Flippant Friday…. It is so easy these days!

Easter-Bonnet Web

Easter Bonnet’s

It is all too easy these days.. Gone are the days when youngsters would come home from school and announce that there was an Easter Bonnet Parade at school or competition at their Youth Group.  Maybe it was yourself being persuaded to enter the fun at your Dance Group or Choir.. whatever the reason there was a scrum around for a suitable hat and all the bits and pieces to decorate said hat.  It all required imagination and some creative ideas. Nor did it matter if some of the resulting Bonnets were let say a bit wonky , it all added to the fun of the event.

It is all too easy today…you just pop along to the local Craft Shop, buy the hat and a selection of decorative features…flash the cash and there you have it, job done.

 Not sure that is progress…. Everything to-day needs to be instant, probably less frustrating for some but not as much fun.  As for the kids does that really help their creative imaginations

16th March

(C) David Oakes 2018


Moody Monday….and a Moody Mallard


Spring….and he doesn’t seem to have a friend in the World Lake. At least the Lake isn’t frozen this week

Last Monday we had snow and -5c, today Rain and +9c with 11c predicted….Oh! the joy of the British weather

12th March

(C) David Oakes 2018



Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge…..

On the Travels

All Packed and Ready to Go!

Not sure which is the hardest part of travel….the packing…

OR ……Which Way to Go!

Just a suggestion for this weeks Which Way Photo Challenge.

See what others have suggested on this link:- https://ceenphotography.com/2018/03/02/cees-which-way-photo-challenge-march-2-2018/

2nd March

(C) David Oakes 2018



DP Weekly Photo Challenge – SWEET


The Old Sweet Shop, Southwell

Take your pick of ‘Old Fashioned Sweets’ in this very special little Sweet Shop.  I bet that over many generations children have spent a good deal of their pocket money here….and no doubt a good number of BIG KIDS that we call adults have also enjoyed a sweet treat.

My suggestion for this weeks DP Photo Challenge – Sweet

Follow the links:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/sweet/

via Photo Challenge: Sweet

15th February

(C) David Oakes 2018