Category Archives: A Personal Viewpoint

Avoiding the Cut

WP is cropping your images to fit a Refreshed Reader as many of you know, and annoying a lot of photographers in the process. Can you minimize the damage done to your compositions? Yes, you can. Read on… I’ve spent a … Continue reading

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A Wedding to Remember

Last Sunday our darling daughter, Sophie, married Ashley at Hever Castle on a beautiful and memorable day. It was the first dry day in weeks and a weather writer in The Times newspaper commented that: ‘After days of showers, Sunday … Continue reading

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Departing

We are finally departing. The packing up is complete, the house lies empty – a mere shell of its former self, the windows like soulless eyes. New owners will now create, craft and shape a new home. We wish them … Continue reading

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Packed Up

After two days of packing, our house now stands half-empty and our possessions are housed on palettes within containers awaiting delivery to our new home next week. In the process, our home of 32 years has lost its character – … Continue reading

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A new horizon

Moving house has been described as one of life’s most stressful experiences. For us it’s been a long journey with its ‘ups’ and ‘downs’. Selling our house was the easy bit. Finding our next house has been a five-month marathon … Continue reading

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An Unfolding Tragedy

Most of you reading this will know that just before noon on Saturday April 25 an earthquake (magnitude 7.8) struck Nepal. The epicenter was about 80Kms NW of the capital Kathmandu and the seismic centre of the quake was calculated … Continue reading

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Holiday Housekeeping

It’s a fortnight since I posted an entry on this blog, and in the meantime I have to confess (somewhat shamefaced) that apart from occasionally signing in to WordPress once or twice to check if there were any comments that … Continue reading

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