Archives for 2015

Christmas Card

Christmas Card

White Hut

Rocky

surf

A stroll in the surf

Tradition. White Hut in December. Dinner at The View. Being blown by a gale.

Chilli Penguin

-2 this morning. Not a bad day for the Chilli Penguin stove to arrive.

Just in time. Cosy.

Blowing leaves

Team leaf blowing championship

Delivery delivered


Delivery delivered

Hanging out in Redmond


Hanging out in Redmond
[Hanging out in Redmond on flickr.]

TIL always rinse the machine after descaling with vinegar


TIL always rinse the machine after descaling with vinegar

Dorchester

Dorchester

Dorchester

Dorchester

Dorchester

Dorchester

Dorchester

Dorchester

Dorchester along the river. In the autumn. Colourful.

Dilemma

Look what I found

Found, one yummy Penguin, left behind by Herbie. Should I munch?

Blickling Hall

Blickling

Blickling

Blickling

Blickling

Blickling

Blickling

A beautiful late afternoon walk at Blickling Hall.

Blickling

Family pic (thanks awesome Aunty Fay!)

Blickling

and a nearly family picture capturing the boys.

Blickling

Blickling

Some monochrome too.

Morning Coffee

Morning. Coffee.

A year ago I had a similar drink in similar circumstances.

Holkham

Holkam Beach

Holkam Beach

Holkam Beach

Holkam Beach

Holkam Beach

Another lovely day on Holkham Beach.

Hotel View

Hotel View

Hotel Rival, Stockholm.

Training

Training

Who's training who?

Hydro Power

Planning Notice

Planning application for a small hydro power station on the River at Goring.

Daniel's Journal

Daniel's Journal

Lost. Found.

積ん読

積ん読

積ん読 [tsùńdókú] a pile of unread books, or "the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piled up together with other such unread books" en.wiktionary.org.

Lovely

Yogi

He's still bigger than me

Haircuts

Said Yogi.

I'm better looking too said Ewok.

The walk to the COOP

Morning Misty

Benson Lock

No milk. Ewok took me the scenic way to the coop. Problem solved.

Oxford

City

Stomping around Oxford.

Beach Life

M

The seaside

Ready, set...

I see nothing

Yogi went a long way out

Balance

Yogi and Pip

Yogi can't swim

"I didn't know Yogi can swim" said Grandad.

"He can't" said Finn.

Yucky drink face

Yucky drink face

Yucky drink face

Harvey wins. Again.

Through the window

Through the gamers window

Gamers at play.

A walk...

Fay, Yogi, Ewok

Family walk

Walking home

A walk with the boys.

Chess

Star Wars Chess.

Chess with H. I won. Mostly.

Photobomb

Photo-bombed

"Surprised?"

"I always look like this." said Yogi.

Kaffeologie S Filter

Kaffeologie S Filter

Kaffeologie S Filter

Kaffeologie S Filter for an AeroPress. Coffee. Through a filter.

The lookouts

Ewok

Yogi

The lookouts. They look out and look out. Until they see something that they are looking out for.

And then, they bark.

Oh yeah! Still there 😊


Oh yeah! Still there 😊

In Ewok's Field

Yogi and Ewok

Cousins

Breakie Time

Natural History Oxford

The artists

The gamers

Visitors from outer space

Lego starwars

Starwars meets frozen

Darth in a Dressing Gown

Sone folks from Star Wars came to visit.

Eden

Eden Tim Smit

Airnimal Bike facilities at Eden

WEEE Man at Eden

Eden, in September, for some careers in the tech industry type stuff. Lovely.

Rainwatching

Rainwatching

Packed and ready

Ewok - "I'm off"

Too much Yogi? I'm off.

Bunkfest

Bunkfest Lantern Parade 2015

Lanterns and the Contribution Poem at nearly the end of Bunkfest.

First Day

First (or maybe second) day

Or maybe second.

MUD

Mud and Howies

I missed the downpour. But the mud got me on the way home.

Morning


Morning

More Yogi Snaps

Yogi

Yogi

Yogi

Some Yogi snaps.

