#CosPhoChal K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Toys

I have four grandchildren. so I know a lot about toys, and I have plenty of pictures of toys, especially toys in use. Here are a few for you!

A ball is an ideal toy. You can get it in various sizes and colours. It’s usually cheap and there are plenty og games to play, ask Elsa!

Boys will be boys and they love trucks and diggers, and they’re great for transporting sand at the beach! Ask Mike!

A bucket and spade, very useful for building sandcastles…

 

 

After transporting sand, it’s time to get busy in the terrace preparing tracks for racing cars…

Who wants to watch TV when you can play with a cardboard house!

Hey! This slide won’t fit in the sitting room, so let’s play at the park!

A small trampoline to jump is the best way to warm up and let off some steam!

We’re exhausted after so many toys and games. Let’s read for a while in our play pen…

 

Granny and Mummy are teachers, so we make sure they have plenty of educational games…

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#CosPhoChal K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Angles (at the beach)

The fabulous thing about the beach is that whichever angle you look at it, it’s always breathtaking!

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge #CosPhoChal ‘Portraits’

This Monday’s theme is ‘Portraits’.

I remembered that I have some lovely pictures of portraits I took at the National Portrait Gallery in London, a lesser known gem, right next to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, and others I took at Charles Dicken’s Museum at Doughty Street, London.

Here I am as close as I’ll ever be to my favourite writers. Top left Robert Browning and his wife Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Mr. Greenwood, who marries Adele in All Hallows at Eyre Hall is based on the widower, Robert Browning.

Elizabeth B.B. wrote the most romantic sonnet in the English language, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

 Top right with Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote the unforgettable Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, one of my favourite novels, whose influence features strongly in Midsummer at Eyre Hall. We all have to balance the capacity for good and evil we possess.

The bottom left are the Bronte sisters, Anne, Charlotte and Emily (from left to right) in the famous painting by their brother, Patrick Branwell Bronte. The portrait on the right is of Charlotte Bronte.

The bottom right, Mr. Charles Dickens, who features prominently in Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall, where he narrates a chapter, and Midsummer at Eyre Hall, where his generosity and friendship will be of invaluable help to Jane Eyre.  

Isn’t it wonderful that the Bronte’s and Charles Dickens are so close, in the Gallery and in my literary heart and mind.

Here I am with Dickens’ portrait in the reproduction of his dining room at his home in Doughty Street.

A caricature of the older Dickens, on his way to the continent, which means anywhere which is not UK!

This isn’t a portrait, but I thought I’d include his chair, where he sat and probably read, chatted, and perhaps plotted and made notes, before sitting at his writing desk. 

Finally, here I am beside a portrait of my favourite sports person, Rafael Nadal, the greatest Spanish tennis player of all time, and one of the best in the world, not only because he’s a world tennis champion, but because he’s such a good sport.

I hope you liked my portraits!

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#CosPhoChal K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Look to the Skies

This is one of my favourite photos, taken last summer, at the beach in Fuengirola, Malaga, at sunset.

This is another favourite, taken recently from the window of my study, also at sunset last september.

Also taken from the window of my study at sunset, last January.

From my study, once again, last Christmas, at sunset.

Now it’s your turn!

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