Monday

The morning turned out to be dry,  albeit quite overcast and windy. 

We walked into town,  had coffee and almond biscotti then went down to the library to choose a couple of books each; enough to see us through the next few wet and windy days.  On the way back we squeezed down the very narrow lane / ginnel / twitten to take a look at the old post boxes on the wall - one for each monarch's reign.

















After lunch the sky brightened up so we went for a walk.  A circular route up behind the house then along the lane that runs between the tram track and the woods . Plenty of fallen leaves to kick our way through.



















Later on, as dusk fell, I happened to look out of the window and caught the last gasp of what had been a vividly colourful sunset.

Just managed to snap it in time...



22 comments:

  1. I was surprised to see your use of the word 'twitten'; I'd imagined it was only used in Surrey/Sussex.

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    1. Yes, P was born and grew up in Sussex and still uses some of the words that were commonplace back then.

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  2. Love the old post boxes. Good sunset capture.

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    1. Thank you Mary. I just caught the end of it.

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  3. What a lovely walk! Autumn is a terrific time to explore and crunching through the leaves is a favorite of mine!
    Wow, that sunset is gorgeous. Glad you are enjoying the outdoors and sharing it with me!

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    1. Thank you Ellen. Today has been wet and miserable so no outdoors for me.

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  4. Today it has been very mild over here in South Yorkshire but I felt too lazy to go for a walk. Did you see any elves when you visited Elfin Glen? Those alleyways are called gennels in Sheffield and tenfoots in Hull.

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    1. Interesting names for lanes everywhere. This one was a lot less than ten feet wide. It was only just wide enough for one skinny person to walk through. P had tried to wheel his bicycle down the lane the day before but had to turn the handlebars sideways.

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  5. Lovely sunset. Won't be time to stop and stare at such things when you get your house!

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    1. Still not exchanged contracts... I am getting twitchy.

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  6. The post boxes are wonderful! So was your sunset!

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  7. Ginnel is often in Lancashire and Boreens here in Ireland.

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    1. So many different words for the same thing.

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  8. Wynd (pronounced Weend) is another one up here in Yorkshire.

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  9. Autumn is the best season when the days are calm and the light low and tempered with gold. There is both a richness about it and that sense of calm relaxation after some mad rushing about.
    Great sunset.

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    1. It is indeed a calming time of year - when the gales die down....

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  10. It’s good to see somewhere has a ‘body’ interested in history enough to make a display of those fabulous post boxes. Some authorities might have just sold them off to a scrap metal merchant and they’d have been lost instead of becoming a talking point for tourists as well as locals
    You’re walks get more interesting each time you show a new one…will you visit them again once you’re settled into the new house?

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    1. We are still getting used to living in this new location and finding little surprises here and there. Our new house is only round the corner from here so we shall be able to continue with our usual walks. Once it eventually gets through to completion that is. Still dragging on!

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  11. Love the post boxes ….. such a shame that they will probably become obsolete like telephone boxes and the old blue Police ( Tardis ) telephone boxes that were so familiar in my youth but things always have to move on. Beautiful sunset ….. the best things in life are free ! XXXX

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    1. Oh yes, there was a Tardis on the corner of the main road close to where I lived as a child. I passed it every day after school as I walked home from the bus stop.
      I doubt it is still there now. XXX

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