Ashton Park Oak Tree Through the Seasons

Ashton Park Oak Tree Through the Seasons

Nearly five years ago I started a project to brighten the dark morning trudge to work, photographing a majestic oak tree throughout the seasons.  A couple of months ago I started editing together a selection of my photography with local people’s memories, made in the parks around Preston and I came across a folder of … Continue reading

Walking with Witches Four Centuries On

Walking with Witches Four Centuries On

Last sunny Saturday we headed out towards Clitheroe, seeking fresh air in the cold January sun. I was keen to show my son the location of his much loved Spook’s books, or Wardstone Chronicles, the fictional tales of a spook, his apprentice and witchcraft written by local author Joseph Delaney. We set off from the … Continue reading

Old Man of Coniston, Lake District

Old Man of Coniston, Lake District

2017 was a year with a tremendous high, getting married in one of Preston’s most beautiful parks, and a few incredible lows, burying my father, a very close family friend and my uncle. We were keen to see the back of what had been a tricky, emotional year to navigate. What better way to end … Continue reading

Artist Interview – Elizabeth Emmens Wilson

Artist Interview – Elizabeth Emmens Wilson

Last weekend we visited a traditional Victorian Fair taking place in a historical square in central Preston and discovered the wonderful work of Elizabeth Emmens Wilson.  The artist decorates an array of ceramics with her beautiful, intricate patterns; adding her magical touch to crockery, broaches, hair accessories, tiles and more. I wanted to find out more about … Continue reading

24 Acts of Random Mischief

24 Acts of Random Mischief

24 Acts of Random Mischief Sick to the back teeth of staring into sunsets and counting your blessings? Fed up of the happy brigade imploring you to spread good cheer? Would you rather give a random stranger a scowl rather than a smile? My EVIL ADVENT calendar works like a normal advent calendar but instead … Continue reading

Manicure Mania

Manicure Mania

Nail technician and beautician Alison Lee has show-stopping nails nailed this season. Her bold and beautiful hand painted designs perfectly complement summer skin. I fell in love with these sophisticated, graphic nails that she created for a friend. With such flair for nail art it’s no surprise that her salon Decadence Nails, Beauty and Training has been rated … Continue reading

KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

One of the highlights of this year so far has been catching the work of New York based artist KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The park combines contemporary and modern art with nature, with sculptures and works of art by some of the world’s finest artists dotted about 500 acres of countryside. It provided the perfect backdrop to … Continue reading

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

It had been an awakening from the sleep of winter, the day that we decided to walk the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. The sun had pierced the January gloom and the sky was brilliant blue, the perfect Sunday for a Valentine’s walk. I had bought ugly walking shoes for this purpose and even posted a photo … Continue reading

Gairloch Beach, Highlands, Scotland

Gairloch Beach, Highlands, Scotland

It had been a wet and wild few days on the North-West coast of Scotland. Rather than remain holed up in our lovely, little loch-side holiday cottage we had embraced the inclement weather and stomped about the Highlands, soaked to the skin. So when the first glimmers of sun shone that July morning we decided to head … Continue reading