Sunday, 21 March 2010

Music time.

My favourite song......and singers too.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Back (and it hurts)

Thank you all very much for all your kind comments and Emails,gave me a bit of a glow but maybe that was from those damn great machines they shove you under in the hospital?
I cant answer you all individually but be assured your cheques are in the post.
What was thought to be sciatica turned out to be a crushed vertebrae and while testing for my misbehaving blood they found another devil in the woodpile but luckily early stages so curable for which they start zonking in two weeks time.
My posts will be erratic for a while as I move very slowly now except for the toilet so you can all have a rest from trivia.

Friday, 12 March 2010


Closing down for a while...trouble with my blood....too purple. xx

Last words

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


Outside my shop (The Saturday shop) in Kensington park road,now a snazzy Italian restaurant.
To tell the truth I was far more interested in clocks and Victorian toys and didn't go in for buying peoples treasured possessions unless they were the above and not worth that much anyway...So went into stripped pine (one of the first)
where hard work was part of the deal excuse pun
Stuck it for a while but London started getting unfriendly what with drug pushers, muggers,parking wardens and market inspectors each with their little nasty empires so we moved down to Somerset which was about ten years behind and live happily ever after. Except the traffic wardens followed us down.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

79 Oxford Gardens

My kitchen,suitably decorated. taken mid sixties.
Rolleiflex 4x4

Sunday, 7 March 2010


I knew all the words to this when I was 12 years old.
Getting to the age when I can remember all the words again.


wacom tablet.....recently.
Using the tablet because my studio is freezing cold( one side all window) and too damn expensive to heat,thats the trouble with north light.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Friday, 5 March 2010


They dont make em like that anymore.(so I'm told)

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Shoreline West Mersea

Strood Channel,Silent Annie at moorings with Peldon church and village in the background
Reflections on the marsh at high water.
Photos by Mersea Pearl

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Tuesday, 2 March 2010



How cars should have stayed.Clean lines and sensible though a mini version would look naff.

A Norfolk beach.

Many summers past

Monday, 1 March 2010

Deepest Wales...secret valley

In my slightly younger days I cleared all this land(part of my brothers estate) with a hand sickle,saw and a scythe. Originally the brambles were some four to six foot high and no grass just a muddy track. up on the right was a magic pond that I also cleaned.(bottom picture)
I could have done it in a fraction of the time using a motorised strimmer but I hated the noise in such a peaceful place, anyway motors are only good on motorcycles.
In my next life I want to be a forester assuming there are any forests to clear and assuming the owners don't mind them being cleared by hand.
I am thankful That I got so much pleasure from this little piece of land....Much better than going to the pictures or even a decent party.