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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The Very Best of 2013 – A Year In Pictures

When I wrote my equivalent post this time last year, I thought 2012 was a momentous year, but reflecting on 2013 I find the last twelve months have more than measured up.  I celebrated my 40th Birthday and over the course of the year visited 10 countries, including Nepal, India, China and Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. […]

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Tidal Textures

Today was a perfect winter’s day – calm, bright and cloudless. The sky was the blue of a pair of well worn jeans, the sea waveless, lightly crinkled by an imperceptible breeze. Oyster catchers mingled amiably with the new generation of herring gulls, still dirty brown in their juvenile plumage. Thanet folks flocked to the beach […]

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Bountiful Broadstairs

Having started the week on a foodie theme, I thought I’d continue. It is harvest time after all, and rain has stopped play in the garden. Last weekend saw the fourth annual Broadstairs Food Festival, just 2 minutes walk from our seaside home. What started as a small local affair has grown rapidly into an […]

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