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????

Wales holiday

Zenon & Penny loving the sea
After a great week in Wales I thought as well as updating my website I’d
start a little blog about family, friends, life and travel. Hope you enjoy
it. Album on Google photos at