There was a very heavy frost this morning, so I could not mow the grass and decided to wait until after lunch. Just after lunch I walked to the village shop for some essentials that we had run out of, it was raining, so no chance of mowing the rest of the grass this afternoon.
Today’s picture is of the main B1383 road, which runs through the village and which was the A11 until the M11 motorway was built. These old houses are on the part called London Road and as you can see the sky was grey!
Cold and windy today with lots of dark clouds. I took today’s picture when I walked to the postbox to post a birthday card. These Snowdrops were planted, along with a few daffodil bulbs at the edge of the railway station car park. That was before all of the work stopped. Not sure what happened to the café that was going to be provided on the Eastern side of the railway line or the gardens. All of the Lavenders have died and all that is left in the areas on the Eastern side of the railway line are two areas full of rubbish and dead branches. I think the five small trees are still alive, although it is difficult to tell from the path. The volunteers used to visit quite regularly on Saturdays and then they were gone, no explanation as to why the work stopped.
I spent the morning working, catching up on some Open University work and adding to my family tree; in the afternoon caught up with some reading.
Area that was to be a Garden; looking South
Area that was to be a Garden; looking North
I went into Saffron Walden with my daughter this morning to get my nails done; sparkly purple this time. Then home for lunch and to do some work. Later this afternoon I walked into the village to collect our medication from the pharmacy. On the way there I took this picture of the village Church. I have taken it from this angle many times before and chose it today as it shows the dark clouds behind the Church. During my walk, the sky contained white fluffy clouds in a blue sky as well as this ominous looking cloud; it did not rain.
Despite the heat, we still went for a walk, this time to the other end of the village where today’s picture was taken. With an orthopaedic boot on, pavements are easier for my husband to walk on than the footpath up through the fields. We walked back via the churchyard, which at least had some shady parts, stopping at the village shop to get some strawberries.
As it was so hot, not much work was carried out, but then that is the benefit of being retired, or in my case semi-retired.
Another very hot day although when I accompanied my husband to the surgery for his routine blood tests, early this morning, it was not too hot. I then spent the morning catching up on routine and boring paperwork, sorting out appointments and generally catching up with things.
Today’s picture is my husband, who, after walking to the GP surgery this morning decided that one walk was not enough, so we went for a short walk this afternoon. The picture shows my husband on my ‘OneStreet’. For those who do no know, some while ago ‘Kendallishere’ suggested that we each blip photographs of an area close to us to show the changes over time. This was inspired by a book, which I have, but whose name escapes me. From time-to-time I still continue to blip the odd picture of my OneStreet area.
I walked into the village this afternoon to post two birthday cards, one should arrive on time, the other one should have been there today! We have a postbox nearby, but it is cleared only once a day and at some unearthly hour in the morning.
I took this picture outside our village shop, which is also the Post Office and although I took quite a few other pictures I liked the dark clouds in this picture. It is quite warm and no rain so far today.
My hand looks a bit of a mess, but it has also started to heal so it is unlikely to mean a trip to the surgery for antibiotics. The results of my blood tests, which were taken yesterday, came back today as ‘normal’; a very fast turnaround.
This morning I walked to our GP’s surgery with my husband so that he could collect a form to have an x-ray on his right knee; this x-ray has now been arranged at Addenbrookes for Thursday 7 July. On the way to the surgery I took several pictures and almost blipped a train which conveniently travelled through the station at the time I was crossing the bridge.
Instead, today’s picture, which I have blipped before, is of a short section of part of the Upper Reaches of the River Cam, which can now be easily seen as the surrounding overgrown vegetation and some of the tress have been cut. It flows from about six miles South of our village and not far from our home, through to Cambridge and then travels on, in a North-easterly direction, until it joins the River Great Ouse just South of Ely, which then connects the Cam to the sea at King’s Lynn in Norfolk.
It has been a day of sunshine and showers, but not particularly cold.