An Autumn Afternoon

Keen to make the most of the last of the autumn colours, we donned our walking boots and headed to Roslin. The rain was heavy when we arrived but our patience paid off and the clouds soon blew over so we could set out on our short walk – up to Roslin Castle, through the …

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Puppy Love

This little tyke wouldn’t stay still for long enough to get many photos of her that aren’t blurred! She’s my ‘puppy niece’ (my brother’s puppy) and we had a great few days looking after her earlier this year. Couldn’t resist popping one photo of her on here.

Stirling Castle

Last weekend we had the opportunity to tick one more item off our ‘To Do Before we go to Canada’ list. This time it was a visit to Stirling Castle. As a top tourist destination, the Castle was naturally full of other photographers, which prompted me to try to take some time to get a few ‘unique’ images that …

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Photo Fun

A while back I published a blog post about bokeh which was inspired by the Photocrafty book.  Last weekend we decided to have a play with another of the projects in the same book.  This one required us to make a box which could fit onto our off-camera flash.  The box has a window cut out …

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New York Landscapes

There are so many views from New York that I would like to share, but here are my favourites.  The first is from the High Line pathway – a fantastic reuse of a disused rail line on the western edge of Manhattan.  Then on the right, we spotted this wall art when we ventured off …

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Statue of Liberty

She must be one of the most famous icons of the USA, so it was great to hear that the Statue of Liberty had reopened to visitors whilst we were in NY.  She had been closed due to the Government shutdown, but thankfully the City paid to reopen her just in time before we left …

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A Castle visit in the sun

Two sunny weekends in a row – fantastic.  Long may it continue! This weekend we went on a little outing along the coastline of the Firth of Forth to Blackness Castle.  It is a Historic Scotland property and well worth an explore.  From the seaward angle, the castle is shaped like a ship that has …

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A Visit to Wenlock Priory

Another visit to see mom and dad in Staffordshire means another opportunity to go exploring!  Today mom took me over to Much Wenlock – a lovely litte market town.  Tucked away down one of the side streets was the ruins of Wenlock Priory, now under English Heritage ownership.  The weather had been very mixed but luckily the …

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Botanics in Colour

Last week I did a blog post about my trip to the Botanic Gardens.  In that post I decided to make the images black and white.  I quite liked the black and white versions but perhaps they are better in colour?

Using my Photos

Over the last few months, I have been turning some of my photos into cards.  My mom recently commissioned me to make these little thank you note cards.  They’re made using 3″ x 3″ card blanks. And here are a few of the larger (6″ x 4″) cards that I’ve now sold. Please shout if …

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Moss (or a miniature forest)

Today I’ve been on a lovely, chilly walk along the Water of Leith from Stockbridge to the Modern Art Gallery.  There was much to see along the way including two herons and a couple of Antony Gormley statues.  It was, however, the contrast between the greens and reds in this moss that caught my eye …

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Mountain Views

I’ve finally started the process of sorting out the 400+ images that I took over this Christmas Holidays.  I’ve already shared a few images along the way – some close-ups from around the chalet & village, plus some garden birds in Oxford.  However, I just could not resist sharing a few black and white landscape …

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ICELAND

Earlier this week we returned from a fantastic short trip to Iceland.  It really was an amazing experience – so different to anything I’ve done or seen before.  Within 3 days we saw waterfalls, volcanos, glaciers, lava fields, black-sand beaches and some superb rock formations.  On top of that we swam in the Blue Lagoon; …

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Vitamin C

I’m feeling a little under the weather so trying to boost my vitamin C intake. I’ve already had a vitamin tablet and some orange juice, but do you think orange flavoured jelly counts too?

Split second expressions

Whilst on the Royal Mile this weekend, one show’s preview really caught my eye – except I have now forgotten the show’s name.  The performers all looked very striking in their super make-up and costumer.  Here are two of the best:

Coda

I love my little hamster, Coda, especially now that she is getting more and more tame. I especially love her funny little habits: when we clean her cage out we will often hide a couple of little hamster treats in the sawdust somewhere. Now, normally when we put any food in her food bowl she …

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Cupcakes

After watching the Grand Prix this afternoon, James and I got our chef hats on and baked some rather tasty cupcakes. It was fun but it didn’t quite go to plan – first they look absolutely nothing like the picture in the recipe book, and secondly we thought we were making 12 cakes but we …

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