Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Air Balloons at Pidley !

Good morning ,lovely sunny day here in the Fens this morning,abit cool but hey it is mid September,have you noticed how the nights are drawing in it is dark just before eight o clock

Last Saturday ,Maurice's days day of ,so we decided to go into Huntingdon and over our breakfast coffee we were watching the local news on the TV a number of Air balloons were to gather at a village in Cambridge ,       Pidley!

 

Yes Pidley ......

We thought since it was on our route we might see some of them ,alas no we didnt ,We had a nice morning browsing the shops ,I was looking for books in the charity shops Maurice in the sports shop looking at fishing tackle ,We spent alot of money stocking up on toiletries ,since I have been ill ,everything has been running out ,and my roots were growing through ,so I bought a box of hair colour as well  ,We also came across the copy of the Monet ,Maurice asked would I like it ,well of course yes please says I ! so that curtailed things abit ,because Maurice was carrying this big picture,so we set off for home ,We had some lunch then during the afternoon I felt sleepy so went to bed ,I was woken by Debbie ,telling Maurice get Jan ,look ,and yes I quickly got up grabbed the camera and snapped away ,the sky was full of Balloons as far as the eye could see ,so we didnt miss the balloons after all they came right over head  ,and what an awesome sight in the late afternoon sunlight ,we could hear the gas purring into them , Have a lovely day every one with love from

                         

 

 

36 comments:

nightmaremom said...

awesome!  Glad Deb came and got you....  what a nice surprise after thinking you missed them
hugs
d

cornwalldreckly said...

I am not sure I would want to live at a place called Pidley! I love looking for books in charity shops, the problem is that my house is so full of books that if I buy many more there will be no room for us!  I hope you are still impriving in terms of health.
Christine

jeanno43 said...

Lol at Pidley, makes me want to go now. Glad you got your monet.  Yes, the nights are certainly drawing in and it always seems to happen suddenly doesn't it?

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marainey1 said...

Those hot air balloons are lovely.  I've never seen so many in the sky at one time.  Hope your day is just as blessed today!  'On Ya' - ma

beckiepainton said...

We used to get a' hot air ballons and flower festival 'every year at the common, as a child the balloons would fly right over our house so close you could shout at the people and sometimes even landed in the field at the end of the street, but the stingy council panned it.The idiots. Beckie x

kirkbyj05 said...

I love your new Monet picture Jan.  It's beautiful!  So are they others too there on the wall beside it.
We sometimes get the odd one or two baloons overhead and when our old dog was alive he always heard them in the distance first before us because of the gas burners' roar.
Thank you for a lovely entry.  I enjoyed looking at your pictures.
Debbie does live quite near to you...doesn't she?

hugs
Jeanie  xxx

frdbrow7 said...

My neighbour came to tell me to look out the front as all these balloons were going past - dozens off them, but none came as close as yours did Jan, and yes, I thought of you snapping away and was pretty much expecting this entry ;-)
I have a small Monet print of waterlillies, yours are lovely Jan.
It is lovely and warm in the sun and I should get off the computer and go and enjoy it, I was thinking of catching up with my blog and do an entry, but that will have to wait now until the weather changes!
Hope the sun is shining on all your readers! :-D

ttfn
Freda
ps hope you are feeling better?

frdbrow7 said...

Jan - you will have to do a blog on the Pidley Mountain Rescue Team - that should make 'em laugh even more ;-)
Freda

sugarsweet056 said...

The pics are lovely, TY for sharing.
Hope you're feeling well.
Hugs,
Sugar

tellsg said...

Hi Jan, just still catching up here after my hols (blimming over 600 alerts behind) and am at home today because not too well with a bad summer cold.  Glad to see you are feeling a bit better now and that you are getting out and about.  Hugs, Tells x

madcobug said...

I liked all your pcutures. You did a good job on getting those baloon shots. I don't think I would like riding in one of those. Hope you day goes well today. Hugs, Helen

faveanti said...

Had a laugh at comment #2 not fancying living at a place called Pidley.  The place I wouldn't fancy would be Chipping Sodbury or Piddletranthide.  We've got a place near us called Spittal in the Street.
Those balloons might almost have come over your house just for you since you missed them at Pidley!
Angie, xx

haileen2003 said...

Thanks for visiting Jan....Nice to see you!
Aileen....X
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ktkamanski said...

