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Gorge-ous Cider and Cheese…

The “West Country” is one of my favourite places in the UK, it is the epitome of old England. My most favourite place is the iconic Cheddar Gorge. My late father used to take us there regularly as kids and it is here I learned more about geology, history and the famous ciders and cheeses.…

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Homely Hampshire…

Hampshire is another of my favourite places in the UK. October 2020, saw me take the trip from Hertfordshire down to the Southern parts of the Hampshire county to visit two specific places. First stop was the famous Sir Harold Hillier Arboretum and Gardens in Romsey. This was my last opportunity between the lockdowns to…

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Seascape Horizon…

November 2020 and we are heading for another National lockdown. It was time to cram in the last of my UK landscape photography and on the list was part of the South Coast. I decided to head down to Eastbourne. Some of my childhood memories is walking the cliffs and the stories about the jumpers…

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Where’s Wally?

The timed release of this blog is dedicated to what would have been my late fathers birthday and he was also a hugely passionate lover of nature. May 2021 has been rather wet and cold. The April showers arrived late and many have decidedly stayed home, despite lockdown gradually lifting. This is my first trip…

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A Classical Wondering of Wiltshire…

Late May Bank Holiday weekend and I have another trip planned. I am heading West and I have two places in mind. The first is Stourhead. To get to Stourhead, it is approximately a 2 hour drive from Hertfordshire via the M3 passing Stonehenge along the way which is the pagans favourite for the solstices.…

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Sowing the seeds of change.

June and July have been very busy months with numerous trips and a visit to a couple of places twice. I will start with the secret gardens of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The gardens are approximately 465 acres hidden in the heart of the Sussex countryside and what a place this really is! Wakehurst is…

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Extraordinary arrivals in the East…

If you have read my last blog, you will have seen that June and July were very busy months for me. The next place I introduce you to, also took me into an August visit, totalling three visits in the space of six weeks to the same part of the UK… The place is RSPB…

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Sun, Sea, Sand and Seals

In August 2020 I was invited to a friend and former colleagues home up on the Norfolk coast. We were between lockdowns and despite having worked together on and off in the city, it had been a very long time since we had last seen each other. Leaving Hertfordshire, it was a beautiful August day.…

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Religion, Saxons and Wartime…

November 2020 was a busy month for me. The UK was heading into another lockdown for December and I needed to cram in the last of my photography before being placed back into yet another house-arrest for a crime I did not commit. I decided to embark on a trip up to Leicestershire but this…

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