I found a hole


I found a hole

Watching the sun turn to rain with a cuppa on the patio. #Padstow


Watching the sun turn to rain with a cuppa on the patio. #Padstow

Fay and Finn

Fay & Finn

Rock Colour

Rock colour

Padstow Day 5

Padstow Inner Harbour

Up early for pastries

Hawker Cove

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and a walk along the coast with miles of deserted beach.

Swimming between the flags at Watergate Bay

Lunch at the beachhut at Watergate Bay (a little crowded in the surf)

Wave jumping

Wave dunking

So up to Constantine, where the surf was big and messy (should have gone to Harlyn, but we learn). We wave-jumped for a while, waiting for things to clean up and managed a little boarding.

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Padstow Day 4

H surfing

Surfing lessons at Constantine. H was rather good.

H surfing

If you look closely, you can see his stance!

I managed to stand once, or twice, but you'll need to take my word for it...

The Splash

Splash down

I wasn't popular.

Padstow Day 3

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Bodyboarding in the surf

Rock at dusk

Rock at dusk

Padstow Day 2

Finn on a mound

Finn finds a sand dune...

Jump

Jump

Jump

Jump

Jump

Jump

Jump

...que jumping off the sand dune.

Sand Bowl

Sailing By

Watching the world sail by.

Water Taxi

Water taxi.

Padstow Day 1

Admiring the view

Admiring the view

Holiday reading on the windowsill

Holiday reading

Sprint

Sprinting

High speed trip around the bay

High speed trips around the bay (maybe later)

Packed

Packed

Boys

Finn by H

Finn by H

H Selfie

H by H

Yogi Snaps

Yogi

Walking home

Sunset at the waterfront

Sunset at the Waterfront

A walk with Ewok, a book, a beer and a sunset

Sleepy under the table

Under the table

Rainbow

Rainbow

Evening Walk

Evening Walk

Badman Monk

Badman Monk

Badman monk in the garden

A Little Jumping

Little jump

Best of friends

Best of friends. Really.

Really.

Pen Y Fan

Pen Y Fan Hike

F and F climbed (hiked, then a little scramble climb up Jacobs Ladder) Pen Y Fan, Corn Du, (Pen Y Fan again), and Cribyn. Nice one. They're speedy too.

Some more on Flickr and some previous trips.

Yogi

Yogi

Red Arrows

Red Arrows

Out the bathroom window. Not an everyday sight.

Evening walk


Evening walk

Yogi

Yogi

Yogi

Yogi

Yogi

Yogi

Yogi has arrived.

Windows as whiteboards

White board window

Drop

Bamboo rain drop

Capturing Wheat

Wheat field

Never quite manage to capture how these fields feel.

Not going to stop me from trying though. Sorry.

Minecraft?

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Wallingford

Wallingford from Castle mound

Wandering back from a spot of work with coffee at the Bean and Brew via Castle Mound.

Bang

Blow out #nospare #niceview #gonnachuckitdownsoon

...went the front tyre. Now that's a blow-out.

Clearing the Thames Path

Footpath clearing

A gusty afternoon brought half a willow tree down on the Thames path. Fortunately F and S were up for some tree clearing. Pretty soon, path cleared.

Some odd reactions from walkers. "Who's paying you to do this then?" was my favourite.

Evening walk

Evening walk with F and E

Evening walk with F and E

Evening walk with F and E

An evening walk with F and E.

Cousins

Cousins

Getting 5 smiles and 5 looks to camera? No way.

Flying chocolate

Flying chocolate helps.

Harwell Squad

Harwell and Hendred

Harwell and Hendred

Tournament teams at Grove.

Uncracked

Crackless

F's ice cream factory

F's Icecream Factory

Sunset

Sunset Wheat Field

Wild Flower

WIld flower

Smart People

Psychological Cooling

I work with some smart people. In the July heatwave they figured out how to cool the office. Psychologically.

Chilling

Swimming at Benson Weir

On the record-breaking hottest recorded July day in the UK, Ewok figures out how to chill.

