Flooding update!

The nearby river level peaked in the night and thankfully didn’t spread into our car park. Lots of leaves have fallen overnight which is a shame because I was enjoying looking at the vibrant colours.

Meanwhile Mia couldn’t care less as long as she has a full belly and the occasional stroke she’s happy. She has two cat beds yet she seems to prefer the floor. We’ve noticed that she sleeps in the hallway on a night. Possibly so she can keep one eye on us at all times 🙄

Flood alert again!

We’ve just had another flood alert! Although it’s lovely living near a river it’s a bit of a pain having to move the car. The trees are releasing their leaves 🍁 beautiful colours still surround us.

Outside the kitchen window, the brook which overflows.
You can see the river through the trees. It’s been raining all day long, next will come the rainfall from the surrounding hills.

A typical Autumn day in England

It’s getting cooler by the day here in England Autumn has definitely arrived. We are lucky that our apartment in on the corner so we have a duel aspect. I took these photographs of the view from our windows on both sides.

From the lounge with the morning mist.
From the dining room window.
From the kitchen window
From the office/art room
From the second bedroom bedroom.

Soon some of the leaves will turn orange 😍😍😍 I cant wait .

Butterfly visit.

I was sat talking to my husband John who is researching our family tree just how happy it would have made my mum to see a photograph of her grandmother . I have mum’s photograph in the lounge and often talk to her. I said “ you would have loved to see what John is bringing up in our family tree Mum” when a butterfly flew on to our patio door.

It sat there for ages even when I walked up close to take a photograph.❤️

This is the photograph of my great grandmother ❤️

I’ve been for a walk!

After getting up this morning I decided enough was enough. It’s four and a half months ago tomorrow since I had my surgery and I’ve never felt better, the only problem is I now enjoy eating again and I’ve piled on sixteen pounds 😬

So after a hearty breakfast 🙄 ( I have to eat ) I set off to do a walk . We are very lucky where we live because nearby we have a river, a canal, a train station, the countryside and a small town with a large new Lidl supermarket. So basically we have everything on our doorstep.

I took some photographs with my phone to show you what is nearby.

Notice the stone walls Yorkshire is famous for its stone walls.

The allotments, we live in the apartment block shown at the top right hand corner, I usually take my photographs from there!

Loving the sunflowers 🌻


Then I came to the river which runs behind our apartment block.
It was a bit breezy here! 🙄
I walked along the back street following the river.
Heading towards the bridge.
Across from one bridge to another
To yet another bridge with a weir, now you can see why we sometimes have floods, lots of water around.

Once home I took a photograph from my window. Tomorrow weather permitting, or should that be body permitting I will take a walk up to the canal and take some more photographs from there. 😉

Now I’m ready for a nice cup of tea , 🤔 I wonder if there’s any cake left 🌝

Chicken games!

The day started off quietly



Let’s the fun begin!
The chickens decided to have a game of football, this chicken was goalie


When they got bored with football they went for a swing

This one wanted to bounce!

Whilst this one wanted to be king of the castle 🙄
They decided on yet another game

Was one left out 😳
No they were playing hide and seek!

Hopefully one won’t get squashed by a car up the street 😬 rest assured I won’t take a photograph of that. 😉

The perfect vista.

it’s looking very green outside the apartment with all the recent rain

The chickens appear to be growing bigger by the day!

They are getting very adventurous, they like to squeeze through the railings. I went to our car the other day they surrounded the car 🚗

I thought they were going to climb in the car at one point. 😳

Trampolining chicken 😳

I had to smile when I looked out of the window this morning when I saw one of the free range hens had somehow got into the children’s trampoline!

When it had finished bouncing all the chickens decided to walk towards the fence where the cat was sat watching! there was no casualties because the cat just likes to observe 🤭

It’s been raining most of the day today ☔️☔️ which has cooled the apartment down a little thank goodness. Hopefully I will get a good nights sleep 😴

The grandchildren have broken up from school.

My grandson was soon on my iPad painting 😇

A chip off the old block for flower paintings 😊

My granddaughter was busy writing lists in preparation for going on holiday.

and then …………..

Wait for it …………………..

she then decided to do a bit of photography.

Here is a beautiful photograph of me and her brother!!!

we look so alike 😉

Only six weeks left to go!