Beach Art……


There is always work for Idle Hands

It obviously entertained some one for a while and now available for the delight of all.

Just a bit of fun for Tuesday……

and for me I am rather glad that folk find time to express their inner creative skills.

28th February

(C) David Oakes 2017

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge – 26th February


The Smallest House in Great Britain….

A BIG claim but true.  This dwelling on the Quay at Conwy, in the shadows of Conwy Castle, is indeed the smallest house in Great Britain.

It has been there since the 16th century and lived in until 1900 when local Fisherman Robert Jones was eventually forced to move out. The house has a floor area of just 10ft by 6ft and is on two levels.  Equally amazing it that Robert Jones was a lofty 6ft 3inches tall and could never stand to his full height in any of the rooms.

Today the house is an obvious but intriguing  tourist attraction.  Your guide would be a Welsh Lady in traditional Welsh Dress complete with black hat and lace frill.

As you can see in quiet times she has to stand outside to be able to read the Daily Paper.

Just an idea for this Weeks Cees Odd Ball Photo Challenge.

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27th February                                        David Oakes

(C) David Oakes 2017


Moody Monday….and the rest!



A wind is getting up……

Moody Monday….and by the look of the forecast is could well turn out to be a Moody Week.

All we can do is let it all take its course and hope that we do get the occasional brighter spell on which to end the month.

27th February                                                         David Oakes

(C)David Oakes 2017

February…nearly the end of another month


Mother Cap, Hathersage Moor, Derbyshire

Here is an image from the archive, the end of February two years ago….I also think that was the last proper winter we had.  You can see there are still remnant of snow and ice.  We had several weeks were snow was all about us and icy mornings the norm.

Since then our winters have been poor excuses for winter.  Now I know many will say “thank goodness for that” but I have missed that step change in the seasons….I always felt everything could start anew, refreshed from hibernation.


Mother Cap is just one of many weather beaten ‘Tors’ to be found across Hathersage Moor.

26th February                          David Oakes

(C) David Oakes 2017