After

After the haircut

After before the haircut.

UP and DOWN

Looking down

Looking up

Garden Poppies

Garden Poppies

Last sunset of June

Last sunset of June

Awards Day

Awards Day

Before the hair cut

Ewok

Wallingford Muster

Wallingford Muster

Wallingford Muster

Wallingford Muster

After the cycling last weekend, this weekend we were treated to the battle of Wallingford Castle (both of them, on successive days).

Wallingford Muster

Wallingford Muster

Wallingford Muster

In a few spots, reality leaked around the edges.

Battles are Dangerous

Wallingford Muster

It's dangerous. Apparently.

New Neighbours

Chinook's are here

Evening Chinook

It looks like the Chinook's have arrived.

I lost my keys. I found them.


I lost my keys. I found them.

Mum's away lunch

Lunch

For boys on days when mum's away (rather than for mum's to take away).

Fay's Garden

Fay's Garden

I just help a little.

Boys

H

With Finn

Ewok's bed

Thunder cloud at sunset

Sunset storm cloud

Walking Ewok bonus-view the other evening.

Gone

Fay opened the @howies It's very very good apparently. Looks like I'm gonna have to buy another t-shirt...

Fay opened the Howies. It's very very good apparently. Looks like I'm going have to buy another t-shirt...

Wallingford Festival of Cycling

Boys with Mr G

Fantastic day at Wallingford Festival of Cycling. Big thanks to Mr. G for coming along to support too!

Y5-6

Y5-6

Everyone a winner

The Fir Tree team did well.

Mens Criterium B

Although they we're a little slower than the Mens Criterium.

Second Place = Silver

Well done Finn!

Classic Bikes

But the classic bikes were more my pace.Posted by aiddy on Sun 21 June 2015

More People

Poppy

"More people please" said Victoria. "There's too many flowers".

C R O S S O A K, aiming to please since 2005.

Castle Meadows

Castle Meadows Wallingford

New bench at castle meadows

"There's a new bench in Castle Meadows." said Ewok. Thank you Earth Trust.

Birthday Coffee

Bean & Brew

Bean & Brew 1 today

The Brew and Bean had a birthday today. Fay got the right stick.

Family Snaps

Family Snaps

Family Snaps

Family Snaps

Family Snaps

Family Snaps

2/4 Nephews

Nephews

Nephews

Gathering

Gathering

Gathering

Gathering

Gathering

Boys on a sofa

Three boys

"It's been a long day" said Ewok.

Walk

Tallinn

Tallinn

Tallinn

Tallinn

Tallinn old town

An evening wander around Tallinn.

Hotel view

Swisshotel View

Hotel view (another one).

Reflection

Reflection

More travelling

Finnair Lounge

Helsinki

Approach

Tallinn

A week with the team in Tallinn. There and pack through Helsinki.

Travelling

The road from Cholsey

The road from Cholsey

Benson Weir

The path from Benson

Dead tree meadow

Dead tree meadow

Tony's cut the meadow. But the tree is still dead.

Summer Afternoon

H

Table tennis.

Bounce Ball Game

Bounce ball.

End of the game

Football.

Zooooom

Dad on a bike

Bike riding.

Afternoon Tea

Tea drinking.

Selfie

Selfie

Bellevue

Where am I?

City Center

Working with a view

Not a bad view to spend a couple of hours working in front of. Hanging out in Bellevue, where the cranes have been busy.

New hat

New hat. Looks familiar. #kuhl #tufflex #baldieprotection

New hat. #Kuhl

Margie Bounces

Bounce

It's the wrong crop

The wrong crop

Corn in the wheat field?

Victorian Ewok

Victorian Ewok

Ewok is going through a bit of a Victorian phase.

"There's no colours then" he said.

Alliums from Catherine

Alliums

Thank you (bow)

Copse Cottages

Copse Cottages

May in the garden

allium

For the eleventh time, it's May in the Garden

Rose

allium

Chives

Cow Parsley

Past May in the Garden:
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.

