Category Archives: Photos

A Mother’s Love: Day 4 Black And White Photo Challenge

This Sunday in the UK, families everywhere will be honouring Mum on what we call Mothering Sunday.  When I lived in America, I lost track of when this special day occurred, since Mother’s Day, as it is called there, is … Continue reading

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Ancient Mariner: Day 3 Black And White Photo Challenge

On the Bristol Channel in Somerset, England, lies the small harbour town of Watchet.  Not only does it boast a beautiful view of the Channel as you walk around the harbor (and a wonderful little fish & chip shop), it … Continue reading

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Flight Of The Tiger Moth: Black And White, Secrets And Flash Fiction

Meanwhile, back at the Summerhouse… Yesterday, my plan was to kick-start day one of the Black & White 5 day Photo Challenge for which I was tagged by Lilka  at BBlessed! and then by Jude at Travel Worlds. It’s a … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: No Way Out Part Four: The Grave

It’s Tuesday, flash fiction time over at Carrot Ranch, which means more of Bill here at the Summerhouse.   But before I go, can I just say a huge thank you to those of you who have shown such an … Continue reading

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September Rose

September it is then.  Time for picking ripe blackberries from the burgeoning hedgerows to be stewed, sweetened and then baked into golden-crusted pies.  Topped off of course with lashings of steaming hot custard.  But before that, and autumn arrives in … Continue reading

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Lost in France

Bonjour me amis! Two weeks since I last blogged and I think I still remember how to do it, which is a relief! I hope this finds you all well and enjoying your summer? Judging by the 1,000 plus emails … Continue reading

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The Island of Spinalonga

On this blisteringly hot summer’s day here in the British Isles, I think of another island, far away but even hotter than this: I think of the Greek island of Crete, an island surrounded by the Mediterranean and Aegean diamond-studded … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Room To Breathe

What I enjoy so much about the Weekly Photo Challenge is the way it enables us to express thoughts and ideas as well as share memories.  I love the creative freedom it brings, giving us the choice to be as … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers In West Country England

There is no reason for this post other than for the simple fact that spring is a time for flowers and I like flowers and I like spring so I thought it would be nice to share a few photos … Continue reading

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A Lingering Look at Windows and A Walk In Lewes, Sussex

As some of you already know, I recently spent some time in Lewes, Sussex and had the opportunity to take some lovely walks.  You will also remember that it wasn’t too long ago when I wrote about ‘Historical Lewes‘ so … Continue reading

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