wpid-20141003_075721.jpg October 04

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

I’m not of a literal mind as you know; but this is such a classic sign that I felt compelled to share it :-)   for other takes on this challenge  click here

DSCN1516 August 27

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

When you think of the word “fray” it tends to involve thread and clothing coming apart. It’s not something you normally associate with iron or metal. They rust. But looking at the way the paint is fraying on these metal structures made me change my mind Taken at Beamish. For other takes on Fray click […]

DSCN1246 August 20

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

I’m not sure if these really qualify as silhouettes. They were taken  from Riverside studios across to Hammersmith Bridge at about 10.30pm.       For other takes on this challenge click here

DSCN1386 August 17

Woodham Mortimer: an awful lot of history

If you are traveling along the A414 to Malden you will go through Woodham Mortimer and you will pass this view. Blink – of course – and you will miss it. On the left of the road there is a church and a house with a blue plaque. To the right there is  what appears […]

DSCN1356 August 11

Weekly photo challenge: Texture

These images were captured today off Southend Pier. The texture of the day is courtesy of Hurricane  Bertha!   For further takes on this challenge click here

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Is it me?

Or have the programmers of the spam algorithm ceased to be creative types on a gap year?   I don’t know about you guys, but I used to enjoy reading through my queued comments: snickering at the syntax errors; shaking  at the side-splittingly crude attempts to make out I’m the best thing since sliced… spam; […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: ZigZag

My mother was of the opinion that you can’t get patterned carpet any more.  I took this photo to show her she was wrong but it didn’t turn out as I expected…   A definite Zigzag on perspective – wouldn’t you say? For more takes on this challenge click here    

What has Lucy got herself into this time?

Originally posted on The Secret of Aldwych Strand/ Symington Byrd Mysteries:
“– although all the men you meet in this time zone will lie to you, only Mark will betray you.” *** The 1949 Affair is here – out on kindle ahead of its paperback release Monday… ? Mark was hoping to go home. Not…

RB 2014 -ty July 22

Thank you very much

This humbles me. Cheers guys

20140721_131143 July 21

Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

Wasn’t sure I would be able to do this one until today, when a visit to Two Tree Island brought me into contact with this. This is a lovely container, don’t you think?   For other takes on the challenge, click here

wpid-20140716_155213.jpg July 16

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic

The Tour de France came to Essex on the 7th July 2014. It brought with it: spectacle, elite athletes; speed; precision machinery,  and – for some of us –  a day off work. Within 24 hours it was gone – nothing but memories and a sense of I was there. Or so I thought  until […]

wpid-20140525_094752.jpg June 27

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

This week the challenge is to capture contrasts. As always, it was taken in my parents garden during half term. I love the way the blue flowers contrast with the green of the grass; how the smoothness of the grass contrasts with the hairy stems of the plant and how the sunshine contrasts with water […]

20140418_091055 April 18

The New kitchen – purchase 1

In January OH knocked through from the kitchen into the dining room, put a wall up and created me a study/writing room/place to be pretentious :-) The aim is to turn the old kitchen into a dining room, and create a new kitchen out of the spare space. So yesterday we went to Norwich to […]

RB 2014 -ty April 15

A big THANK YOU

Your support for this blog, as I reach the 100 followers mark, overwhelms me.  Thanks guys!!  

cyberman tube April 13

A Journey around WordPress – wander two

As the second week of the holidays arrives, I find my journey taking a road down to some blogs I haven’t visited for a while. The first: readfulthings is a blog I always recommend to students and their parents for its reviews section – written by teens for teens. Well what (sometimes) do we adults […]

symington crow April 12

It’s all in the Clothes

OH and I have been thinking a lot about Emily and her relationship with Symington. She’s an East End girl of genteel stock; he was part of the late King Edward’s crowd. . He has been asked to look after her, she has contacts in the East End that are vital to a criminologist; but […]

DSCN1080 March 16

Scarecrows 2014

It’s strange how on your commute to work you tend to mark your seasons by the changing landmarks.  And after spotting the very unusual scarecrows for the first time last year, I’ve been looking out for the Family (as Doctor Who fans know they are called). I was prepared this year, with the Nikon in […]

Mark and Lucy’s London

Uncovered recently by the BFI, this footage was taken in 1927. 18 years earlier the dresses were longer; and probably less cars. But this was the London, Lucy Pevensea and Mark Birch (two 21st kids) found themselves in. Different isn’t it? Find out more of a world of danger, intrigue and timetravelling teenagers….. http://myBook.to/EndOfThePierAffair

DSCN0820-001 September 15

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (Leytonstone Underground)

Inside Leytonstone Underground station is a series of mosaics celebrating the films of its most famous son (and one of him as a young boy outside the family shop.)  I won’t insult your intelligence by labelling them. What I will say, is that for those interested in such things, one of the films depicted in […]

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