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

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 […]

Birthday fun #6 – Tales to be told, fun to be had!

Posted on June 2, 2017 by Sioux under General

  I went from Rye to Canterbury where I was meeting up with 2 friends for the weekend. We hadn’t seen each other in ages and had plenty of catching up to do! Our home for the weekend was the Pilgrims Hotel, which is situated in one of Canterbury’s oldest buildings, built in the 16th […]

Birthday fun #5 – Road trip! Here we come…. ready or not!

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Sioux under General

  An early rise again as my sister wanted to take me to Hythe, but first was Rye harbour for the sunrise. While trying to take a photo of the seagulls, I asked my sister to turf a pebble over at them so I could catch them flying off, but she slipped off the edge […]