Gargling in the rat race choir

Diz is 12… smiling not stropping for once
Sep 12

Diz is 12… smiling not stropping for once

Waiting in the rain to pick Daisy up from guide camp. The joy of bank holidays…
Aug 25

Waiting in the rain to pick Daisy up from guide camp. The joy of bank holidays…

End of the holiday commiserat commiseration beer
Aug 23

End of the holiday commiserat commiseration beer

Eastney beach. Another cold picnic
Aug 23

Eastney beach. Another cold picnic

From the edge of the Cotswolds at Coaley Peak. Rain squalls moving in over the Severn, pretty magnificent view.

Cotswold Edge From the edge of the Cotswolds at Coaley Peak. Rain squalls moving in over the Severn, pretty magnificent view.
Aug 19

On holiday from work for two weeks now, and trying to make the most of it while dodging the weather. Took Little Ro, my second-eldest daughter for a walk up Old Winchester Hill in a brief window between showers. Well worth it, the view of cloud shadows rolling across the landscape was magnificent. It’s a place I love very much – I used to come here as a kid in the early eighties. At the time they were still clearing up unexploded mortars from World War 2 (the hill was used as a mortar testing range) and there were warning signs everywhere. It always seemed a bit scary as a result.

The iron age fort at the top is another source of fascination – you can’t help thinking about the people who lived and died there thousands of years ago and what that must have been like, and how different the landscape they viewed would have been.

Now, there’s just the wildlife and the walkers.

Old Winchester Hill On holiday from work for two weeks now, and trying to make the most of it while dodging the weather.
Aug 19
From the Cotswold edge at Coaley Peak
Aug 18

From the Cotswold edge at Coaley Peak

Langstone Harbour, Farlington Marshes and Hayling
Aug 16

Langstone Harbour, Farlington Marshes and Hayling

From Portsdown Hill
Aug 16

From Portsdown Hill

Spawn.
Aug 11

Spawn.