Tuesday, 26 November 2013

ifon 10

ifons - an occasional series of experimental images taken with my iPhone and processed using iPhone apps


 C-LOUD

Sunday, 24 November 2013

ifon 9: Waiting for a train....


The boredom of waiting for a train in Saltaire is relieved by the pleasant view.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

ifon 8

ifons - an occasional series of experimental images taken with my iPhone and processed using iPhone apps


LEAF LITTER

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Barn


I seem to be attracted to patterns in things just lately.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Three points of view


Lost in the Mists of Time



Reaching Saturation Point



In Black and White


Saturday, 10 August 2013

ifon 7

ifons - an occasional series of experimental images taken with my iPhone and processed using iPhone apps


SWEET SWEETPEAS

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

ifon 6

ifons - an occasional series of experimental images taken with my iPhone and processed using iPhone apps


SKYLIGHT

Thursday, 25 July 2013

ifon 5

ifons - an occasional series of experimental images taken with my iPhone and processed using iPhone apps



MILLING ABOUT IN SALTAIRE

Sunday, 21 July 2013

ifon 4

ifons - an occasional series of experimental images taken with my iPhone and processed using iPhone apps


SUN TRAP

Saturday, 20 July 2013

ifon 3

ifons - an occasional series of experimental images taken with my iPhone and processed using iPhone apps


DECAY

Friday, 19 July 2013

ifon 2

ifons - an occasional series of experimental images taken with my iPhone and processed using iPhone apps


POLEAXED

Thursday, 18 July 2013

ifon 1

ifons - an occasional series of experimental images taken with my iPhone and processed using iPhone apps


PUFF

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Images of.. A royal occasion: Garter Day 2013

The Annual Garter Day ceremony at Windsor Castle

HM The Queen, accompanied by HRH Prince William
in the procession down to St Georges Chapel for the Garter Day service
Photo © Sarah Williamson and used with permission

 HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York

HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
and Sophie, Countess of Wessex


HM The Queen, with HRH Prince Charles
and the Duchess of Cornwall

Viscount Linley, his wife Serena, Lady Helen Taylor and her husband Timothy,
Daniel Chatto and Lady Sarah Chatto.



Sunday, 2 June 2013

Images of....The National Memorial Arboretum

near Alrewas, Staffordshire. These are some of the various memorials and gardens.



The Merchant Navy Convoy woodland - 2535 trees, each representing a British merchant ship 
or fishing boat lost during WWII

 Ex-POW Association - dedicated to those incarcerated in Stalag XIB, XID & 357 during WWII.
The gates commemorate those opened by the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars on 16 April 1945,
which freed 17,000 POWs


RNLI - and the associated garden designed by Chris Beardshaw



 National Remembrance Garden

 Railway Industry Memorial

 Royal Artillery garden




Sunday, 10 February 2013

A letter from my Daddy

Amongst my late mother's personal mementoes, I came across a letter to her from my father, written - I think - on her 25th birthday. They had been married for three years and were living with my maternal grandfather. (My grandmother had died suddenly only six months before.) My mother was in hospital, having given birth to me, her first child, three days earlier. The letter touched me so much that I have copied it out here so that I have another record of it.











128 Big Barn Lane
Sunday 1-45pm [probably 22 June 1952]

My own Precious,

I feel I must write a little note to you pet as I have been thinking of you all day - every minute. We have had Family Favourites Billy Cotton & Ronnie Whistler on & all requests seemed to fit in so nicely for us.  I hope you heard some of the programme.
Auntie [Alice] has just gone up home to put washing in so I snatched this opportunity of writing.
I shall be glad when you can come home as I feel as if I am missing part of Baby's life.
It is best for it to be away from you though except for meals 'cos it will give you chance to get well again.  Don't try to get up too soon love as you can take it gently when you come home as I shall have some time off [work] while you get your sea-legs.
I spent all last night polishing & cleaning pram and polishing carrie-cot. Your Dad wasn't late back (9.30) & first thing he said was "How are they".  
He's as pleased as punch. They have drunk its health in champagne (ugh!) with Mr & Mrs Bryan.
I drank to your health & baby's when I treated Charlie & Harry to a cup of tea & a round of toast at Sutton on Friday.  Lashing out!!
Oh pet I'm so in a whirl over it & I feel so relieved I don't know where I am half my time.
I think of you & seem close to you everynight special just before I go to sleep. It's been 11ish so far.
I am going to get changed in a bit & Auntie will be back by then & we are going to Cemetery & then soon it will be time to come to see you again. Roll on.
Beauty & Paddy [the pet budgerigars] are chewing away to each other - its like over the garden wall.
Well my precious I will close now & post this so you will have it tomorrow morning to pass the time till evening when I come again.
I do love you pet & I'm airso [everso] pleased we've got a little girl & she's lovely.
All my love to you both & give her a kiss from her Daddy next time you nurse her & look after her, straighten her feathers & tell her Daddy will be coming soon to bring you both home to see him & look after him again.
Does she have dimples when she laughs? I'll bet she does.

All my love to you both then darling
Yours for ever & ever 
& Always
R--------

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"A kiss for every candle"
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