Sunday, 8 February 2009

Old News.... very!

This is old news ... I meant to post on Sunday last.. but you know how it is.... memory failing..days flashing by and before you know it .. Thursday arrives and another week has flown..

So please forgive my rather belated post...

I know I am in danger of sounding like a scratched record.. or a remake of Groundhog Day.. but I would like to share a few.. shots of our Saturday stroll around our neighbourhood..
I don't know when we will have scenes like these again so I need to capture them for prosperity!

It all started with
Dawn over Bath...
With a slow and careful trip (not literally.. though hard to avoid with all the ice) down the northern slopes of Bath.. into the centre.. which was blissfully quiet!
Sought to thaw out with a coffee in Cafe Rouge..
Service!... Where is everyone???
What a pleasant change to have this place to ourselves.. though a great place for people spotting.. Mr Nicholas Cage likes to take his coffee here on occasion! Not today alas!Fortified by a de-caff latte... we struggle up the hill with bags of groceries as we were confined to foot.. the car being snowed in ..on the upper slopes..
Worth all the huffing and puffing.. to catch the views like this one over to Prior Park.. a National Trust jewel and once home of Ralph Allen..Trees.. iced with snow..
After arriving home with limbs intact and shopping put away.. deciding that we were still in adventure mode.. we set off again and climbed even higher to the northern slopes of Bath behind our home.. where the snow still lay thick upon the ground.. and there was much evidence that the ice man had cometh...and was still in residence..This character was found on the gates of beloved's school.. Do you think one of his pupils was trying to tell him something?

Well.. that's it for this year.. at least there is no snow on the horizon as far as I know..and wasn't it beautiful while it lasted!?Lastly .. I would like to wish my darling man a very Happy 50th Birthday today...
From 15 years old..To 50 years old...
You haven't changed a bit... not in my eyes..
I hope we have many more years to come.... I couldn't be without you nor love you more!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Mr Custard... what a handsome man with the warmest of smiles... no wonder you fell for him. February birthdays are the best when despite the cold weather you are surrounded by the warmth and love of special friends and family.
Have a lovely day to all 3 of you xx
with love
Ginny x

Sal said...

Happy Birthday Mr C!
Hope you all have a wonderful day (and that he does not injure himself too much, puffing and blowing at all of those candles;-)

April said...

happy birthday to mr custard

April xx

Kitschen Pink said...

Aw! What a lovely post! I was going all doey eyed being serenaded by Joni Mitchell and then those lovely happy pics of Mr Custard - a man who lives with his childhood sweetheart will keep his boyhood smile to the end of his days! Lucky chap indeed. Happy birthday Mr C. t.xx

LiLi M. said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Custard! When you would grow your hair a little, everybody could see that you really haven't change that much!
Enjoy your day!

Ragged Roses said...

Ooohhh it had to be Joni!!!!! (did you see on BBC4 last week an old concert from the 70s , she sang this song, it made me cry, of course!). HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE! Wishing you the best of days

Redwoodhouse said...

love the pictures especially the snowman against the wall. Happy Birthday Mr C. I loved the blokes longer hair from years ago much nicer than shaved.

louise said...

What a great photo of the snow tree. The snow head on the railings is very original, but a little worrying at the same time! I can't believe there were so few people enjoying a latte in lovely Cafe Rouge, on such a cold day? Have a great time on your special birthday smiley Mr C. x

Dana and Daisy said...

oh he does still have the same sweet, although mischievous smile! Happy Birthday Mr. Custard!

Shabby Chick said...

The same nice smile! Happy birthday to your lovely man :)

That picture of the snowman's head on the railings made me laugh out loud!

Mel xxx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

"Happy Birthday Mr.C!"
Hope you both enjoy a wonderful day of celebration.

The snowman on guard duty was fabulous - but that head on a spike - ha! so original.

Thanks for the tour Michele and the wonderful views of Bath from your side! ;-))

Have a lovely half-term break,
Niki x

OhSoVintage said...

Great photos. Happy Birthday Mr Custard.
Ruth x

Vintage Amethyst said...

*Happy Birthday Mr Custard*
Such sweet photos.

Cathy said...

I love your snow pics - especially the one of the decapitated head on a spike! Many happy returns to Mr Custard!
Cathy X

Rosie said...

I enjoyed the post. Gladens the heart as they say. Mr Custard has a lovely smile. Hope he had a Happy Birthday.

Garden Girl said...

Belated birthday wishes to Mr Custardo!
You will be pleased to hear that we went to The Kings Head yesterday-and not so much as a chav in sight!
Catch up soon, Custardo

Vintage to Victorian said...

Happy Birthday Mr C. And Mrs C, your photos are wonderful! I always enjoy seeing piccies of Bath!

Sue x

jane and the happy crow said...

Happy birthday (belated now) Mr Custard. What lovely photos of Bath, every time I look at your blog it makes me want to come to Bath again we used to go quite a lot but have not visited it for years now, apparently it only takes about 2 1/2 hours to get there from us but I am a bit suspicious that it might take longer than that! I always wanted to go to the American Museum, maybe you could do a blog about it and give us a tour (if you are allowed to take pics). Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mr Custard! you do not look your 50 years my i add!
Hello Mrs Custard,
Thank you for sharing all the lovely pics of Bath in the snow it looks wonderful and Cafe Rouge looks wonderful also but the beheaded snowman is worrying lol.
I hope you two childhood sweethearts have a wonderful Valentines Day and many many more of them blissfully together.
Love Kristina XxX
The word verification for this comment is PERSIDA sounds like a boutique shop? lol x

Libby Buttons said...

Your tribute to hubby B day made me tear up. Love can be so sweet.

Anonymous said...

Hi Michele, I love your blog! As I sit here in Bermuda looking out across the turquoise blue sea with the sunlight dancing on the water its nice to be able to picture you lliving your life in glorious Bath.
Much love
Candy x