Sunday, 22 November 2015


I know I'm supposed to be resting up before my marathon, but I think I took it a bit too literally today by not getting up until 230pm!

The truth is I am so tired. As you may have worked out, I work 4 on 4 off shifts, each day being 7am to 630pm. All the early 550am stars rather gets to you, as well as the 5km cycle I have to make to get there.

It was a freezing slog yesterday morning, subzero, riding into a biting wind.

So despite the fact I was full of plans today for some nice long walking and photography, it never came about. When I did get up, I just headed into town, looking for curios to photograph, and generally enjoying walking in the cold.

The biggest oddity I found I was sadly unable to photograph with the necessary discretion. It was a man outside his little terraced cottage near Morrisons, splitting sticks with an axe while wearing what it appeared to be a "Spot the Dog" onesie, complete with ears and tail.

I would love to have a wooden stove to heat my flat, but I draw the line at dressing as a dog.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 22.11.15

The cotoneasters on the park are rather short of berries this year

Carrion crow protecting the sheltered accomadation

Metal bird on the windowsill

Metal birds having a drink!

There's a cat in this window!

Whatever this metal bit of roof is, it appears to belong to James Newell

St Mary's Church is a controlled zone, apparently

I  love this little spike on the church porch

Victorious woodpigeon after battle with previous lamp-post occupier

The lights are going up

Church through the light

Miniature violin making studio

A rather Cronenberg nest box

Spot the cannon hole in the church spire!


  1. A fun post, Simon, even if you were exhausted.

  2. Sounds like you needed the rest Si. I hope you have a bit more time awake during daylight hours today.

  3. Thank you for your sympathies, dear readers! I've had a rather better walk about today, as you will see.