A few last pictures from Texas

Before packing to return to England I am posting a few more photographs from Texas. I’ve never been here in wild flower season before and, as they seem to move … Continue Reading →


The Painted Churches of Fayette County

For quite a while I have been keen to visit the legendary painted churches of Romania but it seems that in the meantime I will have to make do with … Continue Reading →


Thoughts of home

It is difficult to know what to say about yesterday’s horrific events on the streets of London but equally difficult to ignore them. The brutal murder of Drummer Lee Rigby … Continue Reading →


Country drive, Texas style

Here is an amazing sequence of photographs from today’s country drive. I’ve hurried to sort them into a narrative gallery and I’m going to enjoy using the new slide show … Continue Reading →


Relaxation, Texas style

It is wonderful to be relaxing here with Sandy looking so well after her recent ┬ásurgery (to say nothing of feeling so much better myself in the Texas heat). Of … Continue Reading →


Greetings from Texas

Here I am with my good friends Kees and Sandy in Austin, Texas, after something of an adventurous journey from Wimbledon, England. I couldn’t for the life of me tell … Continue Reading →


A damp day in Bristol

I cannot tell you how enthusiastic I was to find myself on a train to Bristol in search of yet another eighteenth century shell grotto on the day before I … Continue Reading →


Chichester cathedral (with detours)

Yesterday involved a little trip to Chichester Cathedral via the Hog’s Back in beautiful sunny weather and so Molly and I have the perfect excuse to sit down and sort … Continue Reading →


Southside House, Wimbledon Common

Searching for shell grottos on the internet, I found a picture of one at a place called Southside House, situated in Wimbledon on the (you’ve guessed it) South side of … Continue Reading →


Chartwell, Home of Winston Churchill

After last month’s visit to the Spencer-Churchill family seat, Blenheim Palace, I promised myself a visit to Chartwell House in Kent, the private home of Sir Winston and Lady Clementine … Continue Reading →