Category Archives: Photography holiday

Sausage and mash with onion gravy ….. a good cure for grey Januariness..

White is absent; grey is in the ascendant. We are at the beginning of our happy new year yet our hopes are already pinned on tomorrow.  Rain drops fall from the eaves mimicking the sound of irregular footsteps but no … Continue reading

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The end is nigh…

Over the past few months, whilst trawling through my files of digital pictures, I have became aware of a loss: I have become aware that new landscapes are noticeable by their absence. Nature’s moments can only be  interpreted by those … Continue reading

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Something in the air…

Standing in the garden, early this beautiful morning, there’s no question but that there’s change in the air. We’re enjoying an August the like of which I can’t remember for a good ten years. This is true, sulky, summer holiday … Continue reading

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A story of O…

Few people are lucky enough to have an aluminium body. I am amongst that happy band, and, what is more, my body is numbered lest someone, unauthorised and maybe less suitable, should lay claim to it. I had forgotten how … Continue reading

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It’d take more than an apple to tempt Adam…

Given the choice of watching paint dry or onions browning, I’d opt to sit on a terrace overlooking clear blue sea with a chilled glass of something delicious . I take this choice whenever I’m engaged in important, but time … Continue reading

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an appetite for Morocco and lizards …

Today, I rescued a lizard from drowning. Not once, but twice. This is unusual as I am normally the lizard pallbearer. Lemmings may have been cleared of suicidal tendencies, but the lizard’s tendency to ring down its own curtain has … Continue reading

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Dog days and tortilla flats…

The cat appears to have got my tongue. It has also laid claim to my pen and my keyboard. The cat in question is, contrarily, a dog. Dog days of summer render me contentedly comatose.  Although always peaceful, this little … Continue reading

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The right to bare arms….

It’s 7 a.m and the temperature’s building. All our winter weather wishes have been granted and you could cook an egg on my head. You could also make pea soup with the swimming pool as, chameleon like, it’s taken on … Continue reading

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What starts off sweet, gets bitter and ends up nicely?…this post.

Why such a large proportion of us human beings should be so interested in the minutiae of lives that are as distant from our own existences as the sun, is always a surprise to me. As the polar caps melt, … Continue reading

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Time to draw a line in the breadcrumbs

The sheep in the adjoining field are very keen on bread, in all its varied forms. They are keen on it because we, not being farmers but eaters of farmers’ produce, have fed them the bread, for which we have … Continue reading

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