Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge


Week 45 – 52. With a ball


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.


Week 42 – 18. Movie Title


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.