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Not All Chocolate Melts In The Heat

The UK heatwave shows no sign of abating so I took my new chocolate labrador, Henry, down to the waterfront for a walk this morning.

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Despite the heat he was full of energy. He’s a feisty individual, too, and wasn’t taking any prisoners when an adult German Shepherd got in his way.

Quite a confident dog I’ve got by all accounts – but I suspect I need to make sure this doesn’t spill over into aggression. He’s actually got a very affectionate nature so hopefully he’ll be fine.

He certainly enjoyed stretching his legs on the shores of Liverpool’s River Mersey which was calm and at very low tide. Meanwhile overhead, transatlantic jets soared across a clear blue sky.

By the end of the walk I was starting to wilt a little in the heat, but this particular chocolate showed no sign of melting.


Frosty Butts

Winter is arriving with a vengeance in the UK with a forecast of very heavy snow on Friday. Took the opportunity of a very early walk in Calderstones Park, in Liverpool, this morning and spotted this interesting image. I’m calling it Frosty Butts.



Narrow Boats

Bank Holiday Sunday in the UK and people have been out making the most of the break. Out in Cheshire, at Preston Brook, narrow boats were gliding up and down the canal.

These boats are often brightly decorated with signs of their owners’ individual tastes. Even though the paintwork is a little rough and ready, the colours shine through.


Winter Wonderland

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the USA tomorrow. So that means turkey with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie to follow. Not forgetting the first heavy snows of the winter, too. Here in the UK we’d grown used to snow-free winters but all that’s changed recently. I even bought my first pair of Uniqlo long johns last year! This post is a visual celebration of what last winter had to offer.

Here’s Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral in the twilight, while below are shots of nineteenth century Falkner Square, also in Liverpool.

The Bluecoat Chambers in the city also took on a wintry feel. Now a thriving arts centre, it started life in the early eighteenth century as a charity school.

Meanwhile, out in the suburbs, Calderstones Park really was a winter wonderland.