This month Becky’s theme for are you square is tree/trees.
How could I not start this month with anything other than this tree, this has to be be one of my favourite trees and I have posted about it before. It is the Allerton Oak and it is believed to be 1,000 years old. If you want to read a little bit more about it there is some more information in previous blog.
So last week Mr H and me had a weeks holiday and enjoyed a very sunny week in the caravan in Southport with lots of adventures in the surrounding areas.
With a visit to cafe on a local canal marina that I will do a review about soon when I can get some more photographs but just a quick photo for now this one was taken as we were waiting for breakfast.
We got the see the swans at the caravan park they love to sit on the grass of the caravan opposite ours. At the moment they have seven cygnets. Here is a picture of the proud parents I think that the chicks are just in the long grass by the water, hopefully I will get a picture of hem with the cygnets soon.
There were also lots of visits to local farm shops as I think that it is good to support local business and you cannot beat fresh vegetables and home reared meat from local farms.
Then we had a visit from my nan as we had to take her to hospital on Friday so she spent a few days with us before. I had a little bit of help from Charlie dog to make the bed for her, not sure how much help he was though.
We took Charlie for a walk along his favourite RSPB reserve and he was just a little fascinated with the sheep in the field.
Then we finished off the week on Sunday at a local makers market in the town centre. There were lots of stalls all with some lovely items, but I couldn’t resist some fudge as this is one of my favourite treats.
Today it has been back to work and what a surprise we got into the seagulls that have been nested on the roof of the building opposite us now have chicks. It was fabulous watching the chicks growing last year while we were on lockdown but this time we will get to see them everyday (you can only just see them on this picture).
This weekend’s topic for Astrid’s scavenger hunt is glass.
I have a few photographs of glasses for holding drinks.
This one if the glass ceiling of the Wayfarers arcade which is a grade II listed building in Southport that opened in 1898 as an indoor shopping area. You will have to ignore the Christmas decorations but it is the only photograph that I have of the glass ceiling.