A Week on…. The Spirit of Mothers Day Blooms a little longer


From the Florist at this time of the year… but equally as welcome in our home, bring a fragrance and a big splash of colour. Of all the blooms in the Mothers Day Bouquet the Lilly is the biggest and blousiest of them all.  A week on and still at there best.

18th March

(C) David Oakes 2018


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

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – I’d Rather Be


I’d Rather be…A Boy Again, flying my Kite on the Beach,  not a care in the world (apart from perhaps…when is the next Ice Cream arriving?)

Just my idea for this weeks DP Photo Challenge.

 You can see what other have suggested on the link below.

                                          via Photo Challenge: I’d Rather Be…

15th 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