Thursday, 22 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
Friday, 25 November 2011
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Sunday, 20 November 2011
Friday, 11 November 2011
That is, our shed. We haven't a huge garden (you might have a yard!) but it has a shed in it. Just a plain old shed, but with lots of memories - rabbits have lived here, a swarm of bees made their home here, children and grandchildren have used it as a 'house'. I quite like it but it wouldn't appear in a 'Homes and garden' magazine!
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Sunday, 23 October 2011
Becoming a rare sight these days, these phone boxes often end up in somebody's garden as a large garden ornament. This one, still in use on the west coast of Scotland, had its own resident snail which moved around from pane to pane. It must have made little sorties to find food!
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
It was the dedication of our latest grandchildren on Sunday. This psalm is a lovely reminder of how precious we all are in God's sight - sometimes easy to forget in the varied circumstances we find ourselves in, no matter what age we are or how long our lives last.
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Having accidentaly left my small camera bag at son-who-lives-a-long-way-away's house, there were times when I didn't want to carry my big (heavy) bag around. A quick look at commercially made handbag-type bags revealed that they cost about £100+, so I decided to make my own using a bought bag and fitting the 'innards'. The first bag cost about £10 -
- and the second (smaller) one was one I already had in the house. I used about a metre of fabric for each bag, one inch foam (bought at an upholsterers), plus sew-in velcro. The dividers can be repositoned to suit the size of lenses, filters and other bits and pieces. I love using them as they don't look like camera bags and they have room for purses, mobile phones and so on. I can also remove the whole unit and put it into another bag - and you can't have too many bags!
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
We've just had a very enjoyable holiday on Anglesey, an island off the north coast of Wales - you could clearly see the mountain range, including Snowdon, in the distance. The last two pics were taken in the old copper mine near Amlwch with amazing orange-yellow colours. The mining goes back to Roman times and was once a thriving industry, today you can walk around the site and imagine all the activity that once took place here (and they were my favourite colours!)
Thursday, 11 August 2011
I was surprised to find some autumn leaves on the ground - it's still summer! - although it has been cold this week with almost continual rain.
We have all been dismayed and shocked at the violent scenes of disorder and looting we've seen on tv - a lot of prayer has gone up for calm and peace and will continue to do so.
Saturday, 6 August 2011
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
A lot has happened since I last blogged! A strenuous (for me!) 3-hour walk up Cheviot ended with a 15 minute ride down in an RAF air-sea rescue helicopter after I tripped and gashed my face on stone. No bones broken - just needed to be glued together. Could have been a lot worse. The crew was marvellous and I am extremely thankful to them and my friends who looked after me until the helicopter arrived.
This was followed by travelling down to Suffolk for my nephew's wedding where a good time was had by all! These shots were taken "down south"!