Archive for October, 2013


Rainbow skull by Chris Padgett on Flickr – click on the image to go to his page…

I like to do a post for Halloween and in previous years I have featured owls and Jack o’ lantern and Will o’ the wisp.

As a former archaeologist, I have always (more…)

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Five aspects of my personality…

It will soon be November, and November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), so for a change from my usual content I’d like to share this random writing exercise with you, as I found it very interesting when I tried it a decade ago.

I’ll say more about the source of the exercise later, but (more…)

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Bumble bee on dahlia, Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire, August 2013

I’m still ploughing through all the pictures I took on holiday in Pembrokeshire in August. These are from Picton Castle, near Haverfordwest. Here I will mostly focus on the garden, but (more…)

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The newest Tenby lifeboat…

During our recent stay in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, we went to visit the lifeboat station. In fact we came across it by chance, as we had been walking up Castle Hill to the museum and just (more…)

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The walled garden at Colby…

This was my first visit to Colby Woodland Garden, near Amroth in Pembrokeshire, for decades. So it was my first visit with a digital camera. The garden is (more…)

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The monastery on Caldey Island…

No holiday in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, is complete without a trip across the water to Caldey Island, famous for its Cistercian (Trappist) monks.

We set off around 10am on (more…)

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A Herdwick ram at Cardiff Country Fair…

We went to the first Cardiff Country Fair at Cardiff Castle on Sunday. It was a glorious sunny autumn day.

I wasn’t happy with the way my photographs were going, so I thought at least I would take these portraits of all the different sheep breeds there for (more…)

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