

Shelf of heads

Shelf of heads

scary kitchen dude

scary kitchen dude

twig lights

twig lights

Helen is a fab cook and made us pulled chicken which was gorgeous and has inspired me to buy a slow cooker!

making coleslaw

making coleslaw

Also it was Halloween so a pumpkin was carved.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Helen :)

Helen

As the evening came Helen and I went out with our cameras to catch some autumnal colour and the sunset. I took some shots from the car window as we travelled.

Mr. Squirrel

Mr. Squirrel

Thatched Cottage

Hairy House

welcome?

welcome?

Shuttleworth Estate

Shuttleworth Estate

We parked up and walked about to get some detail shots and Helen sneakily took one of me!

me shooting the sunset~by Helen

me shooting the sunset~by Helen

Birds

Birds

Reach for the moon

Reach for the moon

Twizzles

Twizzles

Then we went back and had the lush dinner, and had a few wine’s and Tia Marias, then to bed and the next morning we went out to the tree nursery we spotted whilst out and about and took some more photos.

Helen

Helen in Autumn

little trees

little & large

perspective

perspective

glorious colour

glorious colour

berries

berries

visitHB-22

visitHB-25

tweezles & webs

tweezles & webs

tweezles and webs 2

tweezles and webs 2

stripey field

stripey field

I left Helens on Saturday morning and travelled down to Leighton Buzzard to visit Ben & Lewis. Lewis wanted to go on a boat on Wirren Lake at Milton Keynes so off we went to the park and the lake.

Ben  & Lewis

Ben & Lewis

Steering the pretend boat

Steering the pretend boat

Steering the real boat

Steering the real boat

We did quite well at peddling out into the lake, unfortunately the wind was quite strong, the rudder didn’t work too well and we couldn’t get the damn thing to turn round to head back in land. It got quite stressful trying to steer, and I got a BIG headache when I was peddling really hard (must get fitter!!!) so we ended up waving our arms in the hope of being rescued, and just drifted on the lake  in the hope we wouldn’t crash into the water skiers. Luckily (?) there were 2 young lasses in another peddle boat who were having the same problem, so they were yelling and waving their arms about, and the chap in charge came out in a speedboat to tow them first, and us second back to dry land. Lewis was well impressed with the speedboat ride, as was I!

Nice view on the lake though 🙂

View from a drifting peddle boat.

View from a drifting peddle boat.

Anyway, now I’m back home, and have a week off, got lots of things to get sorted, and hopefully if the weather isn’t wet, can get out and about for some more togging.

Laters gaters 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 comments

  1. These photographs are all SO GORGEOUS!!! WOW!!!!
    Helen’s home looks so inviting. I can see why you like to visit. Jasper is so huggable!!

    All your landscape shots are stunning. I especially like the one title “little and large”. But they are all stellar!!

    Ben and Lewis are both adorable! That peddle boat ride sounds a bit hairy. Yikes!

    I also love the shot Helen got of you shooting the landscape. Very cool! That’s a massive piece of camera equipment you have there. Wow!

    Enjoy your week. Have fun and eats lots of Chinese food. 🙂

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  2. thanks Pam, no chinese so far this week, am in love with my new slow cooker 🙂

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  3. Some really stunning shots. Love the pumpkin.

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  4. one word: magnifique… HL = huge like! ❤

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