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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Bridge Jumpers

The recent warmer weather brought out the village idiots. Who is that climbing over the bridge to jump in the water....oh its the man that I married.

He was testing this as a new hobby? Well that is what he claimed. There were also some more swimmers ready to cool down from the heat.

Kicking around at high tide.

The next day saw more takers. Three crazy girls.

Racing each other across the river.

Splashing competitions

All wrapped up and ready for a warm shower.

Not to be outdone by the girls, the boys also decided to show them how it is done....from the bridge.

He they go and with an audience. They had mistimed the jump as the tide had turned and ended up having a tough swim against the current to get home and climb over the fence.

Then there was BBQ and beer and then we let the kids watch TV = happiness for all.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Feeling hot and bothered?

It was a long winter here in Europe. Spring certainly took its time coming. For a few days here and there it seemed as if spring was on its way. Then BAMM, another cold front arrived and the heating stayed on. Now we have had weeks of rain and some serious flooding in Europe.

Yesterday they had a call in session on the radio where people could speculate what the big yellow thing in the sky it had not been seen for so long!

So now the hot and bothered people are coming out. Driving around yesterday, they were honking their horns whilst being stuck in traffic with the sun beating down on their car.

I came across these photos I took with my phone camera whilst walking at the end of February. It was a cold and frosty morning.

There was lots of eery mist, which I recall being around for most of the day. Don't you just feel cooler looking at the photos?

Here is my attempt at an artistic shot as I passed by the cemetery. There is a huge and beautiful tree in the middle of the local cemetery. I can't say I was anti-cemeteries but would not have chosen to walk through one. Walking through our local cemetery is a short cut between home and school, so I have been a local visitor! Rather than being creepy its actually quite relaxing. There are always a few people bringing some flowers or tending the plots, planting, trimming or watering the little gardens. Where there is death there is life.

Come on feel the chill...its the type that just goes straight to your bones.

These are our local whomping that book/movie!!!

And the first signs that a change is on the way.