I had an adventure on Thursday with a very old friend who is also a successful award-winning authoress. We both love Peter Robinson and his books are much-loved by us both. Peter is on a book tour around the UK and he came to a town near us both so we met up and queued with everyone else books in hand ready for his autograph. My friend’s books are known to him and he has mentioned them in three of his, so imagine how thrilled she was to meet him and how taken aback he was to meet her in person at last! I felt like I used to when an artist (singer/band) I managed would be (with me) sitting in a music store, albums heaped on the desk, pens ready, waiting for fans to come and buy a recording and get an autograph. It can be very daunting and I felt for him as he sat there waiting for us to arrive and file past. People never know what to say to you and I guess that is how the Queen must feel when confronted with all those people she’s introduced to and has to make polite conversation with. It is such a relief when someone turns up. As you sit there waiting for the appointed time doubts set in and you wonder if anyone is going to come, and you watch everyone passing by in the hope they […]
They are back. I looked out this morning and they were surrounding the flower beds and then this evening they arrived in a line as if off the ark….one flew in late and spent his time preening and over-seeing the others. The light was better this time so here are a few more Canada geese.
Such a funny week. Three times I spotted a gaggle of Canada geese under my window and near the bus stop, but by the time I managed to get my camera, they had gone. I started thinking I was imagining them. Yesterday I managed to spot them and get my camera and take some shots of them. About 30 in […]
I am in need of some good old-fashioned cheer….having worked hard on a short story for (I hoped) inclusion in an Anthology and having been unsuccessful, I am in need of a lift. Hope these photos (taken by me) give you a lift too.
You can’t win them all. My submission to a new Anthology has not been successful this time…..possibility I might make the next volume however. So cannot be too downhearted I guess. So to cheer myself up I am adding this lovely flower. Photo taken by me last year.
My short story ‘A Walk To Destiny’ was inspired by the following photos taken by me – please be aware they are (c) Jane Risdon 2011 All Rights Reserved. I hope you enjoy them.
A little mystery I would love to solve. Can anyone out there tell me what this is and if it is a Toadstool or a Mushroom? I cannot find it in books or on Google. I photograph this several times a year and it only gets larger otherwise it does not alter. At the bottom right there is another one […]
Are you able to recall where you were and what you were doing this day, say 5 years ago, ten years ago – how about 44 years ago? Not easy is it, unless you have reason to recall your movements. Do you? Today is the 26th of July, nothing remarkable you might think and it was unremarkable to me until […]
Recently I mentioned the White Chargers that all of the Adjutants at the RMA Sandhurst ride up the main steps to the Old College, following a Passing Out Parade of newly Commissioned Officers. This is the Charger from 2010 – I’m afraid I don’t know his name.
Just when you think you are making a new life and leaving the old one behind, up pops the old life….in your face as large as life. I won’t say it is annoying, but it drags up all sorts of weird stuff with it. I have left most of my previous professional life behind me – bar a few things […]