Monday, October 03, 2011

Photos at Newstead Abbey (plus a bit more news)

Most of you will be aware of the fabulous warm weather we’ve been having
in England, which is now coming to an end in the next day or two … we’ll
be back to our usual cool temperatures, gusty winds and rain.
Last Saturday, Mrs C and I went to see the new film version of “Tinker,
Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, which we were very impressed with, although the
time sequence of events hopped around quite a bit, making it slightly
difficult to understand what was going on. Brilliant acting from a
star-studded cast, especially from Gary Oldman who played George Smiley.
I rate it as a must-see film, if you haven’t seen it.

Yesterday we went to one of Nottinghamshire's historic country houses,
Newstead Abbey, the former home of Lord Byron. One of the main attractions
there, was to see L, one of our daughters, playing her new harp (bought
with a loan from the Bank of Mum and Dad). Here are four of my photos
(there are a few more on my Flickr site)....

Here's one of the photos I took of L and her harp …

One of the views of the Abbey ...

A bit of Autumn colour ...

Mrs C at Newstead Abbey lakeside ...

Today, I carried on processing my pics and putting them onto Flickr.
Later in the day, we went to pick up one of our grandchildren, A, from
her school, to help out her mum, who had an appointment with JJ at the

We spent the evening catching up on last weekend's “X Factor” , “Downton
Abbey”, and tonight's episode of Lorraine Pascale's cookery programme.
One of the goodies she made was a triple chocolate (yes, triple chocolate!) cheesecake, which looked really yummy. How she manages to stay so slim,
is a mystery to me. However even if she were to put on a few more kgs in
weight, she'd still look gorgeous.


Anonymous Keith said...

". . .she'd still look gorgeous." Flattery will get you everywhere, but not necessarily a piece of chocolate cake methinks.

11:40 PM  
Blogger justin said...

I think praise works wonders, if it's
said sincerely and if it's appropriate. I don't really fancy a piece of triple chocolate cheesecake, Keith. How could anyone manage to eat that? :)

10:31 PM  

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