Saturday, 10 May 2008

Theres an old Mill by the Stream ..NELLIE !

Yet another sunny day here in my little corner of the Fens, Can you read this? Is that better? In fact its been a glorious week ,On Thursday ,I cleaned all the windows outside and the inside of the patio ones also washed the patio window curtains ,they are big so do one at a time ,still have to clean the rest of the inside  windows ,but ,Ahh well another day …..Now where should I start ?where I left off I suppose !!!

Last Monday the plan was to go to Burghley House in Stamford Lincs, there was a craft show and a fishing exhibition, some thing for us both we thought situated in lovely grounds, near the house, we received a phone call from a friend of Maurice’s saying if you are coming you had better get a move on, the gates will close at 1 pm! We were just about to leave when we got another phone call from Ian again saying he wasn’t in to the show yet (had been queuing for two hours!), because of the traffic on the A1 the police were diverting traffic through Stamford, Well having no desire to spend the day queuing in traffic, we had a quick change of plan, we went to Houghton Mill, a lovely picturesque village near St Ives (Cambs)and not too far from home ,we didn’t actually go into the mill didn’t want to waste the sunshine ,but we will most certainly go back another time ,we spent ages watching the boats going through the lock ,then walked around the area ,before exploring the lovely village some quant buildings some beautiful old cottages and a lovely old  church ,and Maurice enjoyed looking at the garage that repaired and sold MGs

On Wednesday, I went to my over sixties club, where we were entertained by an opera singer, but that is worthy of an entry so will leave that for another time, Though I did print off the entry about the Pearly King and Queen for Ina, our President, and was delighted to learn she is with AOL, so she looked me up and left me a comment, what a lovely surprise!Ina told us at the meeting that their charity had welcomed our donation and invited us to their next open day .

Thursday I told you about, when I was on a roll and did all those chores ,Yesterday my Daughter in law Chrissie and Daughter Kate came over ,so we went up to the town ,and took more Lavender Blue pictures (yet another entry to come ) Monday I am going to the Residents  News Letter meeting ,to start preparations again for the next edition ,and then Wednesday we go on our mystery trip so ….watch this space

Now since it is Saturday ,the trolleys wheels are eager to whir ,so I will finish and go and see what bargains are to be had in Somerfield and get some veggies of the market ,and I might even go and browse the books in the charity shops Have a lovely day everyone ,with love

                              Jan xx

 

 

48 comments:

aniracj said...

Hiya Jan. Stamford is beautiful but when it is jammed then it is gridlocked!!!! I know from experience; but at least you had a nice day anyway!!! I am about to put my entry on .......I know it has been a while but you will know why with the opening paragraph!!!! love Joan
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cornwalldreckly said...

Hi Jan,
You have had a busy week!  I hate cleaning windows but these things have to be done.  It's a pity you couldn't go to Burghley House, but Stamford has a bit of a reputation for traffic problems when there is an event.  Did you find any interesting books at the charity shop?
Christine http://robbiesrandomramblings.blogspot.com/

brck753 said...

I love Houghton Mill and the village one of my fav places round here, glad you enjoyed it too. Lovely pics, lol.
Debbie
xxxx

ukgal36 said...

great pics!
I missed you!
Lyn

sdrogerson said...

the weather has turned quite chilly here a gain.........

wldconnie said...

You have been industrious! I feel very guilty as I have done nothing today at all!I just sat in the un and wrote my blog and had a snooze! Going to te village to post a letter now....action at last! Love Conniex

lindaggeorge said...

You've been so busy and still so much on your 'to do list' you have to wonder how you ever had time to work!!

Linda x.

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cayasm said...

Your day at the Mill looked great better to be outside in this nice weather than in, and I wouldn't want to queqe up for two hours either, nice photo's thanks for sharing surprised the swan let you get that close! look forward to reading about the Opera singer and the mystery trip.

Enjoy the good weather

Take care

Yasmin
xx

jjdolfin9 said...

Great Photo's Jan.  I love the ones with the swan.  Looks like a great day and I love seeing your side of the pond.  Have a nice Mother's Day.
Hugs, Joyce

nightmaremom said...

Happy Mother's Day my friend... your travels look like fun.. the pictures are excellent thanks for sharing
hugs
d

lanurseprn said...

