Monday, 20 December 2010


The frost is still with us.

Monday 6th December 2010


A really heavy frost overnight and it stayed all day.

Friday 3rd December 2010


Fitted the mirror tiles in place.

Thursday 2nd December 2010


Finished painting the kitchen and started puttoing recipe books, etc, back...

Wednesday 1st December 2010


Fitted new lights in the kitchen.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Friday 26th November 2010


It's been a funny month health-wise, computer-wise and trying to to do up Jo's offices and the kitchen.  As a result this is the only day in November that I have taken photos.  I cannot recall ever having only used the camera one day in a month before.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Thursday 28th October 2010


The Beech's autumn colours are at their best.

Wednesday 27th October 2010


The home of Jo's new offices.

Tuesday 26th October 2010


The Rodney Street area has some wonderful Georgian doorways.

Sunday 24th October 2010


Meek.

Saturday 23rd October 2010


Samantha.

Friday 22nd October 2010



It's my birthday so Jo allowed me to be the boss for the day.

Monday 18th October 2010

One of Jo's new therapy rooms.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Saturday 16th October 2010


The bombed out church - more properly St Luke's - is a well-known Liverpool landmark but the inside is normally railed off.  It was open today (subject to signing a waiver against any claim) and so for the first time ever I saw the ruins from the inside.

Friday 15th October 2010


I had to go into Birkenhead and took the opportunity to visist the ruins of the Priory.  This twelfth century building is the oldest on Merseyside.

Thursday 14th October 2010


My desktop computer has died so I am working on my laptop.

Wednesday 13th October 2010


From a work by Nicholas Hlobo in the Bluecoat Chambers as part of the Liverpool Biennial.

Tuesday 12th October 2010


A Hornet paid us a visit today!

Monday 11th October 2010


I picked the apples from the James Grieve today.  I should have done it a couple of weeks ago because there have been a lot of windfalls and they have been attacked by slugs, etc.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Sunday 10th October 2010


Another day at Jo's new office.  We went shopping - unsuccessfully - for a bell system in town and passed the old Lewis's Store.

Saturday 9th October 2010

This chest is one of my favourite pieces of our furniture.

Friday 8th October 2010


I'm not sure what the collective noun for Superlambananas is but there were five of them in Liverpool city centre today.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Wednesday 6th October 2010


I spent saome time in Jo's bew offices sorting things out.  This chandelier is one of the attractions of its training room.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Saturday 2nd October 2010


Another trip around the Liverpool Biennial while ostensibly helping Jo pack up her office for the move tomorrow.  This sword, hanging in the Black E (the former Great George Street Church) is by Kris Martin.

Friday 1st October 2010


Some days the most exciting thing in life is the pattern made in the washing up bowl!

Thursday 30th September 2010


Jo moves office on Sunday so she sent me up into the loft to find some empty boxes.  Was she serious?  Plenty of full boxes but not a lot of empty ones!   I hope your loft is tidier than this.

Wednesday 29th September 2010


I spent a lot of the day reading the Guide to the Liverpool Biennial and sorting out some of yesterday's photos to prepare some pre-scheduled blog postings about them.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Tuesday 28th September 2010


I had a walk around Liverpool looking at some of the Liverpool Biennial – the International Festival of Contemporary Art. This is the artist Lee Mingwei and his work – the Mending Project.

Monday 27th September 2010


When you feel a cold coming on it's time to take extra Vitamin C and some garlic capsules.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Sunday 26th September 2010



This is a photo from yesterday - this Sparrowhawk having arrived in the garden in the early evening after I had posted yesterday's photo. The lateness in the day and the fact that it was taken through the window account for the poor quality. This is the second time the Sparrowhawk has taken a pigeon in the last couple of weeks and spread feathers all over the lawn.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Saturday 25th September 2010


A sunny day - the best for a couple of weeks - so I had a very long walk as far as the lake in Arrowe Park.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Friday 24th September 2010


I go to Heswall so often that it's not easy to find a new subject to photograph .  Fortunately the Church regularly changes its posters.

Thursday 23rd September 2010


One thing you can guarantee when GB and I spend a week together is that we will find some second-hand books to peruse.  This great addition to my bookshelf came from the second-hand bookshop in Colwyn Bay.

Wednesday 22nd September 2010


Before GB left we went to Church Farm for a coffee and then on to West Kirby to wander round the Charity shops.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Tuesday 21st September 2010


GB and I went to the Welsh Mountain Zoo.  One of the attractions was the bird display which included not only birds of prey but Macaws.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Monday 20th September 2010


We had a wander locally, including a trip to New Brighton.  For many years the beach at New Brighton disappeared but improved management of the estuary has enabled some sand to return.  We saw mixed flocks of Redshank and Greenshank picking their way across the beach.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Sunday 19th September 2010



GB, Jo and I went to Plas Newydd - the one-time home of the Ladies of Llangollen.   The Honey Fungi and the cool weather suggest Autumn has arrived.

Saturday 18th September 2010


GB and I went to Tatton Park (yet again, thanks to Helen and Ian for the National Trust membership!).  GB's comment on this lady was words to the effect of 'Who needs two yards of ale?"

Friday, 17 September 2010

Friday 17th September 2010


GB and I went to Chester and had a throoughly enjoyable walk around the Cathedral.  It's forty years or so since either of us went there and I had forgetten these beautiful medieval cloisters.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Thursday 16th September 2010


GB is down for a few days.   Or, since he was in France the night before last I suppose it should be 'up' for a few days.

Wednesday 15th September 2010


What's changed?  - The spectacles.    I've still got double vision but the focussing is slightly better.  And the government paid for 0.3% of them because my sight is so bad.  Like Wow! Thanks NHS how would  I manage without you.

Tuesday 14th November 2010


 A couple of the house plants died recently and when I went to the local shops to replace then there were only outdoor plants. So we now have a couple of pansies on the window ledges for the next few weeks.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Monday 13th September 2010


These look a bit like Californian Poppies but actually they are Welsh Poppies (Meconopsis cambrica) which can be yellow or orange. As I’ve mentioned before they are one of my favourite flowers.

Sunday 12th September 2010


This chunk of Yew wood is absolutely beatiful - it is waxed, not varnished, and is just wonderful to hold.  I've featured it before but it deserves a second shot.

Saturday 11th September 2010


It's not stopped raining all day!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Friday 10th September 2010


The garden is very pink at the moment.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Thursday 9th September 2010


Didn't do much photography today but I decided the light was just right on the water feature.

Wednesday 8th September 2010


A new Terry Pratchett arrived to day - whooppee!  It's sitting on my favourite coffee table - but not for long; it will soon be being read.

Tuesday 7th September 2010


On the way North we called in at Stafford North service station and said hello to the Heron that lives there.