Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Australia Day!

As we don't have a computer to work on here, to see a few photos of Australia Day, spent with Gordon and Sonya Moon down at Kingston Beach, followed by a visit to Willie Smith's cider farm... please view my facebook page - Elizabeth Young.

Normal service will resume someday soon....!

One for Susan and Simon!

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Where Have We Been?

Seems a long time since we posted on our blog but we've been rather busy enjoying ourselves....

Thanks to my cousins, Gordon and Michael Moon and their families we have had the opportunity to visit Tasmania and explore much of the country by car, walking and sailing and also take a short break in Sydney.

So for now, please bear with us and we will post again in the near future.

In the meantime, here are some photos to whet the appetite...

There'll be many, many more to follow! But if you'd like to see more in the meantime please feel free to check out our facebook pages; Elizabeth Young or Colin Young

Thanks, Gordon, Sonya, Michael and Terri for making us so welcome. xx

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas Eve..

It's Christmas Eve and the moon is full....

for the first time in thirty seven years!

Magic! Can't wait for the next one.....

Merry Christmas to all our friends, family and fellow bloggers everywhere!

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Waterside Walking: Wet and Dry

Yesterday it was wet... and the walk along our local brook proved to be a bit of a challenge in places...

We were surprisingly lucky with the weather today and managed a walk along the Ribble at Clitheroe - in between showers..

However, the river was still swollen and turbulent..

You can see the strong flow of water round the base of the bridge supports..

Gulls and Rooks circled above us..
 Where the rive bends there was a sizeable area full of debris - branches, tree trunks and other flotsam and jetsom...

The wire fence on the right is "filled in" with debris left by the floods. Had Colin been on the path, the water line would have been above his head....

The sunshine was a welcome sight...

As were the reindeer sculptures bedecked with tinsel!

The rain clouds were gathering as we ended the walk
And we drove home in a downpour!!

Monday, 14 December 2015

Christmas Wishes 2015...

As we have done for the past few years, in place of Christmas cards and costly postage, we have made donations to charities which are close to our hearts, namely 
Epilepsy Action https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/and Headway http://www.headwayprestonandchorley.org.uk/

We trust that this way of  passing on our good wishes for the Christmas season causes offence to no-one and will benefit those most in need

Wishing one and all the most joyful of Christmases 
and a Happy and Peaceful New Year
Colin and Elizabeth

Saturday, 12 December 2015

A Year On..

A year ago today, my best friend, Christine, lost her battle for life.

Her family lost a wife, a mum, a soon to be Grandmother, an auntie, a daugher in law.... and so on...

But they didn't lose all the wonderful memories she gave them and their resilience in the face of such a tragedy is truly humbling.

This little treasure may never have met her grannie but she will grow up knowing what a lovely person she was. And she will be truly loved.. A real star in the darkness!!

"Death leaves a heart-ache no-one can heal; Love leaves a memory no-one can steal..."

Rest peacefully, Chris.

Christine Cutner
12th March, 1955 - 12th December, 2014

Friday, 27 November 2015

Return of the Brambling

It was lovely to see our old friend the Brambling appear - through the fog - on the bird table today...

But when things started getting crowded....

he went out on a limb...

and then onto the bird bath...

We were even more delighted this afternoon when the female Brambling appeared!

But their peace was soon shattered...

No wonder he's looking a bit down in the mouth!!