I’ve had a nice day even if much of the morning was spent on my knees in the garden fondling rabbit and chicken poo from the recycling bin in the fruitless hope of finding my amber pendant. After I finished shovelling the shit back into the bin, Emma and I went to see Grannie in Amersham for belayed New Year lunch. Grannie put on quite a spread. It was a lovely lunch, reminding me of tea time at Gran and Granpy’s house – after we had eaten the main meal at lunchtime we would put together a dinner tray of bread, crackers, cheese and ham, and chutney, and served up on the coffee table. This afternoon was just like that, it felt so warm and comforting.

After lunch we went for a short but nice walk in the winter sun at Burnham Beeches, and arriving back home early evening both Emma and went out into the garden, as our roast pheasant cooked, and took photographs of the night sky to greater or lesser success – certainly some interesting skies. Need to go somewhere without light pollution…

Satellite crosses the night sky…

Palaedes

Night sky

Earth shift

Showing our stars along with our light pollution…

Crescent moon behind cloud

Stars over Bicester, with an aeroplane going over

I’ve found an amber pendant online, and bought it. It can never replace the one I chose and bought, that summer of 2003 in Tallinn, but I hope it will ease the pain. Maybe, by buying a new one, will be the only way that my amber pendant will turn up is by buying a new one. We can live in hope…