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
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.