Our first walk was around the woods at Styall Mill - we walked down past the weir and the icehouse.
I was just looking at the calm pond and the reflections and a heron flew in.
It was a lovely sunny day…..
…..although late in the day and getting colder….We loved seeing some sun at last!
I don't know whether you can see but the treetops reflected in the pond are lit up with the sun!
The sun was getting lower as we headed back to the carpark.
We stopped at the top of the road for a look at the sun setting.
The next day was cold and we stayed in all day.
We did have a brisk walk around the village on Saturday as we had a run of very cold days!
Fortunately by Sunday it wasn't quite so cold so after church we went into Manchester to catch the Dragon Parade. Our son and Grandchildren had seen it in the square in front of the Town Hall and as we got off the tram (we left our car near a tram station)the parade had just reached the stop!
Here are some photos to give you an idea of the crowds and the colour!
The Dragon goes into the restaurants in Chinatown after the parade this was at the end of his visits and fire crackers were set off from a lamp post
This is one of the colourful stalls.
As I am here for T Stands for Tuesday with Bluebeard and Elizabeth I had better show you a drink….or two!
Our Grandchildren like Frankie and Benny's, it was so busy and I felt sorry for our waitress who was very apologetic that she had spilt my coffee in the saucer as she had to push her way through!
I chose a veggie burger which was delicious and hubby had an avocado and goats cheese wrap - the other three had burgers
I'm sorry if I didn't get round to everyone last week - I lost the order I was in!
Thanks for looking, Chrisx