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Monday, October 28, 2013

An interesting weekend. Many miles travelled, some sales, and plenty to see. I have to admit, though, not much walking until today, and it wasn't a long walk as DH forbad me to go near trees!

The UK is not really used to very high winds, so when we had 90 mph gusts during yesterday and overnight I can assure you that home was the best place to be. Train services were suspended locally because lines were blocked by over 200 trees, and sadly there was loss of life in some areas. I slept through most of it, though, but wasn't really surprised to wake to a power outage. It only lasted for 3 hours, though, and all has been well since then.

Yesterday we drove across Salisbury Plain

Parts of the Plain are very flat, but at times you can see for miles and miles!

This line of trees changes colour with the seasons from deepest bronze through to bright red. We might not see the latter this year as we aren't due to go that way again for a while.

Nearer our destination the land becomes gentle rolling hills, such varied countryside within just a few miles.

Today we had an unexpected visit from Daddy and grand-daughter

She had pestered him to bring her. She had a present for me.

First of all there was a big fuss because she couldn't find it! Then she remember that she had hidden it so that it didn't get lost. Hidden it? Yes, that's right - and guess where....

In her shoe!

She carefully retrieved it and proudly presented it.

An acorn cup! Found on her weekend walk.

You know you're loved when you get a present emoticon

Onwards and upwards Sparkeroonies, the wind has died down here, but I hear that some of you have snow. Please take care, those of you in the southern hemisphere will wonder what on earth we are talking about.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
YOYOGRAN 10/30/2013 5:42PM

    I didn't see this blog till just now ! I am supposed to get notifications but I don't. One of my favourite things an acorn are so lucky! More precious than all the jewels in the world! Now is it a pixie's hat or a cup. Can't decide. Many blessings. emoticon

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SETTIMIA 10/29/2013 9:59AM

    Aww that is so beautiful, thank you for sharing. You live in a lovely area. I hope that you day is going fine and you have sun today

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JUST-ELIZ 10/29/2013 6:52AM

    Aaaw! You are so blessed! And Granddaughter is beautiful! I picture in my mind both of you speaking with English accents! LOL!! So sweet!

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JACKIE15108 10/29/2013 5:22AM

    The pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them. I heard about the winds on the news. I hope you had no damage.

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SHAKESALOT 10/28/2013 7:47PM

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Such sweet innocence and the knowing you are loved to have received such a wonderful gift. Children see the beauty most of us have forgotten to how to see. emoticon emoticon for sharing. PS Glad you remain safe. : )

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COCK-ROBIN 10/28/2013 7:35PM

    Great pictures, and I'm glad you fared well with the weather.

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RHYMESWITHBABY 10/28/2013 7:04PM

    So glad you are safe. That storm has made the news even here. So sweet that your granddaughter thinks so well of you. Love the fact that she "hid" her present to keep it safe. emoticon

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AUNTB63 10/28/2013 5:46PM

    Glad to hear you faired the weather so well. Thanks for sharing your always manage to capture the "mood". Plus what an adorable granddaughter to bring you that priceless surprise. I bet it made emoticon your day. Stay safe and have a good night.

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TIGER_LILY_613 10/28/2013 4:43PM

  How adorable ! emoticon

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HARROWJET 10/28/2013 4:37PM

    It makes a grandma feel good to know she is loved. I am glad the wind is dying down.

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VINGRAM 10/28/2013 4:24PM

    I'm glad to hear that you're safe and only had a short power outage.

Love love love the presents from the grandkids!

Have a good emoticon

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MONTANAWALKER 10/28/2013 3:54PM

    Was sure glad to see your posts and your blog. I saw some of the disaster weather pictures "near London" on TV this morning and was worried you were in harms way and without power. Sent up some extra prayers! We are used to wind...I don't even really notice it until it gets up about 40 mph...but I know it alarms people who have just moved to the area so can imagine how frightening it is with gusts that high!

The Salisbury plains look very much like the wheat fields where I was harvest cooking this past that I mean that you can see for miles and miles!

Your granddaughter is a cutie. I'm glad she had a nice present for Gram. Those are my favorite kind of presents. I was just telling Stacy that I have collected leaves and cones and nuts from trees all over the country. I loved her hedge apple blog. Totally new thing for me to see!

I'm glad you're safe and sound! We've survived the storm. Didn't get nearly as much snow as they were predicting (which is a good thing!) but the roads are very icy so I called and cancelled my physical therapy. Just not willing to get on that highway for torture!!

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CERTHIA 10/28/2013 3:32PM

    Just an adorable gesture of love! Thank you for sharing this sweet moment.

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READYRITA16 10/28/2013 3:31PM

Very Sweet :-)))

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