Our annual pilgrimage to our favourite camp site – Thistledown, at Nympsfield, which is near Stroud, which is 25 minutes drive from Gloucester. Anyway, a very nice and seni-eco site, with camp fires, composting toilets etc, positioned overlooking hills and forests, adjacent to the National Trust Woodchester estate.
Home education with the boys at home today, started out with some colouring, painting and workbooks. I love the wet poster-paint effects and the streaks of colour which appear in the partially mixed paint pots – I just wish the glistening and vibrant nature of it would stay – part of the reason why i’m now experimenting with acrylic paint : )
Just got back from an entertaining day out at Perrygrove Railway, near Coleford, in the Forest of Dean, just to the West of Gloucester. Lots of little steam engines to see and carriages to ride on, through dense forest areas.
There is a temporary hoarding wooden panel wall which surrounds a large redevelopment site in the centre of Gloucester. This wall stretches down a well-used walking route called Greyfriars Lane. Every so often a new bit of graffiti appears.
The above image shows a severed badger’s head with a white flag – this is connected with the planned badger culling experiment which is taking place in Gloucestershire, in an attempt to stop the spread of TB to cows and other livestock. A highly debatable subject and experiment.
Views in and around Reading Train Station. The new station is nearly finished but there is still some fairly significant building work going on and some heavy demolition to be completed of the older station areas.