Ailsa has set the travel theme as metal this week and my first two shots are from some the stunning gates around the Buckingham Palace area. We lucked out last weekend being able to take shots from the middle of the road – the Mall- since there were bank holiday running events throughout the period. Once the race was over we were free to wander on what would otherwise be a very busy thoroughfare- brilliant! My other takes on metal are from some of the beautiful garden ‘accessories’ at the Chelsea flower show. Accessories doesn’t seem adequate to describe the must have items which can adorn your garden, yard, deck. I love the horse’s head- very grand ( with an appropriately huge price tag)

I have had a nightmare few days with iCloud and photostream (I think the gremlins have finally been put in their place) but a blog about the flowers at Chelsea will follow!


Travel theme: Metal | Where’s my backpack?


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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