Travel-blog - sea and sky :)

By: sandiquiz, 2:35 PM GMT on August 23, 2014






It is over three years since I last visited the coast of this small island. The first 30 plus years of my life I lived in Yorkshire, which has almost 50 miles of stunning coastline, from rugged high cliffs to stretches of flat, golden sand. A trip to the coast for sea air, refreshing breezes, and a fish and chip supper, was something we could do on a regular basis.

For the last 25 years I have lived in the centre of England...

Updated: 4:58 PM GMT on August 24, 2014

The interlude blog

By: sandiquiz, 3:39 PM GMT on August 07, 2014

As promised, I only left the 100 year Anniversary of WW1 blog on display for a few days,
And until I get around to writing the next blog....on "something completely different" .....here is a return to the Coffee Blog:-)





Café au lait (French for 'coffee with milk') is a French coffee drink. The meaning of the term differs between Europe and the United States; in both cases it means some kind of coffee with hot milk added, in ...

Updated: 3:47 PM GMT on August 07, 2014

One hundred years ago....

By: sandiquiz, 9:12 AM GMT on August 04, 2014








Today, AUGUST the 4th, marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.





There is no one alive who actually served in the First World War so why should we remember?


Keith Simpson, military historian on why we should mark the centenary, by remembering.

"The First World War is within our living memory. For those of us of a certain age we can rem...

Down the garden path

By: sandiquiz, 2:51 PM GMT on July 25, 2014

Those of you who have been reading my blog the last week will know that I tried to teach my camera to fly! 
Although it still works, and will be great for a backup camera, it feels "clunky" and just possibly, not as sharp as it used to be.

So any excuse for a new camera!

I have seven cameras, most of them kept in a basket trunk on the landing..... my first point and shoot in pretty pink, a Canon Ixus, two more Panasonic P&S cameras, , ...

Updated: 3:14 PM GMT on July 25, 2014

Another New Camera #46 :-)

By: sandiquiz, 11:08 AM GMT on July 18, 2014




Intrigued by the title? Well, yes, you might be!


On the evening of the 17th I travelled to the next county to attend the retirement party of my ex-head of faculty. T had invited just the members of the department, both existing and like me, those who had left or retired.

There was a small group of 20, just the right number to get around everyone and catch up with what had been happening in the intervening years. It ...

Updated: 2:35 PM GMT on July 23, 2014

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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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