Solstice

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“And a stah-li-hing in a beeeech treeee….” After a late and restless night I woke this morning irritable and viral, with a horrible sore throat. I very much didn’t want to speak to anyone, so it was lucky for R … Continued

Mormon

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After several days when it never seemed to get properly light, today was bright and sunny, though cold. I had to go to the bank in Stratford, and I thought I should take advantage of the better light and pay … Continued

Mono Monday: Explore

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I took today’s challenge as permission to zoom off on a little road trip; and as the weather was murky and threatening rain I thought that the untouristy conditions might make it easier than usual to access one of the … Continued

Grateful

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We’ve started to get the house ready for visitors, fetching vacuum bags of linen out of their usual hiding places and running sheets through the washing machine to make sure they’re clean and fresh. This seems frankly ridiculous, as we’re … Continued

Love bokeh

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This week’s homework task in AYWMC 2017 was to produce an image with heart-shaped bokeh. Which is one of those things which looks pretty simple when you see images on Pinterest, but is actually slightly tricky unless you own a … Continued

Misty

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Today started foggy, and proceeded murkily. Down at the Avon this afternoon, the light was so flat and blue that the whole scene looked as though it needed its white balance correcting. By the time R and I were driving … Continued

Worcester Cathedral

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R and I had been planning a major road trip today, but the weather was so depressingly murky and grey that we decided to postpone our odyssey and just go to Worcester instead. I hadn’t been in Worcester Cathedral for … Continued

Dark Tower

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It being my birthday, I was treated to a lovely day today by R, who gave me super presents and then took me for lunch at one of our favourite restaurants. I also had phone calls from both Offspring, and … Continued

Sparkly

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It will probably surprise anyone who knows the diligence with which R and I have cultivated the reputation for being almost but not quite as sociable as the troll under the bridge in The Three Billy Goats Gruff, that we … Continued

Mono Monday: Found

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So, your blood pressure is excellent,” said my GP, “and your cholesterol is fine, and you’re nice and slim, and…” Whoa – hold up there a second. When did grotesque flattery become part of a general practitioner’s job? Not that … Continued

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