We’ve managed to have a rare event this Christmas, as between the two of us we’ve been able to get a good amount of time off AT THE SAME TIME AS EACH OTHER between Christmas and New Years… Other wise known as Limbo time.
This was taken at the start of a walk along the Canal towards the Double Locks pub here in Exeter.
If you’ve had the last few days off, I hope you’ve had a good and relaxing time. If you’ve been at work, I hope you know you are awesome.
Three lessons of the week.
- Small one finds driving around looking at lights fairly boring. Walking and looking lights is entirely different.
- Taking a short cut over a park in the dark can seem fun. Letting small one go on the zip wire in the dark is also a nice fun “holiday thing” to do, but and this is the important bit, if you decide to go on the zip wire yourself, remember one simple trick. Hold On.
- Hitting your head as you fall off a zip wire isn’t a cool, hip, or trendy look on any Dad.
Spent a bit of time today feeding, and being a bit gobsmacked at the amount of Chickens at Greendale Farm.
For the record they were all free range, and they had plenty of space… they just didn’t want to use it…
(Side note, Greendale was also visited by Santa while we were there. The only one that the LO has ever really been happy with!)
Took advantage of some time off this week, to spend some time back at the Exeter Christmas Market.
Adventuring up a viewing tower, I was struck by the sight of the Royal Clarence Hotel (which was destroyed back in October 2016), over looking the food court section of the Exeter Market.
I’m imagining there being a number of blogs appearing around the internet this weekend, all sharing photos of Christmas Tree’s and excited faces looking forward to Santa coming.
I guess this is something like that…
Except I think we’re aiming more for “nervous excitement” with this photo.
Found near the front of The Exeter Cathedral in Devon, a smaller Lego based cousin can be found.
A team of volunteers are involved in both putting the Lego Cathedral together, and speaking to members of the public about the project. The website nicely sums up the idea behind the project:
The Big LEGO® Build is an exciting project to help members of the project discover and engage with the challenges of maintaining the ‘fabric’ (buildings) at Exeter Cathedral. Thanks to donations from people like you, we have already made progress towards building a 300,000 piece model of the Cathedral from LEGO bricks.
We popped down to have a look while exploring the Exeter Christmas market. While the small one wasn’t keen on adding a brick to the Lego Cathedral herself, as you can see, she was more then up for exploring the Lego Cathedral. (Possibly at risk of appearing as a giant monster compared to the Lego guys.)
More details can be found on the Exeter Cathedral website.
Last Sunday was spent at Prickly Ball Farm, helping to celebrate a friend (and her daughters birthday).
For those who’ve not heard of it, Prickly Ball Farm is found just outside Newton Abbot in Devon, they describe themselves as “the home of hedgehog rescue in the local area”. As well as hedgehog things, play equipment, other animals, and a decent cafe (with gluten free bread rolls) can also be found.
Worth a look.
Every now and then, people find us after doing search for a combination of words that we wouldn’t normally expect. An example of this has been the flood of people search for Facebook Nativity or Facebook Christmas Cover Photos. (Cover photos, are what you find on the top of a Facebook profile)
Well… this has ended up inspiring a random session on Photoshop, which then led to The Sofa offering a couple of Christmas Cover Photos a couple of years ago.
I’ve updated the original images to match the up to date measurements for Facebooks Cover Photos
Please feel free to download the below, link back here, and use to your hearts content:
(Left clicking, right clicking, then clicking “Save Image As” should do the trick.)
For more images, please see my portfolios over at redbubble and at picfair.com
This post first appeared over on The Church Sofa.
The Crowds gathering and looking around the Exeter Christmas Market this morning, all in the shadow of the Exeter Cathedral.
By the time lunch time hit, this area was fairly full.
(Note for Exeter Gluten Free People… The Crepe place here does gluten free crepes, which don’t taste like cardboard. Which, in my humble opinion makes this a far better market then last year)
I can’t help but love watching the sun set over the Mid Devon hills.