This post reminds me that I must do some washing today!
Sunday, 31 August 2008
This post reminds me that I must do some washing today!
Saturday, 30 August 2008
Friday, 29 August 2008
To join in with Sky Watch Friday, and to check out the other sky watchers offerings, head over to the Sky Watch Friday Blog.
Thursday, 28 August 2008
I wasn't quite sure what to expect at a flower show being held in a church. I was imagining lots of chrysanthemums and carnations, and those sort of old fashioned flowers. But I was really surprised. There were loads of unusual blooms and tropical flowers, like the orchids above. They added to some really interesting displays.
And the last photo is the one I promised you yesterday that I'd post. It shows the bells made of leaves, with the bell ringing ropes included, and is part of the display entitled Resounding Bells Of Time. I hope you all enjoyed seeing these floral creations.
Happy Birthday Phoebe x
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
I took loads of photos, so over the next few days I'll show you some of the other floral masterpieces. To see the flowers of 2006, and to read about the festivals history, go to Deerhurst Flower Festival.
Monday, 25 August 2008
So what does it all mean? Well, starting at the top and working down, the pigeon at the very top is sitting on a blue stripped sphere and this represents the discovery of the fountain of spa water by a pigeon that made Cheltenham famous. This is sitting on top of a wreath of Oak leaves. The two open books, either side of the silver cross, on the blue band represent education, particularly Pates Grammar School and Cheltenham College. The silver cross shows religion. The two pigeons represent the flock that gathered at the spa water spring. The Oak tree at the bottom is there to represent the tree lined Promenade and streets that Cheltenham is also known for. And finally the towns motto - Salubritas et Eruditio means "Health and Education".
And so ends today's lesson! Does your town or city have a motto?
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
To join in with Sky Watch Friday, and to see the other Sky Watch offerings, head over to the Sky Watch blog.
Hope you all have a good weekend.
Thursday, 21 August 2008
This is also my first Photoshop doctored photo. Not hugely different to the original, I was really just playing around, trying to work out all the different features. Thanks Phoebe for installing the software, what would I do without you?
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Who feels like making their voice heard? Remember my incident with a security guard in a shopping centre? Head over to South Shields DP to show Curly some support. Things are getting out of hand!
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Among the gifts I had yesterday were a Photoshop software package and a Tripod! Watch out for some night shots and improved images coming soon!
Monday, 18 August 2008
And finally - its my birthday today. Happy Birthday me!
Sunday, 17 August 2008
If you are at the cutting edge of style, and have money to burn, then this is the place for you. Designer furniture, custom made, is the order of the day at Bespoke. I took this photo in the evening, when the place was closed, and I was really drawn to the green tiles and the ornate wrought iron window guards. The contents of the shop didn't do anything for me.
And now, in the style of Ming in New York, it's question time. Have you got anything designer or custom made in your home?
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Friday, 15 August 2008
To join in with Sky Watch Friday, and to see all of the other sky watchers offerings, head over to the Sky Watch Friday blog.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Back at the end of July The British International Motor Show carried out research into car washing and they discovered that British kids are generating a summer car wash industry worth £50 million! FIFTY MILLION POUNDS! This profit is created by the 64% of parents that pay out £5 a time for their little ones to wash their motors. The following stats are taken from an article at www.easier.com "Three quarters (75%) of the skinflint parents who pay their children £1 or less say it’s because their kids only clean the outside of the car with soap and water. In contrast, over a third of kids (37%) who wash, but also give the interior a thorough clean, make between £5 and £7, and 100% of kids who are paid between £15 and £25 thoroughly wash, wax, buff, vacuum and polish inside and out."
So if your on your school holidays, and you want some extra cash, you know what to do. Get washing!
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Monday, 11 August 2008
There was no outright winner of Saturdays guessing game. The stuffed bird was in the window of a Barbers Shop. I've no idea why! So I'll give a link to Babooshka for her answer - a car dealership! It was as strange as the real answer!
Saturday, 9 August 2008
Friday, 8 August 2008
To join in with Sky Watch, and to see all of the other Sky Watchers offerings, head to the new Sky Watch Friday blog.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
I'm not sure what this drainpipe had done wrong, but this chap was certainly teaching it a lesson it would never forget! He was creating a lot of noise with his angle grinder and the sparks were flying everywhere. I had to dodge them as I walked by. Luckily I wasn't wearing my 80's shell suit or I would have gone up in a ball of flames! For more on shell suits, and a guaranteed laugh, go here. Have a good look around the site, it is so funny!
I'm not adverse to a bit of DIY, as long as my extensive tool kit (two screwdrivers and a hammer) are up to the job!
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Some of you may have picked up that I've been lacking inspiration over the last few days. I got myself out onto the mean streets of Cheltenham yesterday evening to try to recapture my enthusiasm. While walking I decided that I'm going to write less and post photos that interest me more. I'll still show you Cheltenham's fine Regency buildings and share with you some of my towns history but from now on Cheltenham Daily Photo is going to be more about the photos. I hope you all still enjoy visiting!
Monday, 4 August 2008
Sunday, 3 August 2008
Saturday, 2 August 2008
Thanks to everyone for visiting yesterday. I achieved my highest number of comments to date. Its really good to know people like what they see. Enjoy your Saturday.
Friday, 1 August 2008
This is the weather vane on top of Cheltenham Ladies College. It is made from cast iron and lead (I think!) and the sky in the background really was that grey, its not a black and white photo!
If you want to join in with Sky Watch Friday, and to see the other Sky Watchers offerings, head over to the Sky Watch Friday blog.
And click here to view thumbnails for all participants of this months City Daily Photo Theme Day. There are 182 blogs taking part, so take some time to pay them a visit.
Seeing all of those metal and/or sky photos should help pass the time on a Friday afternoon! Have a good weekend everybody and thanks for the inspiration Phoebe!