Friday, June 05, 2020

More jigsaws

I may well look pleased. This "Tree of Life" was very tricky! Finished early in April.

The clocks and compasses were also not easy - the fact that the picture was on the base if the box didn't help us to start with! We finished this one in mid-May.

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Europe Day - May 9th 2020

To celebrate Europe Day, Harry painted stones with European flags and spread them around the village - most are still there, though one or two have been "adopted", or maybe they are simply travelling.

Three spotted on Monday 31 May

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Peace in Europe

How I would like to see VE Day renamed "Peace in Europe Day"! There is too much of the "Two world wars and one World Cup" baggage attached to it, especially in the still too obvious brevity undercurrents. Maybe I'm just too sensitive, but...

So as a small gesture to myself and others who share my views, I posted on Facebook asking for "75 years of Peace in Europe" in as many languages as possible. 

Here is the result:

75 años de paz en Europa (Spanish)
75 de ani de pace în Europa (Romanian)
75 anni di pace in Europa (Italian))
75 ans de paix en Europe  (French)
pax in Europa (pacem Europa). (Latin
Taika Europoje  (Lithuanian) 

75 години мир в Европа  (75 rodini mir a Europa)
Mír v Evropě (Czech)
Mir u Europi!   (Croatian)
75 лет мира в Европе (75 let mira a Europe)

75 lat pokoju w Europie (-Polish)
Pokój w Europie. (Polish)

75 Jahre Frieden in Europa
75 års fred i Europa. (Danish )
75 års fred i Europa (Swedish) 
75 jaar vrede in Europa - Dutch

75 bliain de Shíocháin san Eoraip ( ☘️Irish)
70 bledhen a gres yn Europa  (Cornish)
75 mlynedd o heddwch yn Ewrop

ħamsa u sebgħajn sena ta paci fl'europa (?Maltese)

 سنة. السلام في أوروبا (Arabic) 
75 san. alsalam fi 'uwrubba.  (Arabic)

75 שנות שלום באירופה 
(75 shanat shalom be’europa)

We have Greek as well.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Flowers outside


Cyclamen from last year

Tête-à-tête daffodils

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Jigsaw number 2

The Old Sweet shop. A difficult one - kept us up past midnight on our third session!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Sustrans Millennium mileposts and time trail

On National Cycle Network, NCN 6,  just off the B6047, on the opposite side of the road from the chemical works.
The design is one of four used on the signs which were erected in 2000. This one is `'the Cockerel", by Iain McColl from Scotland, and was inspired by Miro's "The Fork" and Brancusi's "The Cock"

I am having problems tracking down the Miro "The Fork", though forks appear in some of his work. Anyway, here is  Brancusi's "The cock" (1924)

This black disc(below)  is part of the Millennium Time Trail, a puzzle which, it seems can no longer be solved as some eejits have stolen the odd plaque here and there.

Saturday, February 15, 2020


Finished a couple of days ago ...we spent three evening sessions on this. All about the sixties - took us right back!