Sunday, 25 October 2009

Sunday 25th October 2009


Playing with the new camera's panorama button on the banks of the River Dee at Thurstaston, looking over to Wales.

Saturday 24th October 2009


A most enjoyable birthday meal.

Friday 23rd October 2009


It's great to see my nephew Gareth again after quite a long time. He's been all over the world since the last time! He's here for my birthday meal tomorrow.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Thursday 22nd October 2009


60 today and don't feel a day over 75!

As it is my birthday I'll treat myself to two photos though neither were taken by me.


This was Richard's present to me - a fantastic metal wall hanging that I admired in a shop a few weeks ago but had never hoped to see again.

Wednesday 21st October 2009


Another day of cooking gives me the excuse to photograph some vegetables.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Tuesday 20th October 2009


They aren't real! This year's days of poppies and cornflowers and ripe corn are past - it's just cold and soggy now.

Monday 19th October 2009


If I cover my eyes you can't se me.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Sunday 18th October 2009


Detail from my maternal grandmother’s silver and tortoiseshell comb. The hallmark indicates it was assayed in London in 1906. She married my Grandfather on 26th January 1908 so it may well have been a wedding gift.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Saturday 17th October 2009


Still too poorly to bother getting the camera out but instead of being negative (photographic joke!!) I decided to post another photo from Wednesday’s walk along the lanes. This is Black Bryony, a wonderful plant which makes strings of bright berries along the hedgerows. It gets its name from the fact that the leaves turn black before falling.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Monday 12th October 2009


I had a ten minute wander around the Cherry Orchard car park in Arrowe Park while Jo was shopping. Beautiful weather for photography.

Sunday 11th October 2009


Jo and I finished sorting and cataloguing the family jewellery. This brooch was made for Grandma Coombes (my great great grandmother) and contains the hair (and on the reverse a photo) of her first husband, James Spencer, my great great grandfather. It dates to around 1855. The hair is intricately woven with fine gold thread and seed pearls.

Saturday 10th October 2009


The welcome of the Image of Our Lady of Walsingham into Liverpool Cathedral through the West door.

Friday 9th October 2009


I wouldn't be without my little Samsung. It's so useful - just like a mini-computer. I just wish people wouldn't ring it!!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Thursday 8th October 2009



The trees on Pensby Road are changing colour.

Wednesday 7th October 2009



A study of a piece of wood. This beautiful lump of Yew was bought to celebrate our moving into a house we called Yew Tree (in Yew Tree Road) twenty years ago.

Tuesday 6th October 2009



The Rhus in the front hedge is changing colour. It has the finest autumn colours in the garden.

Monday 5th October 2009



The Fuchsia in the front hedge has flowered for months and still looks good.

Sunday 4th October 2009


This lot will keep me happy! A book, a cup of tea, music and a pair of slippers.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Saturday 3rd October 2009


I bumped into Andrew and Kathy Hodson at the Macmillan Cancer Support craft fair in Heswall Hall today. As you can tell from the all the bling around their necks Andrew is the current Mayor of Wirral and Kathy is the Mayoress.

Friday 2nd October 2009


The combination of September’s dry weather and the winds of the last day or so have resulted in lots of little piles of autumn leaves.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Thursday 1st October 2009


I sorted out the sideboards today and in the process photographed these wonderful hand-painted plates that have come down through the family. When my Grandmother left her home and moved in with Mum and Dad the 12 were split up - Mum had 6 and Uncle Eric had 6. When they both died GB kindly agreed they should come back together again and so I have all twelve plus three cake plates. I love them but am almost afraid to use them.

Wednesday 30th September, 2009


I installed some lights in our corner unit today - the rocks and minerals in there look really good with their new illumination.

Tuesday 29th September 2009


A Jay feather among my memorabilia.