Sunday, 24 June 2007


Conway is one of my favourite places to spend time relaxing. It is situated on the North Wales coast, United Kingdom and has a a Castle which was built on the orders of King Edward I of England during one of his periodic attempts to take control of the entire British Isles.
The picture is taken from Conway harbour from which short coastal excursions are operated during the summer months and also you can observe locals repairing their own boats before sailing.
Nearby is the smallest house in Wales which a lady in traditional Welsh dress will explain the history of and maybe let you take a picture of her and the house to show your friends and family.
Also to be found in Conway town centre is Aberconway House which is owned by The National Trust.
One thing any intending visitor needs to be aware of is the presence of seagulls who are somewhat aggressive in their endeavours to obtain food. They have been known to sweep overhead, land on your head and take off with your sandwiches!

Thursday, 14 June 2007

Dvorak's 9th

Normally I only tend to have just one recording of a classical composition but sometimes I find I need more.

Dvorak's New World Symphony is one example where I have it within a boxed set of his symphonies by Rafael  Kubelik, a seperate disc by Macal on Classics For Pleasure I originally owned on tape and recently acquired this classic 1964 recording by the late Herbert von Karajan which certainly has bags of character and was very well recorded.
It comes with a selection of his Slavonic Dances that originally were on a seperate cd.

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Redressed edition

There's a big part of me who would love to wear or have someone put me in a dress like this as although it's a bit out of the comfort zone right now, I'd soon take to it right down to the accessories.  I think it's very much as I see me.