Post by cheerypeabrain on Dec 24, 2019 7:14:19 GMT
Love yout pictures Lugg.....erm the planning committee thought long and hard about that last one didnt they I imagine that angle is only seen from certain highrise buildings tho
I received some lovely flowers yesterday, combined them with the ones I already had to fill 2 vases and make a rather strange table arrangement rubbish photos taken with my tablet, but you get the idea...CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
Had a couple of christmassy bits and bobs that I used in the arrangement too...but basically I just used up everything left over!
Here are a few from my recent trip down to my son's in Bournemouth for Christmas. First ... Christmas Day and a walk to the beach in near perfect weather, encouraging the brave to brave the sea.( Definitely a temporary loss of reason methinks)
Anyway - this family had the right idea I think
These groups were rather more adventurous
I dipped my toes in...haha
Some body boarded and surfed ...but in full wet suits
My children took a moderate approach and took their boots off and rolled up their trousers, one is an all weather swimmer but 6 months into her pregnancy had been told by her midwife NO winter swimming
I love trips to the beach at the end of the year. At least twice I have dipped my feet -- but only my feet -- into the ocean on January 1st. For people who think that might be icy, they are wrong because (not always, I'll admit) the water temperature is higher than the air temperature.
Boxing Day ... a walk through the Victorian Lower Gardens in Bournemouth to see the festive lights. Unfortunately the weather did not hold out and these are taken in a heavy drizzle. Anyway ...a few images.
The bandstand was illuminated in various colours
A nod to Christianity
Closer to the sea front the Grade 2 listed waterfalls had been illuminated. These were lovely and unfortunately my images do not do them justice.
So the final photos on this thread from me for this year. My office is in the grounds of and rented from a Benedictine Monastery. I have seen this crib every year for approx. the last 15 years, and, although I usually go over to have a look at it, I have not taken any photos until tonight. The crib is not put out fully until Christmas Day and today was my first day back at work so I decided to take my camera. I am off for the next few days and it will have been dismantled by the time I return.
The view of the abbey itself ....from my parking spot ,
Yes, and winter swimming is fine for those pregnant, but in a heated pool! I'll cuddle up with Livia, both of us post-pregnant for different reasons. Me; ageing out of it, Livia, that nasty operation. She was actually pregnant when we had it done, and we had found her in reciprocal grooming mode with her identical boyfriend. No, not her brother; bro was a Tuxie. A neighbour tom who was also small and utterly black.