Thursday, 28 December 2017

Christmas At Kew 5

A last post to finish off the Kew photos - and videos

Monday, 25 December 2017

Happy Christmas From JR

Happy Christmas to all my blog-followers.
Thank you for visiting the blog throughout 2017.
Final light show of the trail:

Video for Christmas Day

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Christmas At Kew 3

Many of the natural trees were well lit too

Good heavens - more video!

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Christmas At Kew 2


One colour changing tree



 Singing trees

Video to prove it!





Monday, 18 December 2017

Christmas At Kew 1

Definitely a 'must see' attraction.
A one mile trail of lights and music around Kew Gardens

First light display
And video!

Friday, 15 December 2017

Snowy Redbourn 2

St.Mary's Church - Redbourn


One of the bellringers had walked under this branch literally minutes before it crashed to the ground under the weight of snow

Monday, 11 December 2017

Snowy Redbourn 1

Back Garden

Front Garden

This sums it up! A North wind!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Well...It Makes Me Smile...

This makes me smile every morning when I get in the shower - nice to see someone has a sense of humour in the packaging design department!
It's a bottle of shampoo, in case it's not obvious.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Narnia Flower Festival - Flamstead - Last Photos

It wasn't all silver and white - there was some colour too!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Narnia Flower Festival - Flamstead - Post 2

More of the amazing displays from last weekend.
Hope you got along to St. Leonard's Church?

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Narnia Flower Festival - Flamstead - Post 1

The winter flower festival is being held at St.Leonard's Church in Flamstead this weekend.
The church porch has been turned into a wardrobe through which you enter...

All extremely clever and effective

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Foundling Museum

The Foundling Hospital admitted its first babies in 1741 and was open until 1954 when it placed its last child in foster care

It was founded by Thomas Coram and was the first children's charity and first public art gallery.
When looking for funding the charity targeted the wives of wealthy men as they thought they would be more sympathetic to the cause

Lots of precious artworks

Thomas Coram who would have preferred that I'd taken a better photo

Hogarth's "Gin Lane" showing the conditions on London streets in 1751

Timeline of the Foundling Hospital showing the building of the Thomas Coram School in Swing Gate Lane in Berkhamsted in 1935

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Cotehele - The Gardens

Very well maintained gardens - lots of volunteers!

There was even a garden guide on hand for you to ask, "What's that plant"?
She had a catalogue and told us he name and which nursery to buy it from.