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Hi there & welcome to Annie's Place. A place inspired by and named after my late Grandmother Annie. Somewhere I can be creative, and share my love for all things hand made. I like nothing better than sitting with hook & yarn, crafting something home spun & completely unique, or rustling up some yummy baked goodies. I live in a town with a beautiful embankment, situated on the River Great Ouse. You may know me as 'Colour-Heaven' on Flickr or 'CosyKitty' on Ravelry. Why not stop a while.....?!!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Autumn Love

Not much to say here today. My head is as foggy as the current weather. However, I am SO happy Autumn is here! The leaves are tumbling off the trees, an abundance of crunchy red, gold and green underfoot.  Such a wonderful sight. 






































There's nothing remotely crochet related in this here post, but I thought it might be nice to share some snaps of my meanderings around my local area. We are lucky to have lots of gorgeous green spaces to enjoy in and around Bedford. Bedford Park is one of my favourites. A beautiful place, just a short stroll from the high street.





































Once through the ornate iron gates you feel a million miles away. I pretty much had the park to myself that day, just the odd dog walker and cyclist passed me by. I was finally able to give my Seasalt wellies an outing too, a purchase I made back in the Summer sales. Very practical and very comfy.






































The only spot that was busy was the Pavilion, right in the heart of the park. Brought back to life about 18 months ago, it's now one of the go to places in Bedford 'for a spot of brunch, lunch or afternoon tea'. It looks so pretty all festooned in bunting.






































I walked around the park for a while, then headed back towards the centre of town. I always pass through the Victorian Arcade where there are some lovely independent stores. I'm looking forward to when it's decked out in all it's Christmas finery.






































It was almost dark by the time I reached home. I'd baked a chocolate cake earlier in the day, so I put the kettle on, lit some tealights and cut myself a nice generous wedge. Yummy xxx

9 comments:

  1. What a lovely walk you had! Thanks for taking me along....That cake looks delish!

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  2. Beautiful post and photos. I love Bedford, we have friends there and since we are in Watford, it's not far at all. In the Summer, when we meet up, we always go to the same restaurant/pub by the canal. It's so peaceful out there, especially when we sit outside in the sunshine. Autumn colours in the park remind me that there is a beautiful side to this season (I am not fond of cold, wet weather unless I am sitting by a lovely, cracking fireplace). The cake looks delicious, by the way. What a lovely way to spend the day. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love the Autumn and your pics of Bedford and its park are stunning! Thanks for sharing! Pati x

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  4. Such a lovely day! I am currently in the life phase of 'harrassed mother of small children who doesn't even get to use the toilet alone' so your day sounds truly magical to me. Bedford looks lovely, would love to visit some day.

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    1. Going to the loo by myself is a small miracle lol. I have one small child.

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  5. It's was such a lovely day yesterday, the pictures are fab and your cake looks so yummyx

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  6. I also live in Bedford and loved looking at your beautiful photos. X

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  7. Oh I'd love a wedge of chocolate cake.

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  8. You should come to Lemon and Ginger on a Monday morning if you can. I think it was originally a knitting group but has morphed into a sewing/knitting/crochet/other kind of group. You'd be very welcome. If you can't do a Monday but can do a week day evening maybe come to Monster Yarns group at Pensieri.

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