Friday, 24 October 2008

Beautiful Poole

Yet again we have have had a lovely day, it is quickly coming to the end of October, and yet it is still warm enough in the middle part of the day to take a walk without a coat. I had to go into work this morning to attend an update on the NHS lifting and handling policy, not such a bad thing... I usually come away with some useful knowledge, and today was no exception.. thanks Jan. So when I got home I decided to walk up to the school and give the dog a much deserved walk. As I had signed up to our local adult education school to further my somewhat limited knowledge of digital photography, I thought I would take my camera to document and share the beautiful walk that we are able to take. I hope that it gives our son some lovely childhood memories when he is older, I know that often he wishes that we take the car, and this has become a bit of a sore point between us.. anyway taking advantage of the sunny weather we walked, and this is a pictorial guide of things we saw.. Goosey, you will recognise this walk....

Have a happy half term....

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Lovely Views

We have had some lovely weather lately, although it is definitely feeling quite autumnal, especially in the evenings, the nights are really drawing in. I do like this time of year though, its nice to snuggle up in bed early with a good book, something I dont seem to do in the summer months. Anyway, to take advantage of this lovely weather (and also to have a practice with my new camera!) I went up to our local beauty spot. It is called The viewpoint, and offers the most spectacular views overlooking Poole Habour. This is looking out towards Old Harry Rocks, you can see between Old Harry and the tops of the trees is the Sandbanks Peninsula. Oh boy! We do live in a most beautiful part of the world! Sandbanks is reputed to be one of the most expensive places for property in the world!This picture is looking staight across the water towards the Purbeck Hills. Just in the middle on the right is Brownsea Island, home of the rapidly declining red squirrel.I think this view is looking towards Brownsea Island, again with the Purbecks in the background.

If you look closely you can just make out Corfe Castle sitting between the two hills slightly centre left in the background. (If you right click it should bring the picture up bigger.)In the foreground is Poole Park lake with Baiter just beyond.

Hopefully if this weather holds out, I can get to the allotment tomorrow, fingers crossed.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Rewind please!

We have just returned home from a wonderful 7days in Turkey. What can I say? Everything and everyone was lovely. So here I am on a cold wet dreary Sunday morning thinking rewind please...