I managed to get reasonable view of the solar eclipse this morning with my hastily-constructed observatory in the garden.
The clouds parted and I used Jonathan’s monocular backwards to project the image onto a white-board.
The last time I did this was in Mozambique in 2001 with simpler equipment!
Wow – what a great event! Thanks to everyone who help make the launch of The Vestry such a success. Particular thanks to interior designer Michala Naughton, Hewitt&Carr Architects, builder Steve Connolly, caterers Soiree Food Catering, to mum and dad for all their support and to Cllr Andrew Riley for officially opening our new offices
We enjoyed spending an hour checking out the feathered visitors to the table. This is one of two resident woodpeckers.
This is the sight that greeted me on my return to Beeston after a family trip to Tyn-y-Waen. Snow fell on Boxing Day evening, and freezing nights and the absence of children have kept it in good condition! Not a squirrel in sight.
Can Islamabad beat this?
Great fun riding with Jonathan, negotiating 6 lanes of crazy traffic, over taking motorcyclists, shooting past donkeys pulling carts to reach the beautiful and tranquil Rawal Lake.
David has offered his redundant clock for use in Beeston. It has a diameter of 65 cm and is electrically powered [under test at the moment].
I wonder whether it would look OK on the garage at No. 16 [as below], or shall we see if there’s a suitable spot in Beeston Square where it could act as a focal talking-point, perhaps with a “Patrick Family” label?
Selling logs this afternoon at the Poacher Pocket in Chirk, next to the Llangollen Canal, took this picture as I was taking a break in sales. What have you been doing this afternoon?
Today is Dan’s 21st birthday and I’m so pleased to be spending the day with him as it’s not often we get to spend time together. What a handsome, charming, intelligent, modest and all round great guy he is. Just like his Dad….