Friday, 31 December 2010

The Last Blog of the Old Year

Sadie with the tv remote control.

Thursday, 30 December 2010


They Had No Choice, it says on the Animals in War Memorial in Park Lane. Not that many of the fighting men had very much choice, either. Mr Cooper may have had more choice than most, and he made it from lieutenant to captain and lived to the age of 20. The Rush of Green is the last sculpture by Epstein and stands outside the Household Cavalry's barracks on Carriage Drive. It rushes from the fashionable shops and houses of Knightsbridge toward the green space of Hyde Park.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

A Day in the Life

I was imitating Ann with this light misty pic in Kensington Park this morning, a slow-speed pan on the 'Snow Storm' in Hyde Park, and an evening view of the Bayswater Road.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Cemetery and Lights

Today we visited Ian and Tessa in Highgate and went to the cemetery. Then we took the Tube back to the West End, to Oxford Street in the sales and lights.

Monday, 27 December 2010

Kensington Things

Anish Kapoor's installation in Kensington Park, cars in the Science Museum, German chip shop in Hyde Park, and a skater outside the Natural History Museum.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

If it's Hyde Park, it must be London

A German-themed food fest in Hyde Park. No snow in central London, but the Serpentine was frozen

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Christmas Day

Sadie had so many prezzies we all had a turn at opening them.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Sadie's Christmas Outfit

Midge all dressed up for a cold Christmas.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

The Wonder of Christmas

Sadie is fascinated by the decorations on the tree.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Madingley Trees

Fresh snow overnight for Cambridgeshire.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Albert's House

Christmas would not be Christmas in Toft without Albert's house being lit up.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Madingley Hall in the Snow

Two images from the grounds of Madingley Hall this afternoon.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Serious Sadie

Sadie at seven months is no longer a baby, but a rather serious, watchful infant interested in gadgets and wary of strangers. She still has a lovely smile.

Thursday, 16 December 2010


A volume of the Manchester Evening News from 1956 decorating a table at the Varsity.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Reed Bunting

A very smart little bunting at Wicken Fen on Saturday.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Water Rail

We had not seen a water rail for nearly twenty years, never mind photographed one.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Exhibition Annie, No. 2

Of course, she knew that I was trying to take an 'art' photo ...

Thursday, 9 December 2010

The Beautiful Light

Jane Goodall discusses her book of the title above with another artist at the Varsity Hotel.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Gemma the Guitarist

Gemma was playing classical guitar pieces at the exhibition viewing.
85mm at f/2.2, ISO 3200.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Exhibition Annie

Ann at the Varsity Hotel in Cambridge this evening where a private view took place of her work and that of three other artists. (First outing for my new 50mm f/1.4, a replacement for the previous lens, which had developed a fault.)

Winter Wonderland

A Toft meadow in the frost.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Eating Time

The locust clock at the corner of King's Parade and Bene't Street in Cambridge. While the pendulum swings below, the insect moves the main disc, while blue lights indicate the time (ten to eight). 1/6th second exposure.

Thursday, 2 December 2010


Snow up to the eaves, wolfpacks down from Scotland, living on cold baked beans (us, not the wolves) so Sadie and her granny wrap up nice and warm and listen to nursery rhymes on iTunes.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Measure for Measure

Continuing the Shakespeare theme.

Saturday, 27 November 2010


Shakespeare walks into a pub. The landlord says, "You're barred!"
Ha ha de ha ha!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Much Ado about Nothing.

"Mum, what's so great about primates?"
"They have opposable thumbs, Rhinaldo."

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Call themselves Primates!

It wasn't Caesar who said, "Friends, Rodents, etc.", it was Mark Anthony, cos Caesar had ceased to be, he was an ex-emperor! They know nothing, these lemurs!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

Grey Wolf

One of the four wolves at the Cotswold Wild Life Park. They had a fairly small enclosure for such long-loping animals.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

Foot and Mouse

In accordance with the government's plan, six month-old babies have to have work experience. You're 'aving a larf, in'cher?

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Edith's Sense of Wonder

Edith was laid to rest today. Tributes spoke of her sense of wonder at the natural world. Here, last April, she was fascinated by Fin's little hand.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Beach Hut Dentistry

How to remove the rotten ones.