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Snowbound: The French Alps with a Camera

Two weeks before the end of the working year, an email dropped into my inbox from Snowcoach offering last minute deals to Saint Gervais in the mountains of the French Alps for some Christmas Skiing and a nice snowy vacation.  As with all good things in life, there is a downside to the offer, spending ten hours in a coach with the best skiers in the …

The French Alps through my Lens

The end of this year had a nice surprise, a week in the French Alps in Saint Gervais near Mont Blanc.  An email I received, offered a return trip out to these mountains with food, board and travel all included for quite a good price.  How could I resist?  Passport, snowboard, boots and camera equipment packed, off to Dover I went to meet up with …

Wales with a Visit from Storm Aileen

Two things spring to mind when I think of Wales, sheep, and dramatic mountain scenery and after last week, I can now add a third item to the list, Storm Aileen.  Somehow, in the previous 48 hours, I had managed to miss the weather forecast, and this little oversight made for quite an interesting evening. Googleing around before I left East Sussex, I found a …

Blooming Marvelous: Wakehurst Place in Colours

Tucked away in the Sussex countryside, there is a smaller relation of Kew Gardens, Wakehurst Place. I have visited these gardens a few times before, but this time I decided to capture some of the amazing colours I usually see.  I have chosen what stood out to me, although there is a huge amount of plants of all shapes and sizes from around the world, …

Gardens, Lakes and a Mansion. A Recipe for a Nice Day Out

There was a very familiar feeling as I entered the Sheffield Park and Gardens main entrance, yes, the National Trust shop.  As with the majority of these site, the branded clothing, tempting treats and those nature books located on the back left wall.  This is all very comforting and nice but I do feel a bit of ‘Site Specific’ would not go a miss, considering …

Nymans. Colour, Smell and Tranquility

Exploring the Flowering Gardens of Nymans in Sussex. “Welcome to Nymans, would you like a map?“, I am asked at the main entrance. “I’m fine thank you, I’ve been here many times before” is my reply. I have visited Nymans several times before, and again I return to see the seasonal changes in the beautiful gardens.  I enter the estate through the traditional ‘National trust’ …

A Hidden Church

Exploring the East Sussex villages and Churches. Like many of us, I love a good film. Even better if it has a detailed plot and something that makes me think. Within the last couple of years, I watched ‘The Da Vinci Code‘ which I loved, a great plot, lots of excitement and varied music. Although the film is not entirely accurate, it still inspired me …
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