Je ne regrette rien.

I wasn’t going to post again this year but whilst I was walking the White One this morning I reminisced about my year, as you do on New Years Eve.

I found that the memories of the early part of the year with its many concerns about Disabled Bro, frantic summonses to his hospital bedside and the “joys” of dejunking and clearing out his stuff have faded into insignificance since we’ve got him settled and content in care. The frustrations of the delay in R0X1’s arrival into the country and inefficiencies of the DVLA have also faded into insignificance. Pouf – irritating trifles.

Cold weather?

(This morning’s walk)

Pas de problem.

Driving down an empty D road in France one sunny September morning I had the first perfect moment (there have been more since) when it truly came home to me that I’m relaxed, happy, and living my dream. It’s been an amazing six months since I took to the road. It’s been a better year than I could ever have hoped and 15 is as yet untouched …

Bring it on …

🙂 🙂 🙂

Deluge: Episode VI – Return of the Fields (2014)

The rain has lessened, flood waters are receding and wildlife is reappearing. The ground is still very sodden – obviously these little fellas have their burrow high enough up the slope for them to have remained safe.

Big ears

I took this with the new telephoto at 300 mm and am really pleased with the lack of too much noise on the heavy crop –

Big ears - the crop!

Popped into Henley to collect an online order on Saturday. As I arrived in the shop the young assistant was finishing playing a riff on the air drums so I topped it off for him with a roll and a ting on the high hat. There followed a discussion on our respective preferences for air instruments and then he told me all about the air guitar world championships. I must remember to check them out on youtube.

I just love the guys in Rohan – they’re so ….. human (and very slightly mad, like me)!

(see “It finally happened” Freddy Mercury)

Triumphant trio.

        What a fantastic end to the year – in 8 days I’ve had 3 photos Explored on Flickr!

        I wish all of you  happiness, good health and success in whatever you do in 2014.


P.S. And on day nine … the trio became a quartet ….

The flooded R Loddon