Tuesday, 6 February 2018

A regular visitor, a friend of Ann's. Last year - spring, summer; this  character raised FOUR  broods . (I'm not at all sure that they were all by the same lady blackbird,  although  Ann tells me that she  is sure he is a high principled bird)
. She feeds him every morning, and he still comes to  be fed every morning  .
The above is  a  photo of 'the blue moon' which I took  the  other evening - Don't we live in a wonderrful world these days ?

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Church this morning -it its a very  early round towered church. The 'experts say it was probably built on the site of a pre Christian pagan temple.

There are  also  saxon and Norman remains (in the stone work  ). 

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Yet another test run.....
fingers crossed x

Boxing Day 2017

Experimenting with attaching a photograph- apologies for the content - taken on Boxing day, before the family arrived.
Again, please respond if you can!
Many thanks
M & S

Happy New Year

Happy New Year - I have finally got this chuffing machine to cooperate (I am fibbing, my eldest daughter has!)
Please respond if you can read this......
Kindest regards
Mike and Sarah

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Saturday, 30th December

The  pictures below all refer to the  Christmas just past and were mostly taken in or around our kitchen. The two Christmas trees were made by our two Swedish granddaughters (made in Sweden) The creature on the cake on the right is of a Grinch (no, nor do I, but at least I can keep up a pretence of knowing, and I suggest you all do  the same.

Christmas 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Friday, 20 October 2017

this a long overdue mystery object.

Where and when do  you  think  it  was made, and for  precisely what  purpose. No prizes and very  little kudos  awarded. 

Haven't heard from anyone yet. Is anyone  there?
Testing my old blog (which seems to be working). Please can anyone receiving this please reply so tha I can see if working.

Sunday, 15 October 2017


GOod morning

Friday, 8 September 2017

This  is  a  picture of an Italian crossbow  (  a birding bow) dating from the latish 1 6th  century.
Please acknowledge If received (Testing).
This is a new picture - last year's Ipomia   or  Morning Glory.  It was profuse.  This years at has flowered , but not  generously - about a dozen flowers -  so far. . I am using last years photograph to demonstrate the difference between last years flowering and this - which is not nearly  so  good. Could anyone who has received this  picture acknowledge  the fact  please.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Still trying -  birds and flowers.


Spot the  frog.  Variant on  Mystery object.

At the moment  this is now  working. It is a Mystery Object!  Yes really. I you examine the photograph  closely you  should  be able  to tell me  what the  object's purpose is, where it was made, and  the exact year it was made.   Good luck.

This  picture (if we  can publish it) is probably irrelevant.
No I  was wrong. It is relevant. It is a mystery  object, and  I f you  look really closely at the photo you should   be able to work out the purpose of the item, it's  exact size and the year it was made.