Sunday 31 May 2009


I saw my first poppies today for this summer. During a lovely walk in Stanmer Park.

Friday 29 May 2009

Ellen's photo shoot

Ellen loves dogs and spent most of her visit playing with Zebedee. Z liked Ellen, too. Just look at these two. Cute as a pie, eh?

These are some of the out-takes ;-)

Not that they have a common tune, or anything...

Then we went for a walk and a play in Stanmer Park in Brighton.

Thursday 28 May 2009

Second meeting with Vinny

Today we went to see Vinny for the second time. Vinny is a Hungarian Vizsla. His people are very nice and they thought that their cute little four-month-old puppy is the sweetest thing in the world - until they saw photos like this:

Looks like this sweet little thing is trying to eat Zed! But that's OK, 'cause after that, Zebedee had Vinny for lunch.

Not really, folks. Zebedee likes Vinny's sausages more than Vinny.

And as you can see, Vinny is not vicious at all. All dogs look like they are trying to kill each other when you capture the right moment, when in fact they are just play fighting.

In the afternoon, a good friend of mine, Clare, came over with her lovely daughter, Ellen. We went for a walk in Friston Forest (before our gorgeous Indian dinner at the Viceroy - Newhaven's only claim to FAME).

Well, the rest of the evening is a bit of a pleasant blur, really, so I shall stop reporting here. :-)

Tuesday 26 May 2009

Painted Lady

Saw lots of Painted Ladies in Friston Forest, and heard about this news:

African butterflies swarm to UK

Wonder whether I have ever mentioned that I love trees and woods?

Monday 25 May 2009


Yes, they made friends. As in, Zebedee, and ... errr... Dougal?

Sunday 24 May 2009

Sunset walk at Seaford Head

Saturday 23 May 2009

Joy of summer evenings

Friday 22 May 2009

Dismemberment of Jeanne d'Arc, etc.

After a lovely walk in Stanmer Park....

I went to see Dismemberment of Jeanne d Arc, a sculpture/installation by Anish Kapoor in Brighton's Old Municipal Market.

Those above were her legs, I assume, and this is the belly.

...and breasts?

I was as interested in the building itself as much as I was interested in the sculpture in it.

Fascinating space.

In the afternoon, walk at Devil's Dyke.

Wednesday 20 May 2009

Sunset at Piddinghoe

I must go for a sunset walk more often.

Tuesday 19 May 2009

C-curve by Anish Kapoor

As part of the Brighton Festival, there is an interesting Anish Kapoor sculpture installed on top of one of the South Downs hills, near the Chattri just north of the city of Brighton and Hove. I took Zebedee with me to see it as I thought it'd be a good walk for him at the same time (it's about 25 min. walk from the road to the sculpture). Little did I know... after the first 5 minutes I saw that there were cows in the fields on the way. Two minutes later I saw that there were sheep and lambs on the fields all the way to the sculpture. Ugh! I have a badly bruised arm now from trying to control an extra-super eager springer spaniel on his road of temptations... sheep! lambs! everywhere! whoo-hoo!

Anyway, here are a few shots:

There it is, on top of the hill.

(And this is the Chattri - I've photographed it before.)

C-Curve closer up.