Another lovely day – cold but sunny out today – ideal for a trip out & about.
We started the day quite early (for us) with the church bells ringing. I don’t mind – it’s just a startling way to wake up! The morning was spent cleaning and tidying, then we had a quick lunch of soup before heading out.
First we went to Atlantic Village – a shopping centre in Bideford. It’s ages since we went there – it hasn’t changed much – apart from the welcome addition of a Nike Outlet shop! I was most pressed with the range of stuff and the prices – but managed to come away without spending anything!
Then down into Bideford to the Burton Art Gallery.
Today hubby handed in four paintings for the Winter Exhibition. They have to go before a ‘hanging committee’ who decided if they are good enough or not. Evidently it’s quite hard to get accepted, so we are not holding our breath – but it would be nice! Fingers crossed for him. He should know by Friday and we have invitations to the preview next weekend.
While we were there, we had coffee on the Cafe du Parc and then headed into Barnstaple. We are almost out of bird nuts, so called at a store just outside town and bought a big bag. I hope the birds appreciate all the effort we go to – not to mention the cost!
Finally home and a quick coffee before we headed out for a walk around the block.
It was very nearly dark!
The moon was out – good job we went prepared with reflective jackets on.
Dinner was salmon, marinaded with ginger, orange and chilli, then oven baked for 17 minutes. I also did celeriac mash and peas. Such a lovely fresh and filling meal.
Time to relax now – have a great evening and a motivating Monday!