Tuesday, 17 August 2021

T stands For.....too much!!!

Hi everyone, if you have read any of my recent posts you will know that this last week has been unusually busy. for us.

I also have anew phone that I don't seem to ba able to master yet!

We spent almost a full day day in a shopping mall (we had to go home to fetch some photo ID)so had not one, but two drink breaks!

On the day we had intend to pop in and out and then do our food shop but ended up with a ready meal (delicious though)and doing our shopping the next day.

This of course meant going without our pre-shopping walk - we did however walk over 10,000steps.

On Thursday we tried to make amends by meeting one of our sons and two grandchildren at Sale Water Park.

We took a picnic but chatting too much to even think of a photo

These were the only photos I took, but it was so good to see them. We are planning on seeing the rest of the family later this week.

On the way home we decided to take a detour. 
This pond was covered in Duckweed - harmless but looks awful. 
This is Abney Hall in Cheadle, once owned by Agatha Christie's nephew. She used to visit a lot and is described in several of her books under different names. 

Very disappointed at not finding a cafe we headed down the road to Golden Days garden centre we had often passed but never visited.
This is of course where we join Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T stands for Tuesday
The gift area was really good and we will be going back there, especially as the cafe served very good coffee!
We shared a scone - they had given us enough for about four scones and I didn't have any at all - must remember to tell them next time.

The rest of the week was taken up with visits, local shopping and lots and lots of form filling!!

I am not planning on going anywhere tomorrow so hope to get some visiting done then!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Linda Kunsman said...

So lovely you could spend a nice day outdoors with your family Chris. You have been truly busy so I do hope you get your stay at home and rest day tomorrow;)

That Abney Hall is fabulous and oh how I would love an inside tour of it-awesome architecture!!
Happy T day my friend.

CJ Kennedy said...

So nice that you got to have a picnic with your family and the lake area looks lovely. Love the swans and I thought the pond was a grassy meadow! I’d love to take a tour of Abney Hall. Yay for scones! Happy T Day

My name is Erika. said...

It looks like a beautiful walking path Chris. And fascinating to see Abney Hall. AS I reread Agatha Christie's books I will have to see if any of the houses are described to be similar to this beauty. And it is great to see one of your sons and your grandchildren. What a nice looking family. I hope you had a super T day. Hugs-Erika

Carola Bartz said...

So nice to spend a day on the water and even nicer to see family. Oh, scones for afternoon tea (or coffee) - lovely!!! Happy T day!

Kate Yetter said...

What a beautiful place to explore and even better that you were with family!
Abney Hall is lovely from the outside. I would love to see the full view.
Happy Tea Day,

Iris Flavia said...

Chatting too much for taking a photo sounds like you had quality time.

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had another day out with your family, that#s good! Happy T day, hugs, Valerie

nwilliams6 said...

Glad to see you are getting some family time in, Chris. Getting a new phone or computer is always a bear these days! Then the learning curve is frustrating! At least for me. Love all the pictures and so glad you found a new place for great coffee too (you can never have too many of those). Many hugz and happy T-day. Hugz

Mae Travels said...

Great to see you with your family! I hope all visiting is soon possible.

best... mae at

Let's Art Journal said...

Glad you got your phone all sorted and shopping done eventually! Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family, it's so nice to be able to see family again isn't it 😀. It's lovely to see all the smiling faces and scones and a cup sounds perfect to me! Happy T Day wishes! Hugs Jo x

Divers and Sundry said...

Sounds like a fun picnic visit, and that area looks like a nice place for an outing. Happy T Day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are always on the go, Chris. Even when you are busy filling out forms, you find a way to stay busy and take beautiful photos. It was nice to see the places you visited this week. Such lovely photos and also of Christi's nephew's home. It was great to see you with your family, too.

Nice scones and lots of jam. I would eat all that, because I never get enough in the tiny packages they give us in the states. thanks for sharing your incredible photos with us and your scones and coffees for T this week, dear. Now if this will publish, I'll be smiling just like T is!

craftytrog said...

Lovely photos Chris! Glad you found some time to have a picnic with family.
Enjoy the rest of your week,

Rita said...

Spending time with family is the best!
Have a great day of rest. :)

DVArtist said...

So glad you were able to get out and see family. It is something that we all miss. Lovely photos.