Getting up close

  No one would have believed how much pleasure and discovery could be bought for less than eight pounds. My good friend Roz commented on a picture I posted on Facebook -“While I know it’s the photographer (just as a great cake is the cook, not the oven) what camera do you use?” It was time to reveal…

Winter garden

A cold winter’s morning in Norwich and there’s a light crunching under foot as I walk across the lawn – or what passes for a lawn. I’m hoping the noise I can hear is frost. When I say ‘lawn’, it’s more like a carpet of rotting Sycamore leaves with an additional layer of those helicopter seed pods…

I love Happisburgh beach

It’s the time of year to blow away those cobwebs and get out to the seaside. I love to head to the coast over the Christmas/New Year holiday period and take in some of that fresh sea air and make plans for the coming year. One of my favourite beaches on the Norfolk coast is…

Frosty Post

The light in the garden at this time of year can take your breath away more forcefully than the frost in the air. By 10am the sun is high enough to illuminate the crystals of ice on the leaves and garden furniture. A blackbird turns over the crispy leaves under the fir trees looking for…

Mousehold Heath, Norwich

There’s a clause in the ‘Moving To Norwich’ contract that states that new residents must visit Mousehold Heath within the first twelve months and take a photograph over the city. Obviously I did this, I just can’t put my hands on the pictures at this moment. An optional extra is to revisit Mousehold Heath and…

Nice one squirrel

As a card carrying member of the Tufty Club, back in the 1960s, I was disappointed that membership didn’t actually involve ownership of a squirrel. Or to be more precise, a red squirrel. All through my formative years I heard tales of these elusive red squirrels, their road safety abilities and the hardship brought upon them by…