Travel -Seeing the sea

The sea has an enormous power and draw. How often do we look for a seaside holiday? If you can’t be there just now, the following video might help pass the time till it’s your chance The sea is just a few feet away and although the waves […]

Fitness-Concept2Rowing milestone

Those who have followed my blog can see that I have been slowly moving towards one of those targets on the Concept2 rowing log. https://log.concept2.com/signup Its quite simple really- grab the row bar, tense and straighten legs, engage core and straighten up then pull with arms. Once final […]

Photography- Surprise Treasures

There are Surprises and these we Treasure. However over time they become Underused then Forgotten and in time Forgone ie STUFF. These few photos cover the process of dealing with STUFF- a daily part of life. It has taken me a long time to write this and procrastination […]

Photography-Trafalgar Square, London

Have you ever been to Trafalgar Square and really looked around. No, I mean really looked at what is there. Certainly Nelsons column is dominant and is what gives the place it character. If one wants to be inspired I suggest visiting the National Galley and Portrait Gallery […]

Socalising-A warm Bath

Bath is a city that is interesting because it shows ways of keeping warm over at least the last 2000 years. We visited in January and although it was freezing we were able to swim out doors. This was because we were in the thermal baths. Actually the […]

Photography-Coal

It is often forgotten how important coal was to the economy until the middle of the 20th Century. The Willoughby family wealth came from coal mining. Their home at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham reflects the situation at that time. The following photographs are of the house and gardens. […]