As Good as it Got….

As Good as it Got

Late Afternoon…2nd January

The forecast wasn’t good….very heavy rain for the greater part of the day, so when it lessened Buster and I ventured out in the mistaken believe that we would remain dry. The bonus was this fleeting break in the clouds…this truly was as good as the weather got!

2nd January

(C) David Oakes 2018


Stop Press News……..


Esmee Rose…has arrived

Weighing in at 7lbs 3oz Esmee Rose arrived at lunch time today the 2nd January.

Our first GREAT Granddaughter and another welcome addition to our clan.

Esmee was due on Boxing Day but we reckon her mother Hayley waited so she didn’t miss out on the Christmas and New Year festivities.  Mother and  Daughter doing fine.

I guess a wee dram to wet the baby’s head is in order.

AND before anyone says it…..I know I don’t look old enough to be a granddad let alone a Great granddad.

(Pic.  by her Father Ryan Beckerston)

2nd January

(C) David Oakes 2018

The Morning After…..



A Good Morning…

New Years Day….  my eyes struggled to opened and my body even more reluctant to get moving!.  Not surprising after a family party and a late night ‘seeing in’ this New Year 2018…I wonder just what lies in store for all of us.

I am told that the day started grey and damp but by the time we were up and about it had become a very good morning…..not sure that bright sunshine will see this first day of the year out.

1st January

(C) David Oakes 2018