The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Sunday, 8 July 2012


We've certainly had some wet weather this last month or so - rain rain rain.

I fear for our crop of potatoes down at the allotment which are now covered by several inches of water.

As far as I am concerned this wet weather is not a new phenomenon - most school holidays as a young child seemed to be like this.

Nothing new in this world.


Thursday, 5 July 2012

Postcard ..

1940's American Red Cross postcard issued to the forces in Italy.

A blast from the past.


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

A favourite photo ..

Pisa Italy

Not a pretty scene but this is one of my favourite photos - it captures the essence of Italy.


Monday, 2 July 2012

BBC Salford

Another view of the BBC complex down in Salford in the old docks.


Sunday, 1 July 2012


Well here we are July 1st and the height of the English summer .

Today we will have a maximum temperature of 58F but it will feel like 55F. How lucky we are ....

Forecast for the week heavy rain , light rain and more heavy rain.

Yes how lucky we are.


Penguins - move your cursor and take them for a walk !!

Say it as it is ......

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars.

Look around !!!

What is this life, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?

W. H. Davies  1870-1940