Me vs Glacier

I find myself setting the pace for a group of ten people as we ascend the mighty Franz Josef glacier, of over 3,500 metres. How did that happen? Me? I’m not known for my athletic ability or tolerance. I was always one of the last to make it back from a cross-country run at school….

‘Shiver Me Timbers!’

I took this photo at the popular harbourside festival in Bristol. It’s actually a crop of the original, which was of the whole boat, taken from a distance. When I zoomed in to look at the tiny pirate more closely I realised that he seemed to be looking directly at the camera. Though he couldn’t…

Autumn

I love autumn! I know it’s a farewell to summer, but it’s also a welcome to many wonderful things. For me these things include the smell of bonfires; a crisp blue day kicking up leaves in a park; wrapping up in warm clothes and furry boots; cooking comforting winter meals like goulash and sausage &…

A Morning Spent in Bed

The following was written as a tribute to my maternal Grandmother for her 80th Birthday and was later read at her funeral. It aims to capture her essence, a moment of her life and the things she loved. Not quite a poem, more an ode! *** A cup of strong tea in bed lists dangerously…

Sacred Temple Moggies of Thailand

On my first trip to the wonderful Thailand, I went a bit snap happy in my haste to capture significant images of Bangkok and Chiang Mai….even on the islands (despite serious distraction in the form of some heavy duty relaxation and a spot of nifty dancing on a wall in the rain with three handsome…