Hello. I can breath again today after two busy days. The Christmas Fair was a great success for the village residents, and visitors from neighbouring villages. A very good turn out all round, the place was packed. The children did their singing and dancing on the stage and all the proud mums and dads looked on. Santa was there of course, and there were lots of stalls selling Christmassy things, nice things to eat, and tombolas to win things.
Our Chat and Craft stall had a good selection of hand made items to show, and some to sell. Only four shopping bags sold, I tried my best with a lot of humour, to get people to buy one. Those left over will be given away. I have a talk in January to do, so some will be donated there as raffle prizes.
The two patchwork bags sold, and a few of the felt hearts and stars. I was able to make a £15 donation to our cat rescue. For me it wasn't all about selling, it was about the community coming together, it was great to see so many people, and chat with them. I think I have lost my title of, 'the bag lady', I am now known as, 'the shed lady', ha ha.
I took the photo's before the official opening time, to show some of the colourful stalls. The Cat Rescue stall was opposite me this time. looks full and ready to go.
Today is sunny, I've got a line of washing out, and I will potter around the house and garden. I don't need to do my regular walk as I've got some walking in Derbyshire coming up soon.
Enjoy your Sunday. We'll catch up soon.
Hello. I've had a day out today, with my walking buddies, Paul and Paul. I was designated as the driver, because the plan was to call in a pub on the way home, the two boys like a drink, and I'm not bothered. A 7am start was planned, and although I was up early enough I tried to cram too much in the time I had allowed for getting myself ready. A misjudgment on my part, maybe it was the hair washing that made me a bit late. It's hard to get ready on time when I have three kids to think of, ha ha.
We went over the bridge into North Yorkshire. Past Beverley and Malton, to Welburn, a small village just off the A64. A parking spot was found next to the church. Paul was leading the way so we set off across the fields.
Here we are going into pretty Wood, it's not far from Castle Howard.
In the middle of the wood is this monument, The Four Faces.
Over there is the Mausoleum, we are now on the Castle Howard estate.
This is the closest we got to Castle Howard, the walk took us around the outer perimeter of the grounds.
This is the Temple of the Four Winds. We were lucky with the weather, it was gloriously sunny.
A good photo opportunity.
The Centenary Way footpath took us into the village of Coneysthorpe.
Lovely little cottages, and a big wide village green.
The path took us through Coneysthorpe bank wood.
Looks like this dead tree has been struck by lightening..
Time for a quick pose.
We did a circular route of 11 miles, and got back to the car before it started to get dark. I have found this web site with more photo's of the area we were walking in, there are some smashing photo's on it.
Paul had a pub stop in mind at Goodmanham, just outside Market Weighton. The first photo I took without the flash, this shows how dark and cozy it was. Candles on the tables, log fires, it had a real homely feeling about it.
The rest of the photo's I put the flash on so you can see all the nicknacks lining shelves and hanging on the walls. It was very olde worlde, and had a good atmosphere.
We hit a massive traffic jam on the way back, queuing on the A63 going towards Hull, for the turn off for the Humber Bridge. Not sure what caused that.
I've been to the Village Hall tonight to help set up the tables for tomorrow. It's been a busy day, and I am pooped, so I'll love you and leave you and say Goodnight.
Hello, I am a 67 year old retired lorry driver. After trucking for 32 years I'd had enough, went part time when I was in my mid 50's and stopped altogether when I reached 60. Yippeeee, now I am free to do as I like. I live with three cats and a dog, I make do and mend being very careful with my spending, only buying what I need. I have no qualms about buying second hand from car boot sales and charity shops, and getting free stuff from skip diving. Money saved is put towards holidays, a decent car, and days out. I love life, and it needn't cost a fortune to enjoy it.
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Readers taking part in the 1000 miles in one year challenge. 2016
We have 64 members signed up for our Walking Group. Our challenge is to walk 1000 miles in one year. This can be done in regular small amounts over the whole twelve months, or longer walks. Members can choose how they do it, and are responsible for calculating their own mileage. It can also be done on a bicycle, running, jogging, a treadmill, or a mixture of any of those.
Progress is recorded on the walking page, link at the top, and will be updated when the information is received. Members are required to report in at the end of every month so the page can be kept up to date.
It isn't a race, and it doesn't matter if some members are not able to keep up. The main thing is that everyone should do their best and take part in their chosen activity whenever they can. It's all about keeping fit and active. The more you put into it the better you will feel about yourself.
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Free things I have found, or been given, or I have asked for.
Left over food from a buffet - I asked for it...Frozen fish and vegetables - given to me by a friend....Pair of black steel toe cap work boots - found in a layby....Crystal necklace on a chain - found on a grass verge.... Eiderdown - given from a friend....pair of slippers - given from a friend....3 cans of cider - found in the churchyard....Two small conifer plants - found in a rubbish bin....A whole load of stuff - found in a skip....65p in coins - found in the street....An orange plastic pumpkin bucket - found while litter picking....17p in coins - found in the street while litter picking....Pile of magazines - given to me....Two bottles of water, a goody bag, and a medal - given to me for escorting my friend on her sponsored walk....Two golf balls - found while out dog walking....Two bags of usefull stuff - given to me from my friends declutter....Wooly hat and gloves - given to me....Coins total £1.10 - found....12 pearl beads - found....Yellow plastic dogs ball - found in a field....32p in coins - found on grass verge....A five pence coin - found on a footpath....A yellow Frizby - found on a grass verge....10p coin - found in the woods....Three course dinner and 2 mince pies - given to me....Plastic garden table - given to me....£1 coin, 5p coin, 2p coin - found in a car park....Seven daily newspapers - borrowed from a newspaper recycling box....A dress, a skirt, a jumper, 4 teashirts - my friend gave them to me....A bowl of home made soup - my friend gave it to me....A cabbage - my friend gave it to me....Two potatoes - found on the side of the road....A bag of apples - my neighbour gave them to me....cup of coffee at the arts centre - free with a voucher....70 craft magazines - given to me....A canvas windbreak - found in a skip....Two pot plants with flowers - found in a rubbish bin....A 20p coin - found....2 wheelbarrow loads of compost - I asked for it....Pieces of timber - I asked for them....Tin of Nivea cream - free sample ....Tube of face cream - free sample....Bag of chocolate biscuits - given to me....Two bags of horse muck - I asked for them....A metre of fabric - given to me....Packet of bread rolls - given to me....A 2p coin - found....Cupboard with a glass front - given to me....Bunch of flowers - found in a rubbish bin....Planter - given to me....Six wooden pallets - I asked for them....Cup of coffee - given to me at Radio Humberside....Free night school classes at the college....Tub of Lurpak spreadable - free with voucher....A 2p coin - found in the street....Three pallets - I asked for them....Four plastic crates from the takeaway - retrieved from skip.... A hard hat - given....A gigantic roll of shrink wrap, used for wrapping palletised loads - I asked for it....A plastic bucket and lid with emulsion paint in it - found in the hedge bottom....A tub of Lurpack spreadable - free with a voucher....Free dental check up....A free tub of golden syrup ice cream, my friend gave it to me....A box of chocolates - my other friend gave it to me....A 1p coin - found in the street....A bag of potatoes, packet of blueberries, packet of tomatoes - my friend gave them to me....A flower pot - found in the hedge bottom....Three plastic crates from the takeaway - retrieved from skip....