But today there are beautiful blue skies here - perfect drying weather. The lawn desperately needs cutting but my DH has been busy ironing all the kids uniform, he drives me mad at times but I do know I am very lucky to have such a wonderful man.
We [royal 'we' there, since my sister and mum paid] hired a canal boat yesterday and enjoyed a leisurely chug [just what word do you use to describe a boat journey?] along the River Trent from Gunthorpe to Farndon. It was so relaxing and pleasant, if a little chilly when the sun went in and the wind started gusting! Heading back it got much warmer so we finished the day on a positive. I saw at least 4 kingfishers darting along, just above the river. I kept trying to point them out to my sister [who hasn't seen one before] but couldn't get the word 'kingfisher' out of my mouth in my excitement at seeing them. I resorted to telling her that if I pointed and made a strange squeaking noise I had seen one - so of course no more were seen.
We also saw a huge bull in a field with cows - he found one of them quite attractive which resulted in me having to cover my daughter's eyes!
I ticked 'a horn' of my scavenger hunt list to when I spotted these other cows
#11. A horn.
and grabbed this very poor photo on the journey home.
#1. A sign welcoming people to your home town - not that it's exactly saying welcome but it's the best on offer - sums Hucknall up quite well really.
If buzzard or heron had been on the list I would have been quids in - it got quite boring seeing them in the end. I'm lying - I adore seeing buzzards swooping and soaring on thermals.
Crickey, this is a picture heavy post - I think I quite like it that way though, so must try to do more of it in the future,