Today’s guest picture shows another fine cycle path found by my brother Andrew, this one going through Alton Station. He says that he is surrounded by well signposted and maintained tracks. Lucky chap.
It was still dry but it wasn’t a very inviting day today, grey and rather forbidding. I took the hint and kept the bicycle locked away while I put a week of the newspaper index into the Archive Group database, prepared a beef ragu for the slow cooker and did a load of washing.
I also went shopping and in this exciting manner the morning slipped away. In the afternoon, I gave our friend Jeremy a lift to the Carlisle choir where we had a useful session getting a second look at a couple of potential pieces for forthcoming choir competitions.
In the evening, I ate the ragu with some tagliatelle and that completed my day. I am looking forward to the return of Mrs Tootlepedal from the deep south tomorrow.
The only other thing of note is that it began to rain in the evening.
During the morning, I watched the birds for a bit.
I have been eating a lot of delicious plums from our tree over recent days but they are coming to an end now. There are still a few fallen ones for disreputable looking blackbirds to peck at, both on the ground….
On the new feeder, small beaks met big seeds.
I went out for another short look after lunch while I was waiting for Jeremy to come round and managed to look past the poppies for once..
I picked some runner beans and froze them but there are plenty still hanging around….
With the rain tapping on the windows as I write this, it is nice to be sitting in a watertight, warm front room.
The flying bird of the day is a chaffinch.