Lunchtime walk along the River

Most lunchtimes I try to take a walk along the riverbank.  I am in lucky in that I work in a building next to the river.  I get to see the Canada geese, the Swans, the moorhens nesting, the herons waiting patiently in the shallows for fish.  I watch as the narrow boats go up and down river.  The rowers from the rowing club practicing for the regatta.  The grandparents and grandchildren feeding the ducks. The changing face of the river throughout the seasons.

Splish Splash!

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The Black Swan

The Black Swan

Near the Town Bridge

Moorhen on nest

Moorhen on nest

White Swan

White Swan

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Waiting for breakfast

Waiting for breakfast

Doctor Who Companions

Last week I went to a small Doctor Who event in Bedford (UK) – Bedford Who Charity Con -where Three Former Companions of The Doctor from the 1960s – Patrick Troughton’s Doctor, the 1970s – Jon Pertwee’s Doctor and the 1980’s – Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor, were appearing along side John Leeson the voice of K9  The tickets were a little pricey but it was a Charity Event for the Bedford Food Bank which is providing emergency food for 500 children and adults a month.

It was also the day that they announced the name of the actress to play the new companion to Peter Capaldi’s Doctor.  There was lost of laughter when  Sophie Aldred, Katy Manning and Deborah Watling discussed the merits of the different type of shoes they wore whilst a companion. (Doc Martins, Hobnail boots and high heels (platform).

Sophie Katy and Deborah taking questions from the audience

Sophie, Katy and Deborah taking questions from the audience

What also was interesting was on my journey to the convention a Dalek (with helper)  was trundling alongside a fairly main road and nobody was batting an eyelid as it used a zebra crossing.

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All in all it was a great day out.

A Walk on The Wild Side

I love walking through the countryside, listening to birds singing their hearts out.  Watching rabbits bounding along bridleways. A butterfly fluttering from flower to flower or a few geese on the riverbank

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or occasionally

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Sunday Walks

And the things you see……..

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A Scarecrow, A Weeping Angel, An Auton.

As well as ……

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A Coot.

Radio Days

Recently I have been listening to various radio stations throughout the day, most days I wake up to a national radio station, in the car it is a local station (for traffic updates etc.) Lunch times it’s headphones on, listening to a regular show, sometimes the interviews are sad and sometimes they are more uplifting.
Recently I have been listening to a ‘pop up’ station that played Country Music.
Saturday mornings is housework time and ‘Treasure Quest’  where two teams from neighbouring radio stations vie to find the treasure in their area before each other, but mostly they want to beat the ‘Evil Les’ the quizmaster.

 

 

I Always Enjoy the Food Here!

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Sometimes

A camera phone just does not ‘do it’  Yesterday as I looked along the riverbank I spied  amongst the usual Canada Geese a pair of geese that were ‘different’  They were too far away to photograph with my ‘phone’ to get a decent picture.  I had hoped they would return today but to no avail. (I had my camera ready today!) Maybe tomorrow……..

 

Until then a picture of Canada Geese

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Taken when the weather was a little warmer  (and not on a ‘phone’)