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This Week!

Despite life’s little troubles the good life in retirement continues. I have been lending moral suppport to a friend this week whose Mum (91) is in hospital with a chest infection. Her prognosis looks good.

So…  I had one of these this week.

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With some  of these

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The first of three bouquets as it happens. Gorgeous. And some presents including these

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The top book is for the poetry group I have just started to attend. I’ll write another post about the other book later.

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I chose to go for a walk as the day was mild. We went to the forest and up to the Bridestones.

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Signs that it is Autumn  everywhere. Just where does all the fungi come from?

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There is something very other worldly about fungi I always think.

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Afterwards we went to the New Inn in Thornton Dale for lunch. I love the sandwiches and salad (ok the chips) there. As it so happens my short-lived career as a waitress was here. At just the time this was written!

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It was then ruled over by a temporary manager who went by the name of Mrs Driscoll aka the Dragon.

I lasted three days. Fortunately just a holiday job. I became a child walker after that. Literally I took two children a walk every afternoon whilst their Mum had a nap!

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One of my sons used to have a girlfriend who asked to be taken to an Emmerdale type pub every time she came North. I guess the New Inn meets that criteria too.

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Thornton Dale Village Green. Couldn’t resist the colours. We had an evening meal out too, but I forgot the camera.

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Unbelievably that is our  garden  this week. The weather is mild and long may it continue. So mild in fact a

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Lupin has reappeared! What the ??? So no excuses for not being outside pruning and tidying up.

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Think we should go to the tip, but Mr E is all for having a bonfire.

One more treat this week

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A trip to the theatre. Now I know I have said this before,  but the Northern Broadsides ( based in Halifax, West Yorkshire) are brilliant. I haven’t laughed so much in ages.  And maybe they will come to a theatre near you. Link here- http://www.northern-broadsides.co.uk/

Hope you have all had a good week. Be really happy if you leave a link to a post about your week, or tell me what you have been up too.

Have a super weekend.

Castle Howard Arboretum

The sun shone, well mostly, so we headed off to the Arboretum at Castle Howard for some Autumn Colour, which I hope you enjoy as much as we did.

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The Lake

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Glorious oranges

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Purple autumn crocus, I like that I can an insect inside the petals.

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Yellows

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Reds

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And more reds

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A dead tree left for the bees and insects

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The vista across the valley

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A shelter to rest in

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A Fairy home

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And more fungi

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Clouds, I thought the blue in the middle looked like a rabbit. Mr E says I am very strange.

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Glad this cat is not for real

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And Lunch, Homemade mushroom soup and a cheese scone.

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