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Forgot

Here are some photos from December that I forgot to post. From the waterlogged wastelands north of Slough.

Autumnal

Went for a wander on Sunday the weekend before last from Wallingford to Swyncombe Down and then to Henley. Really nice day for taking photos: today’s theme is trees.

Ewelme

Here’s some photos from my wanderings at the weekend. This week it’s the charming village of Ewelme in Oxfordshire and an equally delightful nearby pig farm. Factoid of the day: the building in photo #19 is apparently the oldest state school in the country.

Droplets

Went for a ride on the new Emirates Air Line cable car at the weekend with blodgett and another acquaintance. It’s pretty awesome and heartily recommended. Unfortunately while we there it rained continuously so instead of photos of the amazing view here’s a collection on the theme of rain droplets.

Fluffy

Out wandering high up in the Chilterns near Russel’s Water I came across these pretty fluffy things. No idea what they are as usual. Perhaps some sort of dandelion? Blodgett would know. Daily factoid: perusing the previously linked Wikipedia article, I discovered that these plants are adjacent to a pond featured in Chitty Chitty Bang […]

Mascot

The protagonist was thrilled to finally meet his long-standing hero, cyclopean freak “Mandeville”, at the Paralympic rowing this weekend.

More Castle

I spent last weekend visiting some northern acquaintances in Yorkshire. On Saturday we went on an adventure to Richmond Castle via Darlington. And a very pleasant castle it is too! It’s got a nicely preserved keep which you can climb to the top of for some excellent views of the quaint market town and surrounding […]

Rochester Castle

I had some surprisingly well-timed holiday booked this week so I decided to visit a nearby(ish) castle at Rochester. The last time I came here I was a small child and all I remember is being terrified by how tall and massive it was. Some shrinkage has occurred over the last twenty years. Still it’s […]

Red Flowers, Big Stone

Title says it all: some red flowers in a field last weekend: I don’t know what sort they are :-(. Also a big stone in a place appropriately called Ibstone: Wikipedia thinks the stone is marking the Bucks/Oxfordshire border, which is a bit mundane. Also I’ve decided that driving is among the most stressful and […]

Bodiam Castle

A cloudy bank holiday weekend seems the perfect occasion to spend the day wandering around a National Trust property with the family. So off we went to Bodiam Castle yesterday. This has got to be one of my favorite castles: it’s so cute and well formed! Somewhat like Skipton Castle. Some photos I took: