A Lovely Day in #Portmeirion #Wales #Photography #SundayBlogShare

Portmeirion was designed and built in the Italianate style by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between the 1920s and 1970s, with colourful, elaborate buildings. A charitable trust now owns the village, and it’s a tourist attraction with hotels, holiday cottages, eateries and shops. There are beautiful coastal walks and woodland gardens Portmeirion has inspired writers and TV … Continue reading A Lovely Day in #Portmeirion #Wales #Photography #SundayBlogShare

Triangulation Pillar #Photography

I noticed this the other day and it wouldn’t surprise me to realise I’m probably in the minority, not knowing what it was. I’m amazed I haven’t seen one before, maybe I have and it didn’t register, but anyway thanks to good old Google I now know it’s a triangulation pillar used originally as a … Continue reading Triangulation Pillar #Photography

Technology Headaches ~ mobile #wifi

I’m having issues with the mobile wi-fi purchased for the purpose of filling in until the proper wi-fi was able to be connected.  The actual device seems to be at fault which, of course, is past the date for replacement. The only way I can get online is through my phone’s hotspot and that’s so … Continue reading Technology Headaches ~ mobile #wifi

It’s been one of those days….

We moved into our new house ten days before Christmas and had a hectic time, unpacking boxes, cleaning, positioning furniture, generally getting everything straight and up and running before our daughter and grandson arrived. Even the wi-fi seemed to have been connected without a hitch. I should have known it was too good to be … Continue reading It’s been one of those days….

A few days in #Wales

We were so lucky with the weather, only one cloudy day and no rain! The first gallery is mostly showing the ruins of St Dogmaels Abbey which is situated in the town of the same name, close to Cardigan, in Pembrokeshire. It dates from around 1115 and initially was home to the prior and twelve … Continue reading A few days in #Wales

A Taste of #Cornwall

Spectacular beaches... The pretty village of Helford on the river St Michael’s Mount The fabulous Minack open air theatre, seats named for performances, with it’s stunning backdrop     Looking out over St Ives, and the harbour at low tide and sunrise

Cockington ~ Picturesque Devon Village

A thousand miles away from Torquay in atmosphere and character yet less than a mile in reality. The old Forge, mentioned in the Doomsday Book, now a little shop selling horse brasses. A pretty little cafe..... ..overlooked by a tiny upstairs window A personalised thatched roof... A sneaky peek into someone’s beautiful garden This one … Continue reading Cockington ~ Picturesque Devon Village

Lacock, Historic Village in Wiltshire

The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and has been used as a film set for, amongst others, Cranford, Pride and Prejudice and a couple of the Harry Potter films. The older houses in the village date from the 18th century. The medieval church Lacock Abbey was established in 1232. Not an Abbey as … Continue reading Lacock, Historic Village in Wiltshire

Philosophers of the 20th Century? You decide….

I received an email the other day with a load of these, some I’d read before, some I hadn’t. These are my favourites... As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder ~ John Glenn When the white missionaries came to … Continue reading Philosophers of the 20th Century? You decide….