Friday, July 28, 2017


Jenny would have been 70 years old today,  the 28th July.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

San Fran House

After days and days painting the myriad windows and doors bits and pieces,

finally, I have them mounted in the house walls.  I have gone for a subtle colour scheme over the more usual outrageous ones of the real San Fran houses. In any case, what  chance to go outrageous now that the house walls are gentle lavender? Yellow and orange windows and doors perhaps? Oh on, this is a house with style darling, Lavender Quartz floats my boat.

Pre Departure.

Paul came to stay with us for a night prior to his departure on the 10th Aug to join Polly in Sydney, a day spent in and around Caerphilly.  Enjoy the change of scene.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


30 minutes drive from home, north into the Brecon Beacons.

 Here to walk the hills.

 Striding Gek ahead,

but got her own back.

Chatting to a couple of falconers back at the cafe.

I understood that this bird is a cross between a gyrfalcon and a saker, a very young bird on his first outing.

Monday, July 17, 2017

LLancaiach Fawr Craft Show

 Gek agreed to demo her miniature painting technique at the show.  Kept her out of mischief,

even though her chums Janet, Christine and Sian were only a couple of stalls away.

Penarth Day Out

The day was booked to visit the Penarth Quilt Show.  These Japanese fabrics and the way they had been worked were, for me, the standout items, the efforts of one Ms Davies.

 Italian lunch on the promenade with a view followed. 

The esplanade was very quiet for such a beautiful day. 

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Anna and Jake

Wedded under a spreading oak tree.

The register document was a puzzle.

And this, believe it or not, is the honeymoon accommodation.  Post nuptials, this tiny boat will be launched into the sea for a Devon coastal cruise, a tent being the shelter for the nights sleep on board, or not. A get away with a difference, no?




and Richard.  All here together for Anna and Jake's wedding.

Valley of Rocks and Coastal Walk

Parking up the car, we left for the cliff path walk

 First thing to see, Port Talbot  steel works across the other side of the Channel.

 The cliffs here about are high, scarily high.  That little blip on the ledge is Gek.

 The clouds make the scene.

But they can over do it.


Sums up the day of our drive over the moor.  Misty.


Verity, Damian Hurst's rather startling statue, 'a modern allegory of truth and justice'.
Or 'you mess with me and my baby and you are a goner man'.

 She was doing well to withstand the wind,

with the sea boiling all around.