Fruit on the table. Office snacks at Microsoft Skype Prague.
Eden, in September, for some careers in the tech industry type stuff. Lovely.
“There’s a new bench in Castle Meadows.” said Ewok. Thank you Earth Trust.
An evening wander around Tallinn.
Hotel view (another one).
A week with the team in Tallinn. There and pack through Helsinki.
Did you know there was a hole in the wall?
With this job I get to spend time in Tallinn. I can think of worse things.
Will this be the last winter for the old, mouldy, windows? I hope so!
A little walk on the hill above Streatley and Goring
We (all of us) took the slow train to Pontarfynach.
To see the waterfalls at Devils Bridge.
Which involved climbing steps.
Lots of steps.
And climbing over iron bridges.
But they were rather pretty.
The train was pretty epic too.
A most marvellous walk from the Farm House (a most excellent last-minute find from lovely Fay) to “the city” as F called it, or Llangrannog to the rest of the world.
For such a long distance hike many rest stops were required.
But the destination was well worth the effort.
Windy walk almost ended with us being blown off the ridge to Ram Head Chapel.
Last year May in the garden came early. This year lots of rain meant it’s arrived late.
Past May in the Gardens: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.
Dog friendly Hurst Castle for the day: a mile-and-a-half walk from Milford-on-Sea along the spit (with a hello to Norman and Zoë along the way).
Ewok slept well.
Wallingford Bunkfest was awesome, and what better way to round things off than a Lantern Parade? Huge work from F and many many helpers to pull it off.
More piccy’s on flickr.
The big sunflower towers over the garden.
Taking Ewok and Megan for a walk on the clumps.
The beginning and the end of yesterday across the fields around the house.
I could grow slowly old contentedly here.
Musee de Montmartre
Opposite Georges Pompidou centre
…and as the birthday girl at the Hotel Gramont Opera – best small hotel in Paris?
A bike friendly city even if the drivers aren’t (bike friendly).
Merci’s second-hand book cafe (www.merci-merci.com)
Upstairs at Shakespeare and Company (shakespeareandcompany.com)
Finding our next stop
After many months work, my scale model of paris-west was completed just in time for us to use it instead of a tourist map when visiting the city.
Views from 283 steps high: from the dome of the Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre, Paris.
Someone had a great sense of humour when they installed the potting shed.
Thanks to John Davies and family, who we randomly bumped into, for recommending going up to the top, and to the anonymous Irish man who counted the steps.