Wednesday, 23 July 2014

B Is For Britain From Above

(Above) I am looking down from The Secret Garden at The Library of Birmingham
at an exhibition of old aerial photographs of Britain. 

(Below) That's Mr LOL looking at an image of Coventry 6 years
 after WWII bombing of the City Centre.

 His grandfather lived in Bayley Lane (bottom left of image below) 
close to Coventry Cathedral and survived.

For more images and information about the Britain From Above project,
 please click the link HERE.  There is an invitation to register and then 
participate in helping to identify and provide information about old aerial photographs.

Participating in ABC Wednesday

PS. Happy Birthday, Lily :)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Gone Fishing...

I didn't go fishing but there are some children in the distance who got a chance 
to learn a little about fishing in a moat, no less :).

 I'm talking about that group you can see 
just beyond the swans.

 Looking the other way (below) towards Coombe Abbey Hotel.

This is a perfect excuse for me to share a beautiful day here
in Coventry and show you one of the many activities taking
place at Coombe Country Park. 

Hope you are having a super day!!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Thatched Roof Thursday #74 - Marton, Warwickshire

The Old Brew House,
Village of Marton

The first time I saw this home there were vehicles in front.
Came back yesterday and unobstructed view.
And, not too many cars in the street either :).

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Draycote Water

This is a place I have wanted to visit for years.  
Draycote Water offers sailing, fishing and a fantastic place to
walk or cycle around a (flat) 5 mile road which
surrounds the reservoir.  

Don't let those angry clouds fool you.  It was very warm today
and look at the view directly behind me.  Just 15 miles from Coventry.

We went to watch the Ladies British Open (Golf) last week.  
It was won by USA's Mo Martin.  Found out she was born in Pasadena!

The Open starts tomorrow.  I will be watching...on TV.
Got my Thatched Roof Thursday shot for tomorrow sorted today :).

Friday, 4 July 2014


Celebrating 4th of July, and.....

...also celebrating living here in the UK for 40 years as of today.
Lunchtime at TGI Friday's, Coventry. 

Time for a little break.  Need to figure out how to 
get rid of that time stamp :).  In the UK date sequence is day/month/year.

See you soon!