Monday, 3 September 2018

Some Spare Time For Once

Before we left Scotland last week we popped into The Old Course Hotel for a coffee. It's always a pleasure to visit and we're made very welcome as we enjoy our drinks in the comfort of the lounge overlooking the world famous golf course.

Little touches like the floral displays in the entrance make this a very special place.

We broke our journey home with a visit to see friends in Ribchester where we enjoyed a great meal and some exceptional wines (too many of these in my case so Marion drove back to Suffolk the following day). It meant a rare drive down the M6.

It never changes.

Back in Suffolk we've found ourselves with some spare time which is a bit of a novelty for us. After watching Liverpool beat Leicester on Saturday on Sky I walked down to Framlingham Town to watch the Castlemen play a match in the FA Vase against Wisbech St Mary. After dominating the goalless first half it was surprising to see Fram go 2-0 down shortly into the second half. However the home side battled well and came back to win the game 3-2.

Goal Framlingham 1-2

I enjoyed taking photos at the game. Being the only spectator behind the goal, I struck up conversation with the Wisbech goalie - a really nice guy - very sporting and fair. I managed to get a sequence of photos of Fram's equaliser.

Great goal - (that's what the keeper said) although his reactions weren't the fastest.

We've got a great gardener but she's just had some terrible news. Her husband is very ill which means that she won't be able to work for a while so Marion has been catching up on all the work that needs doing. The garden is finally looking established.

Spare time for me means metal detecting of course.

I found these two hammered coins last week. One is a medieval half penny the other is a Henry VII or VIII penny (you can just make him out sitting on a throne). 

The field was extremely "rubbishy" and in between these coins this is what came up!

A load of rubbish but still a very enjoyable day (and a lot of exercise too!)

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