Saturday, 6 September 2014

☼ best days

 before the children broke up for their
Summer holidays
I visited my good friend Suzie
and her family in the 
South of France
a highlight in my year has been going to the
caves of Niaux with her
an other worldly experience
magical, breathtaking 
eating the biggest platter of vegetarian 
deliciousness at the Jardin en Ville 
bathing in beautiful light
this is the first Summer I have spent alone
and I admit 
it's very lonely
and the light doesn't always shine 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

☼ established

 as I walk my path each day
my garden 

pentax spotmatic II
kodak ektar 100

Saturday, 23 August 2014

➢➣ althorne to burnham

more images from our walk
through wheatfields
where Althorne Creek meets the River Crouch
stopping at the 'cliffs'
 a cup of tea while the tide is out
landslips reveal fossils
big skies
birds call
the gentle sound of water

Sunday, 17 August 2014

☄ where the wind blows

sometimes you just have to get out 
and walk it off
from Althorne to Burnham-on-Crouch
along the coastal path
photo by my sweet friend who wore unsuitable footwear

Saturday, 9 August 2014

** one hundred years

some children never understood 
the Moomins
they found them a bit weird
I still have my books
and love the illustrations
her writing transports you
to another world
her world

thank you Tove

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

★☆ I've fallen in love with Marrakech

a special birthday treat 
 spent in a 12th Century storytellers Riad
 in the Medina
close enough to walk to the square
but far enough to hear the distant calls to prayer
an oasis in the bustling old city
the sights, sounds and smells of the Souks
stay with you
then four nights in an olive grove
in the Atlas Mountains
 amazing food and a few drinks
5 star

Thursday, 24 July 2014

☯ the circle doesn't end

these are the hands of my birth Father, Michael
the name of my Mother tattoo'ed on both
they were only married for a short time
he was a heavy smoker
and it was to be the death of him this year

about 4 years before he died
we found each other again
I'm pleased I was able to meet him
what he leaves behind are all my other family
his widow, aunts, uncles, cousins,
second cousins and my half brother
I've found all of them too