Tuesday, April 10

Morning has Broken!

Every morning, committments permitting I walk up the lane with Freida and my walking companion Anne.

Today, Tuesday however was different as Anne is jetting away for 8 weeks to tour Australia with her husband Malcolm......so off Freida and I trundled.

 
This is one of the most significant buildings in our village as it is one of the original ones from the 17th Century. Little has been done to it and it has recently been sold. It is to become a holiday cottage.

 


The horses are always a pleasant sight so early in the morning.
 


There is lots of activity at the duckpond too.
 


A mother and her ducklings left the bank as we passed and swam towards the rushes.


In the distance we could see the horses being put through their paces on the galloping circuit.


We decided not to go any further as we know there are a couple of new young horses and we didn't want to distract them from the task in hand - to become a race horse.


As we made our way home we saw Howard bringing breakfast for the horses.
 
I popped in on Anne and Malcolm to wish them a good journey! I will miss Anne so much. However they are away for 8 weeks and our own holiday preparations have also started. Both Freida and Elsie are booked into their places of residence - Freida with Auntie Joyce and Elsie with Auntie Jill. Ella despises travelling so I am checking out a local cattery today which will make her slightly happier when we are away. I love the anticipation and planning for a holiday, so roll on 1st June when we will be making our annual pilgrimage to the Isle of Man and all it has to offer!
 
Watch this space!
 
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36 comments:

  1. lovely photos, bright sunshine here too after a wet Easter!

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    1. Aye Kath - back to work so the sun had to shine! lol! Still, we grabbed the good weather when we could.

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  2. Ducklings already - hope they manage to survive.

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    1. Let's hope so Pat. The retired farmer who owns the land is there every morning inspecting the pond. It is covered by CCTV too!

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  3. The UK has such gentle picturesque scenery.
    Jane x

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    1. Indeed Jane - puts me in a good frame of mind every morning.

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  4. Beautiful pictures, it would do your heart good to have that walk every morning!
    You certainly will miss Anne while she's away, ust as well you have Freida to accompany you on the walks.

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    1. Mimi - when Anne and I walk together we chat - it is amazing how quickly the time and the distance flies. To walk to the farm and back is exactly 2 miles. We sometimes repeat the walk - 4 miles in all. Great start to the day! Needless to say we put the world right too!

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  5. What a beautiful place to walk !

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    1. Thanks Gattina - indeed. Inspiration so early in the day too.

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  6. I can hardly wait to do the walk with you! However I probably can't go as fast as you as I'll be "shooting" everything in sight! Have a wonderful time on the Isle and tell Carol "It won't be long now!"

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    1. Wont be long Leslie - and this is just one of the walks. We'll visit Goathland too - Heartbeat town. Yes, will be seeing Carol - not long at all!

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  7. P.S. The footprints in mine were a mystery to me too. I don't even know why I photographed them. Maybe I knew eventually they'd come in handy for my ABC's. Cheers, Carver

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    1. That's a relief Carver - was worried you had giant feet! lol!

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  8. Denise, you live in such a magical place.
    Country living at its best.
    Beautiful photos.
    Thank you for continuing ABC Wednesday. Its been fun and a great adventure for me.

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  9. What a great walk - beautiful countryside and what a lovely old cottage to spend a holiday in.

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  10. Oh you live in such lovely country! I bet it will be a lovely inn. I wish your friends a safe happy trip.

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  11. a great morning walk. lovely scenes, bright sunshine.

    mine is here

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    1. Thanks for this wonderful morning walk! Your photos show a beautiful British country. Thanks for your kind comment. Have a lovely week.

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  12. Sorry you'll miss your friend. It's good that you have your own holiday to think about.

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  13. If I had such a beautiful morning walk, I might do it more often!

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  14. With Cat Stevens in mind, I wish you good luck with the cattery :-)

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  15. What a beautiful walk you have every morning! I hope you don't miss Anne too much. Not long before your holiday!

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  16. I love walking along you in your area, such beautiful natural beauty!

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  17. Beautiful morning! It's one why I love England. I'd love to watch out for that building turning into a holiday cottage. The wheelbarrow with the horses look so charming.

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  18. ah, finally had a chance to visit on my holiday! glad you still have a walking partner.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  19. How lucky you are to have a morning walking companion and a wonderful route to take.

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  20. What a beautiful place to live in and to take a morning walk in! Most of us cannot say that we live in a village. Marvelous!

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  21. Your title made me sing lol. These are beautiful captures Denise, thanks for sharing!

    Little MISSES
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  22. That a nice airy morning walk. Hope you have no trouble in June getting past the border patarol into Lancashire:-) If you have time we could have an ice cream in Morecambe.

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  23. Such a bonny location! I'm still checking out the restaurants in Port Erin (grin).

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  24. And we'll get to meet you!

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