Episode 4: Twenty-Twelve - The journey continues... travel blog

At the fishing club lake.

At the fishing club lake.

Down at the fishing club lake after the first snow (Feb)

Back at the lake after the second snowfall, still frozen over

At the fishing lake

Brackley High Street, after the second snow

Pegasus Court, first snowfall

Pegasus Court from High St

Angels in the carpark at Pegasus Court

From the bedroom window

From the bedroom window

From the bedroom window

One of the squirrells that we see in the garden

There is a nice wee walk to the next village, Turweston, around...

Turweston walk - a good chance to play with the camera settings...

Walking to Turweston

Walking to Turweston

Walking to Turweston

Walking to Turweston

Walking to Turweston

Walking to Turweston

Walking to Turweston

Walking to Turweston

On tyhe night of the second snow I wandered out in it...

second snowfall

second snowfall

second snowfall

second snowfall

second snowfall

second snowfall

second snowfall


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On Monday (6th Feb) a cold mist hangs about all day, but still not too cold for a wander to the next village in the afternoon. Tony takes the camera and experiments with different settings, getting some really good results using the different lenses.

Wednesday Tony had an appointment at the Doctor surgery. He had to register with them so he was listed as being at the same address. What a lot of messing about, he needed to provide proof of residence by way of bank statement (they are online), utility bill (not in his name) or they would accept a letter from a man with dementia (sigh). Bev, the retirement complex manager, wrote a letter instead, and they accepted that. The check up went well, BP ok, and weight down 11kg from a year ago (put on a little since Christmas!).

Thursday night and the promised second snowfall finally arrived. About 50-70mm fell, and Tony went out with the camera to see how it goes in those conditions. There was no wind, so it was not too cold. In the morning he was up early to get a few more photos, and later that afternoon he walked to the next village to get more photos.

On Saturday Adam rode up from London and spent the day with us, it was great catching up. After lunch Tony and Adam walked the round trip to Turweston. Still plenty of snow about, but again not too cold, though the stream had iced over during the night.

Sunday (12th) we went to Leitchworth to have lunch with Michael’s daughter, Ros. We still struggle with the roading system here, it seems strange to Tony that we have to go so far north so we can get on the motorway south. As it is we take the long(er) way because Michael accidentally turned the sat nav off while searching for toffees, so we missed a turn off. We had a lovely lunch and a pleasant afternoon with Ros and Phil, heading home late in the day.



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