"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Escape to the country

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Sioux under General

  I had a short break after Lenham, and then headed to a new short-term assignment in the Oxfordshire countryside. The area looked divine with loads of long quiet roads, lanes and fields – perfect for exploring!  On one of my walks I discovered the ruins of the North Leigh Roman Villa, a large country […]

Misty roads and hidden churches

Posted on June 26, 2017 by Sioux under General

  R&R time over, I headed for Lenham, back to an existing client. The countryside during the train journey was stunning, as the snow fall in the area had been a lot heavier than where I had been.   The client has a large garden and more than one bird feeder, so I had ample […]

Winter aint a’comin …… its here!

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Sioux under General

  It was time for a break so I headed back to my base and some well-earned R&R. Although only a 3 day break, I was in for a treat as it snowed!  On my first day of ‘break’, I braved the cold, wrapped up warm and headed into town and to the castle. I […]

When the red, red Robin…..

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Sioux under General

  From Kent I headed back down south to a client in Bishops Waltham. It was December and as I’m not keen on the cold, I tend to go into hibernation mode, so didn’t do much walking   I did however keep my camera close at hand as she has a lovely little garden with […]

Sunsets, shadows and silhouettes

Posted on June 17, 2017 by Sioux under General

  After a week’s break, I headed back to work with a regular client in central Kent. My upstairs room provided much fun experimenting with the sunsets and darkening shadows of the trees across the main road.   

New pastures – freezing but fun!

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Sioux under General

  From Canterbury, it was back to work for me and I headed for Liverpool to a new client. A couple this time. Interesting to say the least! A smallish ‘bungalow’, as a single storey home in the UK is known, with a small garden and backed by a large field. I didn’t get much […]

Birthday fun #9 – Tales to be told, fun to be had – part 3!

Posted on June 11, 2017 by Sioux under General

  On our last day, we saw one friend off at the bus stop and then went off in search of Canterbury Castle, passing this cute statue on the way. The bronze sculpture apparently covers a diverse range of historical, religious and contemporary social currents through its singular sculptural form – a lamb standing on […]

Birthday fun #8 – Canterbury Castle

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Canterbury Cathedral, which is often described as ‘England in stone’, was one of the most important centres of pilgrimage in medieval England, and there has been a cathedral at Canterbury since 597. Little actually remains of the original cathedral or of the Norman cathedral built in 1070.   The tools that a master mason had to […]

Birthday fun #7 – Tales to be told, fun to be had – part 2!

Posted on June 5, 2017 by Sioux under General

  We were up early the next day to explore the quaint little town, walking to the Great Stour River and ambling along the picturesque Westgate Gardens and through the grounds of Tower House. The house and the 11-acres of Westgate Gardens were bequeathed to the council by the Williamson family in 1936 for public […]

Sleeping with history……

Posted on June 4, 2017 by Sioux under Green Door

  My SA holiday over, it was time to head back to the UK and work. But first, the wedding of a long-time friend. The venue was an historical castle, on the Wirral, which dates back to 1593!   A stunning venue, a beautiful wedding and a brilliant party! What a way to end a […]