Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge


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Week 45 – 52. With a ball

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We visited Hatfield Hall recently. It is Jacobean built in 1611. Queen Elizabeth grew up here.

The Marquis of Salisbury owns Hatfield house and the family still live there. The banqueting hall has been restored and is quite something. There are many interesting paintings. There were two of Queen Elizabeth 1, both very symbolic which we enjoyed.

This ball is part of the mobile water sculpture by Angela Conner. It is situated in front of the House and is called ‘Renaissance’. The curved structure is silver coloured and has water cascading down the arms. The ball is golden and rises out of the water in a mist. The silver curves open up at the same time.


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Week 42 – 18. Movie Title

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Got stuck on this one. Hope this is OK. I went to an outside movie screening of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with my daughter and grand daughter. We had a picnic as the sun went down. It was great fun. It is one of my favourite films. It was a little cold towards the end of the evening but we were all snuggled up in coats and blankets.

The site of the movie showing was called the ‘Medicine Garden’. It is a garden centre and a farm shop. It has a very good restaurant too. There are several shops showing local arts and crafts with the artists and crafts folk working too. An interesting place to visit.


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Week 41 – 42. The Wild side

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This is as “wild ” as I am going to get. This is “My Wild Side”.

I have had this on my bucket list for a while. This is my “purple streak”. It is a chalk addition so did not last long but it has prompted me to have one that washes out in six weeks next time I visit the hairdresser. My family think I am losing it!

I saw some really beautiful ones which look like rainbows on Facebook.


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Week 39. – 43. Tools of the Trade

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On our coach trip to Arundel Castle to see the tulips, we also visited this greenhouse where there was a vine growing. In the corner of the greenhouse there was this interesting potting bench with some “tools of the trade” stored there too. There were some beautiful beds of tulips to see out of the windows. A super place to work!

We have had many interesting trips over the years but sadly they are all coming to an end in June. The Company has been taken over by a French firm and they do not want to continue the trips. The trips which include trips to Europe and short holidays too will be sadly missed by older folks like us who prefer to be driven rather than drive sometimes. All good things come to an end eventually.

Arundel Castle is the home of the Duke of Norfolk. The Castle itself was open too. It had many interesting artefacts and a lovely Chapel.