Coffee Blog - by request!

By: sandiquiz, 1:12 PM GMT on May 26, 2015

I had promised to update the blog yesterday, but I seemed to lack both the energy and the imagination.

Then this morning, Bogon said he had awoken and thought of coffee, which in turn made him think of me and my "coffee Blog"..... so here it is.

So, pull up a chair, throw a cushion on the floor, make your favourite coffee, or tea if you prefer, and come and "chat a while"...

Updated: 5:38 AM GMT on May 28, 2015

What couldn't you live without?

By: sandiquiz, 9:04 AM GMT on May 04, 2015

I was racking my brains for a suitable blog topic when Google's daily doodle caught my eye.

The latest doodle celebrates the 360th birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori, the man widely credited with inventing the piano.

He was born in Padua on the 4th May in 1655, in what was then the Republic of Venice.

According to Google, the instrument Cristofori invented was referred to during his lifetime as a harpsichord that pla...

Updated: 8:35 AM GMT on May 22, 2015

#23 Hodge AND Splodge! - And the rest .....

By: sandiquiz, 4:54 PM GMT on April 27, 2015

You have been very complimentary of the images I posted of my mini trip to the south coast, and even though the weather did not put on its Sunday best clothing for me, I had a relaxing time.

Before I finally leave the south coast and the photos I took, here are a few more, to round off the trip.

This was the Guest House. A very impressive Edwardian house, with huge rooms and high ceilings. I was tucked away in the o...

Updated: 9:06 PM GMT on April 29, 2015

Caption Fun #30 ~ The UK in miniature :)

By: sandiquiz, 4:52 PM GMT on April 18, 2015

Link to Blog ONE - Buckfast if you haven't seen it yet :)

Link to Blog TWO - Brixham and William III, if you haven't seen it yet :)


On day three of my Devon visit I decided to re-visit Babbacombe Model Village, seen about 30 years ago.

The model village at Babbacombe was opened in 1963 by Tom Dobbins.

Two photos "stitched" together o...

Updated: 3:10 PM GMT on April 23, 2015

Torbay, Brixham and William III

By: sandiquiz, 10:57 AM GMT on April 11, 2015

Link to Buckfast if you haven't seen it yet :)

After leaving the Monastery of Buckfast, I headed south to the far side of Torbay and the fishing village of Brixham.

The position of Tor bay in an eastward facing cove, about 8 miles across, means it is out of the prevailing westerly winds. Its sandy beaches and mild climate have given rise to the nickname of the English Riviera.

The top of the lette...

Updated: 7:51 AM GMT on April 13, 2015

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About sandiquiz

I have been a WU member since September 2005. Now a retired teacher, enjoying my garden, writing, sketching, taking photos, and having great fun!

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