Rebellion on the Bridge

Rebellion on the Bridge

Rebellion on the Bridge For five days in July activists from Extinction Rebellion occupied Bristol Bridge. I walked past, and through it, most days. What is usually a busy, traffic choked part of town had been transformed into a carnival over the river. A pink boat...
Malvern Spring Show

Malvern Spring Show

Malvern Spring Show Another busy, long day at this years Malvern Spring show. The crowds were bigger and there was so much to see. Our first port of call is always the enormous Floral marquee as a lot of the best displays and stalls are here. You have to get in quick...
Welcoming Summer in…

Welcoming Summer in…

It’s the first Saturday in May. It’s sunny but there’s a freezing cold wind blowing down the back of my neck. I’m waiting for ‘Jack in the Green’ to arrive after his marathon dance from the city centre. There are a lot of people...

Get the bunting out!

Yes, get the bunting out and blow up the party balloons because it’s my birthday today. And it’s a milestone year – I’ve actually managed somehow to make it to 60 years of age. I can now look forward to free eye tests and minor discounts at the...

Waking the Trees

Happy New year to you all! Finally, the torpor of the festive season gives way to reveal the grey, cold, dark reality that is January. At first it feels a welcome release from all the frantic preparation and indulgences of the previous weeks. But as the dust settles...

Remember, Remember … Guy Fawkes

This year we didn’t have the granddaughter to take to the nearby organised display. We weren’t going to go but we ended up stood outside in our street and watched from there. I set my small Sony RX100 to ‘firework’ mode and took a few hand held...