Paradise lost

Paradise lost

Cloister of paradise, Amalfi Only 2 weeks ago, in a world that now seems like a pipedream to us all, I was pleased to be awarded first place in the Morpeth Camera club colour print competition with this impressionist view from Amalfi cathedral. Despite some sense of...
Topical story for our current times!

Topical story for our current times!

The zen garden club site (US based?) runs a monthly competition to write about a flower and this image for February (theirs, not mine) lent itself all too readily to the situation that month in Wuhan, China as COVID-19 virus took hold. Wang Li’s City We started...
Cocktail hour

Cocktail hour

At the beginning of a week bringing the historic impeachment trial of Donald Trump, it is a good time for my story “Cocktail Hour” to be published online. It can be seen here: Susan Dawson: Party...

Farnham Short Story competition

Pleased to be joint runner up in this competition, which had over 90 submissions. Sadly, I was unable to attend the results evening as Julie was on holiday, preventing sister wars as we were both in the shortlist of 5. in the event my story, “Barred” was...
Evenings in Durham

Evenings in Durham

A summer evening with photographers and tripods allowed into the cathedral resulted in some interior shots, and the Lumiere festival in November took us round the exterior, including across the river. The colour shot, showing the rose window, was one of 16 images...
POWER OF THE ARCH

POWER OF THE ARCH

This is another of my photos from the trip to Seaton Delaval Hall in September, and has been awarded 3rd place in the annual photography competition relating to the Heritage Open Days all over England. The theme of the competition was Power. This arch was included in...
Suffragettes and Fame

Suffragettes and Fame

Submitted Under the challenge theme of “Fame”, my story of Emily in the Park has been published on the Funnypearls website: Susan Dawson: Emily in the...
Heritage open day 2

Heritage open day 2

I couldn’t resist a second trip out with free access, this time to Cragside House gardens, enjoying a long walk to the Power House, Pump House and Archimedes screw. Pelton water wheel, on museum display, taken with a Lensbaby lens Pump House, in the distance,...
Heritage open day

Heritage open day

We chose to visit Vanburgh’s Seaton Delaval Hall as our free Open Day visit, which included a hard hat tour of the grounds with the project manager for the major renovations being carried out, and a scaffolding climb up to the roof . Built by Sir John Vanburgh,...