Monthly Archives: April 2014

Solar Storm in a Teacup!

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Selling our house has proved a little more difficult than we imagined and it’s all down to Solar Panels
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Weekly Photo Challenge – Letters 6

One more contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge taken last year in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Both relate to food.

 

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The Blue Pumpkin

We had a fabulous Ice Cream ‘breakfast’ in this restaurant.

Notice the script, which is in Khmer the language of Cambodia. The Khmer language has an unusual Script which is very different to ours in the West but also different to other surrounding countries.

Blue Pumpkin Restaurants make their own ice hygienically, which meant we could safely eat it.

This is  unlike many of the restaurants where ice is sawn off a larger block on the back of  a lorry by hand before being dragged through the streets into the kitchen (Yuk!).


In the same town we came across this sign advertising smoothies.

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A roadside sign advertising Smoothies for a different restaurant!

I don’t fancy number 5! Do you?

Green and Gold

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I think this is probably the best time of year on my journey to and from work. Spring is in full flood. This morning the scenery was shrouded in mist; shades of grey surrounding the world as I passed by.

This made the journey home this evening all the more impressive as I passed by a patchwork of golden yellow rapeseed infiltrating the vibrant green of conventional crops.

Unfortunately I never really get a chance to photograph it on my journeys to and from work so this is a written memory (photo  below is a Stock Photo).

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The journey from Long Crendon to Waddeston via Winchendon Hill gives fantastic views on a sunny day. As well as the fields the verges are in harmony with dandelions peeking through the long grasses. In Whitchurch the palette changes with blue Wisteria and Ceonothus bushes against the walls of the houses. These are slightly ahead of our own which will soon come into bloom. Then it’s back to green and gold as I head down to Swanbourne. On the other side it’s fields full of lambs and on to Drayton Parslow, Bletchley then home.

I will definitely miss this journey in years to come. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters 5

This image of me was produced on a Dot Matrix Printer at the Science Museum in 1977. If you look closely you will see it is composed of thousands of letters and other characters. It was quite revolutionary in it’s time – several years before printing as we know it.

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Weekly Photo Challenge:Letters

Unpicking the Strands

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It’s not until you decide to move you realise exactly how much you are tied to a location. Moving country even more so.

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Spain (Seville) 1987

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As part of an aim to blog earlier travels before leaving for Tanzania, the Spain (Seville) Page is now live with content.

Follow the link to see much more detail and more pictures. 😀

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters (Anita 1)

IMAG0861_BURST002_COVERHow long do people with ‘mobility issues’ have to pull over for? Bit unfair don’t you think?!!!