Life's a beach in Abadaron on the Llŷn Peninsula.

We had a family jolly to North Wales last week to celebrate my father’s 80th birthday and while we were out and about we visited Aberdaron on the Llŷn Peninsula.  It was the first time any of us had visited this much loved part of the country.  Some good friends have a holiday home here and…

Small Shops of Morocco

Continuing in a similar vein to my previous post which was about local food shops, I have been re-visiting some pictures which I shot in Morocco of small shops in and around the medinas of various towns we visited.  I found them very hard to work on due to the dark and shadowy interiors which…

Scenic Decay in Havana.

I’ve been looking through some of my less immediately loved photos from Cuba.  There’s always a subconscious hierarchy to a big batch of photos from a trip, there are the ones which you fall in love with at the time, they just look so good on the screen that you instinctively know that they will…

Photographers Photographed.

While we were in Crete back in June we stayed at a small seaside village called Plaka, a nice but largely unremarkable place on the North coast apart from it’s nearness to the exclusive hotels at the beautiful Elounda Bay (I am a sucker for exclusive hotels, even if I don’t actually stay in them!)…

Last day of holiday.

Our week in Crete is almost over…..Luckily though we have a late flight home so we have plenty of time for a last leisurely swim in the beautiful sea. Here are a few more photos:

In Crete!

We’ve been in Crete for a few days and having a splendid time. We started off in the big town of Heraklion and yesterday drove south through very big scenery to end up on the coast in the little hippy village of Malata which was fab and we had a delicious lunch, then a short…

Memories of Crete

It’s been scorching hot here in the UK for the last few days and I’ve been thinking about my trip to Crete which is coming up in a week or so and how nice it will be for the heat to feel familiar rather than a total shock!  While pondering such niceties I was looking…

Patiently Waiting

I’ve been working on the stock for the Chorley Contemporary Crafters event on Sunday.  My printer’s still not working, so I’ve sent all of my artwork to my lab of choice for prints in three sizes, so I should have those very soon.  I now have four bags full of Mini Picture photo blocks which…

Daily Food in Cuba: 17/365 to 20/365

Daily Food 17/365 When we arrived at Jibocaoa beach for our eight days of Caribbean paradise, the skies were grey, the wind was howling and the trees were waving around rather alarmingly.  We, being thoroughly British, put on a brave face and dutifully sat on our sun loungers fully clothed, reading our books and drinking…

Daily Food in Cuba: 14/365 to 16/365

Daily Food 14/365 This was our first supper at Breezes Hotel in Jibacoa, on the coast an hours drive north west of Havana. It’s an all inclusive hotel and a new experience for me. We ate in the buffet restaurant which had horrified us at lunchtime and we approached supper with some trepidation. Thank goodness…

Flying

I am currently on board a Monarch flight to Chania, on the North coast of Crete for my week of yoga, sun and honey. It’s rather sardine like here and the magazine rack in front of me is broken so I have a rather painfully sharp metal bar drilling into my kneecaps. Not a good…