Embelton Beach..the best beach ever

This afternoon my daughter and I went to Embelton Beach, wow

You arrive at the beach via a golf course and sandy dunes

At the top of the dunes is where the”wow”surfaces from within you

A huge sprawling sandy coast line, looking untouched by nature.

In the distance on a hill stands an ancient ruin if a castle

There were a few people on the beach today but considering it was a very warm Sunny in July, surprisingly few

It’s well worth a journey to this area just for this amazing unspoiled beach


Rothby.. Traditional Music Festival

My daughter and I are spending a couple of nights in Rothby on route to a concert

Wow, what a delight. To our delight we landed in the middle of a traditional music festival and the village is alive with music everywhere. On every lawn, in every pub, and on every corner music is being played

We have just had lunch in a pub garden with people playing guitar’s and the audience joining in by singing. Further down at the bottom of the garden a folk band where performing, next door to this is another pub with 5 violinists an accordion and recorder amongst other intruments

That’s just 2 pubs, the village green is buzzing, our hotel is full of men in kilts and pipe player’s.. music is everywhere

All of this and it’s only 6.30pm

A different time

I recently visited my mum to retrieve some of the photos of my childhood

It was a different world back in the late 60s and 70s. Everything seemed so innocent and timid

When you look back through the photo’s of your childhood; it wasn’t the world being innocent, it was you, reflective of your age, seen through your eyes and experience

Back in the 60s and 70s the world was as it always was, intersperesped with wars conflict and injustices

My world in 2018 is still innocent, my eye’s protect me from injustices, conflict and wars. They show me hope and happiness

What do your eyes show you?

The Wrong Watford!

My mum and sisters live in Watford, I live in Birmingham. Today I drove to see them with my daughter and granddaughter

We were happily chatting on the journey that I know like the back of my hand…or so I thought

Where on earth are we!? I proclaimed to my daughter about an hour into the trip. Neither the M6 nor the M1 have only two lanes!

She checked the maps on her phone,the A14 she replied. I don’t think I have ever been on this road before? I pondered out loud

No problem, just put”Watford” , into maps please to get us back on the right track, I asked my daughter

To my delight, the ETA to Watford was only 35mins away. I must of found a short cut by accident, I decided

6 mins to Watford came very quickly and we were in beautiful country roads, this is definitely not the Watford I grew up in.

The penny dropped in my head rapidly, the satnav has taken us to Watford Northamptonshire, home of the famous Watford Gap service station…oooops

Where am I? A conversation with myself

Where am I ?

Actually, I don’t know!

How did I get here?

Thats easy,I took my dog for a walk and started going down paths I hadn’t noticed before. One path led to another and so on

What am i doing now?

Another easy one. I am taking photos of insects and all things small. One of my favourite hobbies in the world

Parallel Universe

On the radio over the last few weeks, morning chat shows have been joking about us living in a parallel universe at the moment

The reason being is we are having a hot summer, yes blue skys and warmth ever single day. I am not even taking coats /cardigans with me , which is unheard of in our normal British summer

Tbe second reason to justify the parallel univse claim is we are winning at the World cup at the moment, this in itself, is incredible. The last time we won the worrld cup, was the year that I was born….yup all the way back in 1966

My own strange parallel Universe claim today is …I am at home watching England wining at football on my own with a lager whilst my partner who loves football is out at a hippy festival

It’s a strange universe simetimes…

Earlswood Craft Ctr

It feels like there is nobody here apart from me

Do people not know about this small but perfectly formed craft centre with its many little independent shops?

Hold on a minute, another few people have found the manor house tea rooms …so I am not quite alone any more

On a wonderfully sunny day, this place should be buzzing with activity and people

Where are they? Maybe the hot continuous sunny weather doesn’t suit the UK after all?

A Summers Night

“Where are you now? ”

Thank you for asking 😉

I am sitting on a blanket having a picnic at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham

“Why are you there so late ?”

Yes, it’s nearly 9pm, but they are having cult movie nights and we are aboutto watch the Lost Boys

A very nice way to spend a warm summer night. ..come quick and join me…

Take a journey

Right now, take a journey with me

Let yourself pretend, just for a moment you are living my life. I will be your senses. ..Let’s begin

I can feel the warm summer sun beating down on my face and arms. A large colourful butterfly has just flew past my arm, just missing me

I am sitting on the grass watching my dog, roll around in total pleasure, scratching her back and head in pleasure

There is a gentle breeze making the leafs on the tree rustle in excitement

A pigeon breaks the silence and in the distance a ice-cream van sings it’s happy song

My sandles are next to me along with my book

That’s the next half hour taken care of

What’s happening in your world?