Friday, July 20, 2007


Ode to a Nightingale
My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk.
Or emptied some dull opiate in the drains
One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk
'Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,
But being too happy in thy happiness,-
That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees,
In some melodious plot
Of beechen green and shadow numberless,
Singest of Summer in full-throated case.
John Keats


Friday, June 22, 2007


Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
Russell Lynes.

Friday, June 08, 2007


My father used to say, 'Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.'
Cary Grant


Saturday, June 02, 2007


"The only paradise is paradise lost."
Marcel Proust

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Redworth Hall near Darlington...

I went to a tourism conference today at this beautiful country hotel, Redworth Hall Hotel near Darlington. Having arrived fifteen minutes early, I decided to experiment with my new camera. The ground are delightful. Squirrels, rabbits, beautifully tended trees...
I thought I would be able to take a few more pictures after the conference but it was raining when I came out.
My Viennese mentor, Merisi may be proud for my first attempt...

Friday, May 11, 2007


When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade.
Dale Carnegie

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbour's noisy party than being there. Franklin P. Jones
...Or if you live alone on a desert island.

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