Welcome to my blog

This is my diary blog which I started when I retired from the Civil Service in April 2010. I like to include some of the things that I see and do with as many photographs as possible. Thank you for visiting my blog I hope you enjoyed it and will return to see what I have been doing. Or you could always join and be one of my followers.

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Chatham Dockyard

I went with some members of the camera club join several clubs on a trip to Chatham Dockyard.   We went on the submarine.

A tour around the Ropery  

Then around the Heart of Oak experience. 

It was a great place to visit and I hope to go back again later in the year. 

More photos on flickr.

Ham House and Richmond meetup

I joined the Hampshire Photography meetup group to a trip to Ham House.   Ham House is a National Trust House along the Thames.  

I did a couple of photos with postcards and toy photography model

After visiting the House and Gardens we went across the Thames.

And walked up to Richmond

A few more photos on flickr.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Hampton Court photography meetup

At the end of May I led my first photography meetup for the Hampshire Photography meetup group.  Fortunately, it was to a place I know really well.  The weather was not great but 10 of went to Hampton Court and had a fab day taking photos.   

More photos on flickr

Friday, 5 June 2015

Cushion cover

Having learnt how to use my sewing machine at Sew Pretty a few weeks ago I thought I would make a cushion cover and this is my first one.   I am exceedingly proud of my efforts especially as it includes a zip fastening.