Before the lifting of restrictions

The restrictions will be lifted on the 19th July but we are not coming to the end of the pandemic.  We are entering a new age of living with the virus.  The discussion about mask wearing continues, the sun is shining and society needs to open up.  Is this a good time? Vaccinations are high … Continue reading Before the lifting of restrictions

My camera takes pictures: S1 Ep1 – Fujifilm

Welcome to my series on cameras, lenses, advice and taking those all-important pictures.  So which camera do you use?  This is a common question that I am asked when someone sees one of my pictures.  It is if the camera took the picture not the photographer!  There may be an element of truth in this, … Continue reading My camera takes pictures: S1 Ep1 – Fujifilm

Thank you – The Open Arms

I read the email twice.  The Open Arms at Warwick Castle were offering a free table due to the weather being a bit miserable during our last visit.  My daughter, Natasha, was very excited as she was unable to go to the last one and without a moment’s hesitation the family said yes.  Let’s go … Continue reading Thank you – The Open Arms

An evening in Weston super Mare

I had this desire to take a sunset photograph at the seaside.  With the pandemic, it has been a long time since I have seen the sea.  Natasha and Rob were married in Kos, Greece last year and I saw the sea every day for a week. I had my fill of beautiful sunrises and … Continue reading An evening in Weston super Mare

Burnham on Sea Lighthouse

The low lighthouse at Burnham on Sea stands alone on the beach just north of the town.  It is an imposing structure and commands the horizon and your attention.  It has 9 legs, a ladder to the door of house and is painted mainly white.  There are squares of black with a bright red vertical … Continue reading Burnham on Sea Lighthouse

The Purple Lavender

This summer, all the flowers, plants and trees are 2 to 3 weeks late.  After the late appearance of the poppies, it was noticeable that the purple lavender was also not as rich in colour as last year.  This did not stop us making a visit to the Cotswolds lavender fields.  This year we had … Continue reading The Purple Lavender

The Open Arms

The pandemic has started a trend for outdoor eating with many different venues coming up with novel ways to make the experience more enjoyable.  Last year, I saw the pictures of the Open Arms at Warwick Castle.  What an iconic place to enjoy a drink and something to eat.  Further reading revealed that the Digbeth … Continue reading The Open Arms

Poppy Fields in Leamington Spa

Poppy field season is upon us and after a very damp May, it is noticeable that many plants and flowers are delayed in making their appearance by around 2 to 3 weeks.  The recent bout of sunshine has had a dramatic effect on everything, stimulating the countryside into life.  It is lovely to see all … Continue reading Poppy Fields in Leamington Spa