Category Archives: holidays

Busy busy busy

A fortnight’s silence on this blog = lots of activities which have kept blogging well and truly pruned. Busy-ness included sunset-catching/watching, trips to the beach, eating traditional Swiss food (prepared by a ‘traditional’ Swiss student) plus a wedding, a farewell … Continue reading

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“Daddy, my Daddy!”

It never ceases to bring a tear to my eye – Bobby standing on the station platform and peering into the steam and smoke of the train which has just brought her father back to his family. ‘The Railway Children’ … Continue reading

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A perfect day

There are some days which stand out in memory as ‘perfect’. Last Tuesday was one. I rose at 6.30 and watched the sun rise over Flatford Mill on the Suffolk/Essex border. Painting by 7.30 I tried to capture the early … Continue reading

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Castled!

Not a chess term – just a few lovely days checking out Welsh castles.  Here is a taster or two…   OK, so Hay on Wye is a bit of a cheat – but it has been jumping in and … Continue reading

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All put away

I’ve put away the tinsel, the lights, the Christmas scene, I’ve tidied up the clutter and vacuumed, swept and cleaned. I’ve fingered cards from loved ones, with messages sincere, Placing memories in boxes – stored for another year. With bins … Continue reading

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In the eye of the beholder

So, last post captured the odd, the droll and the bizarre – now it’s the turn of the artistic, beautiful and memorable: A nautical connection for the first 4 pictures. Then on into the garden: Pictures which, for me, capture … Continue reading

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Bizarre and British

It is a truth universally acknowledged that caricature Brits do bizarre things – blame it on the weather, the diet or … the telly. Anyway, we do and we are and we’re rather, secretly (and frightfully discreetly) proud of it! … Continue reading

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