Friday, 10 August 2018

Snowdrop Inn, Lewes

Found a very pretty pub on a sunny day in Lewes, Sussex. Discovered Burning Sky's 'Arise' they had an impressive crisp selection to boot.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Dreamy scenes from a wee holiday beside Loch Voil



Lucky to visit Tuarach again, home of Les and Juan. Here at their home beside Loch Voil they run a sheep farm, while various wooden huts now welcome visitors, but once housed the LEGENDARY West Highland Animation studios. Maybe it will return for production some day... The sun completely ruined my packing by shining for all 4 days! Not depicted: tooth ceremony conducted in the ancient stone circle, summoning the (London based) tooth fairy, necessary after Lois's front tooth fell out.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Quiet house, tucked away

Microclimates are visibly noticeable right now, with the springtime transition well progressed in some places, while spots like this one remain snow blanketed, lodged in winter.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Waiting for Finnish Springtime

I am in rural Finland, 60 km NW of Tampere, staying at Arteles Creative Centre on their 'Comic Blast!' program. While here I will be getting out and about, discovering first-hand about farming practices in the region, how people utilise natural resources in this age of ever-increasing technology and urbanisation. There has been plenty of snow in my first week, which - fabulous as it is - I am pleased to see receding and revealing the earth beneath, for the simple fact I will be able to move around without falling in snow drifts constantly.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Snowing in Edale

Glorious snowfall during a week in the Peak District, the stuff of childhood memories. Though I did make the mistake of going for a walk on the ridge, marvelling at the falling snow in the sparkling sunlight for about half an hour, before realising it was not going to stop and I could quite possibly get stuck. Which would be quite a way to go. This picture was done from within the safety of the bunkhouse. There's some hardy cows behind that gate.