We left Bath early and decided to stop for breakfast on route. Kim found us a really great one in a village called Beckington, Mes Amis. It was small but the food and atmosphere was great. This is more than we could say about the weather; it was 10 c cooler and raining hard. Continue reading Stonehenge and Beyond …
After visiting Anne Hathaway’s Cottage we set off for Bath. We decided to go the more scenic route through the Cotswolds. We drove through some lovely villages and hamlets. We stopped for a coffee and a look around at Bourton on the Water. The weather was perfect and we sat outside in the sun. Continue reading Bath
We left for Stratford and travelled to Banbury to show our guests the centre of England. We parked the car and walked across the canal with some narrow boats. We had a stroll around looked at the cross and then found a café to have a Burton bun. Continue reading Stratford Upon Avon
We left Shaftesbury and drove the two hours to Oxford to meet the train. All was going well until the last 2 miles when the traffic stopped and crawled forward. We finally got there just in time to met Terry and Jenny. As the traffic was bad we decided to use the park and ride near by to travel into the city; this was a new concept for our visitors. Continue reading Oxford
We left for Shaftesbury at about 3:00pm via Sean’s to see his new exhibition. I had misread the invitation and so we got there at the end not the start. He has done some good stuff and he is sharing with a felt artist. Continue reading Shaftesbury
“Architecture” — Go Monochrome
We had to go into Penzance today so I got a shot of this house. It is in a back street, Chapel Street, leading down to the harbour. Needless to say it stands out as one of a kind.
“A Pop of Color” — Incorporate Color
Todays theme was to take a picture featuring a coloured image against a neutral background. I chose this one as it puts the post box in context. This box is a Victorian one and if you look carefully you can just make out the V R on the lip of the box. Locals know to post their letters in the morning before the midday collection, slugs are active overnight and any lingering post gets slimed! The box was out of use for a month in the summer when a swarm of local bees took up residence. Oh to live in the country!