Thursday, 20 October 2016

Hinton Ampner Sky

This is my 1000th post and I 'm joining with my Favorite Linky SkyWatch Friday The photos are from a recent visit to Hinton Ampner

 Hinton Ampner House

 Turn rond the ther way and this is the view you see of the coutryside

 One of the lawns, this one is in the Walled Garden looking towards the church
Going to take a break from Blogging for a week or so

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Grand Opening

My wife & I along with my son headed to Newbury a few weeks ago to Camp Hopson where they were having a grand opening after weeks of refurbishing the department store. The entrance in off the carpark was lined with banners


Thought it looked very welcoming 

After a quick look round it was upstairs to the Terrace cafe which had gone through a transformation and a new name

I loved the decorations using crockery 

and had to take a couple of photos especially the teapots 

Out on the main stree the food market was back, these cupcakes looked really scrummy 

Along with dishes like this 

Or fresh baked bread

but you can never have enough cake
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday

Monday, 10 October 2016

The Village of Collingbourne Ducis

I posted some photos of the church a couple of weeks ago so I thought I would show the village in this weeks Our World Tuesday

The view I got looking down from the road leading to the village hall

 Looking along the main road past one of the thatched cottages

The pub is called the Blue Lion and unusual name, most are called the Red Lion

The village sign 

An old Mile Stone

Another of the roads through the village towards some thatched cottages

Row of cottages

Another of the thatched cottages 

Topically  looking English  cottage

There is even a stream running through the village 

Bridges crossing them

A thatched owl on a cottage porch

This cottage was in the first photo and I'm sure it was a pub at one time now like many it's closed and converted into a house

Finally back to the village hall.
Hope you enjoyed the little tour

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Dragonfly Sky

Spotted it sat on a branch & could not help not taking a photo of it, lucky I had my phone on me

 Little bit closer

& closer still