Friday, 14 August 2009



A fairly new shop that has opened in Buckingham selling plants and home & garden inspired gifts. I adore the vintage bike strewn with bunting!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Monday, 10 August 2009

swan at the river

a closer look at the swan from yesterday... right before he turned, hissed, and snapped at me :)

swan at the river

Sunday, 9 August 2009



Along the river sits this statue/sculpture which depicts a swan with its head under the water searching through the grasses, etc. I love that it's not your typical swan... what I don't love is that it's usually covered in grafitti and riddled with litter. Note the real swan in the background :)

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Friday, 7 August 2009

Dear Employer,

Today you received my formal written notification of my intent to resign my position as Store Manager. Since I have worked for you specifically, I have no time to blog anymore. If I don't blog my readers forget about me. If my readers forget about me, they stop leaving me lovely comments. When I don't get that lovely "full inbox" I get unhappy. When I'm unhappy I eat a lot. When I eat a lot I get fat. When I'm fat it affects your company image. When your company's image is affected, trade is also affected. When business is down, you become unhappy. When you're unhappy I assume you will eat a lot, like me. When you eat a lot, I'm afraid you will become fat, like me.

So you see, it's a vicious cycle. I have done this for your own good, because I care for you and the company.

Happy trails,


Monday, 22 June 2009

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Summer Flowers

flowers in baskets...

*Is it just me? Anyone else having trouble with scheduled posts?*

Saturday, 20 June 2009

The Old Gaol

Buckingham's most iconic building.

the old gaol

Friday, 19 June 2009

a closeup on yesterday's photo...

even more intriguing!


my guess is that it was some sort of hospital...

Thursday, 18 June 2009

I know nothing...

I love the look of this building, I know nothing however of what it use to be... it appears to now be flats though. Tomorrow I'll show you a close up of the chimney. Hopefully at some point I'll track it's orin down! Do you know?!


Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

The Kings Head

Another look at the King's Head pub.

houses on the High Street


sorry friends here's the real photo!!

King's Head

Monday, 15 June 2009

Houses on the High Street

these sit in front of the old cattle market area. Beautiful homes... parking is a nightmare.

houses on the High Street

Sunday, 14 June 2009


One of Buckingham's many restaurants. While the food is great here... I miss "The Tudor" pub that previously occupied this space.


Saturday, 13 June 2009


A while back someone left a comment asking about Goodwin's... this is all that remains. Appears abandoned.


Friday, 12 June 2009

Thursday, 11 June 2009

The Kings Head

Recently this pub had undergone a redesign, it once was an ok pub... though perhaps a bit grotty. After the refit it languished and looked empty most the time while it attempted to be some sort of posh wine bar. I'm glad to see it's finally found the secret to success. Now that it's "Biker Friendly" the bikes and scooters are lined up out front nearly every evening and place is vibrating with activity.

the Kings Head

Wednesday, 10 June 2009


where I always order the chicken kebab with garlic mayo and lots and lots of extra peppers. And of course Shire Mobility where I bought my granny a walking stick :)


Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Town Hall

looking up the High Street towards Town Hall

town hall buckingham

sorry gang the back injury was a lot more extensive then I had originally thought! Sadly I wasn't doing anything fun or exciting when the injury happened :(

I'm healed for the most part, at least I can walk again... and I'm off to France on Friday for a week. I'll schedule posts but if I don't respond to comments it's because I'm too busy soaking up the beauty of the Dordogne and perhaps a bit drunk on wine.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

High Street

sorry for my absence... took an extended weekend off for my birthday and completely did my back in! 'Fraid the last thing I wanted to do was sit at the laptop.
High Street

Thursday, 28 May 2009

China Cottage

China Cottage

Dear China Cottage,

Please never stop serving crispy shredded beef with Peking sauce.

Thank you and kind regards,


ps I also love your beef curry and wonton soup.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Monday, 25 May 2009

red brick house on the High Street

red brick house on the High Street

I love the knackered shutters and patterned bricks on this one.

one of Buckingham's swans

I love swans... but the real reason I'm partial to this photo is because of the "S" shape :)

"S" is for swan

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Friday, 22 May 2009

plastic crap in crap plastic bags

in every market, in every town, all across the world!

plastic crap in crap plastic bags

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Toombs Yard

Have you ever wondered what was down Toombs Yard... can't say I did... but then I never knew it was there!

Walking through town the other day I happened to look down this little alley way to discover these two quaint cottages tucked behind the High Street. What a delightful surprise!

Toombs Yard

Toombs Yard cottages

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Changing Views: May

*tap tap tap*

anyone still here?

apologies for the 10 week break... but I really needed it, but I'm back, an hopefully there are still a few of you left to read this :)

changing views March


changing views 1

changing views 2

Sunday, 8 March 2009

the river, swollen and muddy

After recent storms the river was running full, fast, and very muddy. Here the river passes under the Hunter Street bridge.


Saturday, 7 March 2009

The Old Gaol - last in the snow series

that's it, no more.... I promise! unless it snows again :)

old gaol

Friday, 6 March 2009

Snowy Vines

accentuated by the snow.

snowy vines

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Church Street

I love, love, love these row houses! Once upon a time we considered buying the house in front... parking was a bit of a hassle and sadly that put us off.

Church Street

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Page Hill

During the snow this was an extremely popular place! If anyone in town was looking for their teenager they need only look here :)

I love that when you are up here the town seems so many miles away... and with the cloud cover you really only get glimpses and hints of what's below.

page hill

page hill

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

The River Great Ouse

glimpses of The Woolpack Pub, Saints Peter & Paul, University housing and a myriad of rooftops.


Monday, 2 March 2009

I never get tired of the church...

hard to take a dreadful photo of it too :)

Saints Peter & Paul, Buckingham

Sunday, 1 March 2009

theme day: glass

the main window at Saints Peter & Paul... sorry it's not an interior shot! Everything I said before about life, and my job are still 100% in effect, perhaps even more so. Be patient while I try and get everything running like clockwork again :)

Saints Peter & Paul, Buckingham

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Monday, 23 February 2009


taken from up on Page Hill during the snow days.

I'm very sorry postings have been erratic as of late... A recent career opportunity is sucking every minute bit of energy and free time from my life. It will all settle down eventually and become routine and I will be able to have and enjoy free time again.. this is what I keep telling myself!

I'm going to schedule at least 10 days worth of photos and so I offer up apologies if I don't respond to comments in a timely manner. My Google Reader says I have 210 unread posts in my "daily photo" folder! I miss you guys and the glimpses into your world!

thank you for your continued support,


Thursday, 19 February 2009


I've walked down this street a hundred times and I never noticed this sign attached to the side of the building. New discoveries!


Tuesday, 17 February 2009

the river again!

have you grown weary of snow photos yet? lol!

I promise only a few more and the I'll get back to our regularly scheduled bleak February photos :)


Monday, 16 February 2009

ready for spring

so very very ready!

is it spring yet?

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Saturday, 14 February 2009

A quiet place to sit and reflect

...not that you'd do it in this weather! This snowy bench is in the church yard of Saints Peter & Paul.

bench in the church yard

Friday, 13 February 2009

Changing Views: Feb

I've cheated just a wee bit in that this photo was taken during the first week of the month rather than the second... but let's be honest here, there's not a great deal of difference in what Jan vs. Feb will look like otherwise. That being said as I was going past this spot yesterday there is still an awful lot of snow still on the ground around Buckingham. I've visited nearby towns and not seen anything like the accumulations that my area received!

changing views 2

changing views 1

Please visit my fellow cdp bloggers Marley, Dusty Lens and Ruby as we all view the changes.