Well that might be what it is called and it might be where my chewy prawns came from that I ate last night. I was really in no fit state to appreciate the view (or for that matter the chewy prawns) at the time as I had been on a train and a ferry for about 9 hours. This morning I am feeling a little more pucker and looking forward to meeting a bunch of music teachers from the Dublin area to give them ( hopefully) some grand ideas and some words of wisdom about teaching singing with children. I was so tired when I finally got to my hotel room last night I cried! It was probably the final walk through night time rush hour Dublin ( which was my first) and the chewy prawns which tipped me over the edge. Much better now. Bit disappointed to find out my ferry on the way home has been cancelled and I would never have known to be there for the earlier

( slower…nearly 2 hours slower) one if I had not asked someone on the boat how much time I should allow to get there. That is a mighty mess up, as I booked my ticket through Virgin at a railway station and booked on the  specific ferry etc. so no-one would have been able to let me know there was not going to be a ferry. I would have had to be very philosophical if I had arrived at the docks at 8am  to realise the next ferry was not until 2pm. As it is, I shall be up before the sparrows to get to the port for 7am . Enough already with the moaning! No blog for ages and then just a bit of a moan. Shame on you Ms P.

Anyway, wish me luck today…I am sure I will stay awake. Not sure it is cost effective to spend 24 hours travelling for a days work, I am not even going to do the maths. I might have to get over my flying phobia if this happens again.

SONG OF THE DAY- Pride -Soweto Gospel Choir ( by U2)

There! A lovely little tug of forelock to some of Dublin’s finest with a lovely South African flavour.

So here we are again Mr P Blogging in for Gitika looks like I get one more day.

Gitika it turns out has had a nasty reaction to the pills  (smarties) prescribed to her and has fallen into a deep depression. `The only thing she will get out of bed for is to stand in the snow while singing some song about caravans and deserts. She has really annoyed the birds and scared the neighbours.

So theme …  Nature. Well being a landscape gardener I have many photos of gardens and such, but this photo shows a flower of a Gunnera maculata. It’s a dirty big thug of a plant that I never get to use as most London gardens are not big enough to house this 10feet high by 20feet across. This photo is of one I found in a 3 Acre private garden in Shropshire.


Pretty flower methinks.

The kite flyers

Now as for photo of the day this is a photo taken of two boys and their dad kite flying on top of Nordy Bank a iron age hill fort in Shropshire . I loved the way each person had there own sized kite which reflected their own size.

Whoops got to go I can hear Gitika in the garden and its late, I wonder if she remembered to put shoes on this time.

Song of the Day. Sunday morning by the Velvet Underground

Mr p

Mr P. here again – I bet you are getting a bit sick of me taking over Gitika’s daily blog. I have to say, I am really getting into it , though Gitika is getting is little bit sick of me taking over and showing off all my marvellous photos, and being a little bit of a git. I am going to get my own blog soon, as I had really no idea quite how much fun the wife has been having for the last year. This might be my last chance to post here, as I think I am going to get evicted pretty soon.

sunny spells

So another lovely photo on the theme of nature. Cloud watching is something i do with total contentment, just before I drop off.

If i don’t get allowed back, its been swell, thanks for your comments, I love you, all three.

Last Song of the Day sob sob…


Mr P here covering for the wife, had no internet all day ! Damn you Richard B!

So better late than never…. lets have photo of the day.

Pink Pelican

Pelican. Odd really. Being pink, but thats what you get when you eat the flamingos food.

working the angles darlink!

I have taken photos of pelicans alot. Why? Well like giraffes, they love the camera. As soon as I whip out the long lens they perk up no end and work those angles. Tyra herself would be proud

And now for Song of the Day.

I did think of picking something a little bit more ‘Gitika’ so I don’t alienate her blog subcribers (is that what there called?) So here is

Poptastic methinks, hope all three of you enjoy it.Mr P