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No one is an artist…

No one is an artist…

…unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition. Claude Monet Machrihanish as Monet might have viewed it 🙂 Machrihanish, Nr Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland.

The Eagle has flown…

The Eagle has flown…

Still can’t get used to the look of Portland since HMS Osprey has gone. Portland with Weymouth in the background.

Great way to re-purpose something very British…

Great way to re-purpose something very British…

Like many other phone boxes throughout the country, this one has been turned into a small library. What a fantastic way to make use of a great British icon.

Build a man a fire…

Build a man a fire…

… and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. Terry Pratchett

The Bluebell…

The Bluebell…

The Bluebell is the sweetest flower That waves in summer air: Its blossoms have the mightiest power To soothe my spirit’s care. There is a spell in purple heath Too wildly, sadly dear; The violet has a fragrant breath, But…

Believe me, my young friend,

Believe me, my young friend,

… there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (Should be on the list of books all children should read or have read…

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