Just a quickie tonight to wish us all well for the Witching Hour :) hahaha
We've had a fun day, out for a little adventure to Pendle Hill to see if we could find some real Witches, a wander around Downham and Roughlee ...Witch Country :) Everyone else in Lancashire seemed to have the same idea, so stopping and getting in and out of the car with the Angels posed a challenge at times. We kind of just drove through the winding villages and found a quiet bleak spot to park that wasn't sooo crowded and popular ... although it was very windy ... ready for a picture overload! :)
A lovely bright Autumn day to drive down pretty Lancashire lanes ... The Forest of Pendle is where we are adventuring today :)
Beautiful views ...
Roughlee ... true Witch Country...
Picturesque cottages in Downhan Village ...
Driving down the tiny street of Pendle (well, we think it was Pendle, we were a bit lost at this point and had left the road map at home ... like all good explorer's do! hahaha) But we did spot someone/something interesting...
The one and only Witch we managed to find ... it was early in the afternoon, probably not any Witches out and about at three in the afternoon! They're probably tucked in some nice tea shop enjoying afternoon cake and tea! :)
I reeeeeaally wanted to go inside, but it was teensy and definitely not conducive to visits from Angels :) Maybe another time... (The sign kind of gave us hope that we were in Pendle and on the right trail!)
More narrow windy roads, but getting closer...we hope!
Taadaahh... Pendle Hill!! Now to find somewhere a bit closer to park ...that's a BIG hill to climb with two Angels!
A bit of cheating (Drove round the other side and half way up...hehehe) And here we are walking atop Pendle Hill
Well, once again we think it was Pendle Hill ...when we eventually got home and looked at the maps it could quite easily have been Sabden Moor!! Same-ish area ... hahaha As we obviously count ourselves as being intrepid adventurer's and explorer's we really need to nominate one of us as map guardian or something ...just so we know we are traipsing up the right hill!!! :))
We had a fun drive out and a wind swept walk across some hill or moor ;) I was really pleased with our adventure I've always wanted to visit the area made famous by the 1612 Pendle Witch Trials, a couple of my favourite books are based around Pendle and really fun to read (if you like that kind of thing) "Mist over Pendle" by Robert Neill and "Daughters of the Witching Hill" by Mary Sharratt are two of my favourites :) I think Hubby and I will have to try another visit together ...with a map to make sure we were in the right spot ..hehe I might even get to go inside that cute shop ...if we can ever find it again...hahaha
Once home it was down to business, finishing those Pumpkins and enjoying some warm Pumpkin and Butternut Squash soup ... Yummmy!
Just three little Pumpkin heads this year...
But they still look cute sat on top of the Piano :) And no those battery tea lights did not last ...rubbish! Ended up with our usual fat candle tea-lights that the Angels spend all evening trying to blow out ...hehehe ...well it is more fun! :))
A house full of tired Witch Hunters tonight so we'll say goodnight and hope we're safe from any ghosties and ghouls that might hanging around this spooky night!
Wendy x x x