Bracing

Recently I’ve been highlighting my use of an iPhone to take photographs for The Frustrated Gardener. The relative convenience of a slim, pocket-sized gadget, compared to a cumbersome DSLR, has meant that, increasingly, I have been leaving my Canon at home and turning to the iPhone 6 instead. The results I achieve continually surprise me, […]

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O Christmas Tree!

Heaven only knows what I did to deserve such an appalling start to the festive season. First a horrendous tummy upset, which began in New York, closely followed by a proper dose of flu as soon as I arrived in Holland. The latter nearly saw me carted off to hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning. […]

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The Ten Best Things About A Sunny Saturday

Waking up to the cry of seagulls (this will rapidly wear off as the breeding season progresses). Opening all the windows and letting the fresh air in. The sun’s rays illuminating the new buds of Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’. Our front door opening without having to kick it. The scent of violas, hyacinths and narcissi wafting […]

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