With no real concentration for reading I'd been looking through some photos to see what we were at in February for the past few years (for 3 consecutive years I've been away and sick - really will have to look at this) - but I found these that will give me a Five for Friday. I'm joining in today with Amy's weekly blogshop - at Love Made My Home.
I've always loved windows. Here are some from our travels.
1. Oradour sur Glane
I wrote about this martyr village in France a few years ago - the link will take you there if you're interested. De Gaulle insisted it was left exactly as it was to remember the atrocities of World War 2. The most moving place I've ever been or seen.
|Rusted and left to remember
2. Castle Caldwell in Co. Fermanagh.
This old castle is near to where I grew up, on the shores of Lough Erne. The owners were the founders of Belleek Pottery. Today it is lovely park to walk around, full of bluebells in spring. These windows make me think of Maid Marian and Robin Hood, although it's not nearly as old as that (late 1700s I think)
|Abandoned from another era
3. Now where would you think I was here? :) Two Februarys ago wandering around Scotland, I took this first picture purely because I love that shade of blue - if memory serves me correctly it's in Stranraer. But when I was looking back on photos it made me think of how much a name can suggest a place.
|Shades of blue
|Buy a memory
4. Autumn in rural Germany
|At our friends house in Neuwartensleben.
|In Dubai museum - a traditional Arab home
Thankfully I have a few more days before I need to be fully on again - and another 10 days before the next gig - so I'm going to lie low to see if I can crack this thing - actually there's no choice in the matter - energy is still appallingly low. They're sending me for a CT scan because the last two X-rays have shown something up on my lungs - but that'll take a couple of months at least, so it can't be too urgent and hopefully this second antibiotic will do the trick.
Have a lovely week ...