Saturday, September 21, 2013

Gilling West

We dropped Elionwy off in Richmond this morning and then stopped off just outside Gilling West, a lovely little village, to photograph this tower. I've seen it a few times from the road and thought it was a folly, but when we walked to it and started inspecting it, it looked more like some sort of watchtower. There was a walled up doorway to stop access, but it looked like it was built with purpose.
If you know what it was for, please leave a comment.
I looked for more info on Google Maps, but found nothing.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Picnic at The Domains

We were invited to a picnic with a group of friends from the church. We all had a great afternoon at The Domains. There was even some entertainment as a boot was brought out and some good old fashioned Welly Wanging went on!

A small dream come true

After our visit to the Etihad Stadium for Nathans birthday he was hoping we would get to see a match there.

We were very kindly given some money to take him, and managed to see City vs Hull. After a poorish beginning City did the business and beat Hull 2-0.
Compared to the Merthyr games we were used to see, where attendance was around 150 - 300 max, and Bowes where attendance can be counted in single figures, being in a 47'000 strong crowd was a lot different.
Of course he wants to go again.

Monday, September 9, 2013

More Woo?

The above picture is almost word for word a conversation my 13 year old son asked me.