A Walk to Standen

  I love walking in the English countryside and visiting the many beautiful places around us. As we recently became members of the National Trust, we decided to visit Standen House & Gardens by way of a walk from East Grinstead. The walk took us through some beautiful scenery, starting off along a disused railway …

An Autumn Break in Somerset

When it comes to taking photographs just for myself, I’m my own worst enemy.  I can’t help but get carried away, especially when I’m on holiday, the result being that I end up with a huge number of images that have to be downloaded and processed, alongside my regular work.  Anyway, 2 weeks later, I’ve …

A Holiday in Wells, Somerset

We’ve just returned from a short break in Wells, the second smallest city in England, and definitely now on my list of favourite places to visit. The weather may have been mixed, but we had a great time.  Much of the first afternoon was spent just looking round the cathedral where I lost count of …

A Visit to Winchester Cathedral

A couple of weekends ago, we visited Winchester Cathedral, on what was a very wet Saturday indeed; appropriately enough, the cathedral’s patron saint is St Swithun, whose bones are housed here. Inside, the quality of the light, and its effect on the architecture was beautiful.  I loved photographing all the delicate details, like the glass engravings and the …

Happy Easter!

I’ve given up checking the forecast, but I hope it warms up soon as I have outdoor sessions in the pipeline.  Anyway, here are some photos to remind you that spring is definitely on the way, even though I nearly froze my fingers off this afternoon photographing the blossom. Have a Happy Easter everyone, and don’t overdo …

Merry Christmas!

        Well, the presents are wrapped and have now been delivered, and I’m looking forward to a nice long break before a busy January.  Thanks for the lovely comments here, by e-mail and on facebook – it’s much appreciated! Have a great Christmas everyone.  See you in 2013! x  

Long Weekend in Durham

We’ve just spent a wonderful weekend in Durham; for a short break, we managed to see and do a surprising amount including, of course, a visit to the cathedral, stocking up on food at the very impressive food festival, walking by the river, two museum visits and a trip to the university’s botanic garden to …