What a difference five minutes can make!

By: sandiquiz, 2:26 PM GMT on January 17, 2015




The new year blog had been up long enough, I thought, but was wondering what to replace it with. When I got out off bed this morning, I looked out of the window and saw we had had a keen frost. The roofs of my neighbours houses were covered in a white film.

As I stood looking out at the garden, and breathing i some cold, frosty air, I realised the sky was going orange. Ah, a sunrise, thought I, so ran down to get the camera. Note t...

Updated: 2:29 PM GMT on January 17, 2015

A New Year! A World View #82

By: sandiquiz, 2:01 PM GMT on January 01, 2015

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL


A collage of the fireworks in London last night, or should that be this morning!



I was round at my neighbour's house for a meal and a game of MK monopoly, based on the special features of the town.



It was fun, but at 12 o'clock we charged our glasses and wished everyone a Very Happy New Year, then sang "Auld Lang Syne", and watched the fireworks on the TV.

After ...

Updated: 8:32 PM GMT on January 12, 2015

Christmas trip 2014

By: sandiquiz, 2:38 PM GMT on December 27, 2014

A very brief blog, with a few photos of my trip north, before we begin 2015 with a clean sweep!

Just after dark on Christmas eve, we packed up the car with overnight bags and a box full of gifts.
We refueled the car and headed north, onto a fairly quiet road. (Have you ever tried taking photos out of a car windscreen, in the dark, when the car is a sporty model with very firm suspension that feels every bump!) The shot below of the quiet road wa...

Updated: 12:45 PM GMT on December 28, 2014

New blog coming tomorrow!

By: sandiquiz, 3:33 PM GMT on November 30, 2014






November 30th, is the first Sunday of Advent.

When is Advent?

Advent takes place on the four Sunday's leading up to Christmas Day.

What is Advent?

Advent marks the start of the Christian year. It is the four weeks before Christmas, beginning on the nearest Sunday to November 30th. . The word Advent comes from the Latin 'Adventus', which means 'arrival' or 'coming'.

Those of you wh...

Updated: 10:53 PM GMT on December 26, 2014

The November event blog:)

By: sandiquiz, 12:16 PM GMT on November 02, 2014

NOVEMBER 26th 1983 The Brinks-MAT robbery.

On this day in 1983, masked men raided the Brinks-MAT secure vault at Heathrow airport and stole 28 million pounds in gold bars, thought to be valued at around 75 million today. They also stole over half a million pounds in uncut diamonds.

"Just after dawn on November 26, 1983, six armed men burst into the Brink’s-Mat warehouse at Heathrow expecting to find 3 million in cash. Instead they stumbl...

Updated: 5:28 PM GMT on November 29, 2014

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I have been a WU member since September 2005. Now a retired teacher, enjoying my garden, writing, sketching, taking photos, and having great fun!

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