Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Christmas - the Aftermath

Sadie is woken up from sleep on Boxing Day and counts her toes to make sure they're all still there, watched by Yojojo and Lau-Lau. On 27th she is out for a walk with Mummy.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Christmas Part Three

Sadie takes on Daddy at air hockey and scores a goal.

Christmas Part Two

Wear this 'at, Sadie. Not on your nelly, granny!

Sadie's Big Christmas Prezzie

Her daddy put the kitchen together without any swearing, and it was an instant success. It has an oven on one side and a dishwasher on the other. (What will a girl grow up expecting?) And there is a fish to put in the frying pan and a tin of soup.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Painting with Granny

Sadie liked the type of painting where you just brush water onto the picture and the colours emerge.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Beach Road

This is the road at Happisburgh that is falling into the sea. Six houses were scheduled for demolition, and show signs of having been vacated in a hurry. The back garden in the third pic has almost gone, and the white bungalow is the last house left on the street.

Monday, 19 December 2011

The North Sea

The new sea defences (or even de-fences) at Happisburgh in Norfolk.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Bulls, Cows and Pups

Seals on the beach at Horsey in Norfolk yesterday.

Friday, 16 December 2011

The Latest Model

Sadie models the new Turbo 800 washing machine.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Early Christmas Prezzie

Sadie's uncle and aunt Steve and Jules are off to New Zealand for Christmas, so they gave Sadie her present early, a lovely poncho. She pretended to be playing a pan pipe, but it was a red pen!

Thursday, 1 December 2011


For quite large birds, short-eared owls are very agile. Even fast drive rates get only two or three frames before the bird is on the ground.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

One More Go at the Wols

Another 40-minute dash to Burwell after work for the last fifteen minutes of daylight. This time I stood on the bridge over the lode and was partly hidden by the sides. All photos at 1/1000th second at high ISO.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Dusk Patwol

There were wols everywhere at Burwell this afternoon, in golden sunlight.

Dressed for Winter

Hat and Wellies. Job done!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Wot, no wols?

Nope, too windy for the poor little dears. So Miles, Ann and I were reduced to photographing each other, muntjaks and RAF Tristars. The kite-style wol was from last weekend.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

More wols

It looks like the African veldt, but it's still a fen in Cambridgeshire. Ann is very tired at the end of the safari.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Short-Eared Owls

Lovely low winter sun at Burwell Fen was perfect for photography of the owls.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Along the Lode

We went to Burwell late in the afternoon to see the Short-Eared Owls. Saw one at a distance, and a Barn Owl closer, but the sunset was already upon us.