Friday, July 15, 2011


.....I think the time has come to acknowledge that I'm not actually blogging any more.....


I'm off on Sunday for a Big Adventure Down Under, with Little Gem.


I've popped in to say bye bye.

I shan't be back till the middle of August.
.....I don't know if I'll be returning to blogging.....

.....though having fully intended to come and post a VACANT notice here,
I find myself wanting to start blogging again.....

which is

So: this blog is CLOSED for the time being.

(But it might only be temporary)


Thursday, May 19, 2011


....on the streets

More gossip over at Theme Thursday

Thursday, May 12, 2011


..... is the Theme Thursday prompt. And today is my day off from work, I am escaping. yay! and have time to look through my photos and see if any fit the bill.....

Friday, April 22, 2011


Not something I photograph much

but here, experimenting with the hippstamatic app. (which I love)

(no idea what we were watching......)

and on holiday with friends.....

(and we can see what/why Rosie is watching!)

more TVs over at Theme Thursday

Friday, April 15, 2011


is amongst the reasons why the state of Kerala, in India, claims the slogan: "God's own country".

The state is full of spices, everywhere - growing, being sold, being cooked and eaten.

Amongst the spices I saw growing there were chilli

coriander, curry, cardamom,



turmeric, vanilla, rue, allspice, clove,

ginger and pepper

star anise

Spice is a major part of the culture, as well as the economy - whole shops devoted just to spices

and they were a feast for the palate as well as for the eyes

Other posts about spice are over at Theme Thursday

Thursday, April 07, 2011

faces...... places!

gates to Greenwich Park, South London

as seen from Lewisham Station, South London

Greenwich Park - I love this tree

Britvic crate - South London

a friend's house (ex-house) in Suffolk, England

St. Aubins, Jersey Channel Islands

Sussex, England


South London

I could have gone on and on with this one, photos of faces in places is a bit of an obsession, this is just a selection ..... and you'll see that I am not alone if you go to flickr and searches for faces in places groups

wonderful weirdness

wonderful theme thursday

Thursday, March 31, 2011


winter silliness

and summer silliness

Hoping for more of the later soon, its been quite springlike here lately.....

Happy Theme Thursday

Friday, March 25, 2011


An installation art piece by Lu Shengzhong, an artist from Beijing, using hand-cut paper figures carefully arranged in vistas and landscapes, swathes, crowds - assembled as screens or walls, with blocks of the negative cut-outs.

"I use paper to cut this little red figure to demonstrate he delicate fragility of human beings. Ephemeral. A human's life is shorter than a paper's thickness. The material is not important. What is more important is the process you use to create that material. This is more valuable to me." Lu Shengzhong.

The piece below is entitled The Book of Humanity.

from an exhibition at the V&A in London in 2008.

Theme Thursday - paper

Friday, March 11, 2011


where do they come from?

how do they get here?

what do they do when they are here?

they watch......