Saturday, February 09, 2008
Red Sky, Steam Trains and Chocolate Cake
Last night there was the most magnificent red sky a good indication of fair weather again today. We had to buzz round cleaning here and there as we had someone coming from Nottingham to view the house at midday. Since Christmas we've had a few more viewings but again like us, the people concerned are waiting for buyers - we are all in a Catch 22 situation.
After the viewing we popped over to the Consall Country Park and walked down to the canal and railway. It was so warm that the weather felt more like April than February. People stopped to chatter and twice we were asked the way to something or other. I love the Churnet Valley and especially this little area where the steam railway, the River Churnet and the Cauldon Canal all meet each other near the Black Lion Pub. I just managed to photograph the train as it left Consall station - as there was a witch in a black pointed hat leaning out of the window at the station and a picture of a wizard on the front of the engine I'm assuming, as it is half term this week that it was something to do with a Wizard/Harry Potter theme.
The it was home to tea and a slice of chocolate cake - bliss.