Monthly Archives: February 2014

Confidence: Who needs it and how do you get some?

The beastly floods have gone…good riddence Confidence is a mercurial condition, fluid and unreliable. Contrary to the persona I project (learned when at Boarding School) I’m not a confident person. I can be, but it’s hard work and takes its … Continue reading


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Where’s My Backpack/Travel Theme: Work

Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is WORK (sorry I’m late) You may think it odd to show images from Shanghai 2007 that are clearly NOT work. When I travel close to the ground I soon pick up things about the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

Three images of a group of five oak trees standing like sentinals on a knowl high above the flood plane of the sluggish River Severn three weeks before the three month Deluge of December January and February.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

Treasure countable noun: informal. A much loved or highly valued person or object. verb: keep carefully, bestow affection upon. Alfie Wagtail is a clear winner for this post. Day by day he becomes more and more part of us and … Continue reading

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Travel Theme/Wheres my Backpack: Yellow

Ailsa has encouraged us to seek mellow yellow; I’m not sure the emphasis is on ‘mellow’ or ‘yellow’ but here’s my offering. Walking in Cheltenham on Saturday when, during a break in the rain my eye was drawn to this: … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: OBJECT

Both sides of the same coin. Head and tails. (please click to enlarge images) Maybe this object is the end of a story or equally likely the beginning; depending where you get on and where you get off. This is … Continue reading

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100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups Week #119: I think of you

This week the Challenge is to write 100 words on; …….I think of you Inspired by Joni Mitchell’s song Chelsea Morning, I offer this piece of 100 word Flash writing: (…….I think of you) Beautiful morning, sun pouring through yellow … Continue reading

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Wheres my Backpack/Travel Theme: Dry

Where’s my backpack: Ailsa has given us a challenge to show DRY. Here I share a few of my photos from Oman, most of the time a very dry place. A Wadi is a water course created by run-off of heavy … Continue reading

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