Friday 26 March 2021
Monday 22 March 2021
A couple of photos popped up on Timehop today that really brought home how late everything seems to be this year. This time last year the prunus was in full flower ...
In spite of not doing that much there have been a few garden centre visits ... after all what else is there to do?
I’m not entirely sure where everything will go but we are building a bit of a collection of plants for placing. Our first purchase was these two roses ... we don't come across purple ones in garden centres very often and we couldn't resist these two ...
One other job we have done is to say goodbye to our hostas. They used to do really well but we repositioned the pots into one of the borders a few years ago and they’ve not done well since. It was time for a change so I spent an afternoon emptying the pots and tracking down some ferns that had self set around the garden ... which were planted into the pots to replace the hostas ... I’m hopeful they will do well in the shade of the magnolia ...
Friday 19 March 2021
Monday 15 March 2021
Friday 12 March 2021
Hi there everyone 😀
I was really struggling with the subject for Kate's photo scavenger hunt today, which is look up or look down, and didn't think I was going to be able to find anything to contribute.
Having racked my brains I opted for a bit of a trip down memory lane. Back to 2005 when I was still working, pre blogging, when budgets were generous, the value of recognition of employees was understood and the cost of flights was cheap.
Having worked for the same organisation for 30 years I guess it’s inevitable that there were ups and downs. When I look back now I can clearly see that both were linked to the leaders and the teams that I worked with.
A particular highlight was a fabulous ‘Christmas do’ which actually constituted of a couple of days in Paris.
I have to say I was more nervous about going than excited ... but it ended up being one of the most fabulous trips ever.
We did all the touristy things ... the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Notre Dame, an open top bus tour, lunch in a Cafe, dinner in a restaurant on the Champs Elysee and all night drinking in a bar close the hotel for some, followed by catching the early morning sun at the Sacre Coer.
There are not many of the old team left in situ ... most having either retired, like me, or moved on as part of, what seemed like, an annual restructure ... or 'cull' as it used to be known.
Anyway here are my photos for this week ... looking up ... at night ...
... and another by day ... which I turned into small photo canvasses as gifts for close colleagues when the team got broken up ...
Monday 8 March 2021
|Freshwater Bay ... Isle of Wight
|Top of Mount Snowdon
|The Needles ... Isle of Wight
|Incleborough House ... East Runton
|Coffee & Walnut ... Edensor Tea Rooms
|Drum Castle ... Aberdeenshire
|Widemouth Beach ... Bude
|Crooklets Beach ... Bude
|Northcott Mouth Beach ... Bude
|Snowdon Mountain Railway
|Steps up from Llanbedrog Beach
|The Tin Man ... Llanbedrog Beach
|Geocaching at Tunnel Woods ... Nr Swadlincote
|Geocaching on the Chatsworth Estate
|Geocaching at Coughton Court
|Garden Olympics - August 2016
|💜 Robert George Belson ... 28 Feb 1942 - 24 Jan 2021💜