An Interesting Week

My old friend Maurice Bowra (that’s not him on the left – it’s a wax image of Shrek) briefly stopped over in London on the way back to Bangkok from Belgrade the other day, which gave us a chance to meet up for a day out. I’d been planning to visit the Museum of Brands, […]

A New Birth

Seven cygnets were born today by the river at the bottom of our garden. The two remaining eggs are still in the nest, but I doubt whether they will hatch now. Still, seven healthy cygnets is a very good number for a clutch. I’ll post a couple of videos I took this morning on this […]

Cruising Down the River

Proud Parents and their Goslings by the Riverbank Well, hardly cruising. More like languidly rowing. As Sunday was such a beautiful day I decided to row my little boat all the way to Wargrave – and if the river wasn’t too high – to navigate the length of the lovely little Hennerton Backwater. It was […]

Bluebells at Blickling Hall

On Sunday we visited the one-time home of Anne Boleyn – the second wife of King Henry VIII. (Her father, Sir Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire, owned Blickling Hall). Anne was beheaded on the 19th May 1536 and it is said that every year, on the anniversary of her execution, her headless ghost arrives at […]

Colour the Fields Yellow

In the springtime I spend a weekend in Norfolk with my friends Vic and Christine Granger. Vic and I worked together back in the 60’s as artists designing biscuit tins for Huntley and Palmers. On Friday afternoon I drove the 150 miles to Stanfield where they live. A glorious day – the blue of the […]