5 June 2011

Headington Festival 2011

Headington Festival 2011

The Festival has been running for several years now and is gaining its place as a fixture on the Headington calendar – right up there with the open gardens (this week and next). All credit to Headington Action for being the driving force behind this.

A children’s brass ensemble performed today, to general admiration all round. They were great little performers ably lead by their conductor who wore a general, restrained air of anxiety right up to the final, warbling note. A tremendous achievement …













(iPhone video)


7 March 2011

South Devon: Mattiscombe Beach

Filed under: Apple iPhone 4, coast, Devon, Mattiscombe Beach — Howard @ 12:00 am

Mattiscombe Beach

I’m a huge fan of North Devon, but this South Devon beach took my breath away.

Mattiscombe Beach rock

6 March 2011

South Devon: Kingsbridge and Start Point

Filed under: Apple iPhone 4, Devon, dusk, Kingsbridge, rivers — Howard @ 12:00 am


Kingsbridge estuary, 31 January 2011


South Devon coast, looking east from Start Point

Looking east from Start Point


A month ago we had a short break in Devon, catching both coasts in a couple of days. We started in the south and on a glorious day enjoyed a walk from Hallsands to Start Point and on to Matticombe Beach.  There was a lovely light at the end of the day. I took these pictures on my iPhone, but most (in the days that follow) were on film – in black and white and colour.

5 March 2011

January gigs: Mama Rosin and Richard Thompson

Mama Rosin | 2

Mama Rosin (Cajun/Zydeco music from Switzerland) at the Brasenose Arms, Cropredy, 28 January

Not quite Fred’s Lounge in Mamou, Louisiana, but arguably the next best thing on a January night in Oxfordshire.

And the next night we saw Richard Thompson at Warwick Arts Centre, part of the Dream Attic tour.

Richard Thompson

What a star.

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