Monday Memories: Venetian masks

As mentioned last week, my trips to Venice played a big part in my fascination with Carnival masks. I like masks of all descriptions but the Venetians have a knack for the elaborate & extravagant and therefore the collection I started is of those.  These are the first 2 items I bought there. The hand-held […]

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Sunday Sermon: Shopping

Shopping   As a Christian I think I’m supposed to be anti shopping on a Sunday. However, though I am pretty old-fashioned about a lot of things, & think it would be lovely if we went back to a time when people weren’t greed & convenience driven, I’m realistic enough to know that sometimes it’s […]

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Saturday… On This Day…

June 11th A notable birthday today is Sir Jackie Stewart 🙂 I was lucky enough to meet this gentleman at a Formula One event and my lasting memory is of him having not one, but *four* mobile phones with him! Another Formula One birthday today, Jean Alesi and another gentleman I’ve been fortunate to meet 🙂 Here’s Mum […]

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Foto Friday: After Dark

After Dark… is the challenge this week from the Digital Photography School. Perhaps the most obvious subject is the moon. I haven’t been massively successful in these type of shots in the past, mostly owing to being too lazy to set up the tripod! I thought the flash effect on the leaves looked quite quite spooky […]

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it’s Thursday …it’s Top Of The Pops: Take That & more

Will get back to the 30 week song challenge in a moment but couldn’t ignore the fact that the Take That Progress Live tickets arrived today! I am so looking forward to seeing this show, though I’ve been naughty and seen spoilers on YouTube etc nothing can beat the feeling of being there for real. […]

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Woof Wednesday: Hearing Dogs Walkies

As mentioned in my Sunday Sermon, Stella & I attended a walk in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People at Milton Country Park near Cambridge at the week-end. I heard about it via the people at Big Walkies and thought it sounded like a great idea. There was a choice of a jog or a stroll […]

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Tuesday… Let’s Talk About…Social Networks (again)

Social Networking (again)   This wasn’t going to be the subject of today’s blog until my mum came out with the following question earlier: “What’s the difference between MySpace & Facebook & Twitter and why do you use Facebook & Twitter but not MySpace anymore?” Well, where to start?! & thank goodness she hasn’t heard […]

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