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An Unforgotten Life

I recently went to the superb exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery about Charles II and his art collection.  There were four magnificent full length portraits hanging together, all of which were fascinating but this one I found very moving.



One of my favourite things to do on holiday (and I know this will come as a shock to many of you) is to sit in a cafe.  Occasionally I take a photo of the view from my seat at the table.  Then I look back at my photos and have no recollection of which place I was in.

Cat Imitating Art

I’m in the middle of watching Vanished By The Lake, a French mystery TV series filmed in Provence near a town, Esparron du Verdon, where we had a holiday a few years back.  This is one of a lot of photos I took – the cat wandered into the sculpture, in an artist’s garden, just as I was taking the photo.  No remembrance of where the garden was or how we came across it.

Gym Talk

I was tempted to repeat my gym changing room sign photo (see below) due to the delightful responses it received but my priority here is for safe entertainment and not to choke readers on their coffee.

Yesterday I was treated to a fascinating demonstration of feet drying with a hairdryer.  It shamed my own yoga position efforts

I try and swim about three times a week, and one expenditure I am clinging onto with dear life is my gym membership fee because it has an excellent 25m swimming pool which is usually fairly quiet and swimming keeps me calm and sane.  And more to the point there are NO CHILDREN.

In the past I have always gone swimming at the gym after work: around 6/7pm.  I noticed that conversations in the men’s changing room (I keep myself to myself and do anything to avoid verbal interaction with those around me) always tended to focus on football or the physical activity that has just been completed/is about to be started.

Now I have more time on my hands I start the day swimming, so am usually there between 9/10am.  I have noticed that conversations at this time tend to focus on hip and knee replacement operations.

Never Go To Bed Angry

Stay awake all night and plot your revenge.

Big Head

Sometimes even I can’t believe how good my photos are.

Clair de Lune

I’m about 75% towards my own satisfaction with this.  Its a mobile recording of my keyboard’s recording so sound quality ain’t great.

(Annoyingly I can only get this audio to play on Microsoft Edge and not Firefox I usually use.  Haven’t tried Chrome.  Will look into it.  See also Podcast 7/10/17 – that’s 7th October, dear US friends)


Yes really.  The sights you see in a gym changing room.

Autumn Sun

I’ve so much to write about but sometimes it’s just a photo that feels right.

I’m Back

Hit reality with a big bump, but as can be seen from the photo the last few weeks gave me some escape.