Thursday, 22 September 2016

Alnmouth Beach

So this year we went to Alnwick in Northumberland for our holiday. We had a lovely week there with lovely weather and I have lots to share with you about it but right now it's late so I am just going to share a few pics of walking on Alnmouth Beach.

This was the third time Trojan and Louie had visited the beach and they still weren't keen on the see...we only managed to coax them in to get there feet wet and as soon as a wave came that was it...they were gone!!!

however when we got a bit further up the beach and we found some rock pools in a small inlet Trojan was in his element. Without the threat of the waves and moving water he enjoyed exploring, jumping from rock to rock, enjoying all the different smells and even going in the deeper pools!!

The beaches were lovely and clean and dog friendly with lots of other dogs for Louie and Tro to meet and greet. This wasn't far from Alnwick at about 4 miles and the closest beach to us. It was a shame that it was so far away and the access to it was via a road which often did not have pavements so I had to wait until Hubby was about to drive me. Certainly well worth the wait though and the dogs had a whale of a time!!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Pied piper of the bees!!

Hubby and Son were not happy with me on Sunday when I took a couple of supers off the beehive and brought them home for extraction....Why??? Well I got followed...only by a few...but those few went back and told their mates....

pied piper of bees
One or two became one or two THOUSAND!!

pied piper of bees
Happily sitting on the window!!
 Nw Hubby and Son really don't like bees and hastily closed doors and windows as warm as it was. I had to get the Sons bike out of the shed so he could go to work!! You can't really see in the photo but there really were a lot about. Of course they went home at sunset and I then bought the supers in but they still came back the following day and although the numbers dwindled throughout the day as there was nothing for them there was still a lot of activity until sundown!! Back to the normal amount of bee activity for a garden today though which pleased both Hubby and Son immensely!
pied piper of bees
Lovely golden honey!!
It was worth it though to have all this wonderful all I have to do is buy some more jars so I can take the rest off...this time though I'll make sure not to leave the 'supers' in the garden whilst I 'pee' and make a cuppa!!

Now all I have to do is get it labeled up...but that's a job for tomorrow!