Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge


Week 36 – 42. Silhouette

Turks boatyard runs river trips between Richmond and Hampton Court. The boatyard is in Kingston on Thames. Below is the image for the theme and another image of the ‘Yarmouth Belle’ which is in the Boatyard for the winter.

“Turk Launches stand proudly as one of Kingston’s longest family run businesses. Established in 1710, they have over the centuries built boats for royalty as well as export pleasure craft around the world.

Now run by 4th generation Richard Turk, their striking fleet of boats cruise thousands of passengers each year to the riversides of Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court.

2012 saw their two most glamorous boats, the Yarmouth Belle and New Southern Belle take part in the Diamond Jubilee Royal Pageant – see interview with Sky News here. And then just two months later, they led the Olympic Torch flotilla from Hampton Court Palace, along with the Royal Row Barge Gloriana. Watch here



Week 36-42.Silhouette


Week 35 – 26. Mealtime

My daughter’s dog, Ivy had a litter of 8 puppies. She is a Black Labrador, gun dog. She had 5  boys and 3 girls. They go off to their new homes this weekend. All have been sold.

We have all had great fun with them and it has been a delight to see them grow up in this time. I have been amused at Ivy’s forbearance when they are feeding. She barely has a chance to lie down! This image below is I hope one of the last ‘mealtimes’ she will have to endure. I apologise for the quality of the image since it was through a very dirty window. What amused me was, as they are now older and bigger, they feed from her standing up anywhere they can get their mouths on her. In this one you may just be able to see, she was practically doing the splits with her back legs! Poor Ivy! I am sure she will miss her puppies but I think she will be relieved to get her life back too.

Week 35-26.Mealtime