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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

End of the Year Blog, January–June 2013


Its that time of year again when I go through all the photos of the past 12 months and remind myself of the lovely places I have been to, and happy events in my life. It has been a good year Smile 

I hope you will enjoy my selection.


Snow in the Cemetery!

Sunset on the way home from work.

Snow again, this time in our garden.


Whitstable Castle

Medieval houses on the river at Canterbury.

An amazing sunset, photo taken from our front door.


Seed head, Salutation Garden, Sandwich

St Augustine’s Cross, Minster, Thanet

Bare trees against a beautiful winter sunset, Sandwich.


Pebble art, Walmer Green.

Blossom, Walmer Castle

Amazing carving, Barfrestone Church, near Canterbury.


A Robin in our garden.

The ‘secret’ garden, St Peter’s Church, Sandwich

Colourful pansies in the Library garden


Beautiful rose after a rain shower, Sandwich

Our lovely children Joe and Alice, Cullins Yard, Dover.

An amazing sunset over Deal, taken from the end of the Pier.

The photos from July – December will follow in the next blog.

End of the Year Blog, part 2, July–December 2013


Sunset over Deal, one of my favourite photos Smile

Here we go with the second half of the year, I was without my laptop for about 2 months, and I think I am still catching up with myself regarding photos!


My daughter Alice on her Graduation day, she was determined to get her photo with this statue!

A rose in my garden, this one makes me smile in the middle of Winter Smile

The Shell Grotto, Margate. I love this place and visited it twice this year, once with my daughter and once with my photo buddy Sheila (we won’t mention the long winter afternoon Sheila and I spent driving round in circles to find the Grotto, only to find it was closed for the Winter……)

An extra photo for this month, my lovely cat Misty, now 15 years old and starting to look and act her age. I love her to bits!


A beautiful owl, photo taken at Wingham Wildlife Park.

St.Peter’s Church, Sandwich.

Taking a bath together Smile


Lunch in The Mermaid Hotel, Rye, to celebrate my sister in laws birthday.

One of the beautiful Sunflowers in the Library Garden.

Hollyhocks, Sandwich.


Beautiful Deal, as seen from the end of the Pier on a sunny day.

Rough seas, looking South towards Kingsdown, another photo taken from the Pier.

Medieval building as seen from the ‘Ask Restaurant’, Canterbury.


Ruins of Walmer Court, next to Old St. Mary’s church, Walmer

Stormy sea, Kingsdown.

St. Andrew’s Church, Deal.


The flooded Children’s Playground, Sandwich. The Salutation Garden was also flooded, I hope they will be able to repair the damage very soon.

Peg doll Angels, painted and dressed by me. Christmas presents for various people Smile

This Camellia has bloomed in my garden for most of December, it is just beautiful.

The Greyfriars , Canterbury. This beautiful little building will the subject of my first blog in 2014 – I will straighten the photo up before then!!!

And finally,






Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmas Tree Festival 2013

The words in the book read:

Twas the night before Christmas and all thru the house nothing was stirring because they were all down the pub..

Yule love it!!

The Annual Christmas Tree Festival in St. Peters Church in Sandwich was held at the beginning of December, as always it was a lovely display, and very hard to choose a winner in each category.

This one was beautiful, I love Rudolph Smile

Alice in Wonderland

I visited the display on the first day it was there, we had had our 40th Birthday party of the Library being in its present building in the morning, which was a very enjoyable event, preceded by lot of hard work by the Sandwich Library Guild and the Library staff, so this was a lovely peaceful contrast to the hustle and bustle of the morning.

The twelve days of Christmas

The ‘Partridge in a Pear Tree’ from the tree above.

As always a beautiful sight met me when I went into the Church, it is quite hard to know where to look and where to start taking the photos.

A very unusual and pretty tree, this one won its category Smile

Every tree on show had its own beauty, a lot of work had gone into each and every tree, and of course the setting is just perfect for such a display.

And finally, this could have been written just for me…..Open-mouthed smile