Anything Goes 2
A diversion from transport pictures
The FAMOUS Keukenhof Gardens in Holland.
Any amazing display of several million bulbs.
Cloud formations in the UK and other parts of the World.
Poole in 1965. Prints reproduced from old 8mm movie film.
I regret the prints are of poor quality but are kept for historical interest.
A wide selection of non transport pictures.
The Electric Museum at Christchurch, Dorset now regrettably closed.
Various aspects of electricity use and an early Bournemouth electric tram.
McIndoe and East Grinstead.
Archibald McIndoe (Later Sir).
Museum, Hospital and the story of plastic surgery that started in WW2 with the pioneering work carried on air crews by the great man.
This was also the start of the Guinea Pig Club.
Touring India in February 2000.
An amazing country to travel in and experience.
TREES - TREES - TREES
A look at UK pubs and pub signs.
Lake Garda, Desenzano, Venice, Varona & Milan.
Milan Cathedral roof visit.
COOKING BY YOUR HOST!
Various meals prepared over the festive season
2012 / 2013
We travel to Peking (Beijing) and visit The Great Wall of China,
The Ming Tombs, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
& Tiananmen Square.
Then to Nanjing and the Mausoleoum of Sun-Yat-Sen.
Wuxi and The Grand Canal and onto Shanghai with its famous Bund.
In Xian we visit the Terracotta Warriors.
On to Guilin and a river trip to see the spectacular Rock Stack scenary.
To Canton and The White Swan Hotel and the famous market in the city.
Our last port of call is Hong Kong which is a vibrant city with a 24 hour life.
A fantastic holiday that leaves much to think about both in pictures and memories.
A pastime that keeps the brain active and at the same time produces excellent pictures.
Compton Acres Gardens in Poole, Dorset.
A look at these well known gardens in Spring time showing the wide variety of plants and trees on offer.
Kingston Lacy House, Wimborne, Dorset.
A private group guided tour of the grounds, flower gardens and park ares of this lovely National Trust property.
Barrington Court (NT) Ilminster, Somerset
A delightful National trust property, acquired in 1907, that is empty of
furniture and in the way the NT acquired it.
The property was restored by the late Colonel Lyle of Tate & Lyle sugar refiners fame.
The flower gardens were designed in conjunction with Gertrude Jekyll.
Autumn colours in Poole, Dorset.
Shepton Mallet Carnival 2013
This is the first time I have visited the Somerset Series of Carnivals that takes place in Bridgewater, Weston Super Mare, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Wells & Glastonbury during November.
I visited the Shepton Mallet evening and after seeing the carts (They are not floats) my only words are;
WOW, WOW, WOW
I have never seen such large carts before with so many themes.
Most of the large carts consisted of two vehicles with the lead one being powered.
The size of the double combinations was much the same as modern three axle road articulated trailer with some being additionally powered by a pusher vehicle at the rear.
Interspersed between the large carts were many smaller ones that consisted of dancers, costume clad performers, and much, much more.
It was interesting to note the age range of carts participants was from about six years old to eighty years old plus.
The lighting on the carts was mind blowing with thousands of lights on each and all accompanied with very loud music.
I particularly liked the War of the Worlds cart and music.
All I can finally say is;
I SHALL BE RETURNING TO ONE OF THE CARNIVAL VENUES IN 2014.
If you are able to go to one of the carnivals in 2014 - GO
If you are in the Torquay area do visit this outstanding Past Times Museum at
Fore Street, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon TQ1 4PR
With every area of the museum bringing back memories it is very easy to spend ALL day looking at the exhibits.
I can also recommend the Tea Room that provide an excellent Devon cream tea.
The gift shop is well stocked with many tempting items to purchase.
A great day out for all ages.
A four day coach trip to the West Country with stops at Dorchester, Dorset, Ottery-St-Mary, Devon, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, Torquay, Devon, Teignmouth, Devon, Dawlish, Devon and Bridport, Dorset.