Silvia, thanks for your valued comments. You are correct about the noise. i guess this is because my camera is only a cheap digital "point & shoot", firstly with very few controls available, and secondly because the built-in lense is low budget, low quality. As such, I have found it struggles in bright light to reproduce without "noise". It does slightly better as the light fades, ergo evenings as in most of my other photos in here. I might have to invest in a "proper" camera in due course. Just waiting for the right signals from this website, and of course a satisfactory budget.
Thanks again !!