It’s been just like late autumn here in my part of the UK, wet, windy and cold. The cats have been bored, getting me to open doors to rooms they normally don’t bother with, and demanding feeding every hour. Hopefully the weather will pick up in the next few days and I’ll be able to get out and take some photographs, and the cats will be able to go and explore in the garden.
I called round to my neighbour this morning with two boxes of kitten food. I took my phone so I could get some pictures of the lovely cats.
Please Feed Me
They all look well and are putting on weight. Apparently there’s another family of cats across the road !
Help With The Gardening ?
When I returned home I decided to start pruning the holly tree, within minutes my two helpers were supervising my efforts.
Here’s my “Thursday Doors” contribution for the excellent Norm 2.0 blog.
I went into town today to meet up with my photo walk buddies not really intending to do a door walk. The weather was cold and drizzly (nearly turned the heating back on) so not that good for taking photographs, but after a cup of coffee and a catch up we made our way to the old castle area of the town and the Newarke Houses museum.
Museum Gateway & Entrance
I used to visit this museum as a young kid, mainly to see the Daniel Lambert exhibit, he was once the heaviest person in England. Next Friday they are having a talk about historic Leicester so we are going to combine this with another photo walk.
Museum Door Detail
They think the gateway dates from the fourteenth century. The furthest building you can see through the gateway used to be a courthouse, when I was at printing college we went to the public gallery to watch a hearing as part of social studies.
Houses Through The Gateway (and doors)
St Mary De Castro Church
There’s some interesting history about the church here. There used to be a spire on the church but it had to be taken down when it became unsafe.
After this shot the battery in my camera gave out so I had to use my mobile for the next few.
Around The Graveyard
The walls are part of the old castle and apparently the holes are where they used to point canons (armory not ecclesiastical) through.
Finally I couldn’t resist this gate at the side of the museum.
Last night I had a Beer & Curry evening with the lads. I’m slowly recovering !!! According to the weather report it was supposed to have been cool but dry, it was cool but wet, I’m sure a sprig of seaweed and a pine cone would probably be a more reliable method of weather forecasting. Tried out a new pub “The Blue Boar” named after an old inn (now demolished) where King Richard 111 spent his last night in Leicester before riding to his doom at Bosworth. A real beer drinkers pub and they also brew their own beer which was excellent. Moved on to a pub closer to the restaurant, and a friends band were playing there, all in all a good night out.
A couple phone snaps taken while I was walking to the pub
The weather is really awful in my part of the UK today, so staying indoors, archiving images and spending a bit of quality time with Mimi.
I was just trying on my new pair of walking to town boots and happened to look at the box, and guess who was in there making herself comfortable ?
This Morning at the Station