Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hiking at Harvey Bear Ranch on Boxing Day

On Boxing Day (that's the day after Christmas for the American's amongst you) we hiked in yet another park that is only a 10 minute drive from our house. The park itself was really nice. Rolling wide open fields that made it feel like Yorkshire without the stone walls. Great views of the reservoir and valley. We saw more cows than people..

It really made us think how lucky we are to live so close to so many great places to hike!

Hiking again in Mount Madonna County park

This is one of those hikes that you spend the first half hour walking uphill at various angles, from meandering to steep. We were going out to brunch, (or more like afternoon tea),to celebrate a friend's birthday at the Marriott Hotel in Half Moon Bay. Therefore we had to do quick 3.5 mile hike. It was however lovely and quiet. It had rained a few weeks before, so the moss on the trees was beautiful..

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Snowing in England

I love this picture of my nephews n their back garden in the snow..

Just a good rainbow..

Taken with my iPhone whist at a traffic light. A full bright rainbow..

Culley Chair

This is only really amusing to members of my family, but may may more sense if I tell you my maiden name is 'Culley'... :-)

Our Christmas Tree

We put our tree up two weeks ago, and I still like it :-)


After my normal CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm finished their season at Thanksgiving, I decided to try a different version of the same principal. This time, we chose from a menu of options. The biggest advantage being no more veggies you don't really want, and the quality was really good too :-) http://eatwiththeseasons.com

Winery welcome sign..

This just made me smile.. a small winery in Santa Clara Valley

Popper by the fire

I just took this picture at Thanksgiving because Popper looks so relaxed in front of the fire..


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