Hi Jan,
I loved your pictures. That one fairy tale cottage looked like it was from Snow White...the Dwarfs cottage! LOL!
Loved the church...so pretty! You look so pretty in the picture, too. Thank you for sharing them. I'm glad you guys had fun.
Love, Pam xoxox

madcobug said...

Sounds as if you have been really busy lately. I used to own an MG Midget like the Apple Green one in your pictures. I loved it. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Helen

lsfp1960 said...

Busy, busy you are !  I love the pictures.  It looks like maybe winter is finally over in your part of the world.   Linda in Washington state  

sybilsybil45 said...

What a lovely week you have had. Those photo's are so nice will have to come visit that side of our country at some time. I do love the locks. etc.  The weather I am  sure makes us all feel better and we sure have had a good week.   Love  Sybil xx

oddb0dkins said...

Nice to see you making the most of the good weather Jan. Houghton looks nice, my sort of village, quaint and quiet.
Look forward to hearing all about your mystery trip.

B. x

sunnybethe said...

Nice photos Jan.  I loved the Mill, cottages and was surprised you could get tht close to the swans.  hugs,  Bethe

tellsg said...

Jan, lovely photos, thanks for putting them on.  Glad to hear you are keeping busy and hope it was good shopping for you today.  I found it too hot and had to keep sitting down, hmmm, never happy when its too hot.  Hugs, Tells x

msecz said...

I certaintly enjoyed ALL your beautiful pictures and even saved a few for my screen saver. I especially like the one of the swan on her nest. thanks for sharing
Sandra

mortonlake said...

been to houghton mill          years ago       lovely spot       been wonderful weather  jan             long may it continue        take care  love  mort  xxx

dwhee70041 said...

Jan,
What lovely pictures.  I must plan a trip.  Thanks for sharing.
David

chat2missie said...

Hope your having a wonderful weekend.
Missie

jhorky said...

It has been raining and cold here all day.  I hope to put a special tribute to my oldest son who is no longer with me.  A friend made it for me and suprised me with it.  So many tears this mothers day.  Have a good day tomorrow.  Lucy

jhorky said...

It has been raining and cold here all day.  I hope to put a special tribute to my oldest son who is no longer with me.  A friend made it for me and suprised me with it.  So many tears this mothers day.  Have a good day tomorrow.  Lucy

cherry2sweet2eat said...

sounds like quite a week. Im tired and exhausted im glad it rained here in pa it got rid of all that pollen that was messing with my allergies.

pm71blackfen said...

Hi Jan, thanks for leaving the comment on my journal entry!  Lovely long entry from you, and such wonderful photos as usual. When I saw the first picture of the 'fairy-tale' cottage I did wonder if it had been taken after a heavy liquid lunch!  Then in the second photo of it you said that nothing was straight, that explained it!
Can't wait to see the photos of Lavender Blue, I've promised myself that we'll be going there this year...we should be able to do it in a day. ~ Love, Pat  http:/journals.aol.co.uk/pm71blackfen/ramblings-from-pat/

jlocorriere05 said...

I just left a long comment and got kicked offline! Lol! As I was saying ....I loved the pictures and I'm almost glad you never got to Burghley House! Thanks for the wood! I only managed to view the first 32 pics then all I was getting was the captions with blank pages! The weather's been great hasn't it? Let's hope it lasts all summer! Have a good Sunday! Jeannette xx  

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,lovely entry about Houghton Mill ,certainly worth a visit ,very nice to see your photos  and to see you both on Friday evening ,sorry you hadn't eaten your tea.Reading this and hearing about you cleaning your windows ,makes me think I ought to do mine !. even washed curtains ,Mum would be proud of you .Loved the graphic watering can above ,do you remember the one similar you bought for me one time ?........With love Jeanxx

egre328 said...

Enjoyed your pictures of Houghton Mill.  Eileenx

jmoqueen said...

Beautiful photos :o)  Looks like you made the right choice to go to Houghton Mill.  Glad your making the most of the weather xx

Jenny

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rachealcarol said...

I've enjoyed looking at the photo's Jan, you take a lovely swan.  Much much better than being stuck in a traffic jam, I'm glad you had a change of plan. Rache

pamal3 said...

