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September 26th 2008
Published: September 26th 2008
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Ray's backyard
I have spent relaxing days at Ray's house. My cousin and brother must share similar DNA, the dry humour and slow-to-comprehend-my words kind of DNA. Luckily for Ray, I've lots of practise explaining things to Jason. Give me a few more days and Ray will have that dry, witty resignation that Jason has when I explain things. When I'm not nagging Ray, we catch up with life. He has had a colourful career traveling all over the world. Now he enjoys the finer things of country living. I borrow Katie and Bella and take them for walks along the countryside. Today we went to the market in Long Sutton. I played the tourist and took photos of the local highlights; Ray did too. On Sunday, I'm taking the train to Scotland.

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View from my bedroom, early morning.

Neighbour's horse
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Katie and Bella

Hey girls, do you fancy a walk?
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Starting off

Despite the winds, we set off.

We walked through local farm to get to drainage ditch.

The community is a thriving farming community. Hay, potatoes, grain crops, corn are grown.
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Drainage Ditch

The area is flat; reclaimed land near 'the Wash'. The sea is about 3 miles from here.
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Deep Ditch

Water flows out to sea in a series of ditches. When we walk beside them ducks and herons fly up and away. In the fields beside us, partidges and huge wood pigeons fly up from the grass.

Poppies in the grass are beautiful.
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Pup and Puppies

Even Katie likes poppies.
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Heading Home

Bella and Katie heading back.

After the walk, a power snooze.

Ray's friends raises parrots.
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Market Day

Today was Market Day in Long Sutton.

Local and global veggies sold here.

You can buy almost everything here.
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Phone Box

Small villages tend to keep those quaint British things.
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Fried Chicken

All kinds of foods served here.

I love the old churches.
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Church Lady

Ladies were cleaning the church today.

Morning light creates layers of texture.
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Flower market

There is a longer growing season here. Most houses still have lots of blooms in their yards.

In the local garden centre, the flowers crowd the yard.

27th September 2008

wow T!! looks like you're enjoying yourself ... how do you manage to sound like a teacher of global geography in your blog? its great!! safe roads ... PS we're battening down the hatches for the latest hurricane warning. lynne is sitting it out in vancouver with her brother!! LOL

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