The weather in England suddenly turned hot and sunny last Tuesday , the day we arrived in London. Perhaps summer has arrived, after the cold snap experienced during the last week. I took a break in the cool shade of the beautiful trees on the walk up to Alexandra Palace. The weather remained great for the couple of days we were in Somerset, to meet a long lost Simmons cousin and to follow some other family history leads. We returned to London tonight for an important appointment to see the House of Commons - Grandfather James Simmons was a Member of Parliament, so we are still tracing the footsteps of Simmons ancestors and appreciating the historical sites connected to the family.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Best wishes on Mothers Day from Manchester, England. This photo was taken in the grounds of Manchester Cathedral. I am really enjoying the short visit in Manchester, trying to take in as much history, sight seeing and visiting arty places as possible before going south to Birmingham on Monday.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
The doll making group I belong to, Hello Dollies, was a featured artist at the Dobell Art and Crafts festival last weekend. The little colourful fish which were made at one Saturday meeting were the most popular amongst the crowd, with most of them being sold on the first day of the festival. Here are a few images of the dolls on display... no wonder there were lots of oohs and aahs....
|Fishermen and Siren of the Sea|
|Water maiden, mermaid and frog prince|
|Water doll, mermaid and sea urchin|
|Mermaid, Venetian fisherman and "compass" doll|
|"Taking a friend for a walk " - hard to see but the friend is a fish!|
|Ocean maiden and beaded face mermaid|
|Part of the display|