Wednesday, December 28, 2005
PS The chocolate strawberries were very nice - thank you Evelyn.
PPS Managed to get some extra pics uploaded...
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Rounded off the day with a trip to Lincoln Odeon this evening with Hill family to see King Kong and then had Pizza at ASK. (Very nice - thankyou very much!) I think we're gonna play Killer Bunnies now. Gotta go, the funky kettle's just boiled!
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Dr Who was cool. Actually preferred Tennant to Eccleston. Anyway, as promised, here are some Xmas pics of us all having a good time
Friday, December 02, 2005
Monday, November 28, 2005
It has always struck me that farmers are a breed apart and regard the idea of someone rising 3 hours past daybreak as scornful. Actually, to quote Monty Python, unless you “get up half an hour before you went t’ bed”, you’re always likely to be out of favour - or at the very least, behind schedule. Still, the farmhouse was genuine and charming in all the right places (and warm which was pleasant because the weather was not).
Monday was bright and sunny so we (wisely) decided to get Neolithic. Stonehenge is awesome in every respect. It’s scale, setting, age, and purpose cannot fail to impress, however Avebury is certainly it’s equal. When taken in context with it’s avenue, and the surrounding landmarks of Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow it is possibly even more breathtaking, especially when seen in the snow!
Two rain drenched days shopping in Salisbury and Bath were generally uneventful but interspersed with a couple of highlights including the Cathedral and an impromptu visit to Rosemary and Tony.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Thanks to Simon's Gran, I've upgraded! In truth, Simon has purchased a v. v. nice shiny new riser. Although I'm sure the idea probably crossed his mind, the practicalities of shooting with a bow in each hand mean that I have benefitted, and am now the proud owner of his old bow. Tonight went well, but there is still so much to remember! Time just evaporates and it may be necessary to join the club sooner rather than later. This would at least mean more arrows per week which can't be a bad thing. Watch this space.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Saturday, November 05, 2005
John and Hetty both came to see the fireworks this year, as a sort of detour to collecting Evelyn. Having parked about 3 miles away we hiked to the field in time to see the bonfire being lit. The wait then began for the [inevitably delayed] fireworks, but as usual they were quite superb.
Note to self - Must remember to bring portable sofa and thermos next year. Might also be wise to hire a Landy which would make parking a lot easier and allow for an easy escape across the Warwickshire countryside.
The arty pictures are courtesy of John and his inability to hold the camera still. He will claim that it was deliberate but I can personally vouch that all 91 images were wobbly. These are just the best ones!
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Friday, October 21, 2005
Both Dianne and Simon have had recent cause for celebration and we were determined to ensure Mark's departure would be not marked by a somber occasion. I'm sure the mead helped a bit, but when combined with the red wine it certainly resulted in a rousing (if not exactly tuneful) night!
Mark will certainly be missed, but at least we all have a good night out to remember him by. The evening was enjoyed by all. Even Simon - who had nothing to drink and professed to being sceptical about anything requiring audience participation!
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
A trip on the Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway aboard the Iarll Meirionnydd transported us all back through time. Not least Grandad who remembered staying at Tanybwlch Station as a child. We stopped there and had a picnic at the waters edge (Llyn Mair) where we all got a chance to paddle on what was a very hot day.
Both Siân and I managed a few other trips to see Caenarfon Castle, Plas Newydd, Penmon, Penrhyn castle, and the Neolithic Lligwy burial chamber. In all it was a great success, apart from coming home to find the local Constabulary had sent me a letter asking me to come back soon. (I decided to donate the £60 directly rather making a personal appearance).
Monday, June 13, 2005
From this humble homestead we were able to take in all that Rye, Dungeness, and Hastings had to offer. Obvious attractions in these parts include the gardens at Sissinghurst, and the castles of Pevensey and Bodiam. (No sign of Adam Hart Davis!)
Less well known but equally enjoyable were the landscaped grounds of Scotney Castle Gardens and Estate. Bedgebury Pinetum was ideal for a picnic stop with its’ Leylandii cathedral and huge diversity of coniferous trees.
Leeds Castle was truly impressive with a nice approach to photography (i.e. film what you want inside and out – unlike Hever Castle). The Falconry display, Maze and Aviary all made it a great day out with a nice finale by one of the resident peacocks!
Saturday, June 04, 2005
By and large the work was superb. It was great to see Mel again and nice to see how her work has ‘grown’ into more organic textured pieces from the last show we saw.
Saturday, January 01, 2005
Heather Corfield Rabbits
Ninja bunny - snowball
3 legged legs
bunny v snake
essence of rabbit
Suicide Rabbit (China)
National Rabbit Week
rabbit of death
hot hare energizer balloon