Archive for May, 2012

Smile for the camera …

Monday, May 21st, 2012

On Friday, James and I took a day off and went for a nice little walk. It wasn’t this one, (that’s a biggy) but a part of it (time is of the essence on a weekday). We walked along the Oxford canal from Somerton, through boggy fields of cows and calves, over the railway line, waving at the passing train and driver (exciting!) and along a quiet footpath when we saw these beauties.

These Jersey cows liked the grass on this side of the fence more than the stuff on their side. I found myself quite fond of one in particular and I think she liked me too …

Who ate all the pies

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

It is officially Spring but still feels like winter to me. A good excuse to eat some comforting food. If you like a good pie get yourself down to the the Wessex Pantry. I’ve had a few and they are probably the most delicious in the entire world. Packed to the very brim with tender and tasty fillings. I liked the Venison, and the Steak and Kidney pud was yum yum yummy. If you eat veg with them you feel a bit healthier.

Stone me

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Our friend, Ron Kamen, spent the bank holiday weekend on a three day stone sculpting course in the Oxfordshire countryside. Here’s his stone creation.

Ron says it looks more like Sylvester Stallone than the sleeping Buhhda’s head it is meant to resemble.

But we think it looks great.

I like the idea of creating something solid. Something that’s not just pixels on a screen. Then gone.

For more information, here’s a link to Bernard Johnson, the chap who ran the course.