A feeling of desperation led me to decide to go to Titchwell in North Norfolk even though |I knew of the possibility of heavy showers. So, prepare equipment, clothing food and water the night before and set alarm for 6am. By 6.30 am setting off around the Northampton...
the ‘Firs’ are located opposite Dobbies Garden Centre at 44 Harlestone Rd, Northampton NN7 4EW which is on the northern edge of Northampton. There is a large lay-by for parking. However, at weekends it gets very, very busy and parking can be a problem. Vehicles by and large do not observe the speed limits at all. So if you have pets or children do take care.
Two days, two places, two walks and very few birds. However, lovely weather, in fact too hot on the Monday, and the weather is expected to stay for over a week. The highlight for me was a Ruddy Shelduck at Ravensthorpe Reservoir. Apparently this individual has moved...
I visit Summer Leys LNR often. As you walk around and get your daily exercise you should also take in other delights depending on your interests, and there is lots to see and photograph, if you look.Summer Leys is managed and maintained by the...
In amongst days of poor weather Sunday 12/7/20 turned out to be very nice. As I pottered about the garden watering the Bonsai, Tomatoes the new Grape vine ( Chasselas Dore De Fontainbleau) and the other plants and trees I noticed that there was...
Looking west towards Clipston areaHARRINGTON AIRFIELD Harrington airfield, known as Station 179 during WW2, was built by the 826th and 852nd Engineer Battalions of the US Army as a Class A airfield intended for heavy bomber use, the main runway length being...
Yesterday I visited Summer Leys Nature Reserve thinking huge space no problem, there were lots of people and in some parts of the walk you cannot avoid them. Anyway some great photography and good bird spotting. Especially the Common Snipe, Oystercatchers, Redshank, Finches, Tits and Chiffchafs. That evening the BCN WT closed the car park for the time being.
"UK PM Johnson: Everyone should now avoid social contact with others" Is the day that I decided to keep myself away from potential sources of the Corvid-19 Virus. Whether I shall be successful will been obvious later in the year. So no cafes and pubs in the main....
A Waxing Gibbious Moon 6th February 2020A bitty week with jus a few small trips this week visiting Ravensthorpe Reservoir, Stortons Gravel Pits area and Summer Leys nature reserve. Weather was mixed but mostly sunny but cold winds. One or two nice sunsets and misty...
A Robin at Stortons Gravel Pits January 2020 is almost over, it has been wet almost the whole month and has left lakes and rivers bursting and dangerously full. Trips out have been hampered by the poor light and water logged walkways. Ravensthorpe for example is...
If the mountain seems too big today
then climb a hill instead
if the morning brings you sadness
it’s ok to stay in bed
If the day ahead weighs heavy
and your plans feel like a curse
there’s no shame in rearranging
don’t make yourself feel worse
If a shower stings like needles
and a bath feels like you’ll drown
if you haven’t washed your hair for days
don’t throw away your crown
A day is not a lifetime
a rest is not defeat
don’t think of it as failure
just a quiet, kind retreat
It’s ok to take a moment
from an anxious, fractured mind
the world will not stop turning
while you get realigned
The mountain will still be there
when you want to try again
you can climb it in your own time
just love yourself til then