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,...
Writing prize

Writing prize

My prize for winning a short story competition this week was a pair of cashmere hand warmers. I don’t suppose I will be writing in the cold, but useful for taking photos and needing access to the controls. Of course the main prize is having a story published,...
Alnwick steam weekend

Alnwick steam weekend

Paid a brief visit on Sunday to snap some folks in 1940s costume at the Aln valley Railway. A brand new railway station and visitor center has been constructed by volunteers on the outskirts of Alnwick from where the railway follows the original trackbed towards...
STORY – “THEY NEVER LEARN”

STORY – “THEY NEVER LEARN”

Not my image, this one, but a photo prompt for writing from “Creative Writing Ink” website, which requires the use of a blog page for submission. Photo by William Felker on Unsplash  They never learn For the mother, this day hadn’t gone according to...
THE COLOURS OF BAMBURGH

THE COLOURS OF BAMBURGH

I drink dew for wine, and hearken to The voices of the birds, and dance To the rhythmic swaying of the grass. I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath; I am the memory of a moment of happiness;  ...
BEAMISH PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND

BEAMISH PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND

Beamish museum have a display of photographs in mid May, not themed, but it nevertheless seemed relevant to print and display my updated Beamish gallery there: Beamish people For some reason I can’t quite explain, my new favourite is this grabbed shot of a...
52nd MORPETH GATHERING

52nd MORPETH GATHERING

The festival is a gathering of people who come together to enjoy the traditional culture of Northumberland and the wider NE region, though it becomes a bit like a village show with so many competition categories that almost everyone is a winner. As a subject of much...
GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL

I have been determined to return to this lovely cathedral for a while after seeing it briefly last year, and managed to spend a couple of hours there, after purchasing a photography sticker. The time-consuming bit was taking multiple exposures at each spot. Combining...