Sunday, November 28, 2010

A long time

It has been a long long time but finally I am sitting here by the fire listening to the sweet silence of an early Sunday evening watching the thermometer gently rise from 10degrees to something far more sensible.  I am very grateful for the thermal socks my  dear Ma gave me a few years ago; Boots has been eyeing them up ever since the icicles started forming on the end of his nose.

So much has happened my feet have barely touched the floor. I have been working hard and playing harder. After a busy weekend celebrating various birthdays I returned home to an evening with a gaggle of bloggers, Wren’s Nest earlier in the evening and Epiphany, Hanser and then Maffi at the Highwayman folk session night.

This weekend I have just been up to Audlem to celebrate my friends 50th birthday.  I haven’t been there before, but I have been eyeing up the Shroppie for quite some time and thoroughly enjoyed my walk along it to Casper’s boat for a cup of tea with Boots.

Stupidly I didn’t take my camera!!!  I have managed to pinch this picture of Casper in the distance from the canal world forum (linky to Casper’s blog).  It is a handsome boat and the sound of the engine was beautiful as it puttered down the cut to greet me.


The ice at the edge was a good inch thick – heaven knows what it was in the middle.

The evening banter was delightful and I enjoyed catching up with friends old and new.

Today is my birthday too and I have had a lovely day and lots of cards and presents. Thank you everyone.


Blogger Halfie said...

Happy Birthday, Bones. Keep warm!

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Jaqueline Almdale said...

Happy Birthday Bones. May this year be your best one yet. Stay warm and safe.
Jaqueline USA

8:20 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

glad you had a great birthday yesterday

1:14 PM  
Anonymous grey wolf said...

Happy Belated birthday wishes.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Burra Sahib said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Bones.
Mine is due in a couple of weeks, but I wish I could swap my years for yours!
Stay warm

10:27 AM  
Blogger John Witts said...

Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday, Bones......

I trust some kind soul will say "here here".

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey.. Can you come back with a bigger axe, the ice is well over 2 inches thick now and i'm still stuck against that damn ledge.. Nice pic though...
It seems unfair that there's no ice to be seen in your pics of Cambridge...

10:04 PM  

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