Love Bites

Arborglyphs. A curious trait - humans have always found a way to leave their mark. It’s Valentines Weekend here in the UK and with a global pandemic all around us, it’s one like we’ve never known before. I’m in a privileged / complex situation of currently having no fixed abode and within government guidelines, I... Continue Reading →

Planning for Positivity

Some of you may know that for a few years now my creativity has grown around my exploration of positive words. My mission was to find the positive in the negative news stories, to create positivity in my own head, to focus on the good things in my life. In these challenging times it can... Continue Reading →

Simple things to help lift your mood

The world may be going through a bit of a crazy time right now. It’s understandable that we are all concerned for our own health and wellbeing and that of our loved ones with the global spread of Coronavirus and for many of us, we may have started thinking about our lives a little differently.... Continue Reading →

Parkrun and Me

This week Parkrun celebrates its FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY!  That's incredible.  But true.  And what a brilliant organisation, community event (call it what you will) it is! I started running with the couch to 5K in the early autumn of 2015 after a very sad farewell to my lovely old lady golden retriever dog.  I realised after... Continue Reading →

Lil and Daise and football

Lil (with hat) and Daise celebrating Lil's 90th Birthday in 1983 It’s Saturday evening, June 1st and for those of you out there who are football fans, you know the significance the date. Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are in Madrid playing in the Champions League final. So what has this to do with Lil and... Continue Reading →

I waved my wand and waved it well!

The contents of my e-Bay box continue to delight. Today I thought I would share a festive treat. This photo is not labelled.  No clues to where it was taken or who the fairy and the elf are.  We can only imagine...   1970's... A Village Hall somewhere in Britain... The Christmas pantomime... ...and with... Continue Reading →

The hidden mystery of Audley End

Hidden in the undergrowth and trees in a corner of Audley End Park near Saffron Walden is the entrance to a brick building. Only one gabled wall, with a small sealed up doorway is visible of this partially buried structure. Anyone who happens across this would be forgiven to mistake it for a WW2 bomb... Continue Reading →

Plogging for the good of all

Thanks to the lovely people of Sweden, this new eco trend is sweeping the country clean. Plogging, the fusion of the Swedish words ‘plocka’ - pick up and ‘jogga’ - jogging, is the activity of litter-picking while jogging. Said to be founded by Erik Ahlström as an organised activity in Sweden in 2016 plogging quickly... Continue Reading →

Is it just me?

How do you pass the time as a passenger on a long journey? Is it just me who sometimes uses the time to experiment taking photos? Car journey’s, train journey’s make perfect time for this. I play with different settings on the camera, use the time to learn and explore. I love the abstract blur... Continue Reading →

Learning something new every day

Today I was out walking with the Ramblers, who are Britain's largest walkers rights organisation.  They, amongst other things, protect access to the countryside and help safeguard footpaths for all. Local groups organise regular walks in and around their local area. I joined a couple of weeks ago because it seemed to tick lots of... Continue Reading →

Postcard from Muriel

Tucked away in my Ebay box are a few old postcards sharing snippets of peoples lives. This one is from Muriel.  Postmark:  Farnborough Hants 7:30pm 20 Oct 1965 Dear Ma arrived about 8.30. Stan and (I can't work out this name) were waiting for me.  Weather lovely - sunshine now a little fog this morning... Continue Reading →

stories shared – rat

So, last week, I was chatting with someone and she just suddenly changed the subject and said... "oh my god, I've just got to tell you...." and her story is...... After a romantic night, man-friend of above, is getting up early, to return home and to go to work. Friend thinks ok, I'll get up,... Continue Reading →

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