Onwards ever onwards!
Firstly I forgot to take a shot of the hedge in it’s nearly finished stage yesterday so here is that one.
I think it was at this stage that Phil decided that next year we’ll ‘get a man in‘.
Anyway, yesterday we got up early and headed off to Leighton Buzzard to spend the afternoon with Ben. Not too bad a journey down the M1 inspite of several miles (and miles) of road works with the maximum speed allowed 50mph. No jams or hold ups so we made it in 4 1/2hrs.
We took Ben and Charlotte out to lunch,
at the Swan Hotel, part of the Weatherspoons franchise.
as you can see, quite a nice day, no rain 🙂 Leighton Buzzard is a very old Market town, the Market Cross was built probably in the 15th century and there’s a brief and interesting history of it HERE.
it really is an amazing structure when you find out all about it, there are 3 other statues, not in the greatest of conditions, but still holding up.
I did a vertorama using 5 horizontal shots with my Nikon S1 and merging in Lightroom, am really impressed with this feature, works really smoothly.
seen on the way back to the car park…
when the afternoon grew late, we got back in the car and went home up the A1, a few traffic jams as a lot of it is dual carriageway, but no roadworks and as the M1 was jammed right up being a Bank Holiday weekend, we did the right thing and made it home in 5hrs, not bad for a Friday! When it was Phil’s turn to drive I took a few iPhone shots out of the car window, none of which came out really well, so I applied a bit of Faffography with some apps and quite liked the result.
It was quite late when we got home, so didn’t wake up til late this morning, and Phil decided to finish the hedge.
So that is a huge job done. My hubby is awesome!
Today has been a big day for the cats as they have now had their anti-everydiseasepossible jabs they are allowed outside. AT 5 nearly 6 years old, going outside for the 1st time ever has been a big thing for them. We waited til 1/2hr before feeding time (so they wouldn’t go too far!) and left the conservatory door open while we sat outside having a cuppa. Storm was the bravest and came out to have a good explore.
Skye was not quite so brave…
but eventually, a few hours later when it was all quiet, she made her way out and had a little sniff about.
not the best shots as I used Phils iphone quickly before she got spooked, but they’ll do.
We were going to have a Bar B Q as I spent a long time cleaning it up today, but the clouds came over at dinner time, I made a fab sauce which I’m calling Fraggles Black Magic sauce, the ingredients of which are..
and I marinated some chicken pieces in the sauce, then roasted them for 1/2 hour, was totally lush.
Tomorrow I’m off out with Sophie, going to find the Hermits cave up in Walkworth, exciting day to come!