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Peaceful in pink

I’m going away to Montenegro and Croatia with the kids for a week —

To see new horizons and sights.

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In the meantime, I leave you with

A pretty, pink sunset down at the lake.

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(I won’t be around to comment on your blogs for about ten days.

But don’t worry, Our World will be up and running as normal!)

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For more peace, please go to: Skywatch.

And, of course, Our World!


Postcards from London

My hotel in London was right opposite the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Here’s Tower Bridge with elegant accents of blue.

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It was cloudy for almost all of my visit –

But I did manage one pink morning (snapped on my mobile phone).

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Parts of the old Roman wall of London

Are visible every now and then.

(I like the way the old stone is reflected in the modern glass on the left.)

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One late evening saw us in Chinatown

Under red flags and a popcorn-cloud sky.

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For more postcards, please go to: Our World.


Shard reflections

The Shard is an iconic skyscraper in London:

95 stories high (306 metres tall), it’s made up of 11,000 glass panels,

And reflects the clouds. (It was very hot, and cloudy when I was there.)

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While I was in London, I came across the Shard in unusual places –

Here it is glimpsed from an alleyway on the other side of the river.

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On my last night, the sun finally burst through the cloud cover

Giving me a gorgeous view of the Thames and the Shard.

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For more interesting skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Sizzling sunset

Vivid red sky

And a sizzling reflection;

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The setting sun balances

On clouds.

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Later on, a bird flies by.

Peace.

(All photos straight out of the camera.)

I’m going to London at the end of the week and then filming in Gothenburg as soon as I get back, so I won’t be posting for about ten days. 

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For more dazzling stories, please go to: Our World.

And don’t forget Skywatch on Friday.


Balloon sunset

My Saturday nights are fairly exciting 🙂 :

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They consist of watching

The sun setting over the lake:

Preferable with a burnt orange sky

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And balloons gently floating away on the horizon.

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For more faraway horizons, please visit: Skywatch.


Blue-tiful

During my trip to Sussex, I climbed up Beachy Head.

The walk is a steep one – but I was joined

By wildflowers and stunted trees waving their hair in the wind.

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The blue of the sea faded

Into the blue of the sky.

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I heard the skylarks – and also a more unusual sound –

Bagpipes being played by a lone piper (intent on not annoying his neighbours?)

He played well – and the music made the scenery even more majestic.

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For more stories, please go to: Our World.


Burnished gold

Another golden sunset:

Trees marching across the horizon;

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The burnished copper of the lake

Is still.

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I gaze at the scene

In wonder.

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For more fiery skies, please go to: Skywatch.


Wisteria love

I had a lovely visit with my mum!

Before going off to the hotel where we were staying,

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She urged me to walk to the neighbouring village

To enjoy the house with the wisteria.

And I’m glad I did!

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The front door declared the house was called

The Old Priory.

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Look at the windows and the flowers —

I fell in love. Who wouldn’t?

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For more love, please go to: Our World.

 

 


Going back

By the time you read this, I’ll be visiting my mum in England (Sussex).

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Hopefully, the rain will have cleared

And the trees will be out in full bloom.

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We’re going on holiday

To Eastbourne, a town on the south coast,

So I hope to relax, spend quality time with my mum

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And – of course, get some good views of the sea!

(All photos from previous trips back ‘home’.)

I won’t be visiting any of you this week, but a big thank you for popping by.

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Do check out: Our World.


Moody sky

Monday evening — I look out of the tube window as we go overground.

I see the drama in the sky and the pastel buildings of Stockholm.

Take out my phone and snap a quick photo.

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For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.