Posted in December 2012

Bonne Année 2013

Bonne Année 2013

As the sun sets on another year I wonder what 2013 will hold? My wish is that myself, my son, my friends and family are all happy and healthy. I would like to continue writing, photographing, travelling, experiencing new places, meeting new people as well as seeing old friends. I’ll continue volunteering, working hard, enjoying … Continue reading

Artist interview: Lyndsey Green

Artist interview: Lyndsey Green

Artist Lyndsey Green’s beautiful illustrations are inspired by nature and wildlife. I spotted a tote bag adorned with her Winter Fox in Nest, Brockholes Gift Shop, and had to find out more about the Manchester based illustrator. How long have you been illustrating? I’ve been drawing pretty much since I was old enough to hold … Continue reading

Brockholes Nature Reserve, near Preston

Brockholes Nature Reserve, near Preston

Fancied clearing away the festive cob-webs today so went for a walk at Brockholes Nature Reserve. It is owned and managed by The Lancashire Wildlife Trust who are working to create different habitats to attract lots of different species to the site. These habitats include a pit. a pool, a lake, a marsh and woodland … Continue reading

Quirky homewares shop in Toulouse

Quirky homewares shop in Toulouse

Now this isn’t an item you’d find in the Boxing Day sales. Guess what it is? I spotted it when I was strolling around Toulouse. It was on display in the window of a very unusual homewares shop, IKEA it wasn’t. Think Liberace on acid and I guess you are part way there but I … Continue reading

Voici ma famille

Voici ma famille

We moved back to the north of England a few years ago to be closer to family. This photo was taken yesterday, Christmas Day, it is of myself, my brother and my son. I’ve been blogging for just a few days and I am so pleased with the response so far, thank you for so … Continue reading

le Beau Manège – Crazy Carousel in Toulouse

le Beau Manège – Crazy Carousel in Toulouse

As merry-go-rounds go this one is quite special. Dreamt up by La Machine, a French production company comprising of artists, designers and technicians, it features a variety of mechanical fish and insects, including a fly that takes off into the air. La Machine, who are based in Nantes, are famous for La Princesse, a giant … Continue reading

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

One of the highlights of 2012 has been visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We stayed with a friend in Wakefield and drove over one sunny Saturday afternoon. It is an open air gallery with wonderful sculptures dotted about a scenic 500 acres of countryside. It’s a great way to introduce kids to art and sculpture as … Continue reading