Sunday, 27 September 2015

Day 270 - September 27th

Over a week ago our washing machine died. I have been using my Mum's machine since. Today a big thumbs up to I ordered a new machine on Friday evening and it was delivered at 11am this morning. By lunchtime Wayne had plumbed it in and now it's ready to be used.

Dy 269 - September 26th

We have a glut of tomatoes so I found a recipe online for Tomato & Onion Relish. 1.5kg of tomatoes made enough relish to fill three decent size jars.

Day 268 - September 25th

I tried an apple from the garden today. I think they are ripe although still a little too sharp for me.

Day 267 - September 24th

Delicate white Cosmos flower.

Day 266 - September 23rd

A heavy dew revealed lots of spiders webs in the garden decorated with water droplets.

Day 265 - September 22nd

In Mum & Dad's conservatory there is a very delicate orchid in flower.

I then decided to take a peep in the greenhouses to see if anything was flowering in there. I am always wary of going into the greenhouses in case the automatic watering system catches me but luckily I stayed dry and spotted these beauties.

Day 264 - September 21st

Today in Mum & Dad's garden I spotted some teeny, tiny cyclamen plants. It's hard to convey just how tiny these flower are. 

Monday, 21 September 2015

Day 263 - September 20th

This morning we took Millie for a walk. The second field we walk through has now been replanted and what looks (and smells) like oilseed rape is starting the grow.


Day 262 - September 19th

Today we returned to Nottingham again to take Christopher back for the start of his final year at Uni.

He has the same flat as last year so it was all very familiar.

After saying our good-byes we went to collect an Ebay purchase from another area of the city. Whilst driving there we were surprised to find ourselves  following a tram down the road!

Day 261 - September 18th

Beside the drive is a tiny, transparent mushroom. It's a wonder it hasn't been trodden on.

Day 260 - September 17th

I found my first conker of the year today. I've seen several empty cases where other people have got to them first but today I found on intact.

Day 259 - September 16th

Hidden in a forgotten tub, surrounded by weeds, today I found these pretty little Viola flowers.

Day 258 - September 15th

At Guides this term, the theme is 'Animals' so tonight they transformed biscuits and cakes into animals.

A Bird.

A Hedgehog.

Day 257 - September 14th

Walking Millie after dark this evening, in the gloom Wayne spotted something on the path in front of us. Shining the torch revealed it to be a rather large frog in the middle of eating a long wriggling worm for his supper! Ewwwww!

Day 256 - September 13th

Whilst out shopping this afternoon I was surprised to see Christmas decorations already on display in the Range! Don't they know there are still over 3 months until Christmas?

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt 2015

This summer I've been taking photos for the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt 2015. Today I managed to a take my last two photos. I'll be sorry now I've completed the challenge and eagerly await next years hunt.

Here's my 21 photos:

1. A bouquet of flowers
Supermarket bouquet of flowers

2. An ornate door knocker
A hand door knocker a few streets from our house.

3. A person walking a dog (or other animal)
Wayne walking Millie

4. People playing a board game or card game
Playing Uno on holiday

5. Architectural columns
Columns at Aberglasney House, Carmarthenshire, Wales

6. A Metal Bridge
The Second Severn Bridge across the River Severn

7. A turtle
Turtle garden ornament in the garden plant shop at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales

8. Someone 'Plugged into' social media
Lara plugged in

9. A tent
Our beach tent on the beach at Cefn Sidan, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

10. A college or university
University of Nottingham

11. A cellular tower or television satellite dish Alternative A - People eating outside
BBQ time

12. A public restroom, bathroom or toilet
Toilets at the Drift Limits Supercar driving day

13. A merry-go-round or carousel
Merry-go-round in Carmarthen 

14. A traffic signal
Level Crossing at Ferryside, Carmarthenshire

15. A flag pole with at least three flags on it. Alternative C - A rocking chair
Rocking chair in Lara's dolls house

16. A panoramic view, taken while standing someplace high in the air
View from the top of Kidwelly Castle

17. At least two people wearing matching outfits or uniforms
Three PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) in Stevenage town centre

18. An overloaded truck, car, bicycle or other vehicle
Overloaded vehicle on M1 motorway

19. A ticket booth
Ticket booth at Aberglasney Gardens.

20. A natural body of water
The National Botanic Gardens of Wales

21. A photograph of me with a sign reading "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt"

Day 255 - September 12th

Today we travelled to Nottingham with Steven for the University of Nottingham Open Day. Although this is the university that his brother is currently studying at, as Steven is considering applying for a place as a future Computer Studies student, we visited a different campus to the campus we have been to before.

The Jubilee Campus is very different to the University Park Campus. University Park Campus was completed in 1928 and still has many of the original buildings from that time (as well as some much more modern buildings) and includes 13 listed buildings.

The Jubilee Campus is 1 mile form the University Park Campus and was opened in 1999. The design of the buildings are very modern and innovative and some have living (Sedum) roofs.

The library building is particularly interesting situated in the middle of a lake with one, single spiraling floor.

Day 254 - September 11th

The bees are still visiting the garden despite summer coming to an end.

Day 253 - September 10th

I spotted this really unusual two-tone Hydrangea in my Mum & Dad's garden this afternoon.

Day 252 - September 9th

The new mattress we ordered a few weeks ago was finally delivered today. Now I just need someone to carry it upstairs!