Monday 31 December 2018

Walk Before Christmas

Happy new year to you all, I hope you have a great Christmas and did not have too much to drink last night. If you noticed my new avatar and name it is because I dumped the Google Plus profile as G+ is closing in April so I needed a name, thought about Billy Blue Hat but as there is  book called that I went for eyes because I have blue eyes, my wife chose the avatar because she did not want me using the one I had first.
Anyway on with the blog, My wife & I were getting fed up being at home so went out for some exercise  taking one of the local walks.

 Anyway one of the first paces we walked past was the brook where I noticed something but you will have to come back tomorrow to see what it was 

  I could have take a more photos of the walk but this one is towards Lollingdon House again I spotted something in the tree to the right which you will see tomorrow

 This is looking from the hill to the place called Lollingdon, it's only the old farm and  a few houses
 Lollingdon Farm, back in the middle ages this was a Manor house and is one of the very few moated houses in the UK

  Around the side of Lollingdon hill I walked past this seat, can't recollect it being there before but it had been varnished.

 Sitting down you can get this view towards Aston Tyrrold where I seem to remember a certain Tim Henman lives. I did see him in the local pharmacy one day

 Any way on with the walk and we pass the sheep on Lollingdon Hill

 The pass Lollingdon Springs which is where the brook rises that you saw in the first photo.
Have a great New Years Day and all the best in 2019
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  1. Your view of the sheep is my favourite, Bill.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Hi Bill !! As always I enjoyed the pictures in this post. I love your part of the world ... it looks so good. I admire your location. Thank you for sharing your photography! If I am looking at my clock correctly I may get this comment in before midnight for you. So, Happy Happy New Year to you and yours. Thank you for your blog friendship and for all the kind comments you've left for me. Take good care and be well! John

  3. Brilliant countryside you have there. Happy New Year, Bill!

    Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit

  4. Beautiful country you have! I enjoyed coming along on your walk. Happy New year!

  5. Looks like you had a lovely walk. I did drink too much last night but luckily not feeling too bad this morning. Happy New Year!

  6. Happy new year! Looks like a pleasant walk. I wondered when Google Plus was closing. Only a handful of people are still active there. Remember when they thought they would overtake Facebook? LOL.

  7. I didn't know Google plus was closing but I have to say I'm not surprised, I don't think it's a very popular social networking platform. But as for your post I agree over Winter it's good to get out for some fresh air.

  8. A wonderful way to start off the new year. Those are beautiful areas you hiked through. Thanks for sharing your walk and have a wonderful and healthy 2019.

  9. Thanks for sharing at, and have a wonderful year in 2019!


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