Out and About

Dodging the Waves at Scarborough

                    For fun, sometimes, we travel two and bit hours to meet a high tide coming in at Scarborough. I’ve been doing it for most of my life; an occasional treat, and a perfect antidote to life being a bit gloomy sometimes. If you know the… Continue reading Dodging the Waves at Scarborough

Photo Projects

House at Thornton le Dale

For “Traditional” (129 of 365) I’ve loved this house since I first saw it as a little girl. It’s in a little village in North Yorkshire, and it always seems to me to be the perfect English country cottage. The village itself is lovely too, and a perfect way to spend a couple of hours… Continue reading House at Thornton le Dale

Arts, Music, Books · Out and About · Photo Projects

Faces (122 of 365)

A few more pictures from the Jaume Plensa exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.   I love the presentation of the first two faces; I think this shows off the amazing countryside setting of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, right through to the field behind being ploughed just as I was taking the picture. The heads… Continue reading Faces (122 of 365)

Out and About · Photo Projects

Overcast (121 of 365)

There are a few particular words on the 365 list that I’ve really struggled with. Overcast has possibly challenged me more than any other. There have been many occasions in the past few months where we’ve set off out on a cloudy day, my excitement building at the thought of being able to capture an… Continue reading Overcast (121 of 365)


Student Halls Revisited

One of our favourite discoveries this year has been the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield.  It’s created on the old Bretton Estate, which once provided a home to Bretton Hall, a college for arts and teaching students.   I studied theatre and dallied with music, and so Bretton Hall was fairly clearly on my radar… Continue reading Student Halls Revisited