Not Down But Out And About
The glorious tier 4 has put paid to further afield adventuring, but the first thing I do everytime things change is immediately see what I can safely do and then start scheming. It has its advantages being a bluddy minded old bird with a very strong Sussex stubborn streak.
Usually Boxing Day would involve dancing and then a music session at the pub with an alcoholic accompaniment....this year we walked out from ours to explore a newly opened bridle path which has replaced a series of footpaths....a series of signs made it abundantly clear that they were now closed, but I was curious by the use of the word "extinguished". Legal term I presume.
It was a joy to end up in the local village of Warnham's churchyard [nothing new there I hear you cry] and to be greeted by this row of decorated trees. This is what I'd been hoping to see and I have to say that a bit of colourful bling on a cold, cloudy day is a welcome sight indeed. Whilst Mr GBT sorted out the mulled squash and mince pies I poked around and captured some of my favourite decorations.
You would be quite right in thinking that an orange themed tree with kangaroo decs might be a slightly unusual choice for this time of year....it's the livery and logo of a signwriting business in the village.
One tree was uber classy with its black and gold decor. It wouldn't be my personal choice, but very sophisticated in the right setting.
I tried my best to capture this knitted pig in blanket, but the wind was against me and it wouldn't stay still, so blurred it must be I'm afraid.
An enjoyable 6 miles, but now I've got the lovely task of scraping all the mud off my boots awaiting me. Sussex is known for its thick mud [known as Sussex butter] at this time of year and it's certainly living up to its reputation!
Six miles! I'm impressed! Boxing Day is usually spent in the pub with friends but this year, like you, we went a wandering.ReplyDelete
Won't we appreciate everything so much more this time next year?xxx
I think we will, but I think I will also be keeping some of the changes this difficult experience has forced to embrace. ArilxDelete
Thanks for the explanation of the kangaroos hopping about on the orange tree! I do enjoy hearing the stories about the odd ornaments one sometimes sees -- very much like snooping in the books on a friend's library shelves or the photos on the 'fridge.ReplyDelete
It's the tales objects have to tell that I enjoy the most. ArilxDelete
While we don't call it boxing Day, I can attest that we normally would have met up with friends in a pub the day after Christmas as well. It seems a universal way to enjoy the post chaos, or find friends that were otherwise busy prior to Christmas. I always enjoy your wanders and even if a familiar place, you find the new to share.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sam! I think there may be even more local wanders for the next few weeks. ArilxDelete
How on earth do those ornaments stay on the trees in the wind? Seems like people would be chasing ornaments all over the place. I squinted, but don't quite 'get' the pigs in a blanket ornament.ReplyDelete
Some of them had blown down. "Pigs in blankets" are a traditional accompaniment to our Christmas turkey. They're sausages with a rasher of bacon wrapped round the middle of them. ArilxDelete