Saturday 29 June 2013

Cholsey Festival

Last year Cholsey had a festival and in the evening music by a couple of bands This was one of them who's name escapes me

Have a great weekend

Thursday 27 June 2013

Monday 24 June 2013

Littlestoke House

Has to be one of the nicest houses you can walk past along a footpath leading to the Thames. It runs past the front door.

Taking Part in Out World Tuesday

Sunday 23 June 2013

Ferry Cottage

Ferry cottages in Littlestoke. I think the cottages were the home of the ferryman who used to operate the ferry over the Thames between Littlestoke and Cholsey now they look like the idyllic English cottage.

Saturday 22 June 2013

Little Wittenham Manor

Looking down from Wittenham Clumps to wards Little Wittenham Manor. The Manor is owned by Sir Martin & Lady Wood who started off Oxford Instruments where I worked for 31 years

Friday 21 June 2013

Castle Hill

This is Castle Hill as seen from Wittenham Clumps. The Hill used to be an Iron Age Hill Fort and you can still see many of the features from it.

Taking part in Skywatch Friday

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Signpost to the Clumps

Signpost pointing the way to Wittenham Clumps a local landmark along the Thames at Little Wittenham

I will be posting some more photos over the coming days.

Canoe in the Water

Canoe on Long Lake
Taking Part in Wordless Wednesday

Monday 17 June 2013


This is not far from where the Balloon photo was taken . They are all taken round the same lake.

Taking part in Our World Tuesday

Sunday 16 June 2013

Flame on

One thing I love to see is a hot air balloon and on a couple of occasions I have managed to get some photos of them being inflated.

Happy Monday

Sunday Photo


Saturday 15 June 2013

Abingdon Bridge

Thought we would go back to Abingdon for another photo along the Thames to the Bridge there which is actually two bridges separated by Nags Head Island over to the right of the photo. The bridge was first built as stone in 1416

The nags head is the white building you see to the left.

Friday 14 June 2013

Red Sky in the Morning

Red skys usaly means a rainy day but who cares after witnessing a sunrise like this.

Taking part in Skywatch Friday

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Steps in the Dawn

This is my 200th daily photo and I thought I'd show something different. It was taken around 7am one December morning near Christmas a few years ago. The place is the Orchard Center in Didcot which is built where an industrial estate used to be.

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Ducks on the Moorings

Couple of ducks at the moorings on the Mill Race at Goring on Thames

Taking part in Wordless Wednesday

Monday 10 June 2013

Old Culham Bridge

Culham bridge used to be part of the old road that ran from  Abingdon and was once a toll bridge (the tollhouse is still there). The bridge spans a cut called swift ditch which is made to bypass Abingdons shallows.

You can see this plaque on the bridge

This is looking across the bridge to the toll house

Taking Part in Our World Tuesday and Tina's PicStory

Sunday 9 June 2013

Going for the line

I posted a photo of a trotting race a little while back well I thought you would like to see what the last lap looked like. This is the race for the finish line coming off the last bend. The lady on the right went on to win this race.

Saturday 8 June 2013

Diamond in the Morning

Diamond Light Source.  You have seen the inside well this is the outside.

Taken ealry one Saturday morning

Friday 7 June 2013


A fellow blogger posted a sunset the other day and I realised that am lucky to witness some superb sunrises on the way to where I work. Around November time is best I will share with you a couple.

Both photos were taken from Hagbourne Hill in Oxfordshire and look towards the Thames Valley
Thank you to all of you who left messages on my guest A to Z blog yesterday.
 Taking part in Skywatch Friday  Have a great Weekend

Thursday 6 June 2013

The Thames Valley

Today I am writeing in the A to Z challenge Guest Blog .
This is one of photos in the blog it was taken from Streatley Hill and looks along the Thames Valley towards the Village I live, you can see the line of houses that mark it around mid photo.
I hope you have enjoyed the ramblings I wrote

Monday 3 June 2013

A Second View

The other day I posted a View of Cholsey and though I had many nice comments I said I was not happy with the picture, so here is another view a bit more like how I wanted it to be. This photo is a stitch photo

Taking part in Our Word Tuesday.

The Expeimental Hall

I've posted a few photos from where I work but I though you might like to see the experimental hall where it all happens and as Saturday was Diamond at Home where members of the public can visit the place I though you would like to see the view as they come in the building.. This is a stitch view of the place looking across the bridge.

You can see more of Diamond on

Saturday 1 June 2013

The Kennet Navigation

Yesterday I posted a photo of a lock being opened well on the other side of the lock is the Kennet Navigation which is a canal the river flows past way over to the left. It's called the navigation because the canal was dugout in places alone the Kennet to alow barges to travel between towns quickly and not get caught on the many bends and shallows along the river.