Category Archives: hobbies

October 27, 2017 … creeps in this petty pace from day to day*

Once you commit to shifting house, nothing is the same again. Though we have yet to sell, or to place a bid in our hoped-for new home, we have begun packing. And now the silly decisions of 37 years and … Continue reading

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January 25, 2017 … how did we get to here already?

I may have mentioned that we are seeing a lot of our grandchildren in this period between start of school and end of parental holiday entitlement. Cooper is ten and has a (passing) fixation on World War I and biplanes, … Continue reading

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October 12, 2014 … Worldwide Photowalk

A year gone by already! Each year, at about this time, the Kelby organization sponsors the “Worldwide Photowalk” which is very popular with photographers at large, especially those who subscribe to the educational services of KelbyOne as I do. Each … Continue reading

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Marh 17, 2014 … the day that the rains came down*

The weather threat lingered on. There was little sign, however, of the threatened disruptive weather. Since we had seen advertisements for it, and it was at Minoh House which is a few hundred metres down the road from us, we … Continue reading

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December 1, 2013 … a trip in time

After a pleasantly relaxed morning, Lunch in Arrowtown seemed like a splendid idea. If you are in Arrowtown, I heartily recommend “The Postmaster’s Residence” for delightful meals. Chef Sam Laycock puts real imagination into his menu, and the dishes delivered … Continue reading

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September 12, 2013 …

Just one single solitary image today. This was my original intention for the blog anyway, but it evolved in favour of multiple pictures. This image was made by way of rehearsal for the annual Canon Photo5 competition. One of the … Continue reading

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July 1, 2013 … mixed emotions

Bright morning, no wind, and a trip to the inlet was imperative. Eventually, I must break this linkage. As much as I love the birds, I need to be more versatile. However, that is what was on the menu yesterday. … Continue reading

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