Just a quick post today to encourage you to read yesterday’s if you haven’t already done so! If you are in London you must make a point of visiting the Mall Galleries. You will see textiles as you have never seen them before! I had a wonderful time today, in spite of the rain. Here… Read More Did you miss it?
Last year saw the demise of one of our favourite and most popular venues. Urchfont Manor was closed and offered for sale. Wiltshire Council will never divulge the truth of the operation, but the exercise lost them more money than they gained. If it had been kept or sold as a going concern their coffers… Read More Weekly Photo Challenge – Change
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 29,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 7 Film Festivals I’m amazed to see that I had so many… Read More 2012 in review
It’s good to be ready for the new year, filled with hope and expectations. Each new day is an adventure, and just waiting to be experienced. My challenge for 2012 is to spend more time being creative. Beginning the collage a day earlier this year was a big step forward as the previous year had… Read More Weekly Photo Challenge – Winter
The sky is bright, but grey The above photograph, taken just a few minutes ago, proves it. The chances are that it will get darker as rain is forecast for later. Who knows, though, the sun may come out and the wind blow in another direction. It’s chilly too My plan for today is to… Read More It’s a grey day……
The end of the year is only a short while away. Soon the book will close and can no longer be opened. What an interesting year this has been. How will you remember the year? Have you recorded it in any way? Have you recorded it the way you would have wished? If you are… Read More Looking Back
Now, who is that at the door? Yesterday I read this post, and it struck a chord. Over the years we have gone through spates of door to door salesmen. Double glazing, solar panels, tree surgeons; all have knocked, and of course others too. Fortunately our hall is such a shape that we can ignore… Read More Rat-a-Tat-Tat
Imagine the scene. It’s the morning of Boxing Day. We overslept, and there is food to prepare. I don’t do panic! However, time really was running out and I couldn’t even remember what I was supposed to be preparing…… I’m not usually so vague, but it was the desserts that confused me. You see, I… Read More All’s Well that Ends Well!
Yesterday was a lovely family day, and today is going to be another. There will be lots of lovely food again today, so tomorrow we will all crave something a little less fancy. Here is an easy and warming soup that is almost a meal in itself if you need it to be! It’s a… Read More Plain and simple
As a child we often spent Christmas in Wales. My Welsh grandparents lived in Brecon, a delightful town which still retains all its old charm and well worth a visit. They had a small house, and at the time in question even had outside ‘facilities’! We would travel down from Surrey via the A4 and… Read More Christmas Day