Thursday, 12 May 2011

Thought For The Day

Partly as a test and partly because I've rescanned the original image.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Hello again blog.

Should have done this yesterday.

Happy birthday hubby. Here you are on the Scillonian almost fifty years ago.

Friday, 15 April 2011


Went to Penzance last week and bought these postcards

The Scillonian III in Penzance harbour.

Land's End airport

Gyllyngdune Hotel in Falmouth. On the reverse is written 'Where I stayed for a week'. It's been turned into apartments now.

A rather charming shot titled 'Water Babies, Newlyn Cornwall'.

None of the above cards has a date.

Another wonderful photograph. Titled 'Cornish Coastguard'.

The last one has a date, 1940 and the photographer was Humphrey Spender.

Interesting guy. His Wiki page is here.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

A Very Important Dog

A topical (slightly late) story.

I was born in Windsor and my parents were friends with one of the staff at the castle. He and his wife became my godparents.

There are pictures of King George VI and the royal family at Windsor. Some of them include the royal dogs. There are the famous corgis and a little hairy one called Ching. There is a good image in the Hulton Archive (Getty Images).

As Ching got older he couldn't keep up with the corgis so he went to live with my godparents in their mews apartment in the castle grounds.

My parents used to take Ching out for walks. I remember my dad telling me that he was reading a story in the paper that Ching had died, there was Ching asleep in front of the fire in my godparent's front room.

This is Ching with my godmother on the left and my grandmother on the right.

Ching at the feet of my godfather and his children.

Friday, 25 March 2011


We used to live in Tavistock when I was young. A short walk led us to the edge of Dartmoor and we used to go for picnics there.

These must have been taken on the same day.

There is me, mum and our little dog Asta.

I use a cropped version of this last one as the profile photo for the blog. I remember my dad taking it, he asked me to turn around like that so my hair would swing out.


Went to Penzance yesterday. My usual book and charity shop hop.

Not that much on offer, a slightly battered copy of Gutenberg Galaxy by Marshal McLuhan was all I found.

As it was Thursday had a curry in the Tremenheere.

Someone has a sense of humour though.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

On The Beach

Found some of me on the beach at various times.

The first two are at Newquay.

Studying the physics of wave motion!

I remember that horse, it belonged to my cousin.

I remember that swimmming costume too, they were all the rage then.