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Monday, December 29, 2008

Still flowering


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These are on a sheltered widowsill, and despite some frosts are still hanging on in.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas visitors


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I wonder who is staying in this?
We dont get many RV's of this size on the roads here.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter trails


Local Cyclo - Cross race.

I came across this on the way back from my ride.

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Winter trails on the winter solstice, it was good to have dry weather and get out. Blowing the cobwebs and the remains of a cold away. I love this solstice as from now on the days get noticably longer.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Abergavenny Craft Fair


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Abergavenny is about 30 miles from Cardiff. A wonderful place to visit, to read more click here.
I liked the chickens and cockerel theme, some found it "scary". What about you?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas #2

On the way into Cardiff, just before the light faded.



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and some of the City centre lights

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

A short break

Just a short break, be back in a week.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Boundary Stone

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On the way back from the ride I came across this boundary stone in the hedge. I should have placed something alongside it so you can judge its size.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

December 1st - beautiful.

Views over the Severn estuary


As I had the day off and the weather was cold but sunny, I went for a cycle along the estuary and back home on the higher route.
I took some pictures at sea level, but they didnt come out, so its only these I'm afraid. Those are the Somerset hills in the background.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Camden Lock - London


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A cold rainy day in London. Camden Market is supposed to be one of the top markets in the city, but I think its gone too big and lost its original purpose. Still its always good to have a wander around.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Catch the water bus


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Avoid the rush hour and travel this way. With all the developments in the bay area many people commute this way.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Llandaf Cathedral

How many stories can this path and cemetry tell?

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Jane Austin's house

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I think its always interesting to see where famous people lived.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Solitude & reflection?

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A bit of winter sun and a quiet think.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Banana Cake

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Ingredients.
8ozs self raising flour
2 very ripe bananas
4 ozs demarera sugar
4 ozs melted butter
2 eggs
10 ozs sultanas
In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas, then add all the other ingredients apart from the sultanas.
Mix well, and then stir in the floured sultanas last.
Put in a greased and lined cake tin. Bake in the middle of the oven at 300F for approx 2hours.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Riders of the storm

By: Bob Liang
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It would have been good to say that we came out of the sun, but this is Wales after all, so it was from the rain that we emerged.
This was from the ride last Saturday.


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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Bobby Mcgee - Janis Joplin




This song has been going round and round in my head all week. Originally by Janis Joplin but probably made popular by Kris Kristopherson. Janis's life like many other hugely talented people ended too early.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Winter veg.


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Now we are officially into Winter some of the vegetable joys to look forward to.
Ummm............ warming stews and casseroles.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

A pastoral scene

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Hey, there are sheep on my lawn.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

A garden like this

It would suit me fine and certainly help keep me fit maintaining it to this standard.
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Alms houses - Sherborne

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If I didn't win the lottery, or I come across hard times maybe I would be lucky enough to end up here.