TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH 2012
Spring is on it’s way
I am so fortunate to live where I do. North of Bolton, but within 40 minutes commuting distance of a big city like Manchester.
Bolton is so named, because it is the town in the bowl. So wherever I am in Bolton I can see the surrounding hills. Of coarse when you are brought up here this is normal, so it is only when you return you realise how wonderful this is and how flat and unattractive other places are.
I live on the northern edge of the town near the top of a hill, and the green hills are literally within five minutes walking distance from my house.
On Sunday the weather was mild, so my friend and I went for a walk around the Jumbles, a local beauty spot, which is actually a man made reservoir, made by flooding a valley. In times of drought you can sometimes see the tops of ruined buildings under the water. Again I am lucky in that the Jumbles is a ten minute cycle ride from my home
Of course we stopped for tea in the tea shop. Bargain at £2 50p for tea for two.I was very good and passed on the tempting home made cakes.
We fed the geese
..and saw our first Robin singing a way on the top of this tree. You cannot really see his red breast from here.
…and so home to a warming bowl of home made red lentil soup
Love from Bolton