Swallows nesting and feeding

Swallows nesting and feeding The last time I posted pictures of swallows was after we had taken a walk down the River Weaver and see them at the Vale Royal locks. Just a few days ago my wife caught sight of swallows swooping to and from a nest high up the side of a local […]

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Visiting Anglesey – ice cream and coastal walking

Visiting Anglesey – ice cream and coastal walking Anglesey really is a decent place to visit, whether for a main holiday, a short break or just a day.  We have visited Anglesey a good number of time over the years. Our most recent holiday there was in May of last year so we were ‘overdue’ […]

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Visiting Moreton Hall – National Trust

Visiting Moreton Hall – National Trust Visiting Moreton Hall (near Congleton) really is a worthwhile place to visit. It’s actually known as Little Moreton Hall or Old Moreton Hall and it is really quite remarkable. A casual look at it makes you wonder how on earth it stays up and a closer inspection has you […]

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A day out at the Cheshire Steam Fair

A day out at the Cheshire Steam Fair We have only ever been to something like this once before and that was a few years ago when we visited the Astle Park Traction Engine Valley at Chelford. This event – the Cheshire Steam Fair was a two day weekend event and it really did lend […]

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Visiting Dunham Massey – a short picture post

Visiting Dunham Massey – a short picture post The National Trust property at Dunham Massey is a regular pace for us on our visit list during the year as well as having been to the After Dark event on a couple of occasions at Christmas time. We were there most recently a week or so […]

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Black headed gull – it’s not a seagull

Black headed gull – it’s not a seagull Probably the easiest way to identify the difference between a gull and a seagull is simply to look at its size. Seagulls are normally much bigger than gulls and the beak of a seagull is a little curved.The gulls beak is actually more pointed than that of […]

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River Weaver – wandering in Spring

River Weaver – wandering in Spring We had a decent walk last week along a stretch of the River Weaver in Vale Royal (Cheshire). I have written before and mentioned that the River Weaver has an interesting history and that is linked to the salt mining of Cheshire and although this was the second time […]

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Jay – picture post from Scotland

Jay – picture post from Scotland I posted previously about a recent trip to Scotland when we spent time in St Catherines in Argyll and Bute on the Cowal peninsular. We stayed in a quiet and fairly isolated cottage, nestled in an area of protected forest and close to the shore of Loch Fyne. This […]

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Wembley scenes Manchester City and Liverpool

Wembley scenes Manchester City v Liverpool A game of football between the two leading teams in the country saw  around 73,000 people head for Wembley to watch the semi final of the FA Cup. Wembley scenes Manchester City v Liverpool  is a picture post with images from outside the stadium before the game. The peoples […]

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Woodpecker – picture post from Scotland

Woodpecker – picture post from Scotland I posted previously about a recent trip to Scotland when we spent time in St Catherines in Argyll and Bute on the Cowal peninsular. We stayed in a quiet and fairly isolated cottage, nestled in an area of protected forest and close to the shore of Loch Fyne. This […]

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