Tuesday 31 December 2013

Festive Interlude

 I love the 'space out of time' period between Christmas and New Year  and what better way to experience it than a weekend with friends Adam and Kate at their Northamptonshire  house in Woodford. We were met off the train at Kettering and then taken to various viewpoints on the trail associated with battle of Naseby. Interesting  interpretation  boards  and an insight into what  Ian and Adam  get up to on their battlefield jaunts!  Like my visit to Brussels Military Museum, I earnt lots of brownie points and  to compensate  there was a lovely light over the fields.
 Rather more to my taste was the intriguing Lyvedon New Bield near Oundle.

 Lovely light again and I was rather taken by the 'marks' of all the laid hedges everwhere, a very rural setting compared to the shopper frantic London we'd left that morning

 The following morning there was  more sun and a hard frost overnight ( saw so many stars at night with the clear skies and low light pollution). 
Perfect for a walk with the dogs to blow the cobwebs away along the abandoned railtrack  looking over the flooded area around the River Nene. We finished with  a delicious lunch at 'Good Friends' , (excellent lemon meringue pie).   

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