2014: a year in photos

Photographs from 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Wishing everyone who looks at my blogs and very happy and healthy New Year. And thank you for stopping by.

It’s been a funny old year. Some lovely moments and some not so lovely, and on balance I’m glad to wave it bye, bye. So here’s to 2015 – onwards and upwards!

A very wet Priory Country Park in Bedford.

Photographs from 2014

Flooded Priory Park

A family ‘in joke’ It comes from the 1990’s TV Show Fist of Fun.

Photographs from 2014

The moon on a stick

Another visit to Bedford. There is a huge swan population in the Bedford area, but I had never seen a black swan among them before.

Photographs from 2014


My husband was on tour in the Netherlands with the Bootleg Sixties. The band’s families caught up with them at Easter in Leiden.

Photographs from 2014

Leiden, The Netherlands

We went to a family wedding in May in gorgeous Gosfield Hall in Essex. Thanks for inviting us, Leigh and Stefan!

Photographs from 2014


I went on a butterfly watching trip to La Brenne in France. I met some great people and saw loads of butterflies including the increasingly rare Large Blue. This one is an Ilex Hairstreak, and not found in the UK.

Photographs from 2014

Ilex Hairstreak, La Brenne, France

A summer view from the edge of town.

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View from the end of my road (nearly)

Four days in Cornwall thanks to our lovely friend, Eric.

Photographs from 2014

Punches Cross Fowey Harbour, Cornwall

The second family wedding of the year at beautiful Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire. Thanks for inviting us, Lauren and Jamie!

Photographs from 2014

Chandelier in Brocket Hall ballroom

A mystery moth on the side of a UPS van.

Photographs from 2014

Moth in October

The Bootleg Sixties did a mini tour in the UK this month.

Photographs from 2014

Bootleg Sixties show in Rotherham

One of my Christmas presents.


Lego Research Institute

Some birds

Taken in and around Priory Country Park, Bedford, December 23rd 2014.


It’s actually hissing at a dog, but it looks like it’s laughing


Fieldfare. Small flock near Old Warden

Canada geese

Canada geese


Heron in reeds

robin (bird)



Kestrel. Taken from the car.