Monday 30 September 2013

A view from up high

This has been part of my world for the last three years where in my spare time I have been trudging round a building site taking photos of the conversion of an old Hospital. It was my parents world during their working life and the work was more of a tribute to them. These photos are some thing they would never have seen .

 This is Fairmile Hospital as it looks now, my parents worked here most of their life.

 The lived in the village of Cholsey, in the distance you can see Didcot Power station
 And here we look over towards the Town of Wallingford
and last a landmark with can be seen round the area, Wittenham Clumps.
The photos were taken from on top of the boiler house chimney something my parents would have seen every day they went to work. If you would like to see more then check the  link
Taking part in Our World Tuesday

Red Poppys

This was taken a few years ago and is a poppy that was growing in the back garden

Taking part in  Macro Monday & I Heart Macro

Sunday 29 September 2013

Friday 27 September 2013

A photo from 1966

This photo was taken by my Father back around 1966 at Bovingdon Tank Museum, since then I always wanted to go back and visit again

It was 47 years before I returned
Have a great Weekend.

Thursday 26 September 2013

Stormy Skys

Looks like a storm is brewing up, well it did rain that night at Fforest Fields campsite

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Ducks on the Bank

Along with the odd pigeon, they seemed quite tame but no doubt that is because they get fed here along the bank of the Kennet in Reading.

The Memorial Gardens

King George the V Memorial gardens are near the Royal Berks Hospital in Reading.

The Garden was created between 1835 & 1840 as part of a smart development at Eldon Square. It was taken over by Reading Corporation in 1944 and converted to a garden of Ease for the residents of Reading.
 The statue in the garden is Rufus Daniel Issacs (1860 - 1935) first Marquis of Reading, Attorney General & Lord Chief Justice and Viceroy of India. It was carved by Charles Sargent Jagger and set up in New Delhi, in the late 1960's it was moved to Reading and set up in the gardens in 1971.
 Taking Part in Our World Tuesday.

Sunday 22 September 2013

Snail on the Wall

Taken a while ago of a snail creeping along the wall of my house

Taking part in Macro Monday

Sunday Photo

The Duck House
A new addition to the round lake at Fforest Fields is this floating duck house

Saturday 21 September 2013

The Prudental Building

This was one of the buildings that was built for the insurance company Prudental during the 1980's when they demolished the old Huntley & Palmers factory, you can see how it looked by clicking on the link.

 It's not a particularly  nice building but I did notice something on the roof just right of the center  Buddleia had started growing there.
Have a great weekend

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Sun on the Hillside

I spotted a rainbow arcing over the hillside last Friday evening so ran off to get my camera forgetting I had a camera phone, this is what I ended up with.

Part of the disappearing rainbow.


While walking round the lake at Fforest Fields campsite  I came across these bulrushes

Have a great day

Sheep on the Hillside

Sheep grazing on the hillside by Fforest Fields campsite in Wales.

Monday 16 September 2013

The Blade

The Blade is an office block which dominates the town of Reading, the name comes from the sharp end of the building.

 The photos were taken from the carpark at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and as you can see below the building is taller than the surrounding town
Taking part in Our World Tuesday

Sunday 15 September 2013


Took this photo of a clematis while away in Wales for a break last week.

Taking part in Macro Monday & I Heart Macro

Saturday 14 September 2013

Sunday Photo

Flowers on the Altar

I find it hard to make my mind up which is nicer. Have a peaceful Sunday

Friday 13 September 2013

Jacksons Corner

Jacksons Corner in Reading. Tis place is an institution and where thousands of school children have been out fitted with new uniforms for school each year including me .