Sunday, 22 January 2012

Exciting Days

I went to bed for a few hours yesterday afternoon in preparation for a Saturday night shift only to be woken up by a rather irate Chris informing me that I was in fact due to work this evening instead!
Humm a siesta in the afternoon.....proved to be an unexpected treat.
This morning,before my little snooze this afternoon,we took George up on the millennium trail above the village to see the observation cairn that was erected in 2003. ( I had never bothered to go and see it before)
I was impressed with the view of the village and will go up there again to take some photos when I have time as there is a lovely view of the village from up there , all huddled away out of the wind in the shelter of Gop Hill.
The dovecot at Gop farm on the millennium trail

I have no real news today, the walk was bracing, the coffee and cake afterwards very welcome and I am about to have 40 winks before night shift tonight!...
This on line diary is knicker wetting in it's excitement!!!....

24 comments:

  1. Ah, but the gift is in your words, John.

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  2. And educational! Frequently I have to google a phrase you have used. Today? No idea what a cairn or dovecot was [or existed] until I read your post and looked it up.
    Siesta, on the other hand, I'm well acquainted :-)

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  3. That's a nice building.

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  4. Don't use any energy to come to my blog, I have nothing going on at all!! :-) Have a good day John!!

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  5. Trust me, boredom and 'nothing going on' can be a VERY good thing! Enjoy.

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  6. Coming to Blog World this morning is so refreshing. Haven't been here for almost a month.. I had total knee surgery on the 27th of Dec. Very painful surgery but each day it gets better.
    I enjoy your blog so much and I had a lot of reading to do to catch up with all the adventures you have daily.
    Have a Tiggeriffic Day ~ ta ta for now from Iowa:)

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  7. Ah, but you can make anything sound exciting! Even napping!

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  8. Can't wait to see photos of the village! Time to change my knickers.

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  9. Can't keep us 'on our toes' all the time John.

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  10. Hehe.
    As Gail said. You have a way with words, John. Hope your shift goes well.

    That is a very interesting building. Look forward to seeing pictures of the view!

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  11. Gorgeous building. Did you get to explore it further?

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  12. I find your posts not boring at all. Always learn a new phrase or two and you always have great pictures.
    Connie

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  13. Cake??? What happened to the diet then?

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  14. Looking forward to photos taken from the observatory.

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  15. Surely if that's an observation cairn the window should be at the top of the building and not down the bottom?

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  17. Ah, how you mirror all of our own frailities back to us John. Napping on the wrong day - classic-approaching-fifty-behaviour (In my experience).
    Isn't it neat exploring your own territory and realising that it is the stuff of Travellers' tales. I love the crow-stepped gables on the dovecot; their architecture thoroughly exposed to the elements, and all the doves flown presumably. There'd not be much room for exploring in there except to maybe feel for stray squabs in the nesting crannies!

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  18. Cake>>>I thought you were on a strict diet John - remember I said every time you think of cake have a green grape!!

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  19. Coffee and cake - the best that life can be made of.

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  20. I guess that is one way of putting it.....LOL

    Gill in Canada

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  21. Knicker wetting in deed!

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  22. I would honestly read anything you write-there is never a dull moment!

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  23. I notice while browsing in HMV that the National Trust, of all people, seem to have put out a CD anthology of punk rock! I liked the title - "Never Mind The Dovecots". I'd never seen a dovecote with crow-stepped gables before, is this a local speciality?

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  24. I love an afternoon snooze...look forward to seeing he pics when you next venture up there

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