Beach scenes in Suffolk

21 Jul

Dunwich Woodbridge Bait digger at Martlesham Creek’s entry to the Deben Estuary Aldeburgh Aldeburgh Looking north from Aldeburgh to Sizewell B nuclear power station, top left Aldeburgh Dunwich Dunwich Aldeburgh Dunwich Anne died on her 70th. Remembered on a bench … Read More »

Steel City garden

12 Jun

It’s good to be back in Sheffield. These pix were snapped today on my phone while we took in Burbage Rocks, Carl Wark and Higger Tor on a short clockwise constitutional, ten minutes from Steel City House. * * *

Pulpit Rock on Constitution Day

19 May

Constitution Day is a big deal here. Every year, on May 17, Norwegians dress in traditional attire to mark the second oldest written constitution still in use. Signed in 1814, thirteen months and a day before her French ally’s nemesis … Read More »

Sunday on the fjord

14 May

Penetrating 205 kilometres (127 miles) inland, with an average breadth of five kilometres – in places far less – and reaching a depth of 1300 metres (0.8125 miles) Sognefjord is the longest and deepest in Norway. The PR folk have … Read More »

The train from Oslo to Bergen

6 May

After three delightful days in summery Oslo, pictures yet to be processed, Jackie and I boarded the 12:03 to Bergen yesterday, Sunday. I hope your enjoyment of these snaps isn’t marred too much by motion blur and ghosting, for which … Read More »

In Peterborough and Stamford

9 Mar

Our history lives on in our language. We have Saxon words for livestock, French ones for meat – cow-bœuf .. sheep-mouton .. pig-porc – because the conquered Saxons merely tended what their Norman overlords got to eat. Here in Peterborough Cathedral, … Read More »