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St Stephens Day
26-DEC-2009

St Stephen's Day

I've spend so many Christmasses in England that I have to resist the temptation to call
the day after Christmas Boxing Day.
After two dinners of turkey and ham and all the trimmings, trifle, Christmas cake,
After Eight Mints, Terry's Chocolate Oranges, and mince pies washed down by wine,
it was time to get some exercise. Admittedly the footpaths were so difficult to
negotiate that I'm sure I didn't burn off many, if any, calories but it was nice to
get out into the crisp fresh air. Following the less slippery paths, we ended up
in the graveyard in Lees village, just as the sun was setting over t'tops.

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Keith O'Brien01-Jan-2010 21:14
Love the perspective here a winter's evening caught well. V
Nora van Beek01-Jan-2010 14:25
A beautiful winter scene with that golden glow of the setting sun.
I enjoyed reading about your Christmas feast. It's no wonder that so many of us resolve to "lose weight" in the new year after all the Christmas goodies we've devoured!
Neal Nye31-Dec-2009 12:28
Just being out in the cold would burn calories! A beautiful shot for the end of the year.
heather30-Dec-2009 21:19
Just reading your story made me feel quite full :) Lovely snowy scene Mairead.V
Patricia Kay30-Dec-2009 20:56
Beautiful image Mairead.....enjoyed the story of your day...BV
Johnny JAG30-Dec-2009 20:20
Lovely composition and light.
slhoornstra30-Dec-2009 20:01
Lovely path, and I can't tell you how much I enjoy the narratives. V
Peter Sussex30-Dec-2009 19:40
Sounds it was a terrific Christmas for your stomach, but fortunately you survived:) The empty graveyard at sundown looks stunning.
Colin Storey30-Dec-2009 19:31
Fantastic light. v
Phillip Normanton30-Dec-2009 19:28
A grand end to a chilly Boxi...err, Day :o))
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