Saturday, 5 November 2011

Autumn Sunshine

Unlike this time last year, it is usually warm and most days sunny.  Getting out and about at weekends for Mr S is a must, as he mostly indoors during the week, and it quite dark when he gets home.  Last weekend we drove out to Compton Verney.

There was a Display of Fireworks, with posters and packaging, and Mr S pointed out those he used to buy and let off in his childhood....I am getting more to the place where for me fireworks now mean frightening all the poor birds and animals and letting lots of pollution into the air...We seem to spend so much time and effort trying to protect the environment, then it seems quite OK to spoil it all just for fun.

Another special exhibition which was really very charming and unexpected was one containing numerous sketches by Quentin Blake.  I recognised the style, and was charmed by those which he had drawn for hospitals.  Sadly no photography is allowed, but I caught a lovely view from one of the windows.....

On the way home, we stopped by a farm close to Barford, and bought a couple of culinary pumpkins to add to the couple I already had at home. 

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