Monday, 26 September 2011

Week 21/52 142-148/365

142/365 Cattle crossing, Dorset

143/365 Boscombe pier (from underneath)

144/365 This was chocolate sponge pudding and ice cream (and it was delicious)

145/365 Flower border

146/365 A pupating caterpillar

147/365 A cygnet

148/365 From the top of Westbury Hill

Monday, 19 September 2011

Week 20/52 134-141/365

Rog and I have been away for a few days. I took over 150 photos while I was away, so I'm a bit spoiled for choice this week! Here are 8 of my favourites, just to give a flavour of our break.

134/365 We broke the (relatively short) journey from mid Wiltshire to south Dorset at Sparkford, where I was fascinated by the mark left on the table by my glass, which to all intents and purposes appeared to be round!

135/365 We stayed in a small village called Winterbourne Abbas on the A35, but our accommodation was set well back from the road, so was very peaceful. The roof of our digs is shown lower left in the photo.

136/365 Very close to the Jurassic coast, first port of call was West Bay, Bridport. Sadly no fossils found on this expedition.

137/365 Had a long circular walk starting at Abbotsbury, climbing to the top of the South Dorset Ridge . . . .

138/365 . . . then descending to walk along the coastal path next to Chesil Beach back to Abbotsbury

139/365 No holiday of ours is complete without a visit to a Roman site. This is the best mosaic in the Roman Town house in Dorchester

140/365 Having been a lifelong fan of the works of Thomas Hardy, a visit to Casterbridge (Dorchester) was a must

141/365 Followed by a visit to the cottage where he was born

This week you have been treated to an extra picture, to make up for the fact that a 365 covers 52 weeks and 1 day!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Week 19/52 127-133/365

127/365 Autumn is here and the leaves are turning and falling already

128/365 Raindrops on my windscreen

129/365 The first of my home grown tomatoes ripening up on the windowsill

130/365 Primula cheese and chives spread on digestive fingers, my new favourite comfort food

131/365 Some flowers picked from my garden

132/365 A butterfly on the Michaelmas daisies

133/365 A sudden influx of sparrows eating something on my driveway, I can only think it might be seeds blown from the tall white daisies in the flower border

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Phoenix Giftwrap

As promised yesterday, here is the list of the Phoenix Giftwrap that I have available - it is not a complete list, more will be posted over the weekend. All flat sheets are 50p each, minimum purchase of 5 sheets please, to provide stability for rolling, postage 75p (any amount). Some sheets are folded and cellod with a gift tag, these are 60p each, no minimum, but cant be posted in the same pack as rolled paper, so postage again 75p (any amount). These are 50% of the prices in the Phoenix catalogue. Please comment on this post to reserve your paper, and then email me at so I can send you payment details, thanks

GW99 Airport, 4 sheets available

GW89 Candles, 3 flat sheets plus 2 folded with tags

GW75 Miaow (cats) 4 flat sheets

GW96 Happy Birthday, 3 flat sheets, I folded sheet with gift tag

GW79 Hearts, 3 flat sheets (Reserved)

GW36 Treasure Map and GW41 Map of Fairy Lands (Reserved GW41), 2 flat sheets of each

GW104 Mermaids, 4 flat sheets

GW101 Scooteer girls, 4 flat sheets

GW102 Handbags and shoes, 2 flat sheets

GW51 Transport, 3 flat sheets

GW52 Wedding, 3 flat sheets

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Watch this space

You may (or may not, depending on how long you've been following me) remember that I am a Phoenix Trader, I sell the fabulous Phoenix Trading products which you can view here.
However, due to various events that have happened/will be happening to me and my immediate family during the course of 2011 I have decided to cease my trading activities as of now.
I currently hold quite an amount of stock, and I shall be selling this off at greatly reduced prices both on here (first) and then on Ebay.
Tomorrow I shall start listing my gift wrap sheets - each sheet is 500mm x 700mm (19.5" x 27.5"), the paper is of extremely good quality, with a foolproof cutting grid on the reverse, and will be approx 50p per sheet (plus postage) which is less than half price.
So, if you think you will be needing any wrapping paper for birthdays, weddings, Christmas, or any other gifts in the near future, please come back here tomorrow to see my first few listings.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Devizes Carnival and International Street Festival 2011

The Devizes International Street Festival is held on August Bank Holiday Monday each year. The Market Place is closed off for the whole day, there are numerous bands and entertainers of all descriptions performing all day long, and this year we even had our very own Rebekka Brooks lookalike telling stories to the children (scary, or what!)

The Carnival is always held on the Saturday after the Bank Holiday. We usually go down to have a look as the floats are assembling on the Green, I love to capture the children's faces when they aren't posing for the camera. The last shot shows the usually busy London Road just as the town is completely closed off for the Carnival Parade.