Wednesday, 21 November 2012

My Around Britain's Coast Roads for Help for Heroes Calendar

I decided to take up yet another Vistaprint Deal to have made only 6 copies of the Calendar below. With so many photos taken along the way it was a difficult choice to make with only 12 pages.

So Here it is.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

I Visited Cliveden Today for a Walk without Digby Dog.

Cliveden from the Parterre Garden

Today was Haircut Day  for Digby so I was at a loose end. The weather was outstanding. Clear Sky, Very Sunny and Warm, so Out with the Morgan, Roof Down, Walking Boots in the seat well and off I went.

Bright Sunshine - The Green Goddess in the Cliveden Walled Garden  Car Park.

Much of the Cliveden estate is Dog Free so I took the opportunity to go around to see what had changed.

The Flower beds were empty and the fountain was switch off. There had been some serious renovating to the House.

Here are my Photos of the areas I visited today.

Statues near to the Secret Garden

The Formal Gardens waiting for the Spring Planting

 Clivedens Beautiful Clock Tower

Recent Renovation looking Fabulous. 

The House, now a Hotel

 The Parterre Garden from the High Terrace

 Views on The High Terrace

 The Main House Building

Small Garden at the Southern End of the House

The Clock Tower and Hotel Car Park

The Dove Cot

The Old Orangery Coffee House and Restaurant

The Giant Fountain at the East End of the Main Drive - Drained for the Winter

The Fountain in the Japanese Garden Lake

The Children's Play Area

The Doll House Cottage recently converted into a popular Cafe and Gift Shop

Sunday, 11 November 2012

We Will Remember Them - Beaconsfield 11,11,2012

With Remembrance Sunday falling on the 11th day of the 11th Month it was appropriate that it was a beautiful sunny day. 
The gathering this year seemed to have grown again as it does year on year.
Once again there was a large contingent on parade from the Defense School of Languages and the Buckinghamshire Army Cadet Force. 
All of the local Brownies, Guides, Cubs and Scouts Packs and Troupes were also on parade with their handsome Line of Standards Colours adding beautifully to that of the lone, but guiding, British Legion Standard.
Having been surprised by the lack of Poppy Wearers seen around the town prior to today, there were so many families giving up their day to support our fallen and accompany their children in the parade. 

From the East towards St Mary's and All Saints Church 

 The Local Fire Brigade and Police Force were there to pay their respects and help with organisation

 Young Army Cadets and Defense School Staff in the gathered audience. 

I took Digby along complete with Poppy to support all of the Animals lost in conflict. 

 The view of the Cenotaph northwards towards the Old Town

 During the Wreath Laying Ceremony

Buckinghamshire Army Cadet Corps Proudly Marching Off 

Briefing before Dismissal