Do or do not, there is no try


It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and, if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might get swept off to. J.R.R. Tolkien

These are my writings and photos from my travels out and about around the United Kingdom and beyond.

Iceland 2017
By on Friday 22nd September 2017

The very name conjures up an image of a land of imposing ice formations, shining glaciers and arctic temperatures. Sparkling fjords, dramatic volcanic peaks, sheer sea cliffs, sweeping golden beaches and crunchy lava flows make up this amazing land of fire and ice.

Avoncroft Historic Building Museum
Swan Feeding at Slimbridge
By on Wednesday 28th December 2016

Slimbridge wetland and wildlife reserve have a large Bewick swan flock which is world famous. Over winter months you can watch the Bewick's swans feed by floodlight at Slimbridge.

Dyrham Park Roof Reconstruction
Moffat Sheep Races 2014
By on Sunday 27th July 2014

The annual Moffat sheep races celebrate the town's sheep farming and centuries old woollen industry. The event is made possible thanks to local shepherds who train their flocks all year for this event!

Scotland Trip April 2013
By on Saturday 18th May 2013

Time for a well earned holiday and a trip to Scotland to visit my brother in law at his new house visiting some of the local sights in an area of Scotland which I have not explored before.

Exploring Wiltshire and Somerset in the Snow
Scotland Trip 2012
Frosty Stourhead Gardens
By on Tuesday 31st January 2012

I'm starting work on my first contract shortly, so in preparation of working a distance away I headed out to scout the route and stopped off in Stourhead Gardens for a walk and some photography in the frost.

Scotland Road Trip
By on Monday 24th October 2011

Way back, while sat in a pub drinking scrumpy, me and my brother-in-law Rob came up with a hair-brained plan to do a motorbike tour around Scotland. We decided on early October to avoid the midges, caravans and tourists and with two weeks to go, we set about getting the actual plan in motion.

Visiting Friends in South Wales
Visiting Friends in Manchester and North Wales