Scavenger Hunt 101 – An Extravagant Food

“O Oysters,” said the Carpenter,
“You’ve had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?”
But answer came there none–
And this was scarcely odd, because
They’d eaten every one.

The Walrus And the Carpenter – Lewis Carroll

O Oysters

(Photographic Scavenger Hunt 101 – the full list)


A Plague Upon Us.

We seem to have a Plague of Ladybirds in the new house. Within seconds of opening a window they’re everywhere. There are a lot of infestations that could be worse.

  • They’re Cute
  • They’re Red
  • They’re Pretty
  • They Eat Aphids (lots of Aphids – up to 5000 in an average Ladybird lifetime)
  • They have white feet (who knew?)


Prints and Cards available in my shop.

Tuna is the only thing that can make this better.

The boy has been in the wars again, after a fight with something (most likely one of the farm cats) his eye became swollen and infected resulting in a general anesthetic, blood tests and a course of antibiotics. The bandage on his leg was to cover the spot they fitted a catheter and stayed on for about five minutes when we got home.

Not There Yet.

I drove through Halfway today – Halfway is a hamlet in the civil parish of Welford in the English county of Berkshire. It is located in the district of West Berkshire and the Newbury parliamentary constituency. It is called halfway because it is situated half way between Newbury and Hungerford on the A4 road. It also so called as it is halfway between London and Bristol. (source Wikipedia)


Birnbeck Pier

Had a meeting in Weston-Super-Mare today so on the way back I stopped off to take a quick photograph of Birnbeck Pier. Despite many proposals for regeneration the pier remains in a state of dereliction. It still houses the Weston-Super-Mare Lifeboat Station but has been closed to the public since 1994 and is on the Buildings At Risk Register.