Martin on Cnicht

Martin on Cnicht

Monday, 7 November 2016

This ‘n That

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Last weekend passed quickly. Don’t they all!

Wythenshawe Park was being used for bonfire night celebrations, so their parkrun was off. Not to be deprived of our Saturday morning fix, a number of regulars went on tour to Delamere, where the gently undulating 5 km course includes a scenic long loop around Blakemere Moss.

Very enjoyable, with a good, but rather expensive, café afterwards.

Thanks for the jolly welcome from the run director, the lift from Andy W, the photo from Frank, etc. What a jolly bunch…

The picture below shows ‘Syd’ poised to fly past Jan Williams in the finishing straight. Magic!

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On Sunday, Sue and I paid a visit to the National Trust property at Charlecote Park. We had a quick look around before enjoying a latte.

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The lilac flower below was in full bloom, but nobody could identify it for us.

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We chatted with a gardener for a while, but it was a cool day and he needed to stay active to keep warm, unlike the dog loving musician.

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Then we went to my Aunt Jackie’s 80th birthday party. A very jolly affair hosted with style, and accompanied by some suitable anecdotes related by Jackie and her three sons.

Others took pictures, so (not wanting to be intrusive) mine are just two random shots that provide a flavour of the occasion. It was great to see everyone looking happy and well.

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Then we went home, calling on Sue’s mum and dad en route – thanks for the tea and cake, which was all we needed.

2 comments:

bowlandclimber said...

Surprised the gardener couldn't identify the lilac flower. Despite being unable to enlarge your image I'm sure it is a Nerine,look it up.

Phreerunner said...

Ah, there's a good reason why the gardener didn't tell us. We chatted with him (laying bedding for the transition from summer to winter gardens at the back of the house), before we decided we'd like to know the identity of this one at the front of the house. I'm sure you are correct, John, it's a Nerine. Thank you. [And I've also enjoyed browsing some of your Cinque Terre and Austrian entries. But now I must get back to cataloguing our own recent Apennine/CT photos.]