The pics are great Jan. What lovely weather we have all had. Makes such a difference. Looking forward to the other entries. Love Pam xx

adlessor said...

I'm sorry you had to change your plans, but I really enjoyed your photos today.  
The church and the cottages were of special interest to me.   Also liked the MG's, I used to drive one in my hay day. LOL    Dawn


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beckiepainton said...

yay! pictures of graves! Looks like a nice place to visit, you must of had a lovely day.beckie x

mleppard06 said...

lovely photos, looks like a lovely day. take care and have a good week mrs t xxx

blpltt said...

Lovely day out, Jan, thank you.  Reminded me of Broadland holidays 60 years ago.  There's nothing quite like messing about in boats.
Who WAS that suspicious-looking man - and who was stalking who ?  ;o))
Bunny xx

marainey1 said...

Thank you for the pictures of the lovely mill and grounds and the cottages.  Such a lovely place for sure.  You are keeping busy and what with nicer weather it is good to get out and enjoy the sunshine.  I'll be looking forward this weeks adventures.  'On Ya' -ma

frdbrow7 said...

Hi Jan I'm late again, this lovely weather is keeping me off the computer, also had a birthday to celebrate,  some obviously had different dates in their diaries, but it was fun having people pop in or ring up and say 'Happy Birthday', even though they'd missed it! My brother said he'd sent a card - but still haven't received it.  I'm just having a quick scan through the messages then must go and cut the grass, I gather rain is due towards the end of the week :-(
Lovely to see all those pics Jan, haven't been to Houghton for a long time, but it's obviously just the same old beautiful place.  
ttfn
Freda

ally123130585918 said...

Jan loved your pictures ~ sounds like you are having a very busy time ~ but a good time ~ didn't get an alert for this one ~ just been checking my side bar ~ Ally x

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan
Here i am at Auntie Pat's....... yes she has a computer and i have jus been giving her a few lessons !!   She celebrated her 78th Birthday on Sunday and we all had a fabulous day.  Now her sister (my auntie Freda) has come to stay with us.  We have been doing some gardening and are jus going to do some crafting.....making greetings cards!  FAB !!!   and isn't the weather fab too?  Hope you are well.
Luv Jaynee X

astoriasand said...

What a great day out you had Jan.Beautiful pictures as usual and I love boats so I would realy have enjoyed the day here myself.Me and you doing a sing song LOL!!

There's an old mill by the stream,
Nellie Dean!
Where we used to sit and dream,
Nellie Dean!
And the waters as they flow
Seem to murmur soft and low.
You're my heart's desire.
I love you,
Nellie Dean! Sweet Nellie Dean!

CAN YOU HEAR ME LOL!!!
Lovely posting.Hope your back soon heals.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

jhorky said...

I just now had the time to look at the pictures and they are great.  You write a lovely story.  I have 2 super visitors to my Journal from the UK,  You and Mort and I do so enjoy each of you.   Lucy

plieck30 said...

When I see the lovely pictures you ladies post I know why my daughter Lynda liked England so much. I especially liked Mrs. Swan on her nest. Paula

jhorky said...

I think a simple explanation is in order on the not liking to IM.  I can barely type at my speed.  Then when I try to type faster in IM I really screw up.  lol
Lucy

wipforever said...

And I thought my 16-year old niece had a dizzying social life!!!  I was getting woozy just reading this!  LOL!

Love,
Sheila

jhorky said...

Jan, I got my hens and chicks under control and Mort says they shuould do fine.   I sent a pic of them to him.  He is so special, but he gets embarrased if I hover.  I lost my son to complications of MS when he was 42, so I have had to learn not to \hover over Mort.  I don't want anyone to ever go through what my son did, so I just worry about Mort.  Lucy

wldconnie said...

Hi Jan! I thought I had left a message before when I read this but it does not seem to be there? Lovely photos as usual.I liked the garage with MGs!
Many thanks for your comforting comments on my journal. I do appreciate them. Love Conniex

ukgal36 said...

Have a lovely weekend...trolley and all...;-)
Lyn
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cacklinrosie101 said...

Isn't something how the nice weather and sun can lift the mood and make us feel like doing things.  The mill and the quaint little village looked like a nice diversion since the traffic was so bad.  I'll be watching for those Lavender Blue pictures.  Love xx Chris