Wednesday, 16 August 2017

August 16th, 2017 - Photo 228 of 365

Buckingham Palace
The Royal Standard was not flying over Buckingham Palace tonight, so I presume that no-one was home... Photos can never do justice to a place like this, and it's just absolutely awesome. Until recently I hadn't been here for many years, but I have now been twice in a matter of weeks. It's not the best photo of it, but I was here on bowel cancer book photo business tonight 😊

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

August 15th, 2017 - Photo 227 of 365

Reading Material
I am really enjoying reading Substance by Peter Hook, which is his autobiography of the New Order years. I think it must be one of the longest books I have read in a long time, and I am not one of the world's fastest readers, as I definitely go through fits and starts 😊

Monday, 14 August 2017

August 14th, 2017 - Photo 226 of 365

The Lake
Sometimes I get to drive to some pretty impressive scenic locations. Shottesbrooke Park was looking absolutely amazing today, and of course Prince was very happy to stretch his legs here too! 😊 I did post a photograph taken here earlier in the year, but today on a perfect summer's day it was well worth doing a second photo.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

August 13th, 2017 - Photo 225 of 365

Dusty Springfield's Grave
It wasn't until I began walking the dogs around Henley before work, that I became aware of Dusty Springfield's grave being in the town. It's very understated, which is no bad thing, and I always see flowers on it when I walk past, so she is certainly not forgotten. In the churchyard, as far as I can tell, this is the only grave of recent times. The other graves seem to be from the 1800s and earlier. 

Saturday, 12 August 2017

August 12th, 2017 - Photo 224 of 365

The Jam
I still have my original copy of 'Town Called Malice' by The Jam, which top the singles chart in 1982 just as I was turning 16 years old. But this isn't that copy, as this is a piece of art I have just bought. Created by Morgan Howell of Supersizeart, these limited edition prints are reproduced from his original paintings of classic singles. I am waiting for the frame I've ordered to arrive, and then it can be seen in its full glory.

Friday, 11 August 2017

August 11th, 2017 - Photo 223 of 365

New Employee
Today I had a lunchtime visit from my sister and niece, so I thought I would get young Anna to do a little work for me on the forklift truck! I think she is a better driver than me 😁

Thursday, 10 August 2017

August 10th, 2017 - Photo 222 of 365

Pub Signs
The pub close to work, The Dog & Badger, has undergone a major very expensive renovation in recent years. We must be talking hundreds of thousands of pounds... It's now quite upmarket, and many a fine car can be seen in its car park. It's a bit too pricey for me, not that I drink before, during, or even after work these days 😊 In fact it's more a restaurant than a boozer. The pub has retained its name, which isn't always the case these days, and I like that. However I am nore so sure about the pub sign... I have to admit that I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to pub signs, and just love the classic old style painted sign. The rather modern looking sign on display here doesn't really do it for me, almost verging on the tacky, but what do I know of course 😆