Sunday, 11 December 2011


Odd Names in the fore this week.

Last night at the pub a lady mentioned that a family in Derbyshire had named their little girl 'Chlamydia' deadly serious joke. perhaps she has a brother called Syphilis  .... poor little girl.  They apparently liked the name but obviously didnt know the meaning. 

My mothers cousin's offspring has named their new boy 'Montague Odysseus'   that is cruel.. what a flipping mouthful.

We were discussing the name Judas on the way home from leicester today,, do people name a child Judas?   Definately Jude (we have one in the family) which is a variant of the name Judas.  According to thinkbaby names, Judas is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people ... hmmmmm... I remember a boy in my class at school called 'Adolf'  and even at 11 years of age thinking his name was a tad strange.

Perhaps the goverment should police names instead of lunchboxes? definately in the case of Chlamydia!

Monday, 28 November 2011


Phils Diva Party

Phil's 50th Diva Night 

I went as Harold Lloyd.. 

Shouting up and down the street.. PHIP PHIL PHIL for ages and knocked at loads of doors.. all because i coundnt remember the orange door he he

Phil became Audrey

Ian becomes Jane


Whatever happened to baby jane ... 

above the Queens mother..


Tracy Lee Collins.. semi finalist of britains got talent.. cracking artiste

Black Black's and blown out white.. for Audrey

OMG... she was scary.. ELSIE TANNER  of course.. random party goer who invited herself to Phils party the night before 

Sunday, 27 November 2011

June Tabor

June Tabor and the Oysterband very very good at Leicester Demontfort hall,, image of Jan with Elton

favourite track from their new album

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Deborah Harkness Discovery of Witches concludes

Oh dear.. got this very wrong.. and have apologised to said author who has now notched up several points in my estimation ahead of Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches
following my sorry letter and explaination from Jill via Deborah

Dear Jill,

After finding the page in question, re-reading the cat exit and digging a big hole for me to drop into.. apologies for questioning Deborah and her written word
Cheers for the reply

(who needs more magnification in the eye area and is now dropping into the hole)




Subject: RE: Question on Tabitha F.A.O. Deborah,

Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:13:00 -0700

Dear Kathy,
This is Jill, Deborah's assistant. She is away from her email at the moment but she's asked me to respond to your note.

I also worried about Tabitha but we don't have to--Deborah has taken care of her as well! On the very last page of the last chapter (p. 579), Tabitha is in her cat carrier in the RV, ready to head out with Sarah and Em and their friends. So Matthew and Diana looked after her for a bit, but within a very short time after Matthew and Diana left the Bishop house, Sarah and Em returned to pack up and took Tabitha with them.


Jill Hough

Assistant to Deborah Harkness

Monday, 14 November 2011

poetry with a photo

Drunk at the Keys.. unknown poet in Derby

Monday, 7 November 2011

Deborah Harkness Discovery of Witches

Just read Deborah Harkness 'Discover of Witches'  fantastic read and I raced throught it.  Simply unputdownable... you dont want to do anything else but sit and read.. devour the words and live for hours in the book.  The storyline is rich and colourful, Characters are fanciful but still believable, descriptions of places and buildings you are living them.. do i want to know more about Ashmole 782
however, there was just a little line about 'feeding Tabitha' that was not explained and it was annoying so I decided to write to the author and hopefully an answer will follow.
Hi Deborah,
Really loved your book and killed it over a couple of days.. so unputadownable
Just a quick question, I am puzzled over who was supposed to feed Tabitha when everyone left. Why was Em and Sarah concerned enough to ask them to remember to feed the cat before they went? silly you may say but it was the only thing in the book that was left in the air.

Anyway I loved your book and eagerly awaiting the sequal.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Roll in the hay for Archers addicts

Mum and I went to see 'Roll in the Hay' at Barrow Upon Soar on its travels through thek.

A celebration of the countryside through music and words. After several sell out shows with the author Louis de Bernieres, The Antonius Players return to the Fringe, this time with the actress Sunny Ormonde, better known as the outrageous Lillian Bellamy in Radio 4's hit show The Archers. Join them in this countryside romp and extravaganza of sizzling song, foot-tapping music, words, wit, stories, poems plus anecdotes from the world's longest running radio soap which celebrates its 60th birthday this year! A light-hearted take on all things rural.

Brilliant show with a very well put together variety mix.

Derby Open

2 photographs submitted for the derby open.. both on shotshack wet venice... red umbrella and header.. fingers crossed

Monday, 31 October 2011

Challenge 46 considerations

Out and about in Loughborough, Leicester, London, Barrow upon Soar, Sileby and GCR

below considered for anything goes


 Film Noir shots

GCR Playing with trains

just liked the reflection
 Carvans at barrow upon soar

london anything goes
  and one for colour
 shot in camden.. considered and nearly put this in for colour

and another considered colour (shot in camden again)

colour consideration,, liked the plane

first of 2 ditched story lines.. shot below taken in camden

colour consideration.. looking for marks and spencers in camden

late afternoon out in Leicester

shot in the shires. considered for anything goes

alternative autumnal shot

this was my autumnal shot,, taken in Loughborough

2nd of my ditched story lines,, this i very nearly went with (taken at GCR Loughborough)

Very very nearly chose this one for autumn (taken in leicester at the clock tower)

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Family, Fireworks and Good Time

Family time with fireworks and all round to party with jackets and sausages, pumpkins with mess & fireworks and oh no.. light 3 at once.. lets ditch them ... boring!