Challenge your Camera #7

Bridges To state that since humans were confronted by bodies of water there have been bridges is just a tad presumptuous. The animal world has been in the construction game for millennia, and in darker recesses there are probably plants, organisms and microbes doing exactly the same.From basic log structures, now rotted into the very…

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World Tourism Day 2020

In 2019 the theme for World Tourism Day 2020 was set. With much of the world experiencing some level of travel restriction due to Covid-19, celebrating World Tourism Day in 2020 appears perverse. But the theme that was set, “Tourism and Rural Development”, now seems far-sighted with its remit of celebrating the ways tourism outside the…

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Three score years, and ten

Yesterday I celebrated my 70th. And I mean ‘celebrated’! So much has happened over the past few years that I’m grabbing my 8th decade with all the strength and guts I have. As Bette Davis famously said, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” Monday – received wonderful, and surprising, news. Back in July I…

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Lockdown easing: travels #3

Just over ten years ago my husband picked up a second-hand book on English Churches at our local country park. It had no dust jacket and all the photographs were black and white, but what a wealth of fascination it opened for us. Since then we have visited churches in cities, towns, and villages; we…

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Lockdown easing: Travels #1

Cotswolds With a newly attained freedom comes responsibility. To keep ourselves safe and to be mindful of the safety of others. But I believe that it also comes with a responsibility to make our lives better than they were before lockdown.“If you keep doing what you’ve always done – you’ll keep getting what you’ve always…

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Summer 2019: roaming free

As we get into our stride with Summer 2020, alas just metaphorically as we are not free to stride out in North Wales, I wanted to share a few moments from Summer 2019. There were some glorious moments and perhaps we would have savoured them more had we known what was to come. This year’s…

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