Just popping in to see how the world is turning. I thought I’d throw in some images from a recent trip to london. We went there to see a play called The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Based on the book by Neil Gaiman, it was a stunning show, highly recommended. Being run at the Duke of York Theatre.
The trip was a great short break, I also visited the Cartoon Museum, and the display by Magnum photo’s at the Saatchi Gallery called America in Crisis. Both also worth the trip.
I always enjoy a stroll around London. Normally I’d pick an area to explore but this time we spread ourselves around a bit more.
Stay safe out there, things can change so quickly. But remember to enjoy the small things on the way.
Storm Eunice is heading our way, so we are bracing ourselves for the windiest day of the year. I know, it’s only February but hey. It’s going to be a big one. I took advantage of finishing early today to go get some images of an abandoned caravan on my way home. Just a few shots but I like them.
I’ve been slowly getting back to writing over the last few months and on Saturday we will be holding the first in person meeting of our poetry group since lockdown began two years ago, it will I hope be successful. I am struggling with my current piece, part the end of something, part cathartic, it comes and goes. Each change brings ideas and fears. Do I want to write this? Can I finish it to make it work for others as well as myself. We’ll see.
I hope no-one has any problems with Eunice. Stay safe out there.
A choir singing, a crowd gathers, not everyone watches. Some like me are more interested in the crowd and others are lost in their thoughts. She seems to see me, but no acknowledgment, just one small moment in an evening.
This image was taken while I was on the road working. After or between lockdowns for covid, hotel rooms can be bleak and the hunt for pictures and decent food passes the time away from home. I’m still building slowly back to using this blog, life and work will always take up space, and after a nearly twelve month block I am writing again, so things are settling back into something like normal. I’m really not sure what happened to January, I had a mild dose of covid, and 10 days in isolation, my room and workspace is tidier because of that. I’m grateful it was nothing worse.
If you are out there, say hi, tell me how life is for you wherever you are in the world.
A few weekends ago we had a slow stroll along Plymouth Hoe, enjoying the sunset and family. Just some pictures to conjure the line between land, sea and sky.
Although cold, taking time, a drink and a walk. Going slow should be something we all try to do, as often as possible. You’d be surprised how much it helps with the busy times. Enjoy the season, and take care whatever the weather.
Working away so I found a nice little house and garden to stroll around.
The woodland is still looking greener than back home, a little further South and so holds a little more warmth.
The whole house was designed to take advantage of the views over the River Fal Estuary, and does its job extremely well. With views from all rooms looking over the gardens or the estuary, and strategic gaps and high places created to take advantage of the best viewpoints, it carries out the task in hand to maximum effect.
Finally, go out and enjoy the change to Autumn and Winter, feel the season turn and let the year wind down with you so you get to relax into the future. It’s going to arrive anyway so you might as well enjoy it.