plenty of pics, lots of pax - and the occasional (vox) pox on all our houses

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Roadworks and snow

Snowy backyard

We awoke to snow this morning. But no school closures ...

Monday, 29 November 2010

Sunday, 28 November 2010

No taxis

Christmas lights (II)

Canal at night

Christmas lights

Evening falls (II)

Evening falls

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Dusk (II)


A cold but sunny afternoon. We've bought a couple of advent calendars and a sad card offering condolences.

Now we're on the way back home.

Reaching skyward

Cheshire Oaks

Friday, 26 November 2010

Waiting at Chester Station

A long week. Now waiting for our son to arrive back from uni. Good to sit awhile in peace and quiet.

Next week will be quite different I'm sure.

Northgate Street, early evening

Christmas Tree and Town Hall

The Cross at Christmas

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Cycle city

Christmas in black and white

Lovely sunny day in Chester at the moment. Not too many people. Leisurely walk makes a nice break from work.

Chester skyline (II)

Chester skyline

Monday, 22 November 2010

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The view over the other side of the bridge

The weir

Trees near the River Dee

A lovely afternoon in Chester. Cold but sunny. A bright blue sky.

The sound of the Dee near the weir beckons me.

Workshy? Not at all. Time-poor to enjoy the simple pleasures in life is how I would describe my current state.

Blue sky

A Christmas village in the heart of Chester

A sight for sore eyes. A beautiful idea - even as the miseries of Coalition cuts begin to become plain. For a few moments, this place makes you forget what it is to be an adult and reminds you of the wonders of childhood again.

Big wheel in Chester (III)

All the fun of the fair

Winter Wonderland (II)

Winter Wonderland

Big wheel in Chester (II)

Big wheel in Chester

Waiting to cross the road

Sunrise on cold winter's morning

Yes, you're right of course. Not winter yet. But it feels that way. I'm in hibernation mode already.


Sunday, 14 November 2010

Snowy hill and clouds

Wish I could paint

Went to the National Gallery of Scotland today. There's a Scottish section with some beautiful paintings.

On my journey back from Edinburgh I can see what inspired the Scottish painters to illustrate their nation with so much pride.

Blue sky and snow

Village seen from train

Sun and snow on way back from Edinburgh

Waiting at Waverley

We had a wonderful weekend in Edinburgh. The #picamp unconference was brilliantly organised. Our hotel provided very friendly service. Shop assistants and waiters proved unfailingly kind and attentive.

Scotland *is* different. Edinburgh particularly so, I think.

Look forward to coming back.

Modern shapes

Princes Street

Big Wheel (II)

Big Wheel

Another Edinburgh skyline

Christmas on its way

Having a coffee in the National Gallery of Scotland's cafe

Bit drizzly this morning in Edinburgh. Brilliant service from hotel lets us check out at 2, so leisurely morning looking at wonderful art. "Three Oncologists" and portrait of Lady Agnew really stand out. The skating minister is also a breeze.

Just so love Edinburgh.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

The result of an unconference session

Heading up South Bridge

Edinburgh is completely different in the morning. A gale still blowing but beautiful light and shade.

Now at the Political Innovation unconference with warming cup of coffee to hand.