What a wonderful surprise - Happy to hear you enjoyed your day! Hope your Today brings you a smile,
Katie

katie39041 said...

Your picture is lovely. I notice you said about second hand books from the charity shop. I used to get mine that way until i looked around car boots. You can pick some very cheap books up if you go to the local carboot sale.
I love to see the balloons there so graceful.
love and hugs
Katie
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msecz said...

I love your picture, I haven't been able to find one but have liked it forever. how nice the baloons came by for you to see
Sandra

blpltt said...

HeeHee there really are some very funny place names in the British Isles!
Hot air balloons are beautiful and eerie, especially when they roar all of a sudden.
Bunny xx

egre328 said...

Your picture is lovely ........... you have quite a collection!  Hehehehehehe Pidley......  Eileenx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,your new Monet picture is lovely ,good ole Maurice .So pleased you didn't miss the balloons ,they did come close to yours .I like the coffee graphic. Hope Debbie is enjoying her holiday ......Love Jeanxx

lindapaterson177 said...

Lovely picture and Pidley?? such a funny name! hope your feeling a bit better.
luv bella xx

ally123130585918 said...

Jan love your Monet pictures ~ Isn't Maurice sweet buying it for you they certainly look lovely on your wall ~ How lovely those balloons came to say hello to you right over your home ~ they must have heard you missed them at Pidley :o) ~ Ally x

wobblymoo said...

Love the balloons :)

lsfp1960 said...

I've always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride, but after some recent accidents...I've changed my mind.  They are lovely to look at, however.   Linda in Washington state

plieck30 said...

What a treat to see hot air balloons. I love them but have never seen a bunch at one time. Hope you are feeling better. Paula

jaymact1 said...

I love seeing the big ballons we only get one at a time one of the farmer's near has one and it flies over the house quite often during the summer months by the time I get my camera out its usually gone over.  LOve Joan.

pm71blackfen said...

I'm glad you saw the balloons after all Jan, that must have been a nice surprise for you!  Seeing your Monet picture reminds me that I have some Monet prints here somewhere that we bought when we visited Monet's garden about four years ago. At the time we were decorating so I kept them somewhere flat (and safe!) until we were ready to frame them....can I find them now? NO! I have a nice expanse of wall in the guest room all ready for when I come across them, we shall be decorating our smallest bedroom soon and we tend to use that for storage so my guess is that they're in there somewhere!  Love, Pat   http://journals.aol.co.uk/pm71blackfen/ramblings-from-pat/

oddb0dkins said...

Nice photos Jan. I'd like to take a ride in one of those one day.
Love the Monets too.

B. x

jckfrstross said...

hope you are feeling better:) have a good week

Deb

mariealicejoan said...

I love air balloons!  We quite often get them over head here.  The dogs up at the manor house go spastic when they appear.  I love the way they float silently overhead with only the sound of an occasional burst of gas.  sometimes they are quite low and you can almost see the people inside.  Very magical!
Marie

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lindachapmanuk said...

I never tired of looking at air balloons! they have a magic...loved your Monet, so Maurice spoiled you! good for him! ... My middle son loves Monet...Linda xx

rdautumnsage said...

What a wonderful surprise seeing the air balloons after all. Sounds like a lovely outing all in all with Maurice. (Hugs) Indigo

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad Debbie woke you up and you got to see the balloons Jan! I love watching them, there's something kind of romantic about them! I'm glad you got the Monet and doesn't it make you feel brighter when you get your roots done?! Jeannette xx  

zoepaul6968 said...

I love hot air balloons,wow you had a great day there,all the best zoe xx
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icklemisssexpot said...

I love hot air balloons...They have always fascinated me...Not that you'd catch me going up in one like my older sis did...I get squeamish changing a light bulb <G> You get so many different shaped ones now too...Like there's one that is a scotsman wearing a kilt that's often at displays...Nice to hear that you managed to go out with Maurice    Caff xxxxxx

rachealcarol said...

:) you have a Monet...........that man knew how to paint, am envious :) am glad to see you having fun Jan. Enjoy that picture.Rache  

cacklinrosie101 said...

Are those all Monet's on your wall?  Lovely!   I just love to watch hot air balloons.  I haven't seen any in a while.  Funny that you were looking for them but they found you.  I've noticed the chill in the morning air and darkness is creeping in earlier and earlier.  Have a wonderful weekend.  Love xx Chris