Friday, 24 December 2010

It's (nearly) Christmas

It's been the usual pre-Christmas madness here added to which I've had the lurgy for the past week, I am starting to feel more human now, thankfully.
I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a very Happy Christmas, I hope you all enjoy yourselves however you celebrate it.
Also wanted to say a big thank you to everyone one that reads my blog and for all the lovely comments you leave.
I have all the children at home, which is lovely and after Christmas we are hoping to go up to Norwich for a few days, weather permitting, so normal blogging will be resumed in the New Year.

Once again,enjoy yourselves and I'll see you in the New Year.

Sue x

Monday, 6 December 2010

Splash of Colour for December.

Here is my contribution to the splash of colour started by siverpebble.

I tried really hard to find something that wasn't red and Christmassy. Not sure that I could live with this myself!
Despite saying I didn't want to use red I couldn't resist these

not something I would wear myself but they were too hard to resist.

Enjoy the rest of your week,

Sue x

Sunday, 5 December 2010

New Town

As you can see from the picture below, the new town is not as picturesque as the old.

This part started to develop after the arrival of the railway in 1906. There are some of the original buildings left

this is now an estate agent.

These three are banks.
When we moved here we had this

a small theatre which also doubled as a cinema. We took the children to see a couple of pantomimes when they were small which the local amateur dramatic society used to put on.
The town is pretty run of the mill but it does have one famous attraction

Bekonscot Model Village. It's very popular during its open season, you can read a bit about its history via the link. The children used to love going here and now my daughter takes her godsons when they come to visit.
It also had one famous resident whose house used to stand here

nothing left of her house now, just modern sticky boxes in its place.

As I said at the beginning, not as pretty as the old town but we are surrounded by the Chiltern Hills so we have some beautiful countryside on our doorstep, so not too much to complain about.

Hope you enjoyed the tour and I hope all your Christmas preparations are going well.

Have a good week,

Sue x