Saturday, 13 May 2017

Celebrate #11

It's another chance to
with your host Lexa Cain and her co-hosts - Tonja Drecker and L G Keltner

I was wanting to share some photographs but unfortunately technology is being frustrating this week and I can't seem to download form my phone or even send them via an email!  You'll just have to use your imaginations!!

First off I am celebrating having been a useful assistant on the cake stall last weekend - ALL cakes were sold in record time. All profits going to our local church so all for a good cause :)  There was NO photo of all the cakes and NONE of me eating them!!

Secondly, I am celebrating having got a chance to see the amazing Roman dig going on in the centre of my city.  Hubby and I tried to go at the weekend (which was the ONLY time they were going to allow visitors onto the site) but the queues were enormous so didn't spend time waiting in line. Luckily due to the amount of people who wanted to see it but couldn't get in they decided they would do lunch time openings too (12 - 2 pm) so I tried on Tuesday (but still huge queue) and then on Wednesday got there early and after one and a half hours in the queue got in.  Obviously, Hubby couldn't accompany me but a friend from Craft Group had also tried with her husband to go at the weekend so jumped at the chance to see them with me.  It was a lovely sunny day and I did take lots of photos.  Really worthwhile going as a once in a lifetime chance to see something that soon will be underneath a new shopping and hotel complex!  (There should have been two photos of the site and the mosaic they have uncovered here).

Thirdly, celebrating a new local walk that a lady on my Monday "normal" walk told me about and we decided as a group to try it out.  It was lovely walking through the arboretum and then a short way down one of the country roads on a pavement and into the gardens of an old estate where the grand house was knocked down about 80 years ago because they couldn't pay death duties!  It was a beautiful walk on a beautiful day around an old lake and passing horses in the shade of a huge tree looking up to the church on the hill (this is where a photo should have been!) and the weather couldn't have been better.  We all thoroughly enjoyed it and then on Wednesday I had the pleasure of taking my Nordic walking group around there as well and they were thoroughly impressed too :)  That's what I really like about walking - it gives people the chance to talk and pass on information or none of us would ever have known about it being accessible to the public.

Hoping everyone else has had a lovely week with those new things to celebrate that really don't cost the earth :)


8 comments:

  1. I would have loved all of your walks and activities. And I would have eaten cakes!! Good for you. I enjoyed our local art museum with a friend That was special.

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    1. Yes - if you were over here Joanne you'd certainly have been asked if you wanted to come along :)

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  2. I'm imagining the beautiful mosaic right now and I'm sure it's fabulous. And I bet your walk was beautiful too.

    Here's hoping that next week you'll be celebrating the fact your technology has decided to cooperate again. ;-)

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    1. Ha Ha Click - you're right, celebrating working technology would be lovely :)

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  3. How nice that you can walk the trail again with your group! And I wish I had been at the cake sale - yummy!
    That is interesting about the dig. And they're going to cover it up again?

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    1. The archaeologists may lift the mosaic if they have enough money but it seems unlikely the builders of the shopping complex would be willing to go to all the extra expense and design to allow it to be viewed underneath the new buildings.

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  4. Where on earth do you live? I'd go on your walks any day! (And buy a cake, too :) The dig sure sounded interesting.
    p.s. I appreciate your offer to help with my book so much....I'll be in touch soon!

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