Sunday, March 27, 2005

spring springing in putney Posted by Hello

someone forgot the thames is tidal but we tried not to smirk Posted by Hello

gone to lunch !

we walked beside the river the day before the boat race

someone had left their pride and joy on the slipway, perhaps not realizing the river is tidal, not just low

of course, we tried not to smirk

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

an illuminating juxtaposition in battersea Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

not that we get a lot of vampires in putney ... Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 20, 2005

hammersmith bridge with natives Posted by Hello

a dear old routemaster in the twilight of her years Posted by Hello

Saturday, March 19, 2005

saturday morning still-life Posted by Hello

millenium gas holder - built to last  Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Is it a gig ? Posted by Hello

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

conservatory at the horniman museum, a nice little tea break on the south circular ... Posted by Hello

sheila evans' birthday

those of you who know sheila evans' tastes for horticulture will understand why i am looking for a second hand conservatory as a late birthday present

it was today & i forgot, even though we've been friends for thirty years !

this particular model is out of stock at the moment but i'll try again next year

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

just the spot for a bit of moonlightin' Posted by Hello

what used to be ferry wharf, portslade, now part of shoreham docks

you'll probably be seeing more pictures from this area because i drive by twice a week

it's a pity the firm don't have their own cheese & olives wharf here with little boats coming in from spain & greece & wherever; then i wouldn't have to drive back to london with an empty van

Sunday, March 13, 2005

17th century cat tiles from portugal Posted by Hello

i've been neglecting her rarther badly ...

my wonderful friend fiona loves cats & i should have posted these 17th century ones to her as soon as we got back from lisbon

i forget them but at least it gives me the opportunity to share them with you

Friday, March 11, 2005

the sad skellington of brighton's west pier Posted by Hello

chaos at the metropole

i left the house at five and cycled to work

by 0745 i was unloading in worthing next door to a burning mosque

i went to the metropole at brighton at 0845 and there was a queue of people waiting to deliver

the hotel is extra busy because the conservative conference is on but they don't seem to have any extra staff in the back of the house

we have other customers, not so big but equally valued, so i dashed off to a couple of villages in the far east of sussex and came back seventy miles later at 1115

this time there was nobody on the back door so i drove off to another remote village between horsham & guildford

then i stopped for lunch

eventually the delivery was made at 1430, one hundred and thirty miles later and only five and a half hours late

stressed, moi ?

and another thing ... brighton council should be ashamed of the mess they got into with the west pier, just look at it ... still, mustn't grumble !

Thursday, March 10, 2005

a tree within a tree ? Posted by Hello

trees are family

trees have an insidious way of establishing themselves as objects of affection

after half a lifetime of only wanting to look at girlz & wimmin, you suddenly discover an affection for trees an all

i'll try to take a few tree portraits as spring progresses, and whenever the progress of the cheese juggernaut can be halted in the narrow lanes of kent & sussex

here he is again ! Posted by Hello

out of strength comes forth sweetness

my friend laura was right about the lion and the bees

see the blogger anenglishmanscastle for the full story

i still like my false interpretation & will have to redesign the picture accordingly when i have a moment

Sunday, March 06, 2005

a little gem from an unquotable, sorry unattributable, source ...

Don’t you think you owe it to yourself to give me another orgasm ?

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

not much scenery today Posted by Hello