A year ago my dad received his diagnosis. It's been an odd year. I'd never have expected what has happened to happen. I don't remember taking this photo from his hospital bed. But I did. And I find it kind of poignant. If luck is such a thing in these circumstances then I am happy … Continue reading A year
Like many people I have been home, isolated and some distance from my parents. Both of my parents fall into the government's vulnerable group and live alone 284 miles away from us. So far I have managed to organise their shopping to be delivered to them but the slots are running out and regardless of … Continue reading Two types of people
Westward Ho! beach in North Devon. A candid family moment captured with my Pen f and applied my Martin Parr-esque filter as it seemed appropriate for this composition.
As I stated in a previous post, I recently received some bad news and it changed my outlook and my perspective. I think this is fair and not unexpected. I am now realising that photography may be one of the things that help me work through this and allows me time to try not to … Continue reading Photography as therapy
Our nephew celebrated his passing out today. He is now an MOD Police Officer. I was taken by this view of the Chief Constable watching the new recruits as they embark on their new life in the force. I took my Pen f and my nifty fifty as I'd only planned to shoot portraits. I'd … Continue reading The New Recruits
Well it surely has been one of those weeks! I knew it would be but had no idea how things would turn out.
The summer was packed with days out, new experiences and the odd bit of decorating. Richard and I took a trip on the Tornado steam train from Walton on the Naze to Colchester in August. The Tornado is a new steam train which has been built by hand based on a traditional steam locomotive. It was … Continue reading Summer into Autumn
I think it is quite clear Richard has enjoyed his extended birthday celebrations 🙂 https://youtu.be/tAk3txXTWJY Happy Birthday Baby, this is one you'll remember for a while!
A year ago today we adopted Tilly from the local Blue Cross animal shelter. After having mature cats for so long it's been a reboot of the learning curve with Tilly about the house. She's a young cat and is into everything (although miraculously the Christmas tree is still standing - one more day..!). We … Continue reading Happy Tilly-versary!
It's almost a year since I ran the Adnams Southwold 10K and I am not currently running that level of distance. This is because this year has been structured differently for us, we've recently been away, we have been very busy with work# and next weekend I cannot participate in the Southwold race as we will … Continue reading Autumnal Sunday Lunchtime Run