Sunrise by the Lake

By: sandiquiz, 11:17 AM GMT on October 25, 2014

Sunrise October 25th, the last day of BST - (British Summer Time).

I saw the weather forecast last evening and realised that this morning the sky would be clear, so I decided to get up early and go down to the lake.

Furzton Lake is about a five minute drive away from where I live. It was created to act as a basin for floodwaters during heavy rain, and has matured into an easily accessible, (car parking available) and peacefu...

Updated: 11:30 AM GMT on October 25, 2014

#49 - going up in the world! - Superman at the Station!

By: sandiquiz, 11:50 AM GMT on October 18, 2014

What a busy, and slightly stressful week it was last week.

On Monday I should have headed north to Yorkshire for a family funeral, but the weather was atrocious, so I drove 80 miles north as far as Leicestershire, to my elderly aunt, who was going with me to the funeral, and stopped. I had planned to stay overnight, so I did, as I just didn't fancy the journey back... the wind and rain were awful! After an uncomfortable night on a single bed, I managed...

Updated: 5:50 PM GMT on October 24, 2014

Steaming puddings!

By: sandiquiz, 10:02 AM GMT on October 10, 2014

On Monday I purchased the ingredients for my Christmas Puddings. The Christmas cake was made about four weeks ago, and is already in the cupboard under the stairs, maturing.

Yesterday I weighed out the ingredients and put them all in a big bowl, giving them a good stir, whilst making a wish. (It is traditional that every family member has a stir and makes a wish.)

This morning I placed the pudding mixture into small pudding...

Updated: 2:04 PM GMT on October 10, 2014

#67 - a must see photo :)

By: sandiquiz, 1:26 PM GMT on September 29, 2014

Part 1 - Sea and Sky is here

Part 2 - Constable country is here

Part 3 - Beth Chatto Gardens is here


The Rest ..... or if you prefer, "Quaint England" :)

I parked up on the cliff top road and took a walk. The photos of the sea and windmills in Part 1 were taken here. It was only as I turned to walk back to ...

Updated: 8:56 PM GMT on October 09, 2014

Travel blog 3 - Beth Chatto gardens

By: sandiquiz, 2:42 PM GMT on September 17, 2014

Part 1 - Sea and Sky is here

Part 2 - Constable country is here

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On the Wednesday afternoon of my trip to Constable country, I found my way to Beth
Chatto's garden. She is famous as the garden designer who came up with the 'gravel garden'.

Being a keen gardener I watch all the gardening programmes on TV and had ...

Updated: 2:44 PM GMT on September 17, 2014

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I have been a WU member since September 2005. Now a retired teacher, enjoying my garden, writing, sketching, taking photos, and having great fun!

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