Category Archives: Travel

Having a Wild Time


  The past four days have been memorable. Muscles loosened up by an hour on a horse have been kept in action with a lot of walking, climbing, swimming, and even paddling a small boat round a dam. I can … Continue reading

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Swanning Around


On seeing the title of the Weekly Photo Challenge of Graceful two photos sprang to mind from our December UK visit, and I had selected both before noticing that the one by Ben Huberman also features swans.  Well, too bad, or … Continue reading

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Merely categorical …


I received some lovely presents from the family overseas this year. One of them was this delightful new meerkat companion for the one on the left I was given on our previous visit. More about my Christmas loot to follow … Continue reading

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Am bein’ so good at ambience!


Ambience is the Daily Post Photo Challenge for the current week. Many of the places we visited on our trip to United Kingdom in December had oodles of it.  However, it is difficult to beat venerable churches when it comes … Continue reading

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Driving Necessities.


This was a day in which I should have been doing editing, fixing a leaking pool filter, and some much-needed repairs on electrical equipment, where some of the recent workmen had the idea that for anything with a button the … Continue reading

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The Weekend Weather was Very Cold and Windy and Still and Misty and Thunder-stormy with Torrents, and Very Hot and Sunny


Still, as the pictures may show, we enjoyed our visit to the haunted (Shhhhhh! They’re trying to live that down – it scares the kiddies away) Mountain Park Hotel. © Colonialist (WordPress) November 2015             … Continue reading

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A Facial Transplant in Transition


Transition is the current Daily Post Photo Challenge. Our state of transition from one home to another has been protracted for over a year now while renovations have been undertaken.  Meanwhile we all continue to live in the tiny cottage further down … Continue reading

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