Sunday, 9 May 2010

Well, I've done it now!

I've read blogs, and commented on blogs, and admired blogs but for a long time I've resisted the temptation to join in by writing a blog. So, what has changed my mind? Two thoughts immediately spring to mind -
  • I take a lot of photographs and whilst my family and friends are sympathetic, they are really at the point of viewing overload, so thoughts of a new audience are very persuasive (I also have a flickr page).
  • I'm getting older and consequently the number of things I want to draw to the attention of others, express an opinion about, become sentimental about and just plain rant about is growing larger by the day
Actually the two main interests I have are reading and taking photographs. So really these will be the subjects that will be mentioned most often in this blog.

As this is the inaugural post, I will make it relatively short and just mention that currently I am reading Dracula by Bram Stoker for what is probably the third time. The first few chapters build up tension, suspense, anxiety and fear of a nameless terror - it's a great, great read.

For the photographic theme, here are a couple of pictures I took this weekend at Carnfunnock Country Park in Co. Antrim:

And one from my in-laws garden:

PS - to clear up any misunderstandings, my real name is not Griselda Pugh. This is the name of the secretary in Hancock's Half Hour radio show. She was played magnificently by Hattie Jacques. I chose the name because I love the character, however, as a recent photograph of me proved, it is growing more apt with every passing year!


  1. Love those photos- especially the tooolip!

  2. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, and what a lovely post, and photos, to start with!
    I started over six years ago and still enjoy doing it. I've made new friends world-wide, and it has educated and entertained me every day.
    I last read Dracula at school so perhaps a reread is long overdue! Flighty xx