Sad times

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One of our neighbours died a couple of weeks ago, and this morning R and I went to his funeral. Having been born and bred in the parish, and lived here all his life, there were far more people wanting … Continued

Lunch

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I didn’t have much time to spare today, so it seemed sensible to multi-task by photographing some of the ingredients I then used to make lunch. We were having pulled pork in a date sauce (prepared by Waitrose, rather than … Continued

Mr Grumpy

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When R and I went to Broadway this morning so that I could exchange a faulty item at OKA, there was some dark and threatening weather moving northward over the Cotswold scarp, and spilling down the Edge towards the village. … Continued

Plush

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One of my favourite things about Schlumbergera flowers is the fact that the stigma looks as though it’s upholstered in plush fabric. You probably wouldn’t want to sit on it though because it’s sticky, so as to be able to … Continued

Determination

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I don’t generally take street shots of children, for obvious reasons, but R and I were enchanted by this little one’s attitude, and I’m pretty confident she’s not identifiable, except perhaps by the pink unicorns. She was one of five … Continued

Birthday earrings

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The weather did one of its rollercoaster things today, and gave us a full day of mizzly rain and almost no light. So I stayed in and tried to do useful things. R bought these earrings about eighteen months ago … Continued

Sparkling

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Just occasionally, it seems, fortune still favours the righteous. The only sign this morning of my shameless overindulgence yesterday was that I woke up a little earlier than usual; whether it was the industrial quantity of crispy duck that forestalled … Continued

GND redux

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When R asked me if I’d like to go for a walk on my birthday and I said that I fancied a yomp around Draycote Water, his expression reminded me of the hoary old joke about the man who asks … Continued

Time for tiffin

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When L and G got married last year they chose not to have a traditional wedding cake. Instead they asked close friends and family to contribute a favourite cake, all of which were laid out on a buffet table at … Continued

Rainbow

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R and I had an excellent time today, visiting R and G in Cardiff. After meeting at their house and exchanging our presents, we went for a walk to one of their favourite local parks, and were able to sit … Continued