I have been silent for about a month and that must be, I fear, a mortal sin in these days of instant and total communication! I don’t tweet (should I say that I am not a twit?) and I keep ignoring folk who want me to join their Facebook (whatever that entails) and I certainly don’t want any forum for myself which would demonstrate me to the giggling world as “Nicolas No-friends”!

When I started this blog, however, I did believe in it . . . and I still do. I enjoy posting something and I enjoy the occasional comment (how often do I comment when I visit friends’ sites) but sometimes I just don’t feel like it. It may be because I am really busy with one thing and another and sometimes I cannot think of anything interesting to say or, if I can, I fear I just cannot summon the effort to put it down in the little box. This blog will never be daily instalments of the History of Civilization as we know it and I can only hope that followers do continue to click the button every so often – even when the chance of there being anything new to see becomes vanishingly small!

I DO like taking photographs, however.

As there is, this evening, either too much to say or too little (if you understand), I decided that I would rush round the house and outside with my camera for a short time before the sun went behind the hill. I quickly took what I felt inclined to take and here are a few of them . . .

. . . just to say Hi!