On the first day of our narrowboat holiday my beloved new camera that provoked my 365 project started playing up. With the focus periodically jumping about wildly and weird vignetting, I took far fewer pictures that I would normally, although I still topped a thousand! On our return home I shipped my camera off to … Read moreCamera Trauma!
Normally I like to take a particular picture to meet the Daily Post Photo Challenge, but I had been looking for an excuse to share these geese with you … This dance troupe were the entertainment at the Camp House Inn in Worcestershire where we moored for an evening while on our narrowboat holiday. It … Read moreGeese in Motion
This weekend we had the family together not just for Easter but also to have a little party for Chris’ birthday, and if it wasn’t a busy enough day I had also found a new photography challenge 1day12pics. Looking back at the pictures, I am not thrilled with the quality of all of them, but … Read more#1day12pics April
Chris was super excited when I found an Adder for him and thinks that it should be the 365 pic for the 31st, but it isn’t my favourite capture from the day. Please settle the argument for us … … which would you choose?
As always while we were away I captured literally hundreds of moments with my camera. These are my favourites from March 28th, but I can not decide which one I like best and should use for the photo for my 365 project. Or should it be one of these cuties from Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary? What … Read moreDartmoor & Otters
This weekend in celebration of Chris’ birthday we headed south in the van and he got to choose the excursions … Bodmin Jail was built in 1779 and saw 60 executions before it closed in 1927. The entrance to the jail is through a lush, bright, luxurious bar where you purchase your tickets before stepping … Read moreIntense – Bodmin Jail
On one of our recent expotitions we found ourselves at Coleridge Cottage, one time home of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the place he wrote some of his most famous poems including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan. It is a beautiful cottage with rooms that have been recreated as if Coleridge … Read moreColeridge
Yesterday was the Equinox, which means that it is now really Spring! And in a cosmic coincidence there was also a solar eclipse. It feels like Mother Nature is reminding us that light follows darkness and now after the cold, short days of Winter we have the fresh, new potential of Spring. Sadly yesterday was … Read moreSpring Fresh!
We had fun this weekend out hunting for orangey things for this weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge. The Daily Post – Photo Challenge Our favourite is “A-barn-doned”, which is yours?
Yesterday was the first day of Spring meteorologically speaking. “Meteorological seasons are based on the annual temperature cycle and measure the meteorological state as well as coinciding with the calendar to determine a clear transition between the seasons.” – but you knew that already! And for the last few days I have been getting carried … Read moreSpring Sprung!
If you were a pirate, what would you do with your plunder? Hide it in a cave? Bury it on an island under a big X? Both good choices. But what if you were a nation of pirates, with 300 years of pirating experience and 8 million pieces of plunder from around the globe … … Read more… and far away places!
Back in January we had a little jaunt to the Big Smoke! We were going to the theatre to see Stomp ( which was amazing ), but figured we should make a weekend of it and check out some of the fabulous museums that are on offer for FREE! I had never been to the … Read moreDistant Galaxies …
We had a lovely few days away in Cornwall which left me with quite a few choices for my Project 365. These first pics were the final choice, but I thought I would share with you the other pics that made the short list. I would really like to know whether you would have picked … Read moreA Toast to the Coast
We escaped to the countryside on the weekend to see if we could get my little sis and her husband into our exciting new obsession with geocaching. We started at Great Witcombe Roman Villa and then headed off into the woods … Chris had scorched some hitch-hikers for travel bug dog tags and we decided … Read moreMavis is Free!