Wednesday, 4 January 2017
On Sunday we motored across to Stanstead Airport with Ruth and the girls, setting off at 7.15 a.m. On the way there we ran across a road sign in Essex which never ceases to puzzle me. Although it was raining at that time, I think the notice is quite readable in the top picture. As a statement it is interesting. I suppose that long gardens might reduce your speed, but surely only if the gardens had now become so long as to have grown right over the road surface?
Here is a rather clearer picture of a similar sign on the way home, approaching Halstead.
On Monday we decided that a walk was needed to sweep the cobwebs away, so we donned welly boots (remember it had rained quite hard on Sunday) and set out to do the complete river walk, where we found our resident pair of swans, and their one remaining cygnet from last year's five. I suppose for a pair of swans who seem to have five cygnets annually it is not always possible to find five suitable partners for them all.
Been to the Long Melford Antique Fair today. Bought a quite nice, sheet iron, tinder box from Graham's stand- needs work though. And also bought a small, double bladed knife, with a fretted steel handle, probably from a lady's 'chatelaine. Generally speaking, a goodish fair.
Been a long day -we set out at 7a.m.- so will, I think, wish you all a very Good Night.