Saturday, 20 August 2016

Adam & Lucy's Garden Party 27th August 2016

It was fun, thanks Adam & Lucy. Some pics below...

I recall being chastised for not taking photos last year. Hmmmm.... beware!

Should be fun, see you there.

weather looks much better than today...

My web site updated

Hi,  I'm persevering with sharing socially on the web. I don't do Twitter, fail to see the point of Instagram as I use a real camera and Trish has the mobile phone. I see little use for a second one.

I have however today updated my long time personal web site at, linked via this new blog of course, posted on Facebook and added links to many of my photo collections and family pics on Google +, which the jury is definitely out on don't you think? Suggestions welcome.  Bill

Visit now at

Thursday, 4 August 2016

The Colsy Collection

Our dearest friend Colin complained he didn't have many photos of himself given he was usually behind the camera. Rectified here... The Colsy Collection on Google Photos

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Grandson George...

Update on a very hot afternoon, strawberry spray followed by apple...

Some more of George now he's on the move :-) our full album of George visiting us...

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Rethymnon Crete - June 2016

Just back from a very hot week in Rethymnon Crete. We stayed in a modern hotel by the very long beach side promenade but were repeatedly drawn away from the beach to the fascinating Old Quarter with crumbling relics of its Venetian glory, Ottoman Rule and even an Egyptian Lighthouse. Vibrant modern life due in part to so many young students at its University. Wonderful hospitality and finest food. Google photo Album if you are interested and also on Google+ if you have us in your circle.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

English June before taste of Cretan summer

A few more photos to my local dog walking album. Plenty of Dragonflies, loads of Northern Marsh Orchids but still, sadly, very few butterflies, even when we have warmer sunnier days.  Google Photos Album

Sunday we are off to Rethymno Crete for a week. Modern beachside accomodation together with nearby Venetian historic town. Full report when we get back, to whatever has happened to this country.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Fathers Day Family Photo Shoot 2016

Thanks to Adam for my trip to the movies. Thanks to Adam, Matt, Zoe & George who joined myself and all three dogs this afternoon including for a photo. Sorry Lucy couldn't join us. Cards, Beer, chocolate and shortbread all welcome. Adam in charge of clicking my tablet (and George) to operate my wifi Canon compact camera :-)...

Full Google photos album

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Monday, 13 June 2016

Rainy day memories...

On a dull rainy day like today I'm reminded of Madeira. it rains there but somehow no one minds as the sun always is soon behind. My 60th in January when we had a great week (and a little rain) My Google Photos album  

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Damselflies, Dragonflies and more - Carr Vale Walk

Woderful English summers day today. Many Dragonflies and damselflies on walk around Carr Vale below Bolsover Castle. Like our local park wonderfully reclaimed land from mining. Google Photos Album

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Dull Days to Flaming June...

i've updated my June Photo Gallery as a dull start to June has turned into a warm humid spell.  You have to look harder for the wildlife but it has its rewards 

Monday, 6 June 2016

Holiday Favourites Page (see menu)

I've started a 'Holiday Favourites' page (in menu above) to collect some favourite images and moments from our travels. Many more of course also on my web site at

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Our grandson George

Just a bit of a test of remotely using this blog.

Here's our Grandson George visiting for lunch in May. Growing fast ;-)


and yesterday, about a month later, he's growing fast and wanting to stand up...

Another dull day out in the park...

Mum Great Tit still feeding (yet to be seen clearly) fledglings

Another dull day in our local park with more orchids, Ragged Robin in meadows and star Great Tit female fetching food for her fledglings that I hope to see next visit. My Google album updated.
Warm sunshine Sunday????