Category Archives: The Human touch

Chalk Track Walkers

We are back on Ivinghoe Beacon in Bedfordshire today, on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. Barely a hill, but it’s the nearest thing to free-standing high ground in my area of Middle England. It’s composed of chalky ground, so … Continue reading

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Shopping is Bliss

I’m not entirely sure that everyone would agree with the central tenet of this message. I know there are ladies who are partial to the occasional bout of Retail Therapy. I also know a lot of men who hate going … Continue reading

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Window Cleaning

I was walking through the vast space that connects the two interior shopping malls at our local shopping centre when I spotted today’s image. This is window cleaning on a grand scale using a Cherry Picker (aerial lift platform).  This … Continue reading

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The Conversation

I was sitting in a light airy canteen overlooking the Thames yesterday having a snack and watching the conversations going on around me. Body language can be fascinating. There were couples slumped in chairs saying nothing, groups of women convulsed … Continue reading

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At the top of the steps

Today’s image is of the pedestrian footbridge that crosses the railway line at Heyford station. We stopped here actually to take a look at the Marina on the side of the Oxford Canal that runs directly alongside the railway. The … Continue reading

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Descending the Staircase_2

I don’t often re-work or edit images previously posted but on this occasion I’m making an exception. Do enlarge the image to see the full effect. Today’s image is a cropped version of the full frame image that I posted yesterday … Continue reading

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Descending the Staircase

Retirement offers opportunities to do what you want when you want. It’s a freedom that is unrestricted by many of the issues that shackle us all during our working lives. One of the things we enjoy is visiting Country Houses … Continue reading

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