Water sports

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In Stratford at lunch time, a couple of kayakers were hurling themselves repeatedly against the bottom of Lucy’s Mill Weir. It looked like a fairly exhausting exercise to me, but they were clearly enjoying themselves, and R, who went to … Continued

First, find your goldcrest

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R and I did gardening today. Have I mentioned that I hate gardening? Probably not, because I’m very stoical, and almost never talk about myself – but now you know: I hate gardening. However, I hate a garden that looks … Continued

In for the kill

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It was a lovely day today, with a definite promise of spring. This morning the first hairy-footed flower bee of the year (A. plumipes to you; plumpie to me) was reported on the BWARS Facebook page, which had me rushing … Continued

Persistence

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After several days of fairly horrid weather we were blessed with a nice morning, so despite the fact that my mountain of unprocessed raw files has now achieved critical proportions, I thought I’d go out on a bird hunt and … Continued

Roger

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R and I went to Broadway this morning for Valentine’s Day coffee and cake – which is just the same as everyday coffee and cake, except that we sat smirking at each other instead of going through the news feeds … Continued

Burford

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I had to be in Stow for a haircut this morning, and as the weather at home was merely dank, I thought it was worth taking a camera with me and going up onto the Burford road afterwards in search … Continued

Watching

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A Smuggler’s Song If you wake at midnight, and hear a horse’s feet, Don’t go drawing back the blind, or looking in the street, Them that ask no questions isn’t told a lie. Watch the wall my darling while the … Continued

Chic

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Black, white, and grey, with red accents: I call that stylish. I’m especially charmed by the red-rimmed eyes – so very like my own. We went for lunch and a long catch-up in Stratford today with R’s aunt and uncle, … Continued

Brown

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First day back from holiday, and everything seems very…. brown. Also, it’s raining. Frankly, I’d rather be back in Iceland. Sigh….

Höfði House

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This quite small and unassuming house sits next to the dual carriageway that runs along Faxa Bay, and its back windows look out over the road to the water; but this side, which faces the town’s business district, is actually … Continued