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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Dunwich Heath NT - October Sconeathon...

Back from Sorrento last night and Pete & I were off this morning in celebration of Rob's scones at the October Sconeathon - all were excellent and hard to choose which to have ....

Mr Ponders definitely approves = 5 out of 5 for scones !!

We shared three this morning and at them there and then

1. White Chocolate & Raspberry

2.  Apricot and Almond

3.  Pumpkin Pie

and we brought three home - for later :)

4. Chocolate & Honeycomb

5. Cherry & Marzipan

6.  Date & Walnut

Rob - the baker- can't be recommended highly enough and I trust that the National Trust (pardon the pun) really appreciate what a gem they have in him..... Rob up at silly o'clock to start baking - that really is commitment..... and one that is really appreciated!!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Sorrento Day 5 - Capri - just a taste ...

Today we went by boat to Capri - we queued for everything.... absolutely packed... not as I remember it....

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Sorrento Day 4 - Positano

Last night's meal in the hotel was on a Sorrento theme with two musicians where we were serenaded with guitar, mandolin and voice (his)  accompaniment  - this with a lovely meal and bottle of local wine.... lovely evening and a wander around the gardens... more pics next week.

One example of amazing carved vegetables in the restaurant!

and today, off by bus to Positano - very black and low clouds to begin with but at least we never had the forecast thunderstorms!!

My rather muzzy highly cropped dragonfly (ID please?) taken with a 12 -32 mft lens

and for much easier identification, Pete's to pics taken with a longer range lens

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Sorrento Day 3 - looking around Herculaneum

Again we awoke to rain, but by the time brekkie was done, we were off out in the dry albeit in cloud.

Down to the station to catch train to Herclaneum where we spent the morning

Lots of lizards around..this one being different from the ones we'd seen so far....

More pics and info to come when I get home...

and would you believe... Hummingbird Hawk Moths .... again.

A 'greener' lizard

We went back to the hotel for lunch and then spend the afternoon in the hotel gardens and down by the sea on the hotel's private 'beach'

ID needed please?.... Maurice?.. I really must get a European Flutter book..

Not sure on this one.. fascinating marking on the underwing but couldn't get a picture

Geranium Bronze again..

View from where we sat in the hotel's area down by the sea..

A very relaxed Pete.... soppy but happy....

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