My blog is mostly about wildlife, particularly birds, walking, days out, all growing things and anything else that comes to mind.
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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Warnham LNR... on a very hot afternoon!!

Temperatures have soared... but felt I needed to get out .. so went local to Warnham.. even the birds and bees were keeping hidden from the sun!

A Greenfinch near the Woodpecker hide

out on the water, one of three Great Crested Grebes

The light was glary and the water level very low..

A Grey Heron had a bath to keep cool

and about 60 Greylag Geese.. unusually quiet ..

and a couple of Mallards perched.. quite still in the afternoon heat!!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Melford Hall ..

So where to today?  We were going elsewhere but black clouds suggested we thought again.. so off to Melford Hall on the basis if it rained.. we could explore the house..

However to begin with the sun shone!

WE had just sat down outside with a drink and a very good scone when the heavens opened and we fled inside!!

There was a small exhibition commemorating Beatrix Potter who had ties with Melford Hall..

Family connections
Beatrix Potter was the cousin of Ethel, Lady Hyde Parker, grandmother of Sir Richard Hyde Parker, the present Baronet of Melford Hall. She visited here on many occasions and painted a series of watercolours of the house. The visitors' book contains numerous signatures and sketches, which mark her visits to the house.

The collections at Melford Hall include several of her soft toys, which served as models for her illustrations.

To the amusement of the Hyde Parker children she would bring her small animals on her visits to the Hall and house them in the adjoining turret room (which can be seen through .

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Southwold & Sconeathon at Dunwich Heath

Off to Dunwich today for Sconeathon...well how could I refuse?   We left early and had a stroll around Southwold - my first visit and won't be the last.. much more to explore - the fin

This church intrigued me...

Rather posh beach huts...

Adnams brewery.. and my nose confirmed this!

Loved this tiny cinema and picture house

And onto Dunwich... our friends hadn't yet arrived but ...

Chocolate & Chilli

Lemon & Coconut

Banana & Peanut

We also took three scones away with us: Goats Cheese & Peach, Raspberry & White Chocolate and Lady Grey  - very nice - no pics though

our friends had joined us and collectively .. the entourage!!! ok yes!! I admit it.. I'm daft, soppy & mad as a hatter.. but I'm not alone in this...

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