A weekend with Welsh wildlife

Last week, my wife and I celebrated our birthdays with a trip to Wales. We both love wildlife and so we planned to visit a nature reserve where there’s a puffin colony and lots of other rare sea birds. We had a brilliant day there; the sun shone and we saw puffins, seals and a…

Escaping in my garden

Pottering in my garden always lifts my spirits. There’s something soothing about getting my hands dirty, feeling the sun on my skin, and nurturing the various little plants I’m trying to grow. I have the tiniest bit of garden to grow things in, but I spend plenty of time out there and I’ve crammed as…

Contentment in Copenhagen

Work travel again. This time I’ve actually been having fun. Normally being on my own all day would put me in a dreadful mood, but I’d forgotten what a great city Copenhagen is. And it’s even better in the festive season. I walked miles and miles tonight; just people watching, taking photos, smoking and drinking hot…

A few days in snowy Sweden

I like my job. It means a I get to travel a little. I see new places and get paid for doing it. That’s a great privilege. Don’t get me wrong, business travel can be boring, tiring and lonely, but I’m lucky enough that it’s usually short trips and not too often. It is important…

The place to improve the world…

Just wanted to share this quote I read recently as I found it uplifting. Plus I love this photo I took in my garden a few days ago. Hope you’re all having a good start to the week!

Holiday ups and downs

I’ve been on holiday. My wife and I spent all day Monday cycling through the beautiful English countryside. We literally did a great deal of ups and downs. And it was nearly sunny. We covered 48 miles in a day (that’s 77 km for you non-metric types). Our destination was the sea, and it was…

He survives

Pairs of open eyes on aging paper Familiarity smiles up but I avoid her gaze She is not my face her story is not my story These frames are stuttered and too still to be real Tarnished by the synthetic closeness that happened before Immortalised they judge when I can’t summon the courage to reach…

A suitably grey day

I love this murky weather. It suits me. It’s damp and gloomy. The fog shrouds everything in mystery. The mundane becomes surreal, taking on new, indeterminate shapes. Figures approach and they are merely anonymous drones until they are close enough to touch. I kicked Monday off with a beautiful early morning walk in the eerie…

Happiness is new shoes and Autumn leaves

Since starting this blog, I’ve got back into photography. It was a hobby for me years ago. The Autumn is so colourful this year, I always seem to find something beautiful when I am out walking the dog. The mist and dew make the mornings especially stunning. I try to be mindful when I’m out…