On my trip home the other week I also got to go to Portsdown hill. From here there’s an amazing view all over Portsmouth, the Spinnaker tower is easily visible and I’ve always loved this view – even as a child.
This time I took a few snaps..
They’re not great – but they’re ok.
What a view!
Just recently I had the lucky chance to visit the town where I grew up. It’s the one thing I have in common with Tim Peake as we grew up in the same part of the world – apparently.
One of the things I love about going back to my home town is being near the sea and the shores that are still so familiar to me.
The chance to enjoy this with a little crabbing is too good to pass up and it means a bit of quiet time with just the waves and fortunately a bit of sun.
This pontoon is great for getting much further out into the sea – some of the crabs were pretty big and most of them wanted a bite of stinky bacon.
I miss the sea…
I love finding new places, near work there is a quiet little place where there are lots of young trees and a few benches. This is going to be a great place to get some peace in a lunch break.
Yes… my shoes are a bit smarter than my usual trainers.
It will be nice to see this place in Spring, I could spend a long time here enjoying the peace and quiet.
Autumn is my favourite time of year. Blackberries, conkers, nuts and that chill in the air. I also love kicking the leaves, something I used to do with my mum when I was young… something I will never forget.
This weekend was a busy, fun and painful weekend. On Sunday I had the joy of going roller skating for the second time ever in my life. Imagine an over sized lump of a guy trying to get around the rink on skates and you’re about there.
I did pretty well as it turns out, but I fell flat on my back avoiding someone and that was it. I had had enough! It’s pretty painful and it’s a hard floor. I had fun and will do it again – but I need to remember my limits! 😀
What did you guys get up to over the weekend?
I want to stress now – this is NOT totday! Today it is hissing down with rain. I like the rain, but I wouldn’t sit on the grass in the rain! 😀
Last week I sat under a Willow by the lake near work and was just quiet for a few minutes. A white duck was doing it’s thing finding something to eat and qucking away while I looked at the umbrella that was the willow covering myself and the ground beneath. I wish I could have sat here all day!
I love trees, they have so much history around them, especially something like an old Oak or Horse Chestnut. This is the stump of a Horse Chestnut, cut down for some reason or other. I loved looking at the age lines, asn it looks like at some point a fire has been lit near it.
It doesn’t look that old (as such) but it was a great tree and this post is also a bit in honour of that tree and all it ever sawy happen around it.
As part of something I’ve wanted to do for a while and I have occasionally slipped in I’m going to be taking a picture of where my feet have been. This weekend I was visiting a friend and just across the road was a BMX track cut into the ground.
This used to be a landfill site years ago, but it’s been covered over and is being used as common ground.
It was fun waching all of the bikes flying round the track – I wish I had taken my bike!
Look out for where my feet have been in future posts!