A photo a day for 365 days? We'll see how that goes!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


....not moving, I'm bigger than you, so find another way!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Any hopes.......

.... that one might have had about sitting in the
comfortable chair were dashed!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Morris Minor.....

....built back in the day when Great Britain had a viable car industry. 
First appeared in 1948, built under the leadership of
Alec Issigonis who went on to design the most iconic
of British small cars - the Mini!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


.......in a 16th century courtyard in Durham.
The colour and scent of these plants
will be wonderful in a few weeks

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Another walk......

........another pub lunch, elegant flowers and a picture book cottage!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


......a time to reflect, quiet voices on the towpath, the song of the birds
and the whickering of the horses in the field by the house

Monday, May 23, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

In AD 122......

...the Romans began to build a wall, to keep out
the barbarians (aka the Scots!), now it seems,
nearly two thousand years later,
those same Scots want to keep the English out
and govern their own country!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

If you happen.....

...to find yourself at a outlet mall on the Wirral, Cheshire
and you needed to travel to any of these places,
here's a helpful guide to the distances!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

God gave us....

...... our memories so that we might have roses in December
J. M. Barrie

Monday, May 16, 2011

Here comes....

.....the sun, for just a brief minute this evening!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A good day...

...the WT safely home, meeting with a blogging friend
for the first time, a wonderful kitchen store, resisting buying
some licorice and a visit to a beautiful garden centre (but somehow
no photographs were taken of the plants!)

Thursday, May 12, 2011


From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon
things, and makes us aware that we are nothing,
but the light is all.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hebden Bridge...

...was so well known for clothing manufacture
 it was known as "Trouser Town"!

Another away day with the Embroiders Guild and then on to the
Bankfield Museum in Halifax

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

In 1811.....

...Jane Austen came to Bakewell and one hundred years later
so did we!  The tea room looks like one that she
might have visited, doesn't it?

A delicious cream tea, complete with lavender bun!

The cups and saucers were all beautiful
and all different!

Miss Austen, alas, would not have been able to purchase
these wonderful Stef Francis threads!

Monday, May 9, 2011

There is nothing......

--absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
- Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
Lots of storms today, but enough time between the raindrops to walk down to the river and watch the boats.  It was sunny but quite windy so must have been fairly difficult to row upstream.  We live just a few hundred yards from the River Weaver, and can watch the barges and the pleasure cruisers making their way along.