Sunday, 17 April 2016

Walking the Essex way

This weekend our village Silver End celebrated its 90th years since Mr Crittall created Silver End, he was a man with a vision. (((We had themes wish starts from 1920 when the village was created)))to now...

We moved here in October 1988 into one of his houses and have lived here ever since, my daughters were 12 and ten years of age not exactly locals but they were born not far from Silver End in St Peters Hospital (Maldon).

In all the years that I have lived here, did not meet or knew hardly anyone, when one works there's not much of a chance to socialize.  Then Five years ago I retired and got myself a laptop and joined the cyber world, and with my friend Paula we took ourselves to walking around our village with our cameras, and by discovering the beauty around us, we started sharing on FB and on our timeline the beauty that surrounds us and thus making new friendships.

Yesterday on the celebrations it was so lovely to see people recognizing us and telling us that they loved our pictures and even though they have lived here all their lives, they did not really know whats out there to be found right on their front door. Such a pleasure to know that we have motivated a lot of people to go out and discover the amazing countryside that is yet underscored and also to put faces to the names that have been commenting all this time on our pictures.....

We have Silver End Appreciation society.
Silver End through the Lents
Photography Essex club
And of course my own timeline where I post all my pictures .


Friday, 15 April 2016

Walking the Essex way

Today we won't be doing our normal walk but we will be talking and taking pictures of our village...
Its 90years celebration... Mr Crittall had a vision and he created our little village...I'll be posting some pictures later in the day...

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Walking the Essex way

This week we managed to walk the full five day's, the first three day's the weather wasn't brilliant, a little grey, but that did not stop my friend Paula and I enjoying the great outdoors....
Day one walked to the lake from there we take the footpath to Templar's woods, love this woods with the birds chirping away its beautiful, one can imagine a white charger and its rider galloping through the woods, a bit fanciful I know hahaha.

Day two we take the footpath by the white farm and then we turn to John Ray's footpath, we only discovered the footpath a couple of years ago or was it three! So we go into another wood the bluebells are out primroses, Violets you name it they are there its another enchanted wood! fanciful I know!!! but one can dream hahahah.  

Day three we take path next to the old airfield and walk past the gravel works all the way to another lake and another wood this time time we did not go in but did take a few pics of the lake and geese flying by. Did take a picture of a few hare's playing in the field when I uploaded what a surprise what I thought was a hare! was a muntjack, not a very clear picture though.

Day four once again our footsteps takes us to the back lake, it was very misty.. And the sun coming through it was magic, we take a quick look at the front lake too so beautiful..

Day five we stay close to home once again and go visit our lake, a lovely day blue blue skies the swans will be nesting soon, I hope that this year they will be able to hatch all of the eggs, because last year they only had one cygnet the rest of the eggs never hatched...and that was our walks for this week ..

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Walking the Essex way

Last week there was quite an upheaval in our little village, the travelers broke into the old Crittalls site, so everyone was up in arms about it, saying that they did not feel safe, that they were worried for their children safety,

I think that the travelers pay for all the wrongs that happens wherever and whenever they are staying!
Like last year when they broke into the same site the local hairdressers was broke into so of course it had to be the travelers, then it was found out that it was someone from another village nearby....

Anyway this week my friend and i have had a few nice walks the bluebells are coming into flower, we have discovered another wood with a beautiful carpet of bluebells...So now we have to go check on the woods in watery lane... the first woods that we knew there was bluebells, and then hopefully the wild orchids will follow. I just love nature so looking forward the unfolding of spring...