Puffins Galore

Puffins Galore

Finally, after wanting to go for over a year I was on the May Princess heading to the biggest puffin colony in the UK: The Isle of May. After hearing about this little island from various people who’d been, I was itching to go. I…

Photography Feeds My Creative Practice

Photography Feeds My Creative Practice

I’d been wanting a new camera for a while as my old compact camera, my second hand DSLR and smartphone camera haven’t been able to take the sort of photos of birds I’d envisioned. Not quite capturing the finer details for me. Not like the…

10 Day Dutch Beauty Challenge

10 Day Dutch Beauty Challenge

Whilst I was visiting my parents and brother in The Netherlands last month I decided to set myself another fun little challenge. If you read my blog regularly, you may remember I had set myself a challenge when I was in The Netherlands for an…

Bonding With My Dad Over Birds

Bonding With My Dad Over Birds

During a recent trip to The Netherlands to visit my parents and my brother, my dad and I went to one of our favourite local bird hides on my last day. I wasn’t flying till the evening so I had a full day to do…

Mini-Adventure: Bird Watching With My Dad

Mini-Adventure: Bird Watching With My Dad

Last week I had a few days off and enjoyed Easter at my Mum and Dad’s place in The Netherlands. It’s where I was born and brought up, though my parents are English and are long-term expats there. So far, in total, I’ve lived about…

Introducing The Silky Seabirds

Introducing The Silky Seabirds

Recently, I have been working away on a new creative project, in particular a new range of pen and ink wildlife drawings. If you follow me on Facebook, you may know what I am talking about. Without further ado, I am excited to share with…

Inspiring Sunsets From My Window

Inspiring Sunsets From My Window

I love sunsets. I feel deeply moved when I see a sunset. And no two are the same, even when viewed from the same place again and again. The following pictures I took from my office window at home prove that. They are all different,…

Road Trip: Scotland

Road Trip: Scotland

I know it’s been a while since my last post – where does the time go? Unfortunately, I was poorly for a month. Immediately following that I went on a month’s travelling adventure. I am now back from road tripping around the UK: seeing friends…

Snow Days

Snow Days

I have finally found a moment I can upload my pictures of the snow days we’ve been having here in The Netherlands. The first flocks fell on the afternoon of Monday 14th January, 2013. I had just been to the final Naked Writer workshop run…

A Winter’s Walk

A Winter’s Walk

Winter seems to have finally arrived here. In the early hours of yesterday morning the snow fell, a white blanket that covered everything. It turned into sleet and rain later on and it was very cold. I went for a walk, wrapping myself up warm,…