Summer Fun

Once year it comes, our beach for the summer, living in a city away from the seaside makes it harder for families to get away on vacation. It’s a time when travel costs are high and holiday resorts are expensive. … More Summer Fun


A Different Lens

This months photo blogging challenge theme is to shoot 5 images through a different lens or camera. I recently bought a new lens and was pleased with the theme this time as this was a good opportunity to try out my new Sigma 10-22mm f/3.5 lens on Canon 7D. I bought this lens because I … More A Different Lens

Unlocking The Past

This door belongs to ‘The House of The Flying Wheel’, the former manufacturing centre for Samuel Morley’s textile empire based in Nottingham during the 1800’s.  This is one of Samuel Morley’s original and most prominent textile manufacturing plants. The 19th Century name given to the building was due to Morley’s innovative approach to technology. In … More Unlocking The Past


This is my entry for this month’s photo blogging challenge theme ‘Colour’. I was hoping to try and use my new ultra wide lens this month but I got sold a Nikon fit by mistake and when I realised it was too late, so I used a different lens instead – my Canon 24-105mm f4L … More Colour


This is my entry for this month’s photo blogging challenge theme – Love. To find out more about this challenge or to join in please visit  A’ lil hoo The image above is my favourite this month. I spotted this ornament at my friend’s house one day whilst we were having coffee. I think … More LOVE

Express Yourself

This is my entry for this month’s photo blogging challenge. The theme this month is ‘Express Yourself’. I had a good start to the new year as I attended a book launch event for an anthology of short stories which includes one of mine. However now, my low mood from Christmas has returned,  perhaps its because … More Express Yourself

20 Days of Chill

Day 11 of A’lil HooHaa’s 20 Days of Chill Today’s prompt is:  Selfie Nation I’ve always liked taking selfies, even before I got my iphone I would put my DSLR on tripod and timer, then I simply guessed what the selfie photo result would be like. Admittedly it was a lot harder to get what … More 20 Days of Chill

‘Tis The Season

Christmas for some people is enjoying a feeling of festivity, whilst appreciating time with family and loved ones.  ‘Tis the season for giving and receiving, celebrating peace on Earth which brings good will to all men. For me,  I find christmas to be an intense build up of anxiety and pressure, with far too many … More ‘Tis The Season


I was feeling sad on the night of 31st October the eve of All Saints’ Day celebrated by ancient Celtics during the festival of ‘Samhain’ (pronounced sew-in). Samhain is the time when spirits and ghosts are set free from the land and are sent on by the Lord of the Dead to their new incarnations. … More Halloween