Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

No matter where he is, Wilson always generates a LOT of room when he does this!

Shaking dryDrying offThis week’s photo challenge is Room


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Weekly Pet Challenge; Newts!

While watching our new fish settle into our pond, I noticed some more inhabitants

Happy Fish

Our pond is full of frogs, but its great to see a big fat newt too!

Newt & FrogHe looks like she is chewing on the frogs leg?  Maybe she’s a French newt?


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Weekly Pet Challenge; New pets this week!


Welcome to the new arrivals in our pond!  We have a new filter, and lots of new water lilies so they are all very happily swimming about and very easy to see as the water is finally clear!

All we have to do now is look out for the Heron!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

The Shotover JetA picture of us (Second row from left; Peter, Me, Louise & Damien) on the Shotover Jet

Louise & Damien surprised us with a breakfast hair-raising ride through the canyons of Queenstown’s Shotover river at speeds of up to 80kph on a jet boat!

The boat flies through the canyons at breakneck speed getting closer than we could imagine to the overhanging rocks while sometimes travelling in just a few inches of water!  A thrilling ride that had all of us screaming!  Definitely a ‘must do’ activity if you are visiting Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand

I’m late again with this week’s photo challenge!


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In case you’ve been missing him, here’s Wilson!

Wilson with a stickWith a stick.  His absolute favourite occupation!


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I won an award for my photo!

Yesterday we spent the evening in LV21, a converted Lightship in Gillingham in Kent.  One of my photos, ‘Sunrise on the Medway’ was placed in the Top 5 in an RSPB photography competition!

Sunrise on the MedwayI took this photo while on a boat on a mooring at Queenborough on the River Swale.  As the sun rose and the early morning sea mist began to clear, the forms of the huge container ship cranes came into view beyond the mudflats.  For some unexplainable reason the cranes remind me of great elegant giraffes!

Now my photo will be part of The Big Picture – The Exhibition which will be displayed at locations all over the Greater Thames!


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of art

I have one particular photograph that I always think reminds me of a painting

Lymington Aug 2007What do you think?

This week’s Photo Challenge on ‘The Daily Post’ is Work of Art

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A very big Rabbit!

We were out walking with Wilson at the weekend and we came across this:

P1210519A VERY big rabbit that didn’t run!!

Wilson who normally Loves chasing rabbits, squirrels and pheasants took a bit of time over this one, and eventually he ran towards him, but only as far as the edge of the puddle that separated them!  Maybe having spent the afternoon running in and out of the ice cold sea he didn’t feel like getting his toes wet?

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Weekly Photo Challenge; On the move

I’ve been a bit slow off the mark this week, simply because I am spoilt for choice for photographs to enter for this challenge!

Boat on a beach in Mandurah

Boat on a beach in Mandurah

Here are a small few of the hundreds of pictures I took in Australia & New Zealand relating to the topic! Continue reading

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Why Teachers Drink

I got these in an email today from my dad. They made me giggle so much I have to share them! Have a giggly day

History Continue reading

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