'I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning.
There they are, and they are beautiful.' (Pete Hamill - American journalist and novelist)

Robin at St. Fagans, Cardiff
(OS Grid Ref. ST112773 Nearest Post Code CF5 6DP)

Robin at St. Fagans, Cardiff (OS Grid Ref. ST112773 Nearest Post Code CF5 6DP)

Latest update - (desktop wallpaper & jigsaws)
Saturday 10th December 2016

The robin is the UK's favourite bird; easily recognisable with its bright red breast. Robins have been a feature of Christmas cards since Victorian times when postmen wore red uniforms in honour of the sovereign and were nicknamed Robin Redbreasts. Postal workers often worked over the Christmas holiday and even delivered presents and cards on Christmas Day. There are also many legends that link robins with Christianity. In December 2016 a robin made his home in Liverpool Cathedral's indoor Christmas tree.

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Picture of the Day 1024x768 picture previously shown on these web pages
On This Day Events from Britain's past that occurred on
New! Daily Surprise Jigsaw A downloadable jigsaw from the archive. (These puzzles will have appeared previously on these web pages as surprise jigsaws or desktop wallpaper.) The jigsaws are cyclic, but it will currently take 14 months before they reappear.

Britain's changing seasons (Latest update Saturday 10th December 2016)

New Picture of the Moment, plus two downloadable jigsaws of a robin at St. Fagans, Cardiff (1920x1080 HD widescreen desktop wallpaper)
New Jigsaw Puzzles of the Moment (new surprise and non-surprise jigsaws)
New Desktop Wallpaper - page 1 - An opportunity to catch up with some that you might have missed
New Jigsaw Puzzles from the previous 3 uploads - An opportunity to catch up with some that you might have missed

Other Updates
New 15th October 2016 Aberfan My web page commemorates those tragic events of 21st October 1966 when 116 young children and 26 adults were killed when a coal spoil heap slid down the hillside and engulfed the local school.
New 1st August 2016 Yorkshire desktop wallpaper, to celebrate 'Yorkshire Day' held every year on 1st August
New 1st March 2016 Another 31 archived jigsaws were added to the Daily Surprise section on 1st March 2016.
(You can now enjoy 15 months of daily surprise jigsaws before they reappear on the jigsaw page.)
New 9th February 2016 Flickr photos - A sample (with more to follow) of some of my favourite pictures that have been Picture of the Moment. Some are archived photos and some are currently on the wallpaper pages.
You can view a slideshow of 3 years of Beautiful Britain wallpaper via this link.

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