Us

Finn

Finn

Profile

Aiddy & Ewok

Fay

Ewok and Fay

Fay & Ewok

Stood in the cow-parsley.

Granddad on form

Dad

The boys thought granddad was surprisingly good at table tennis.

Remembering Roy

Roy day

Guess who champion


Guess who champion

Ewok Route

This way?

This is Ewok's "This Way?" face.

Mum

Mum

Dead tree

Dead Tree

I'm close to deciding the tree is dead.

The Thames Path

The Thames Path at Benson

Ewok Country

The meadows

Went to penalties

Semi-final penalties

Two tournaments this weekend, both went out to penalties. Tough.

Hope fading


Hope fading

Hope fading on flickr.

Ewok walks


Ewok walks

Ewok walks on flickr.

Steam, in the morning

Steam in the morning

Cow parsley and dandelions


Cow parsley and dandelions

Cow parsley and dandelions on flickr.

2798

Ewok's Field

Although he's a little older, he hasn't changed his habits. The long grass is still favourite spot.

Colour themes

Borders

Fig

In the colourfulness stakes the Fig was lagging the Tulips by quite a lot.

Great Dixter

Sea

Fence

Please ring bell loudly

Gardens for Fay's birthday. Great Dixter won.

Not getting tired of this view


Not getting tired of this view

What's cool and sits in trees?


What's cool and sits in trees?

What's cool and sits in trees? on flickr.

Flying Finn


Flying Finn

Flying Finn on flickr.

Flaming good


Flaming good

Flaming good on flickr.

Perfection


Perfection

Perfection on flickr.

Start to a long weekend. Smores. Slowly.


Start to a long weekend. Smores. Slowly.

Start to a long weekend. Smores. Slowly. on flickr.

Nice parking


Nice parking

Nice parking on flickr.

Two trees, grown together. Patient gardening.


Two trees, grown together. Patient gardening.

Two trees, grown together. Patient gardening. on flickr.

Happy birthday H


Happy birthday H

Happy birthday H on flickr.

...and for the evening commute


...and for the evening commute

...and for the evening commute on flickr.

Office in motion


Office in motion

Office in motion on flickr.

Great start to the day


Great start to the day

Great start to the day on flickr.

More bluebells


More bluebells

More bluebells on flickr.

I see bluebells


I see bluebells

I see bluebells on flickr.

The national trust didn't know what had hit them.


The national trust didn't know what had hit them.

The national trust didn't know what had hit them. on flickr.

Trees in the back field

Fog trees

On a misty morning from the back window all you could see were the ghost trees.

The edge of the field

Up close, they're even more majestic.

The view

But spring sprung quickly this year, and new growth quickly appeared.

Ewok in the field

Ewok

"I like it like this" he said. "It's about my size."

The boys are growing up

Sleeping

Finn does Milton Jones

Funny how that happens.

Tunnel of ferns


Tunnel of ferns

Tunnel of ferns on flickr.

Something's wrong here...


Something's wrong here...

Something's wrong here... on flickr.

Respect. Never Stops.


Respect. Never Stops.

Respect. Never Stops. on flickr.

Warning. This soap is secured.


Warning. This soap is secured.

Warning. This soap is secured. on flickr.

Subtle


Subtle

Subtle on flickr.

Ypres tower Rye.


Ypres tower Rye.

Ypres tower Rye. on flickr.

Secret door


Secret door

Secret door on flickr.

Lunch at Perch Hill


Lunch at Perch Hill

Lunch at Perch Hill on flickr.

Mum's dinner from The Netherfield Arms. Yum.


Mum's dinner from The Netherfield Arms. Yum.

Mum's dinner from The Netherfield Arms. Yum. on flickr.

Tea and a view?


Tea and a view?

Tea and a view? on flickr.

Still undecided


Still undecided

Still undecided on flickr.

I will survive


I will survive

I will survive on flickr.

There's a challenge


There's a challenge

There's a challenge on flickr.

Shop window. Closed for good.


Shop window. Closed for good.

Shop window. Closed for good. on flickr.

