Appearances are Deceptive……


Storm Eleanor is in her last throws of anger outside….but the sky is slowly breaking up and shafts of warm looking sunshine have brightened the afternoon.

That sunshine lighting up a corner of our conservatory is very deceptive…in fact quite summer like….yet outside the wind is still whipping up a bluster and temperatures are in decline.

We feel rather lucky as we have not experienced the worst of Storm Eleanor which has caused much damage and chaos elsewhere across the UK.

So without sounding smug… its is nice to be all cosy and warm inside.

3rd January

(C) David Oakes 2018


Wordless Wednesday…Favourite Places


It is a New Year, so in these dark months we can start planning this years trips. Perhaps this is best done by reflecting on past favourite locations a little further away from home…next Wednesday another travel reflection.

Location:-  Helsinki, Finland.  To represent the city of Helsinki I thought that the Lutheran Cathedral was an appropriate image.

3rd January

(C) David Oakes 2018