Tuesday Photo Challenge: Toys

My grandson picks out a tune (kind of…) on the new toy keyboard that he’s just got for Christmas.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Toys

Thursday Doors: Lesterps (Part 1)

Lesterps is yet another of those charming old villages that surround Tranquility Base at a distance of an approximately twenty-minute drive. It’s best known for its  very large 11th century church (more specifically, it’s an Abbatiale, which means there must once have been an Abbey there), which dominates the village, to the extent that it’s virtually impossible to get a proper photograph of the whole edifice. The image from Google Earth at the bottom of this post gives some idea of its relative scale.

This is the main door:


and this is one of three substantial archways, which I think qualify as doors for this purpose:


This walled up doorway on a building just acrooss the road from the church could well be a remnant of the accommodation of the monks who must once have lived here:


Elsewhere, this house (also opposite the church), with its massive beam, looks like it might once have been a byre, housing livestock:


We visited Lesterps last weekend for the MarchĂ© de Noel, so here’s something in the Christmas spirit. You’re welcome.


And this is quite possibly the smallest door in the entire commune. It’s at about head height but it certainly doesn’t look like a shutter, and I can’t imagine it’s the meter cupboard:


Next time, more from Lesterps – including some very strong contenders for Ramshackle Door of the Year.

Thursday Doors 22 December 2016

PS here’s that screenshot from Google Earth:


52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 16 – Christmas

Yes it does seem a bit too early to be posting Christmas images, but it’s The Girl That Dreams Awake’s challenge, so who am I to argue? (Except with the numbering: this is Week 16, not 15.)

Anyway, here are some photogenic pine cones from the roadside about a mile down the road from here.




Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

Daughter, son-in-law and grandsons are going to gather with us for Christmas, arriving on Tuesday. We think we’re ready for them…


Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering