Beauty light

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It was a murkily misty morning, but the forecast said we could expect sunshine this afternoon, so we spent the morning being domestic goddesses – R vacuuming, and me de-scaling the kettle and the shower heads – and then felt … Continued

Joyful

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And there was light. And I thought… I’d better take advantage of this, because it might be the last I see this year. So I went to Slimbridge. The male goldeneyes are fully dressed in their beautiful breeding plumage now, … Continued

Sprightly

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Despite the ongoing misery of our weather, R and I decided that we had to get out of the trench today, even if it meant walking in the rain. Which it did. Stout shoes were needed for the south side … Continued

Fluffy

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It was another dreich day, as we don’t say in Worcestershire. We do use words such as ‘dank’, ‘dreary’, ‘dismal’, and ‘dispiriting’ – along with some others that blipfoto would probably prefer me not to write here – but (hoping … Continued

Pink

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I’m not at all sure where today went – I slept badly and got up late, but it felt as though the next time I checked my watch it was dinner time. I probably did achieve a few things, but … Continued

Attitude

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R and I went to Hillers for lunch today, and though I only managed half an hour in the hide, it was quite a productive session. As well as a range of small birds visiting the bird table, I was … Continued

Festive

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I was tired and a bit anticlimactic today, as I often am after a concert, and my back and knees were telling me things I didn’t want to hear. We were also half-smothered under a dank grey blanket of weather, … Continued

Rehearsal

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Today was performance day for Chipping Campden Festival Chorus – a programme largely made up of C20th English church music. It hasn’t all been easy to learn, and this afternoon, when we had our only rehearsal with the brass quintet … Continued

Magnum Manifesto

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R and I went to Compton Verney today, to see the exhibition Magnum Manifesto – obviously this was more my thing than his, but we both enjoyed it, and I found sections of it quite inspirational. I had known a … Continued

One for joy

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One for sorrow, two for joy. Three for a girl, four for a boy. Five for silver, six for gold. Seven for a secret never to be told. Eight for a wish, nine for a kiss. Ten for a bird … Continued