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Yew, Pumpkin, & Feather – evidence of fairies in the woods.

A photograph of the members of Hadham Hall - Form 5T July 1972

A friend posted a mnemonic on Facebook for the sequence of the royal houses of England in chronological order. It reminded me of one my uncle taught me, which in turn reminded me of a couple I learned at school. Two-minute read, 2 pictures

Langstone Harbour from the locks – Lock entrance wall. 2 pictures

Black and White photograph of Gary Allman and Ginger Davis Allman sitting on a bench at Milton Locks, overlooking Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth, UK.

Calm Center (Three) – We visited a place laden with memories for me and recreate a picture from ten years ago. Two-minute read, 4 pictures

Langstone Mill – Besides being picturesque, Langstone Mill is interesting because it is the site of two mills. Besides the obvious windmill, there was also a tidal mill. Plus a bonus reminisce, and a picture from the seventies. One-minute read, 3 pictures

The Royal Oak & Langstone Mill – We weren’t quite sure what time we were supposed to be arriving for dinner with my brother and his family, so we decided to have a short walk followed by a quick preprandial drink in the Royal Oak.

Watermill – Weald & Downland Living Museum. Who couldn’t resist taking a picture of this watermill with its reflection in the lower pool? There were lots of moorhen chicks and tiny ducklings around in the lower pool, and I’ll confess, I couldn’t resist taking a picture of them. 3 pictures

Basket Weaving – Weald & Downland Living Museum, West Sussex. 2 pictures

Vacation Day 2 – A quick visit to Commercial Road

Park and Ride bus by Victoria Park, Portsmouth

Vacation Day 2 – A quick visit to Commercial Road

Photograph of St. John's Catholic Cathedral, Portsmouth, UK

Vacation Day 2

Photograph of the former Zurich Building in Portsmouth UK

The Former Zurich Building, Portsmouth UK.

Photograph of the playground at Victoria park, Portsmouth

Victoria Park and Playground – Vacation Day 2 – A stroll through Victoria Park. 2 pictures

Photograph of the The Norrish Central Library, Portsmouth Guildhall Square, Portsmouth UK

The Norrish Central Library, Portsmouth Guildhall Square.

Photograph of Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth UK

Portsmouth Guildhall & Guildhall Square – Vacation Day 2. 5 pictures

Gear shift lever on a manual transmission vehicle

Bit Of A Cock-up On The Car Rental Front – What’s that stuck in the middle of the console? Vacation Day 2 – Sleep, rent a vehicle, and go buy some essentials for our stay. One-minute read

Black and white photograph of Southsea Beach, UK

Southsea Beach – Vacation Day 1 – The flight out, a walk to the beach, and beer. Once back in Portsmouth we took a short nap. We then decided that a visit to the beach was in order, and somehow that led to a pint of beer. 5 pictures

Photograph showing two Blurb books wrapped in cellophane

Photobooks – a photobook of my grandson, and another of my sister’s wedding.

One of the very first photographs I took when I bought my first digital camera. I’ve always liked this image, when I decided to re-visit the picture I also produced this black and white version. Fawley Oil Refinery, Southampton Water, Hampshire, UK.

We will remember them. I felt moved to make some sort of public statement this Remembrance Day. I miss the silent pause and reflection that is observed in the UK. The quote is taken from ‘For the Fallen’ by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), reproduced in full below. With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,England …

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Hathersage and Hope from Higgar Tor

Hathersage and Hope from Higgar Tor. 3 pictures

SR71 Blackbird. 2 pictures

Mike and Diffi’s Wedding – The Reception 31 pictures

Mike & Diffi’s Steam Punk Wedding 12 pictures

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