Connectivity


Connectivity

Connectivity on flickr.

Goring gap


Goring gap

Goring gap on flickr.

Tulip


Tulip

Tulip on flickr.

Election time reading


Election time reading

Election time reading on flickr.

H doing homework and dogfooding windows 10 at the same time.


H doing homework and dogfooding windows 10 at the same time.

H doing homework and dogfooding windows 10 at the same time. on flickr.

Blossom


Blossom

Blossom on flickr.

Meadow


Meadow

Path


Path

Path on flickr.

Tree


Tree

Tree on flickr.

Heading to the meadows


Heading to the meadows

Heading to the meadows on flickr.

Managed to squeeze in a paddle on the river


Managed to squeeze in a paddle on the river

Managed to squeeze in a paddle on the river on flickr.

Trusty messenger bag still going strong


Trusty messenger bag still going strong

Trusty messenger bag still going strong on flickr.

Four days left to register to vote.


Four days left to register to vote.

Four days left to register to vote. on flickr.

Visitor. This evening I expect to be searching 50 acres of Bob's wheat field for her...


Visitor. This evening I expect to be searching 50 acres of Bob's wheat field for her...

Feels like summer


Feels like summer

Blossom -> spring -> :)


Blossom -> spring -> :)

@finn_star_107_ packing


@finn_star_107_ packing

@finn_star_107_ packing 😄😄🎅🎓🚍😎 nice pick by me (Finn ) 😹😹😹🌚⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️🎯🎯⚾️⚾️🏀🏀:choco on flickr.

Where Fay went to college


Where Fay went to college

Where Fay went to college on flickr.

Humm. This could be risky.


Humm. This could be risky.

Evening river sunset walk


Evening river sunset walk

Evening river sunset walk on flickr.

Post-haircut bean and brew.


Post-haircut bean and brew.

Surgery on a Friday morning


Surgery on a Friday morning

Because you don't always have to learn the hardway


Because you don't always have to learn the hardway

We can haz curtains


We can haz curtains

Good morning burning ball of fire


Good morning burning ball of fire

Us with concrete. Solid.


Us with concrete. Solid.

Us with concrete. Solid. on flickr.

Beach shoes


Beach shoes

Beach shoes on flickr.

Family on a beach


Family on a beach

Family on a beach on flickr.

Harbour view. Minehead.


Harbour view. Minehead.

Harbour view. Minehead. on flickr.

View capturing...


View capturing...

View capturing... on flickr.

Mother and son


Mother and son

Mother and son on flickr.

Butlins?


Butlins?

Butlins? on flickr.

Holiday heating


Holiday heating

Holiday heating on flickr.

Twin Finn!


Twin Finn!

Twin Finn! on flickr.

Todays walk to the office


Todays walk to the office

Todays walk to the office on flickr.

Love is in the little things


Love is in the little things

Love is in the little things on flickr.

Wallingford


Wallingford

Wallingford on flickr.

Reading


Reading

Reading on flickr.

Stockholm


Stockholm

Stockholm on flickr.

Tea redefined.


Tea redefined.

Tea redefined. on flickr.

Walking to the office.


Walking to the office.

Walking to the office. on flickr.

Stockholm


Stockholm

Stockholm on flickr.

And again. Pushing my luck?


And again. Pushing my luck?

And again. Pushing my luck? on flickr.

What are the chances of that 2 days later?


What are the chances of that 2 days later?

What are the chances of that 2 days later? on flickr.

St Pauls on a Friday lunchtime in spring


St Pauls on a Friday lunchtime in spring

St Pauls on a Friday lunchtime in spring on flickr.

Reeds


Reeds

Reeds on flickr.

Wondering where else it could be from


Wondering where else it could be from

Wondering where else it could be from on flickr.

Today I had to reboot a tap. Seriously.


Today I had to reboot a tap. Seriously.

Today I had to reboot a tap. Seriously. on flickr.

New Team Kit

School Kit

New kit for the school team.

The Sky at Night

Sky at night

Across the Thames Valley in the moonlight.

