I guess everyone knows about ‘The Elf On The Shelf’. This one is called Chippie and belongs to my one granddaughter, and the other granddaughter has one named Rosie… The trouble these elves get into!
This is a detail in our local pub – The Red Lion. The owners commissioned an artist to paint portraits of eight of the craftsmen who had been involved in building the new brew house, but in the guise of ‘monks’. These amazing portraits were then reproduced on the oak panelling around the walls of the old bar area.
I’m really not sure there is any such thing as ‘responsible gambling’, but the profitable and influential gambling industry is always keen to promote its activities in a positive way…
After several weeks of persistent wet weather, a clear spell yesterday meant a really cold start to today, with mist and a ground frost. With fields all around us, it took only a moment to find a spot to shoot the early morning light.
It was Remembrance Day last week, but today was the first chance since then for me to pop up to our local Garden of Remembrance to see the poppy wreaths laid in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Very moving.
It was pretty windy today, and I was taken by how much the leaves on our driveway were being blown around.
Its about this time of year that we see Advent Calendars for sale – traditionally 24 small doors hiding chocolate treats, one for each day in December before Christmas Day. In recent years a desire to widen the customer base has seen versions with small bottles of gin or wine behind the doors, but this version, a CHEESE Advent Calendar really takes the biscuit…