Monthly Archives: June 2011

Postcards from Alberta. No 2. Canmore.

We chose Canmore as our base for a four night stay in the Canadian Rockies for two main reasons. Firstly it is the nearest Rockies resort to Calgary Airport. After a long flight from England, with your body clock saying … Continue reading

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Postcards from Alberta. No 1. Getting here.

(Written 24th/25th June, posted 29th June.) Friday 24th June dawned fine and bright. Our taxi arrived on time at 7am and we were away. Not having to go to work anymore you forget how many people are about at that … Continue reading

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Quiet Places in a Busy City

After my Camera Club day out in the Cotswolds last week Ruth and I headed into Birmingham the next day. The main reason was to meet up with my sister and brother in law to go to Aston Hall in … Continue reading

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Church Summer Fete

In an earlier post I wrote about our time at St George’s Church in Redditch and our disappointment at the outcome of our 2 1/2 year’s of worship there. We’ve now started attending services at “The Bridge” church in our … Continue reading

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Day Out with the Camera Club.

I have been a member of Webheath Digital Photography Club since its inception in January 2007. At various times in the year we have outdoor photoshoots during the week covering different locations and subjects. Last year in June I arranged … Continue reading

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Down House, the home of Charles Darwin

Our journey home from our holiday in Kent brought us to Down House, once in Kent but now in the London Borough of Bromley. Downe looked to be a very attractive village with a good looking church, pub, etc. We … Continue reading

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Three Castles (Part 3) and a Town

The third castle from our recent visit to Kent was Deal. It was built in the 16th century as part of Henry VIII’s defences and guarded the anchorage known as the Downs. The Downs were an important site as they … Continue reading

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