Sunday, 14 September 2014

Last Post…

In the last week we've been talking about lots of things now that we really are After Bella - still find it hard to believe and will always miss her. We started this blog nearly four years ago, when we thought that she wouldn't be with us much longer!

We've decided not to continue this blog - we'll post pictures etc. initially via Facebook (search for Marcus Lynch), and will publicise our next blogging activities through there.

We'll leave this blog online with this final posting of her over the years in some of her favourite places doing some of her favourite things.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

And so we move on.....

Bella died today.  We started this blog a few years ago not realising she would surprise us and live to a ripe old age - 14 + years.  So today I'm just going to post a more recent pic of her to remind all our readers of how lovely she was.
RIP Bella - we're going to miss you.

Friday, 5 September 2014

On the move

Marcus is in Beijing for a few hours waiting for his next flight to Athens. Oh the life of the jet-setting crowd!  I didn't have my camera with me today so here is a small selection of pics taken this year.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Last Full Day In Hong Kong

Another day at the college, now joined by Prakash who arrived from the UK last night. The skies opened this lunchtime - rain like stair-rods, big thunder and brilliant flashes of lightning. Very exciting!
The rain softened the shrouded tower blocks even more. 
Then, as soon as it had begun, the rain was gone. 
After my morning stint of teaching, I sat in for the first hour of Prakash's teaching and then left him to finish off while I went on an extensive tour of the MTR rail network, stopping briefly at Mong Kok again. It must be time to leave when I don't see these scenes as particularly busy! 
Getting off the train on Hong Kong island at Chai Wan, I was surprised to see a poster for this bunch I've seen a couple of times! 
Walking up the hill from the MTR station on a mission (all will be revealed in the fullness of time), I was taken by the light catching these tower blocks.
I was interested to watch these workers moving large sheets of mirrored glass. 
Even in Hong Kong, there are felt tip artists! 
A good advert for a glass wholesaler to have giant fish tanks as your windows! 
Even better if you can provide bullet proof glass next door! 
Banyan trees in a small public park down the hill. 
A sign of the prohibited activities for the park - I guess this must mean that somebody did once hand clothes out to dry there (and maybe somebody fell asleep there?)
This evening Prakash and I went over to Chungking Mansions on the Nathan Road for a very tasty vegetarian Indian meal. This has been my last full day in Hong Kong - I teach a session tomorrow morning and then catch a plane to Rhodes via Beijing and Athens, aiming to land on Symi on Saturday evening - no doubt completely exhausted and with no idea what time it is or what planet I'm on! So Su will be handling blog duties for the next couple of days - I look forward to seeing what she posts.
This day a year ago, the mist was rising in the morning sun over the Charlcombe valley.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Stepping up!

Poor Marcus has fallen prey to some bug or other so he's asked me to do the blog today. 

Yesterday I took loads of pics of the flowers in our garden.  Am so pleased as this plot faces north and the sun only reaches the lower half of it at this time of year.  Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.......