Name

John Welford

Birth

11 Aug 1952

Gender

Male

Location

Leicester

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54 minutes ago
Here's my contribution to "Thursday water and reflections" - this is not far from where I live.
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frenchqueen Nice place.
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This was an exhibit at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition that I visited on Tuesday.

I just liked the mystery behind it - I think I might offer it as a theme for the Hinckley Scribblers to have a go at!
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1 hours ago
This is the view from my "office" window this morning (for "office" read "spare bedroom"!).

OK - I know that the garden's a mess, but we're having it landscaped later this year - round pond with a bridge across it, that sort of thing. The point is, the grass is actually looking green for once!
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frenchqueen Nice view. Your eyes can rest from all those greens.
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22 hours ago
Being left-handed, I had rather got used to the idea that I was fated to die nine years earlier than if I had been right-handed. This is a statistic that has being going the rounds for so long that it has become something of a “given” – you’re left-handed, you won’t live as long, get over ... Read more
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frenchqueen Was never aware of it but my father was left handed and he died at the age of 44. But he was murdered so I don’t think that counts. My sister is left handed Too. She’s 45 now.
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indexer @frenchqueen I'm sorry to hear about your father.

So far, I have made it to 66!
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22 hours ago
Water has been used to power machinery for thousands of years. There were watermills in ancient Greece and it was the Romans who brought the technology to Britain. However, it was not until the Anglo-Saxon period that they were developed and used on a large scale. Domesday Book, which was the record... Read more
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1 days ago
This is one of the halls at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, that is housing the 250th annual Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts.

There are more than 1300 exhibits on display, ranging from the amazing to the unbelievable - as in "I cannot believe why anyone thinks this is any good!"

Many of the works are for sale - either the originals or prints from a limited edition - and the catalogue tells you what the prices are. These are also often unbelievable: you see that yellow star on the wall in the corner? That will set you back £200,000!!!
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frenchqueen Nice
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1 days ago
On Monday night we heard a concert given by the Estonian Festival Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall - Prom 42 of this year's season.

The programme began with Arvo Part's Symphony No 3, and everyone was amazed when the composer himself appeared on the platform to share the applause with the conductor and orchestra. Part - who is Estonian - is arguably the world's greatest living composer, and to see him in person at the concert was a great surprise and a real treat. He is now 82 years old, but he still looks to be pretty lively - as evidenced when he returned to his seat by bounding up the steps two at a time!
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1 days ago
We have just had a short break in London - staying overnight in student accommodation at Imperial College. Our room was in the modern block you can see here, overlooking a pretty Mews street in west London.

On Monday night we attended a Proms concert in the Royal Albert Hall, and on Tuesday we viewed the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition at Burlington House.

More about both events to follow!
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3 days ago
Lady Jane Grey, the “Nine Days Queen” had a very short life, being executed on 12th February 1554 at the age of 16. Her life was a sheltered one, in that she spent most of her childhood being educated and she did not travel much. The number of places that are associated with her, and which can b... Read more
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We'll soon be on our way to London to attend a Proms concert tonight at the Royal Albert Hall - the programme is the Greig Piano Concerto and symphonies by Arvo Part (no 3) and Jan Sibelius (no 5).

Our seats are way up towards the top of the auditorium - above the three rows of boxes - which I have never been in before.

This is my annual birthday treat - we went last year when I took the photo you see here.

We stay overnight in a student room at Imperial College - it's basic but perfectly adequate, and a lot a better than the rooms I had when I was a student (not at Imperial) back in the 1970s!
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