the Boxing Day Dippers ...
As viewed from the Pier, in extreme conditions!
For a different effect, I saved this group of images as Outline in Photoshop.
It gives a Lowry-esque finish of sorts.
Just as Lowry observed, these images capture the spirit of recreation.
it really isn't all bad news ...
I have 'arf felt groggy.
Nothing much, just a dose of laryngitis caused by a viral infection, with a hacking cough and sneezing fits thrown in for good measure.
Dosed up to the eyeballs with Benylin mucus (conjures up all sorts of unpleasantness) linctus, and rather nice sweets (the said wrapper above), there is nothing more to do than sit it out.
Frustrating to say the least being without a voice for well over a week, albeit much to the delight to him indoors!
After many restless nights on the sofa nearly going off my head with coughing, I can happily say today I feel I've turned a corner.
It's been a long time since I've put type to blog. A variety of reasons has kept me away, one being a major loss of heart with all that is blogging.
I figured we all love talking ailments and the weather, so now seemed a perfect time to make my return.
Many parts of the country have seen copious amounts of snow. I was beginning to think we'd escaped it in our neck of the woods, but no it finally arrived, and in plentiful supply too!
With crippled transport networks and mail services, no refuse collections, and panic buying of everyday essentials, it's all been a bit glum.
That's our car under the veil of snow!
Things can only get better, and better they did when the rain came and took away all the snow, and brought back the milk!
Not before I'd taken lots of photos of the white stuff in the garden though.
Keeping warm has been a necessity, and no doubt another astronomical fuel bill is in the making.
I love real fires, but a gas coal effect one is a good substitute if you're not in enough during the day to keep a real one ticking over.
There's no spits, but you do have to remember not to throw your sweet wrappers on it!
Being home all day I've been able to spend time in our little garden room.
It's quite snug out here with a radiator on, and a good place for keeping an eye on all that is going on in the garden.
Like this lucky black cat, a regular visitor, quite happy just to sit and watch the robin on the birdtable!