Saturday 31 March 2018


The Black Guillemots have arrived back to Bangor Pier to breed in the nest holes in the pier..
I am linking with SATURDAY CRITTERS

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Friday 30 March 2018


Time for The Weekend Roundup and Weekend Reflections. The letter today is M, Favourite and Middle.  Recently I went to see the MOVIE MURDER On The Orient Express’.  So hop on this train to Belfast with me.  You can see my MOBILE in the MIDDLE of this table and look at the lovely MATERIAL on the seats.

There was a lot of METAL on the train and through this very dirty window 
you can see it is a MURKY day and
 these MUTE swans have their heads down feeding.

We have arrived in Belfast and I photographed this MARVELLOUS painted MOTOR vehicle.  We MUST walk through the House of Fraser to get to the Odeon cinema and these two MEN were at the top of the stairs but they didn't seem interested in MEETING ME!  However, there were some lovely MUSTARD items to buy  for the MAN in your life

Up the MOVING staircase and we get near the MASSIVE dome and the cleaners use these MOPS to keep this place looking METICULOUS
Looking down I can see the MANGO store.

Now we have arrived.  Let’s see what else is on!  Any for MUNCHIES or kids MIX?

Near is MY MAN MARK with MY MUG of coffee.  I have already seen the Early MAN film and MAY see MARY MAGDALENE later on.

I was the only one in the cinema so I sat in the MIDDLE seat in the MIDDLE of the cinema.  In one MINUTE, the film MURDER on the Orient Express started. The MOTIVE is MYSTERIOUS, and practically everyone on the train is a suspect. It’s a fiendishly difficult puzzle to solve, and Poirot who is sporting his MARVELLOUS MOUSTACHE is now in a race against time to catch the killer before they can MAKE their escape. One of the stars was MICHELLE Pfeiffer. 

I hoped you enjoyed the film as MUCH as I did and we are back on the train,  stopped at the Titanic Quarter where you also alight for the Belfast METROPOLITAN College and past some MURALS and a MILITARY base.

We need to walk through Ward Park to get home but not before I shot 
MY REFLECTION image for Jame's MEME.

MANY thanks for coming with ME this MORNING 
and I hope you enjoyed it.
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Thursday 29 March 2018


These are houses behind this wall at the Long Hole near Bangor Pier.
I am linking with GOOD FENCES

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Wednesday 28 March 2018

Mount Stewart Bedrooms

I showed you a refurbished bedroom in the National Trust Property of Mount Stewart on Monday that had been Lady Mairi’s and today  I am showing you 2 more bedrooms and a bathroom.

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Tuesday 27 March 2018


I photographed these Dunlin and Purple Sandpiper off the rocks at the Long Hole near Bangor Pier
I am linking with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY. 

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Monday 26 March 2018

THROUGH MY LENS - Mount Stewart

During the winter at the National Trust Property of Mount Stewart and for the first time after the refurbishment of the  bedrooms, they were open to the public and today I am showing you Lady Mairi's Bedroom.  
On Wednesday I will show two other bedrooms.
Today I am linking with THROUGH MY LENS.   

This is where Lady Mairi prayed and read her Bible and below is a view from one of the windows.  

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Sunday 25 March 2018


The flowers appear on the earth once again;
The time for singing has come,
And the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land

Photographed in Ward Park near the Library, Bangor.

March 2018

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Have a Blessed Sunday.

Saturday 24 March 2018


These are photographs of Guinea Fowl I shot at dusk in Ward Park just before they went onto their rooting site either in the large trees or In the bushes. 
I am linking it to SATURDAY CRITTERS.

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Friday 23 March 2018


Time for Weekend Roundup and Weekend Reflections and this week the letter is L, favourite and Long.  Well this is a very LONG post so get on your walking shoes and off we go.  I travelled  6 miles down the coast to Donaghadee to meet Sue for coffee but I arrived a little early and took the photographs of the LIGHTHOUSE  which is at the end of a LONG pier and saw the LIFEBOAT in the distance, passed the LITTLE big fish shop and past the children's play area where they has a smaller more colourful LIGHTHOUSE

On arriving into the cafe I saw this sign - Where there is tea, there is LOVE and of course the LOVELY smiling Sue waiting for me with the LOVELY scones and coffee on the table.  My coffee even had an the imprint of a LAUREL LEAF in the foam. 

On leaving the cafe and Sue, I decided to walk around the town and if anyone was interested this LIGHTHOUSE Bakery shop is to LET.  Grace Neill's is the LOCAL pub and it is the oldest pub in Ireland dating back to  1611. 

During its long history, Grace Neill’s has been fraternised by “...smugglers and pirates, sailors and soldiers… Fishermen and LIFEBOATMEN, businessmen and rascals.”  Wee drams have been enjoyed by more than just ghosts, too: author Daniel Defoe, composer Franz LIST and even Peter The Great of Russia have taken a tipple at the bar  
There certainly is a LOT of LOVE in Donaghadee according to the shop below.  

 I took a wander along the LONG promenade and below is my FAVOURITE shot today.  Turned round and headed for the Pier, saw this vehicle with his spare tyre advertising the LIFEBOATS.  It was good to see a LIFEBELT on the pier and I do not know what was behind this LOCKED unit.  

These are the LONG fight of steps I have to go down to board the rib with my heavy rucksack when I travel over to the Copeland Islands and this is a close up of the LIFEBOAT with 2 emergency LIFE CRAFTS on board.  

The LIGHTHOUSE keeper would have a LONG way to walk up before coming to the LIGHT at the top.  On my way back to the car I pass the Donaghadee LIFEBOAT station.

On returning home I had a quick walk in Ward Park at dusk when I shot this REFLECTION of the LEAFLESS trees. Well i am sure you are tied after all that walking today but I hope you enjoyed coming with me. 
I enjoyed your company.

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