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 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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