Monthly Archives: December 2013


Beautiful sunny morning 2

Woke up to a beautiful sunny morning which inspired me to take a walk and some more photos, then come back home and start a new collection of photos on the seasons. Looking forward to having guests for Sunday lunch tomorrow and us all catching up with Deb on Skype. She’s got a dongle now you know which is a rare and wonderful thing in the rural land of the […]


Farewell Madiba

The day many of us have been dreading since it was reported over the summer that Nelson Mandela was struggling to overcome a lung infection. Can’t believe he’s gone… He lived a life that is definitely worth celebrating. RIP          


Sea and sky

Blue is the warmest colour

2nd film in less than a week, I’m on a roll here. You don’t spot a decent film for ages then 3 come along at once…                         Blue is the warmest colour is French, and very, very, loooong (- 3hr and 7 minutes to be precise). Girl (Adèle) meets girl with blue hair (Emma), falls in love. All ends […]


Philomena and Joanna’s

Philomena starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan is a great, and moving film about a woman searching for her son she was forced to give up as a teenager. Thoroughly recommend it. The Catholic church has a lot to answer for…Nuff said… On a slightly (let’s face it completely) tangential note another thing to thoroughly recommend is Joanna’s Restaurant in London’s Crystal Palace. Great place for a Sunday roast and […]