Damp Decorations

I am not given to blowing my own trumpet but when, having printed off all the photographs of spaghetti that I had taken yesterday, I got the television going this morning I may have repeated “I done it” more often than was absolutely necessary. This prompted Jackie to reciprocate at every opportunity. We are not,Continue reading “Damp Decorations”

Byron Road Extravaganza

Christmas cards were completed today; Christmas shopping was continued; the tree was placed in situ, and a few lights draped on it and around the walls. Our Velux kitchen window leaks. There is no connection between the amount of rain and the leaks. Sometimes beneath very heavy rain the table remains dry; sometimes less rainContinue reading “Byron Road Extravaganza”

Poppy Does Byron Road

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN CLUSTERS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. A sleepy Christmas morning began with the opening of presents from Santa. Poppy suitably oohed and aahed as she sought her parents’ help to unwrap hers. This assistance was necessary because you can’t carry out the task while oneContinue reading “Poppy Does Byron Road”

Byron Road

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ACCESS GALLERIES WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. After a day spent writing and posting Christmas cards, buying stamps for the next batch, purchasing a Christmas present, completing our decorations, and filling up with petrol, it seemed appropriate to join the throngs viewing the lights of Byron Road. When IContinue reading “Byron Road”

Xmas Show

  CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THE PAIR GIVE ACCESS TO A GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning I made some prints for Christmas presents, before visiting Margery and Paul at: This ever popular exhibition did not disappoint in its array of art works in different media, reasonably enough priced to makeContinue reading “Xmas Show”

Not Really A Crime Scene

I have received a 4th Anniversary Greeting from WordPress. Haircut; car tax; filling up with petrol; paying in cheques; a new plant tray. I don’t normally report on the mundane, but this lot did occupy most of the morning. This was a day of poor light, not conducive to photography, so I scanned some more colour slidesContinue reading “Not Really A Crime Scene”

Wiltshire And The West End

Steady rain fell most of the day, so I scanned some more colour slides for posterity. The more observant readers will note that I have converted three to black and white images. 19th December 1979 was Matthew’s eleventh birthday. Being the generous soul he is, he allowed Becky to blow out his cake candles. I had toContinue reading “Wiltshire And The West End”

Knighton Park Revisited

In my counselling practice I would sometimes continue working with people who could not afford my fee. This may have been because their circumstances had changed, and it seemed wrong to me to stop a course of help because of this. A token fee was then charged until their finances looked up again. Quite aContinue reading “Knighton Park Revisited”

Knighton Park

On a continuing balmy morning I picked a December bouquet from the garden – photographically speaking, of course. We have: Festive jewels, violas, petunias, geraniums, snapdragons, and solanums. Jackie went on a massive ‘operation fill the freezer up’ shop; Aaron finished off the bathroom; and I completed our last batch of cards that we postedContinue reading “Knighton Park”

The Run Up To Christmas

Such is the speed of light changes, especially at this time of the year, that, in the two minutes it took me to sling on a dressing gown, get downstairs, and grab the camera this morning, the completely red dawn sky had streaked, but still looked dramatic. Today the usual division of labour between Jackie and meContinue reading “The Run Up To Christmas”