The Gnome with the Tome

The Gnome with the Tome

The Gnome with the Tome was the star of Christmas. Having wanted and been denied a garden gnome for the pond, Sylv supplied and surprised me with my very own look-alike. For the moment he sits on the piano, regarding my playing with a rather stern gaze, In the summer...
December Miscellany

December Miscellany

This is a backdrop painted by a couple of the younger employees at The Ropewalk. Makes me want to write a scene from a play to go with it.  Here’s another seasonal snap, a Christmas Tree made out of plastic bottles – part of the Methodist Chapel’s...
Wheelbarrows and Gardens 2019

Wheelbarrows and Gardens 2019

The lengthy preparations paid off – another great weekend. The weather was dodgy but managed to stay clear enough for folk to wander the streets until half way through the Sunday afternoon which saw a heavy shower forcing Barrow Band to scamper for cover. The...

From Rye to Ramster

Our trip to the Deep South focused on Ramster Hall, just over the Sussex border in Surrey, where Tim and Helen celebrated their wedding. A grand do in a stunning setting – and great weather too. This, though, is a rare picture of us all dressed up.  Steve and...
Barrow Wheelbarrow Weekend

Barrow Wheelbarrow Weekend

Wheelbarrows everywhere!  And support from across the Atlantic from Joe and Jui, though they do seem to be taking it easier than we were back here in Barrow.  There were 90+ decorated wheelbarrows this year, plus open gardens and lots of things going on in the Market...
December celebrations

December celebrations

First of all, Berny and Steve’s 40th Wedding Anniversary. You can see it was an occasion for joy and for many cakes. (To get an idea of the cakes you’ll have to go to Shuttercal  or Blipfoto.)  Of course, December is a time of visiting for – or to be...

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