Friday, 26 May 2017

White Peony

Just look how lovely this Peony is, growing nicely in the garden. Pity it will be over far too soon.

Monday, 15 May 2017


I seem to be getting increasing annoyed with the (over) use of certain words or phrases.

For example I was listening last week to a female singer being interviewed and she seemed to pepper every sentence with at least 5 uses of the word "like." Get a dictionary, young lady, expand your vocabulary and set an example to your fanbase.

How many times has the phrase "up coming" been a substitute for "future" for goodnees sake? The latter is shorter and must be easier to say don't you think? Even on the radio this morning the weather reporter said "This up coming week..." hold on there was absolutely no need for "up" in that sentence, was there?

Please don't get me started on "experts" who, while being questioned in the media, start every response with "so." Grrrrr.

I think I need to go for a little rest in a darkened room.

Sunday, 14 May 2017


Many will know I'm not normally bothered by the Eurovision Song Contest. The UK rarely seems to pick the right song or performer to gain a great deal of support from the other voting nations. Appearently though our entry did receive top marks from Downunder; thankyou Australia but since when did you join Europe LOL?

Having said that the Aussies faired far better with their entry, finishing 9th compared with the UK's lowly 15th. In fact Australia finished far higher than UK has for perhaps as many as 10-15 years. Think that speaks volumes. Perhaps Australia should apply for a permanent place in this euro-pop spectacle, while the UK ungracefully withdraws. At least those English speakers interested in the annual "event" might be able to cheer on a country that might actually stand a chance...

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Over 500 Years In Print

Reading University has been in the news today. They have discovered a couple of pages from a book.

So what, you might ask? The pages in question are extremely rare examples from a religious book printed by William Caxton, the man who introduced the printing press to Britain. Read the BBC story here. The pages are due on display soon at the Uni's Museum of English Life, for a short period. Think I might pop along.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Any Clues..?

No idea what this is or meant to represent. Let's just call it Art LOL.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Exploring a little of the beach at Camber Sands, East Sussex. Beautiful weather and hardly a soul to be seen, great.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Don't Mention The War!

This structure sits alongside the M4 motorway, one of many built across the country in the 30's and 40's in case of invasion. Now mostly overgrown and bricked up for safety reasons, it seems hard imagining these might have been our last line of defence.

There I think I managed it LOL.

Sunday, 9 April 2017


You can't beat an afternoon at local favourite, Carters Steam Fair. Even better when the temperature reaches 25 degrees (not at all bad for Spring).

Saturday, 8 April 2017


First BBQ in the garden this year. The only problem being remembering where the charcoal had been stored over Winter LOL. Temperatures are set this weekend to be in the low to mid 20's, not bad for this time of year.

Thursday, 6 April 2017