Wombling

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Child Two arrived back with us at some point in the small hours of the morning. Having finished the tour in Brighton on Friday night, yesterday he drove the band back up to Leeds, then immediately turned round and came … Continued

Blowy

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If you live in the UK you’ll know that it has been somewhat breezy today – in fact, the local forecast this morning said that in Worcestershire the wind was gusting at around 40mph. It was also largely overcast, and … Continued

Bad hair day

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The promised rain arrived overnight, and it was wet until the middle of the afternoon. I had to go to Stratford this morning to pick up my new glasses, but other than that I skulked indoors for most of the … Continued

Darting

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The weather forecast for the next few days is pretty bad, so when the sun began to appear this afternoon I thought I should nip down to Croome for some dragon hunting. I had a thoroughly relaxed and happy time … Continued

Addicted

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There has been international shock and condemnation today as news broke that the entire Apis mellifera team has been expelled from the AOG and given an eight-month ban, after it was discovered that they are all hopelessly addicted to Passiflora … Continued

Going for gold

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At 7.30am today the conditions were perfect for photographing bugs: it was bright but chilly, with a heavy dew. And where was I, while the bugs were sitting about photogenically, waiting for the sun to warm their dewy wings? I … Continued

Mono Monday: Sound

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This morning Child One and I took a Girls’ Road Trip to the big garden centre near Evesham, so that I could give her a crash course in plants. She has recently moved from her own tiny house with its … Continued

People Poems

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It’s very unusual for R and me to have a house full these days, but tonight we will be bursting at the seams. Both Offspring have come home for a slightly belated celebration of R’s birthday; and Child Two has … Continued

Hot and cold

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I’ve been havering for ages over which of today’s shots to post – a decision which wasn’t helped by the fact that I am somewhat drunk. In my defence, it’s R’s birthday today – though I think he’d probably rather … Continued

First, catch your dragon

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There was consternation among officials at the AOG this afternoon when S. Hawker, called from flying training circuits to pose for official portrait photographs, was seen to be chewing someone. He remained tight-jawed about who this might have been, and … Continued

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