Welcome to Hurtled to 60 and Now Beyond.

This blog is about my garden, gardens I visit during the year, and life’s little events.  There is very little about my job which I escape from by being in my garden and taking photographs when and where I can.   I have two cameras, a Nikon DSLR D3100 and a small Fuji Finepix J40.  Very occasionally, I use my iPad or mobile phone when out without a camera (which is rare).   I am saving up for a good quality macro lens, so until then I use close-up filters from +1 to +10 for macro photographs, which I love to take.

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Early March 2013 I was diagnosed with cancer in the sigmoid section of my colon…bowel cancer! It isn’t something that happens to other people, cancer can happen to you, it is indiscriminate and doesn’t give a toss as to who it affects. I’ve had the op, done the chemo and am now picking up the pieces of my life. There is life after cancer and I am a survivor.

I hope you enjoy reading the blog, looking at the photos and please visit regularly.

Please read the story behind the blog title: “Keep Calm Dear You Are Only 60

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