The forest beyond the window.


The forest beyond the window.

The forest beyond the window. on flickr.

Hanging out in building 5


Hanging out in building 5

Hanging out in building 5 on flickr.

Dinner. Will reality match the vision?


Dinner. Will reality match the vision?

Dinner. Will reality match the vision? on flickr.

Grass haircut for spring


Grass haircut for spring

Grass haircut for spring on flickr.

Work. Play.


Work. Play.

Work. Play. on flickr.

In Seattle you walk through the clouds


In Seattle you walk through the clouds

In Seattle you walk through the clouds on flickr.

Corporate graffiti


Corporate graffiti

Corporate graffiti on flickr.

Geek xing


Geek xing

Geek xing on flickr.

Supplies


Supplies

Supplies on flickr.

A day in landscapes

Mist in the morning

Misty morning.

Clearing Hailstorm

Clearing hailstorm.

February Showers

Showers later.

Ewok

Ewok

Ewok, after a journey through the compost.

Race on. Tarmac & gravel. Really icy too. Spun twice. Awesome fun.


Race on. Tarmac & gravel. Really icy too. Spun twice. Awesome fun.

Race on. Tarmac & gravel. Really icy too. Spun twice. Awesome fun. on flickr.

Tricky car


Tricky car

Tricky car on flickr.

Road to snowhere


Road to snowhere

Road to snowhere on flickr.

Team karting. Esti style


Team karting. Esti style

Team karting. Esti style on flickr.

Snow!


Snow!

Lufthansa? This isn't Tallinn!


Lufthansa? This isn't Tallinn!

Lufthansa? This isn't Tallinn! on flickr.

London Heathrow terminal 2


London Heathrow terminal 2

London Heathrow terminal 2 on flickr.

Wallingford bridge


Wallingford bridge

Wallingford bridge on flickr.

More toast. Also by H


More toast. Also by H

More toast. Also by H 😊 on flickr.

Toast time. Thank you H.


Toast time. Thank you H.

Toast time. Thank you H. on flickr.

Moon in the clouds

Winter moon

Looking down over the garden tonight was a cheeky full moon peaking through the winter clouds. Two exposures, one for the moon, one for the clouds.

Snow

Snow Day

Frozen landscape on the first proper snow since the last lot.

Incoming

Incoming resulted in a near miss.

Snow Day

And an interesting way of getting down the lane.

Place disk in console...


Place disk in console. Wait while it installs (really). Start game. Get treated to a 3gig download. You can just play games on the old 360 said the eldest. Exactly.

The new Finn_star (don't ask)


The new Finn_star (don't ask)

The new Finn_star (don't ask) on flickr.

Tree in a field


Tree in a field

Tree in a field on flickr.

Happy Birthday Mum!

IMG_5126.jpg

Julia 70

Scoring Skittles

Skittles, family and friends for Grannies 70th

A lovely day :-)

Morning


Morning

Morning on flickr.

I is train spotter commuter


I is train spotter commuter

I is train spotter commuter on flickr.

Winners

Winners

Trophy

U11 B League winners (joint, unless you count goal difference, which we may have, just a little...)

Storms and travel chaos but no coffee for me


Storms and travel chaos but no coffee for me

Storms and travel chaos but no coffee for me on flickr.

Atomic trees


Atomic trees

Atomic trees on flickr.

Happy Birthday Margie

Cousins

Cousin Selfie

Revision

Revision

Revision

New year == revision. Boo!

New year hacking

Christmas Hacking

This year, music is provided by: ./album -r random & We're (re)discovering some great, and some not-so-great, albums.

Family New Year

Family New Year

Getting the family new year snap wasn't easy.

Family New year

Finn jumped in the the rescue with some adjustments.

Bouncing Dawn to Dusk

Trampoline at Dusk

The boys, on the trampoline, at dusk.

Bounce... bounce... bounce...

Table Tennis Champ

Table tennis champ

Les won the round table new years eve table tennis tournament (aka RTNYETTT).

"Why does he always win everything?" one of his daughters was heard muttering...