Thursday, 30 June 2011

A Tale of Two Sisters - An' The Adverb's a Cissy!


I haven't blogged here for such a long time and I apologise, dear readers.  But there's a reason - a good reason, honest!
My sister Barbara came to visit from the hot deserty salty air of Karratha in the North West of Australia for six weeks, armed with a Brit Rail pass for two - and we travelled the length and breadth of England, trekked hither and thither, investigated every bit of woodland, moorland and craggy landscape we could find. We saw wildlife galore in the strangest places, doing the strangest things!
Seagull eating chips in St Ives

Squirrel in Sefton Park, Liverpool
Red Robin, Red Lion, Dittisham, Devon

Hareshaw Linn, Northumberland
Bunny on Northumbria University Campus, Newcastle

St Bees nr. Whitehaven, Cumbria

Preening Swan at Windermere

Digitalis Overdose in Durham!

Heron up a Weeping Willow, St James's Park, London
Moorhen makes a nest in Dover
Family of Ducks in Calais

We flew to Corfu for a week of wonderful wild scenery awash with birds, butterflies and beautiful critters.
Beautiful Butterfly settles on Ground
Stunning Bird in Treetops

Tortoise Crossing the Road
Yellow Butterfly in the Pink (Orange?)
Cheekiest Parrot EVER!
Window-Box Wild Cat?

We rediscovered our roots in LOVERLY LIVERPOOL.

Back to my street in Liverpool 1
My Nanna's house in Liverpool 15

In short, we had a BALL and I'll blog each trip in GLORIOUS DETAIL - so - WATCH THIS SPACE!


On 16th June, I was published FOR THE SECOND TIME by the fabulous FLASH FICTION CHRONICLES with a tongue-in-cheek, 'about writing', piece about the ADVERB.

 Here's the link:

Flash Fiction Chronicles: Adverb: Amigo or Adversary
...and if you go to the 'Little Leaf Guesthouse' Facebook page at:
you'll find 'Adverb' posted there too!!  Thank you Little Leaf - the best B and B not only in St Ives, Cornwall, but in the whole country too!!

 My commissioned article about GORGEOUS LA GREZE and the stunning countryside and hilltop villages of the MIDI-PYRENEES in Southern France has been published online by TRIFTER.  Here's the link:
Gorgeous La Greze of the Tarn
John and Judi of La Greze
So...thank you for your patience constant readers...
...And I'll talk to you soon


  1. All amazing images.
    Wonderful blog.

  2. Thank you so much. I'm sure I recognise your photo from Wikinut or Triond. Am I right?

  3. Yea, It's so nice to meet you here again.
    I love your blog, I'm learning to blog.