I used to be indecisive…

…but now I'm not so sure


Roof Squares #18

There are lots of pretty little roofs (rooves?  I’m just not sure!) in today’s offering for Becky’s square challenge.

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland, Paris.

Posted for Becky’s #RoofSquares challenge.



Roof Squares #17

The charming little town of Santa Ynez, California describes itself as ‘A sophisticated cowboy town’.  Although the town was established in the 1840s, most of the building facades we see now are modern.

Posted for Becky’s #RoofSquares challenge.


It was tense on Henman Hill (Roof Squares #16)

Last year I was lucky enough to have a grounds pass for Wimbledon, which allowed entry into many of the outside courts, but not the main ‘show’ courts.  After spending time walking round and popping in to some other matches, we headed for Henman Hill (or Murray Mound, but that name hasn’t quite caught on) to watch the big screen mounted just under the roof of No.1 Court, ready to watch two of Britain’s representatives in their singles matches – Johanna Konta and Andy Murray.  Both matches were exciting and both had the right result for us.  🙂

Here’s the crowd just waiting for the main events to get under way.

Today I am linking with Six Word Saturday and Becky’s #RoofSquares.



Friday letters – the Roof Squares #15 edition

Dear snails, I think my garden must have the largest collection of you in all of California.  I thought you were quite numerous in my garden back in the UK, and imagined that I would have a snail free time here, but sadly I was wrong.  It seems that the plants I have are perfect for you to hide, and breed, in.  What is it that you like so much about bird of paradise plants, agapanthus and African irises?  Oh, and white walls – you are often crowded on that too.  Wouldn’t you like to take a trip over to the canyon at the back?  There’s plenty of green stuff there for you to eat/sleep/breed on.

Dear people on social media,  Why, oh why, do some of you announce who has been knocked out of competitions, or comment on the result of a sports match, immediately after it has been shown on TV?  I can’t tell you how many times I have innocently looked at my social media accounts and found out that the result of the show I haven’t had the chance to watch yet (because it was on less than 24 hours ago and not everyone watches things ‘live’ any more) has been announced in someone’s tweet or Facebook status.  It happened again yesterday.  I suppose in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t really matter that I know who has been knocked out of a cookery competition before I watch the show, but it does take the edge off it slightly.

Dear California sky,  You are so wide – you seem much more expansive than I remember the sky being in other places.  Why is that?  Or do you just give that impression because there aren’t as many high buildings around as I am used to back in the UK?  If you could drop me a line and let me know, I’ve be very grateful.

Dear Jasper Fforde,  I am currently reading The Fourth Bear, one of your Nursery Crimes series, and I really enjoy how clever you are with the names of places and people, and how you weave the events of nursery rhymes and well known ‘fairy’ tales into the story.  The main characters from the Nursery Crimes Division of the police force, Detective Jack Spratt and Sergeant Mary Mary have quite a lot to deal with in this book including a hunt for the Gingerbread Man (who is hard to catch because he is going to run and run as fast as he can) and a missing journalist ‘Goldy’ who likes things to be in order and generally not too hot, or too cold.  Part of the action takes place in the Déjà Vu hotel, where things seem slightly familiar… I think your imagination is fantastic.

Dear local people,  Watch out, school is over now until the beginning of September.  There will be children everywhere.

Dear Becky,  It’s hard to believe we are already half way through your challenge of posting a square roof photo every day for a month!  Today I am sharing a roof-top sign that’s hard to miss.

Dear Ghirardelli Sq,  You are quite a big feature in San Francisco, and have been since the days of the gold rush.  It was my intention that we would pay you at least one visit during our recent time in the city and sample the delights of your famous Italian ice cream.  Sadly we didn’t make it – maybe next time. 

Have a good Friday everyone.

Posted as part of Becky’s #RoofSquares


Roof Squares #13

Along the Embarcadero in San Diego there are some sculptures in big pots.  They are all by different people and this one caught my eye, of course, because it has a roof on the birdhouse at the top!  Unfortunately I forgot to note who created it.

Posted for Becky’s #RoofSquares challenge.