Category Archives: memories


The weather in the UK has been about as fickle as I can remember. From spring flowers – to arctic blast – back to spring (slightly battered) flowers. I can remember the big freeze of ’62/’63 – the year in … 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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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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Spoilt for choice

So, dear readers, this is the awful evidence…. tea for just two! In the library… without lead piping or revolver! It was delicious and great fun…. …… although it will be some time before I get over the library decor: … Continue reading

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Pics as promised

What you cannot see in these is the Thames RIB boat, the driving icy snow and the lowering clouds – neither can you feel the intense cold, the ice shards in the face or the unbelievably fantastic thrill of the … Continue reading

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Four more to enjoy

Here are some more delights for your delectation – as OV and I spend part of today examining our ash trees for ‘ash die back disease’ 😦 ‘ And, just in case you are in any doubt, yes, I love … Continue reading

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‘A door, as if from the world of men’

Well, I promised some more doorways, so here they are. Go through them in your imagination – where will you find yourself? More when I can find them!

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