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Friday, 6 November 2020

A Pleasant Hour or Two !

It was a beautiful Autumn day in my part of the UK yesterday. The sky was so blue, the sun was shining, the temperature was perfect for a nice Autumn walk. Eddie was busy doing other things, so I decided to make the most of some fine weather and just enjoy the neighbourhood. Others were doing the same, but we all observed our social distancing and it was nice to nod, smile say hello etc. to fellow walkers.

There were lots of fallen leaves, a lovely mix of colours


some bushes were heavy with red berries


I wondered if I may see a robin (I did)


as I turned for home, I hoped Eddie may have put the kettle on


 he had, so with a nice cup of tea, I sat and read for a while


Based on a true story, The Matchgirl is a riveting and heart-warming saga.
"Sixteen-year-old Lottie Perkins has an important decision to make...
Conditions at the match factory she works at are dire. The girls get treated badly by the management and there is a severe risk to their health. But then a young journalist, Annie Besant, begins asking questions. Will Lottie and the other girls welcome her help, even when it could cost them their jobs - and their livelihoods...?"

My thoughts then turned to dinner, how about chicken drumsticks?


What a very pleasant hour or two ...
I wonder which book you may be reading at present?

Wishing you a lovely day

All the best Jan

44 comments:

Laurie said...

👍👍👍👍👍❤️

Kinga K. said...

Great pictures❤

Tom said...

...like Lottie's world, life is filled with so many difficult decisions.

Elephant's Child said...

That walk looks wonderful.
And hooray for a book and a cuppa to follow it...

Sally said...

Some very pretty colours on your walk, Jan. This is something I've been (almost) gearing up to do. I always felt better after a nice walk.

Now, that books sounds interesting. I'll have to put it on my 'to read' list.

I just finished reading Alex Trebeck's book about his life, family and cancer. I don't know if y'all see his program there "Jeopardy". He's much different in his writing than what we see everyday on his show.

Hope you have a nice weekend.
xoxo

Divers and Sundry said...

Peaceful hours are a comfort. This post is a calming influence. Thx!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I enjoy my peaceful time reading.. The Robin is so cute! I like the pretty pink kettle. Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

linda said...

What a pleasant walk your photos are beautiful, perfect Autumn leaves and how nice to see a robin and capture him on your camera so well. Your book looks interesting I'll have to look it up. At the moment I'm reading A good Heart is hard to find by Trisha Ashley it's very light and a bit silly but that's what I need at the moment. The chicken looks lovely! have a lovely weekend.

William Kendall said...

Lovely fall colours!

DUTA said...

The chicken drumsticks are the perfect meal after an autumn walk.

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Lori Miller said...

Your robins look different from the ones in North America--they're so little and cute!

I'm reading the Federalist Papers in my spare time.

Debbie said...

oh how peaceful and perfect, and such pretty images!!

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

Lovely photos. I had a nice walk too yesterday, UK.

Carola Bartz said...

What a lovely day you had! The drumsticks look deicious. I'm currently reading "The Ungrateful Refugee" by Dina Nayeri - thought provoking and heart breaking.

Sue said...

What a lovely way to spend a morning. We've gone back to our morning walks now that the gym has closed. Take care and have a great weekend, Sue xx

bill burke said...

Beautiful fall colours.
I'm currently reading I'm your man: The Life of Leonard Cohen.

Martha said...

Sounds like a perfect day! :)

Sandra Cox said...

What a lovely post. Thanks for sharing your day, Jan.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed spending that time with you. Gotta love that pink tea kettle. The book sounds riveting. I'll pass on drum sticks, though. How about some veggies and rice? That's my meal tonight as I try to keep my mind off the election in my country.

Christine said...

You had a lovely day! The book sounds interesting and your drumsticks look delicious!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love your tea kettle, and those drumsticks look so tasty!

happyone said...

Sounds like a very pleasant day. :)
Glad you got to see the robin!

sandy said...

oh those photos are so pretty - love the close up of the leaves. and wow, cute tea kettle. I haven't heard of the book .

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Robins are so fearless. We have some visiting our bird table frequently.

God bless.

aussie aNNie said...

Thank you for such pleasant viewing, love that kettle.... my colours.
hugs and thanks for always providing interesting reading.
I am on a large amount of design teams so I don't often get here but I try. xxx

Conniecrafter said...

Sounds like you enjoyed a fabulous day, we have been very blessed with some lovely Autumn days too.
I am not currently reading a book, well other than the bible :)
Have a great weekend!

My name is Erika. said...

You had a very nice day. We had nice weather too but I worked outside painting my garden fence. Got it done-hurrah, but your day sounds much more fun!

Louca por porcelana said...

Adorable pictures!I have just read "Hatter's castle",by A.J.Cronin. Hugs!

Margaret D said...

Do like chicken drumsticks.
Nice set of photos there, and good to see the bird.

Lorrie said...

Such a lovely walk. I'm reading a book by Sally Vickers at present.

Jo said...

It's nice to make the most of any fine weather and get out in the fresh air. I sometimes have to make myself as it's so easy to stay indoors where it's nice and warm but I always feel better for having a nice walk.

Shari Burke said...

That sounds like a lovely day! I am currently reading The Pickwick Papers--Bill chuckles every time I start laughing out loud :-)

Martha said...

Beautiful walk! Autumn can be such a gorgeous season.

DVArtist said...

Beautiful photos. I like your tea pot very much. Before my recent eye surgeries I couldn't see to read but this one sounds like a good story.

Rose said...

Chicken drumsticks sounds good...I am currently reading A Season of Innocence by Barbara Buxton...

Jules said...

This weekend the weather has been perfect for a beautiful autumn walk. X

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, a walk, a good book and good food doesn't get any better. I am reading my Good Housekeeping magazine at the moment. I call it the gift that keep on giving, as it was a years subscription a gift from my daughter.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That sounds like a pretty perfect way to spend the day Jan, I'm currently reading and enjoying The Life of Coco Chanel 💜

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great looking leaf shapes. Lovely Fall foliage photos.

Teresa said...

Todo se ve muy bien. Por ahora tengo un poco dejado los libros, tengo que recuperar la lectura. Besos y salud.

RO said...

OMG! Where in the world did you find that fantastic teapot???!!!! I'm totally in love with it! Such beautiful colors around us, and a great reason to walk around the neighborhood to explore. That chicken sure looks yummy too! Hope you guys are doing well, and stay safe! Hugs, RO

Jeanie said...

I love this -- oh, you are seeing such lovely things in these days of autumn. And I love your pink teapot. It's terrific! Happy week.

Sue (this n that) said...

Ah Jan, such a delightful and cheery post! Love all your photos. Its those simple things of taking a walk, seeing the surroundings, coming home to your dear one and a perfect meal to share. Just lovely. Warmest regards xx