Sunday, 18 November 2012

St Mary's Island: Chatham Maritime

Tug boats, yachts, spooky faces in the clouds and a huge rainbow – these were some of the sights that greeted me whilst strolling around St Mary’s Island at Chatham Marina. Situated on the River Medway, St Mary’s Island is a tranquil place to visit (so perfect for when you are trying to escape the general chaos of London life!) These are a few pictures I took during a sunny autumnal afternoon.

Somewhere under the rainbow

The 'Kent' tug boat moored at St Mary's Island

Yachts in Chatham Maritime Marina

The 'Vic 96'

Kingsnorth Power Station viewed from St Mary's Island

The 'Mariners' Sculpture by Sam Holland

The River Medway

Oooo! A face in the clouds appears to be hovering above the boats!

View of Port Werburgh from St Mary's Island

Medway Yacht Club at Upnor

Cheers for taking the time to look at my blog
Samantha x
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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Field of Remembrance: Westminster Abbey

The Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey pays tribute to the brave Service men and women who have served in the Armed Forces since World War I. The first Field of Remembrance appeared in the grounds of the Abbey in November 1928. That year only two Remembrance Crosses were planted. The tradition has grown and this year an estimated 115,000 crosses were planted in 370 plots. Each plot represents different regiments in the Army, Air Force and Navy, and each cross carries a personal message to someone who lost his or her life in the Service of our country. The Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey is open until Sunday 18 November. Wear your poppy with pride and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

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Samantha  x
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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Remember, Remember the 4th November: Richmond Fireworks

It’s no secret that I can’t stand Autumn and Winter time. Although both seasons are aesthetically beautiful, I really struggle with the lack of daylight and the bitterly cold temperatures, and consequently I spend most of the time looking forward to the start of Spring. Thankfully there are lots of events during this time that I absolutely love – otherwise I really would insist on hibernating!  And firework night is definitely one of them (or firework ‘long weekend’ to be more precise!) Wrapped up in hat, gloves, scarf and boots, whilst carrying mulled wine in one hand and my camera in the other, I had a fantastic evening at the Richmond firework display on Sunday 4th November. Richmond Athletics Ground was the ideal venue for us all to enjoy some stunning fireworks and a colourful funfair. Here are some pictures of the firework night festivities.

Thanks for popping by
Samantha x
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