Flippant Friday….. The Simple Pleasures

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Simple Pleasures……

After a walk at this time of the year (and may be anytime of the year), it is nice to kick off the boots and settle down for a peaceful cup of coffee and of course a biscuit or maybe two…… just a simple pleasure.  🙂

Feet up or working hard at the Office desk…. as always….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

28th January

(C) David Oakes 2022

 

Cees Fun Foto Challenge ….. Thursday Doors

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The Door to an old Fishermans Cottage…. which I guess is now a holiday home, Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Just a suggestion for Cees Fun Foto Challenge on Doors.

Have a go yourselves, the link to Cees Blog is here:- https://ceenphotography.com/2022/01/25/cffc-thursday-doors/

Whatever Door you are opening. or closing……

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

27th January

(C) David Oakes 2022

 

Thoughtful Thursday……. Time Changes Everything

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Holme Farm, Calke Estate, Ticknall, Derbyshire

I have always loved this old farm building, aptly named Holme Farm.  More often that not you will find sheep grazing these fields… at the moment they are enjoying a winter rest period. With Lambing time approaching I guess these fields will once again be full to capacity.

Holme Farm is just one farm on the old Calke Abbey Estate. After it ceased to be of major interest as a fully working farm, it had to adapt to various changes.  One time the Head Reserve Manager lived in the farm with his family. For a while, I believe, like many other farm estate buildings, the idea of conversion to a Holiday Let was considered.  Now it is the Base Camp for all the estate and reserve staff and volunteers.

The plus side is that at least the buildings are well maintained, ready to withstand a few more centuries of country life.

In town or out in the country, at home or at work…..as always

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

27th January

(C) David Oakes 2022

Now this is a better day…… Wednesday is alright

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It has only been days, but seems like months, when we have woken to dull, drab, grey days that never woke up. So to wake this Wednesday to a bright sunny morning, all very welcome but also came as a shock to the system.

Not a morning to be wasted so Buster and I headed off early for our walkies….  just in case that sun decided it would rather be elsewhere 🙂

The bright morning sunshine also did its best to make our local Hall look rather appealing.  Sadly close up it is in need of a great deal of care and attention….

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Equally sadly efforts to restore and give the Hall a new life always seem to hit the barriers.

No time to linger and ponder the Halls fate, but time to stride out, stretch the legs and breath in fresh air, air that has had the cold edge taken away with some real warmth from the sun,

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Once back home Buster grabbed his favourite Office Chair and waited, not so patiently, for something to eat…….  after all, it  had been an early start and a long morning!

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Reality of life hits home when these are the daily essentials on the Office shelf..

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Which reminds me to ask you as always to….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

26th January

(C) David Oakes 2022

Wordless Wednesday……. Another Favourite Place

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Location:  On the River Frome, the Historic Market Town of Wareham, Dorset

Wherever you are this Wednesday….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

26th January

(C) David Oakes 2022