During our recent visit to Turkey one of the places that Ellie wanted to see was Ephesus. To be absolutely honest, I was not that bothered because I thought if you have seen one ampitheatre you have seen them all  and we don’t live that far from Chester ha! But given that we were there to celebrate Ellie’s birthday, I went along for the ride. It was an interesting ride too because our taxi.. Read More

A Postcard from Turkey


It feels like a long time since I felt the sun on my face, but it has only been two weeks since we returned from Turkey. We stayed in a pretty hotel that had two private beaches, this one was my favourite. There seemed to be lovely views in every direction.   The sea is actually at the end of this gorgeous path. This was one of our favourite places to sit on.. Read More

Autumnal Sunset


On our recent trip to Turkey, we were lucky enough to witness some stunning sunsets. Autumn was in full swing there too, this picture was taken in the very early evening. It was pitch black by 7pm every night.  I have not tinkered with this picture at all, the sky really was that stunning colour. Have a lovely day!

The birthday Cake


Hello how are you? I didn’t mean to be away for quite so long but other things seem to have got in the way. I have lots to update you on but today I want to share Ellie’s 21st birthday. She chose to go away and picked a hotel in Turkey for some last minute sunshine before Winter begins. I emailed ahead and booked a table in the Turkish restaurant for the big.. Read More

The Flatiron Building!


On our recent visit to New York, I was desperate to see the Flatiron Building. It gets its name due to the fact that it is triangle shaped, like an iron. It didn’t disappoint!   I was concentrating so much on getting a photograph of the building from  a flat perspective, that I didn’t realise that the sun was so beautiful at that moment. The sky was this fabulous shade of blue throughout our.. Read More

At the station!


The World Trade Centre Transportation Hub! This hub replaced the train station that was destroyed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Its centrepiece is the Oculus, a glass and steel structure which is designed, when seen from the outside, to look like a dove in flight. I took this photograph of the inside – it was amazing. It is the sort of view that makes you stand and stare. Have a lovely day!

The View from the Hudson!


Manhattan from the Hudson River –  August 2016 My love affair with my new Nikon camera continues. On our way back from visiting the lady in the top picture, I turned and saw this view from the Hudson River. I sat staring for a moment before I remembered to take a picture. This photo is completely unedited, the buildings really were that bright and Battery Park really was that green. I am still.. Read More

A Postcard from New York!


Hello, This week has been about making the most of Ellie being home before she goes back to  university this weekend. It has also been Evie’s first full week back at school, so we are slowly getting back into the swing of things. I wanted to share five of my favourite pictures that I took in New York, before things get so hectic that I forget to do it. After much procrastinating, I.. Read More

Dear Ellie


Dear Ellie*, You have never been afraid to travel and have been taking yourself off, all over Europe, for a while now. Therefore, we were not at all surprised when you said you wanted to head for pastures new this summer – good for you lovely! You have been away for four weeks now on your American adventure. We are beginning to really miss you but know that you are making the most of.. Read More

My Captured Moment

My Captured

Spain – 30th July 2015   Our holidays last year could not be described as one of the best. With hindsight, it was not the greatest place to go with two lively youngsters and in truth, it was probably a bit too quiet even for himself and I. Thankfully, with had hired a car and so spent a lot of time out and about. This picture was taken in Santa Pola on an.. Read More