Life

Bees & Butterflies

Bees & Butterflies

Etc, Life
Yesterday, I spent around half an hour watching the bees and the butterflies out in the back garden. We’ve had over a week of hot, sunny weather here in Wales ... Read more
Garden Life

Garden Life

Life, Travel
As you may already know, I volunteer for the National Garden Scheme. On Friday, a fellow volunteer and I set out to photograph four gardens in Radnorshire. Three out of ... Read more
Hopton Castle

Hopton Castle

Life, Travel
On the southern edge of Shropshire sits Hopton Castle. Once a crumbling ruin, Hopton Castle has been lovingly and painstakingly conserved and researched by Hopton Castle Preservation Trust with help ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Write Here

Supporting Small Businesses: Write Here

Etc, Life, Stationery
Welcome to the eleventh edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. This time I would like to introduce you to a shop I have been visiting for some years, both ... Read more
Tranquility Haven

Tranquility Haven

Life, Travel
In the corner of a quiet street in Whitton, near Knighton, sits Tranquility Haven. At first glance, it looks like an unassuming property, but through the gate lies something unexpected ... Read more
The Gatten Valley Daffodil Field

The Gatten Valley Daffodil Field

Life, Travel
In between the hills of the Stiperstones and the Long Mynd sits Gatten Valley. With only a postcode for guidance, I followed the satnav, hoping it would take me to ... Read more
Spring Lambs

Spring Lambs

Life
A break in the stormy weather meant we could go for a short walk yesterday. It’s been wet and windy for the past week, so it was nice to be ... Read more
Snowdrops at the Village Church

Snowdrops at the Village Church

Life, Travel
At this time of year, I would normally go gallivanting around the Mid Wales and Shropshire countryside looking for snowdrops to photograph. Usually, I’ll find some in a small country churchyard ... Read more
2020 – A Review

2020 – A Review

Etc, Life
12 months ago we couldn’t have foreseen what would happen. I would never have guessed I would ever live in a world where I was only allowed out for exercise, ... Read more
The Christmas Windows of Montgomery

The Christmas Windows of Montgomery

Etc, Life
Here in Mid Wales, residents and businesses in the little town of Montgomery have been decorating their windows as part of the Montgomery Christmas Festival. I finally got around to ... Read more
Memories of Christmas Past

Memories of Christmas Past

Etc, Life
With Christmas 2020 not quite being the same as any other year, with loved ones gone and restrictions imposed, I thought I’d look back through some memories of Christmas gone ... Read more
Ivy Croft

Ivy Croft

Life, Travel
A garden is a great place to unwind and de-stress, so when in need of a day out this past Wednesday I took a look at the National Garden Scheme ... Read more
Pont Faen House, Knighton

Pont Faen House, Knighton

Life, Travel
On the edge of the Welsh border town of Knighton sits Pont Faen House and its beautiful ¾ acre garden. The owners, Brenda and John, open their garden for the ... Read more
Rock House, Llanbister

Rock House, Llanbister

Life, Travel
On the side of a hill in Radnorshire, 1000ft up, sits The Rock House just outside of the village of Llanbister. Its current keepers, Jude & Sue, have transformed the ... Read more
An Afternoon at Gregynog

An Afternoon at Gregynog

Life, Travel
What better place than the beautiful surroundings of Gregynog when meeting up with a friend. Nestled in the hills of Mid Wales, by the village of Tregynog, Gregynog Hall sits ... Read more