Archive for category colours

In every direction that we look

It’s amazing how some days are so bound to paper that you don’t get a chance to look up and see the sky, whether it is a bright blue or a slate grey. Yesterday was definitely like that, and it felt oppressive as I had so many things to fit into it. Today I worked my way through the day, to the promise of an uncluttered evening and the feeling that I could finally look over to the distant horizon.



1 Comment

Wish you were here

I haven’t found the cold, snowy weather too vexing but can’t help thinking of the summer and the holiday we’ve booked. We’ll be spending it, as is often the case, with our dear friends, L and M. I’m thinking of them especially tonight, as they have just lost some of their family.


Love you guys x x

Leave a comment

We just need some colour in our lives everyday

There was a little bit of sun in the garden mid-afternoon today and I thought to myself, “I’ll get my camera and get a nice picture of that tree bark in the sunlight”. I turned away, and when I turned back, the sun had disappeared behind a cloud.  We have been promised snow over the next few days, which will create a great deal of disruption and some photo opportunities. (Note to self: I must read that article in my camera magazine about taking shots in the snow).

This photo was taken in the gardens of National Trust property last April. We’ve been there in all sorts of weather, even in the snow one year.


Snow or no snow, I’m looking forward to spring.

, , , , , ,


Much rather be playing with these . . .

. . .but I left my essay so late 😉


Leave a comment

Somewhere, out there

, , , ,


Cloud Sleeping

I am a woman of few words today, as I have been heartily rubbish in my work on my essay, and so must push on.  But I did manage to take this snap when I got home, after a day of emergency first aid training, with my fabulous friend (and now colleague – woohoo!) Barbara of JoBart.

I wish I was cloud sleeping.

, , , ,


It’s about time

Our friends, L and M have, for a long time, been suggesting we join them in visiting the south coastal town of Eastbourne. They insisted that the sea was a colour not matched anywhere else; that the beach had the most interesting pebbles and stones; that the Towner gallery was a treat; and the experience of eating at the Holiday Inn Fish Bar – well, there were no words for that, you just had to do it.

We hadn’t been putting it off, but there never seemed the right time, what with all the usual family commitments and the inability of all members of my lovely family to actually all be out of bed and ready to leave at an early enough time to make it worthwhile.

But somehow, today, we did it.

The sea was a magnificent colour.

The pebbles were intriguing.

The Towner gallery was inspiring.

The Holiday Inn Fish Bar was certainly an experience (tinned peaches and cream anyone?) and it offered a suitably satisfying, reasonably priced lunch. The photo of Jenny’s banana split is kindly supplied by Hubby.

All in all, a lovely day.

, ,

Leave a comment