A Walk from St David’s

Posted on 17/02/2019 By

Walk from St David's: From the chapel, looking across to Skomer Island.

A Walk from St David’s in Pembrokeshire.

Walk from St David's: Church and churchyard.

This week we offer you our first guided walk. The story was written last Easter, but ended up being usurped by events and saved for now. (more…)

Guided Tour    


Bobby and Bertie’s Big Birthday Bash.

Posted on 10/02/2019 By

Big Birthday Bash: Friends for ever.

Bobby and Bertie’s Big Birthday Bash.

The Invitation

Big Birthday Bash:The Brighton i360.

Bobby and Bertie’s Big Birthday Bash.

You are only 75, three quarters of a century, once. Bobby’s Birthday is on Saturday 26 January and you lucky people are coming with us.

We have booked the 14.30 “flight” on 26 January. British Airways ask that we get there no later than 20 minutes before. Bobby, Bertie, Layla, Faith, Sonny and Kyla intend to get there about 13.30. We will meet Andrew, Giselle, Daisy-Mae, Cameron, Jasmine, Big Jay and Little Jay there.

Be there or be Square!
(Did we really say that in our young days?) (more…)

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Finding Serenity at Kingston upon Thames.

Posted on 03/02/2019 By

Finding Serenity: I like bus rides… Mickleham church.

Finding Serenity at Kingston upon Thames.

Finding Serenity: Great Crested Grebe.

Great Crested Grebe.

Bertie: “Bobby. Were you crying at the doctors?”

Bobby: “No. Who told you that?”

Bertie: “You.”

Bobby: “Oh well, I did feel a bit emotional.”

Bertie: “So, you didn’t soak her desk in tears?”

Bobby: “No!” (more…)

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Super Blood Wolf Moon.

Posted on 30/01/2019 By

Super Blood Wolf Moon: The iPhone can’t cope with this, Bobby. But can the camera he hardly knows how to use?

Super Blood Wolf Moon.

21 January 2019.

A very special extra mid-week blog.

At 74 years and 360 days, Bobby has seen lots of things. The day before, he had learned there was to be a “spectacular lunar eclipse” the following night. A Super Blood Wolf Moon.

“Super” (moon nearer and looking larger); “Blood” (looking red at full eclipse) and a “Wolf Moon” (a full moon in January)… The next one being in 2029, when he would be 85. There will be other lunar eclipses during those years, but not one combining the three elements. (more…)

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Flirting with GAD.

Posted on 27/01/2019 By

Flirting with GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder): Diddley’s View.

Flirting with GAD.

Bertie: “Bobby! Why are we sitting on this bench? It’s taters and freezing me bleedin’ nuts off!”

Flirting with GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder): The bench at Diddley’s view.

The bench at Diddley’s view.

Bobby: “Errr…where did you get that expression from Bertie?”

Bertie: “You!”

Bobby: “Ohh… Well, since you asked, I am flirting with GAD” (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) (more…)

GAD    


Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018.

Posted on 20/01/2019 By

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018.

As we mentioned last week, this Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition is on the balcony at Waterloo Station until 3 February. The last time we were there it was attracting a lot of attention. In the past, it was held upstairs in the National Theatre. This is the third year at Waterloo, and is we feel a superb location for attracting a cosmopolitan audience. This blog shows just a few of our favourites. Yours may well be quite different. The descriptions are really interesting in what has gone into producing such pictures and with what equipment…

Landscape Photographer of the Year - Waterloo Station.

Landscape Photographer of the Year – Waterloo Station.

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Contre-jour et Layla.

Posted on 13/01/2019 By

Landscape Photographer of the Year - Waterloo Station.

Contre-jour et Layla

Layla on Whitby beach (Contre-jour).

Layla on Whitby beach (Contre-jour).

Bertie: “Bobby. We get lots of compliments about the photography in Mindfully Bertie. Have you got any favourite types you would like to share?” (more…)

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The Christmas 50/50… 2018.

Posted on 06/01/2019 By

Christmas at the Premier Inn!

The Christmas 50/50… 2018.

Happy New Year to all our readers. We hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Christmas wreath on door.

Once again, Bobby and I took ourselves off to East London for the holidays. Aldgate this time. He went back to Sutton United on Boxing Day to see them win! Up the U’s. We met Andrew, Marie, Giselle and Daisy- Mae for a family spectacular. “School of Rock” and the Christmas lights from the top of a red double decker No 139 bus. (more…)

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Happy New Year!

Posted on 30/12/2018 By

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year - Bertie reading book "Courage to Change".

Reading “Courage to Change”.

And a very Happy New Year to you too!

(more…)

AlcoholDiddley    


Merry Christmas from Mindfully Bertie.

Posted on 23/12/2018 By

Merry Christmas - Holly

Merry Christmas from Mindfully Bertie.

Merry Christmas from all the team at Mindfully Bertie.

From all the team at Mindfully Bertie.

This is a simple story of wanting to thank all our readers and supporters and wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Keep reading the blog in 2019. We have no idea what will be in it – as we had no idea in 2018. That’s part of the fun. The opportunity to have guest writers is still there. As is guest “Lighting a Candle for Diddley”. All we need for the latter is a few words and a picture of where the candle was lit. (more…)

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