Sunday, 15 December 2013

Winter Walking

Hello everyone, hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Yesterday DH and I had an early start, dropping eldest son and his friend off at the train station - off on a jolly to see their favourite football team (who drew 1-1!) so we took the opportunity to get the supermarket run finished early so we could head off into the local countryside for a brisk 8 mile walk. 

The weather was suitably chilly and breezy for the time of year, and of course I had my trusty camera with me. So here are a few of the photos I snapped as we walked along:

Local council education centre - oh what we teachers will do to attend a meeting at this place, it is absolutely beautiful, and the lunches are superb!

Church in one of the villages we walked through, made from our local stone and slate.

 They had a little Christmas Tree, but I was taken by the old gravestones - I have to confess to really enjoying walking around old church yards, the memorials tell so much about people from times gone by.

Winter views across the fields, all the crops have been gathered in and now the fields are sleeping in readiness for the spring.

And finally, some seasonal colour!

Well, must away as several seasonal jobs need doing!



  1. If you like old gravestones etc, check out the graveyard in Ratby church grounds. I was amazed at the ages people died at on some of the gravestones. Always thought folk didn't live to their 80's and 90's in the 19th century! Some are very ornate too and would (in parts) make fab quilting patterns!

  2. Wow that building at the top looks intriguing - I'm not surprised you look forward to going there - the Hogwarts of teacher's training courses! Have just found you through Jacquie's blog and am off for a mooch around! Nice to meet you x Jane

  3. Those old buildings are so beautiful. How nice you were able to get out for your lovely walk. By the way I love old grave yards, they are fascinating.

  4. I enjoyed going on your wintry walk and seeing the lovely old buildings! I like wandering around old graveyards fascinating and so many local stories to be found.
    Helen x

  5. Wow, gorgeous buildings and a nice long walk! I consider walking around Costco my exercise. LOL!

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  6. Greetings from Lumivalkoista blog :-) Our weather in Finland looks similar to the weather in your photographs. Usually we have tons of snow but now it´s foggy and rainy almost every day. I can´t remember Christmas like this.
    Your local council education centre looks so beautiful - like an image from a fairytale or saga. I also like to walk around old church yards for the same reason as you do. It´s like having connection to the people from the past :-))

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!


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