Saturday, 25 October 2014

Big Saturday

Just seems to be one of those days.  I started the day with a big breakfast.  Well, bigger than usual.  I had decided yesterday when shopping that I would have porridge for breakfast instead of the usual cold cereal and as I had finished the muesli yesterday, today was the day to start.  Because I have never before done porridge, I was uncertain of just what quantity to use and ended up with rather more in my bowl than I really expected.  All the same, I thoroughly enjoyed it - even if it did mean having to wash up a saucepan.

Then lunch, which was simply a couple of slices of bread with jam.  The jam was some raspberry given to me yesterday by a fellow Lion made from the autumn fruiting raspberries in his garden.  He calls them "my" raspberries as they were canes from my garden when I dug some up to split.  But what jam!  Really zinging with a big flavour.

And this afternoon, as Fern and I walked around the ramparts of the Roman Camp, there rose from the middle the biggest charm of goldfinches I have ever seen.  There must have been getting on for three dozen of them.

And glancing out to sea, I spotted what looked like a floating island going down Channel.  Having checked since I got home (https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/) I see that it is a ship called Euphrates Highway, a 59,000 ton, 200 metre long vehicle carrier en route from Bremerhaven to Southampton.


3 comments:

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

Looks kinda like a big tub...
"Rub-a-dub-dub...
Three men in a tub,
And who do you think they were?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick-maker,
They all sailed out to sea,
'Twas enough to make a man stare"

Brighton Pensioner said...

Most ungainly. That's the ship, not your rhyme!

Shammickite said...

I'd like to have seen those goldfinches.