The interlude blog

By: sandiquiz, 3:39 PM GMT on August 07, 2014

As promised, I only left the 100 year Anniversary of WW1 blog on display for a few days,
And until I get around to writing the next blog....on "something completely different" .....here is a return to the Coffee Blog:-)





Café au lait (French for 'coffee with milk') is a French coffee drink. The meaning of the term differs between Europe and the United States; in both cases it means some kind of coffee with hot milk added, in ...

Updated: 3:47 PM GMT on August 07, 2014

One hundred years ago....

By: sandiquiz, 9:12 AM GMT on August 04, 2014








Today, AUGUST the 4th, marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.





There is no one alive who actually served in the First World War so why should we remember?


Keith Simpson, military historian on why we should mark the centenary, by remembering.

"The First World War is within our living memory. For those of us of a certain age we can rem...

Down the garden path

By: sandiquiz, 2:51 PM GMT on July 25, 2014

Those of you who have been reading my blog the last week will know that I tried to teach my camera to fly! 
Although it still works, and will be great for a backup camera, it feels "clunky" and just possibly, not as sharp as it used to be.

So any excuse for a new camera!

I have seven cameras, most of them kept in a basket trunk on the landing..... my first point and shoot in pretty pink, a Canon Ixus, two more Panasonic P&S cameras, , ...

Updated: 3:14 PM GMT on July 25, 2014

Another New Camera #46 :-)

By: sandiquiz, 11:08 AM GMT on July 18, 2014




Intrigued by the title? Well, yes, you might be!


On the evening of the 17th I travelled to the next county to attend the retirement party of my ex-head of faculty. T had invited just the members of the department, both existing and like me, those who had left or retired.

There was a small group of 20, just the right number to get around everyone and catch up with what had been happening in the intervening years. It ...

Updated: 2:35 PM GMT on July 23, 2014

A Nature Walk:)

By: sandiquiz, 8:41 AM GMT on July 09, 2014



On Sunday morning I decided to go for a walk with my camera.

This was an event for two reasons.....

Firstly, I have been having problems with my knee for the last four or five months so walking any distance was difficult, but the last week it had been feeling better, so I decided to try it out and go for a gentle stroll to the wood.
It is only across the main road, probably less than half a mile away, but it was much furt...

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