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Morning Dew

It’s a wet, cold (or “bracing” as we like to call it), and thoroughly damp day here in Britain. Although it’s not always the most cheery of atmospheres, if you look closely you’ll… Continue reading

Botallack Mine, Cornwall

Cornwall can get really crowded with tourists these days, but going to Botallack is like slipping back in time. It’s quiet, serene, and beautiful. I love nothing more than sitting on the bench… Continue reading

Quick and Easy Cherry Cakes (Great for Afternoon Tea)

Light and fluffy cakes sprinkled throughout with sweet cherries and topped with glacé icing sugar and a gorgeously tempting glacé cherry. These wholesome and filling cakes take no time at all to make, and they look great… Continue reading

A Monument to Studenthood

When I was a student I always used to think “I really wish it would snow enough so I could build an igloo”, but now that I’m a grown up my thoughts tend… Continue reading

Summer Strawberries

I was browsing through my camera and I came across this photo from the summer – it seems almost unimaginable that Britain is warm enough to grow strawberries when the weather is so… Continue reading

Absolute Carnage at the Duck Pond

When I was little my parents used to take me to feed the ducks, and now that I’m a grown up I really enjoy the serenity and calmness of visiting the duck pond.… Continue reading

A child minding dilemma

Originally posted on John Knifton:
(An extract from my old birdwatching diary “Crippling Views”) Saturday, June 11, 1988 I walk back home from the local newsagents, my eyes peeled as always for the odd…

I went out into the snow to take photos, and this is what happened to me.

I was not a very happy bunny. I was incredibly cold, and then I turned grumpy. Taken with my ancient, good old reliable Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 with a Leica lens.

Very Heavy Snow at Durham Castle and Cathedral.

The castle and cathedral are right next to each other in Durham. Literally a stone’s throw away from each other. But when I took these photos, the snow was so thick that I… Continue reading