Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This Summer: We Stayed Home...

but  the world was still strange...

Tuesday, August 05, 2014


How I love that gorgeous bitch!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Musical Inspiration

This girl's voice is so beautiful. Little daughter studying her voice AND her playing intently.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Long Time No See

This may be a record for me: no blog posts here for -- eight months??! No point trying to do a catch-up, so will pretend I've never been gone. Been having fun in the darkroom this month. See photograms. Also been published in a very cool anthology: see photographs. Very very very very ready for the Summer holidays: I feel like someone stomped all over my stamina. Two more days and I have the best part of two months free. Maybe get some blogging done!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Public School Fool...

...JP is so perfectly-observed, I nearly laughed my arse off. The blank stare, the inflated sense of entitlement, the amorality, the profound self-centredness, and the paucity of intellect. Hope they don't delay a second series for long. I mean, will you at least see if this coke is poisonous?

Monday, October 24, 2011

drawing day

I've enjoyed drawing with the water soluble pencils I bought in the Derwent factory at Keswick this Summer. This little squash was a challenge to me despite its apparent simplicity. I'm quite pleased with the final drawing.

Monday, October 17, 2011

work work work!

When will it all end?
Friday actually... for a while. Then we can do some more wandering...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Lakes Today

I swear the ability to drive and possession of a car represents my greatest freedom. Here is my view from the Lake District in Cumbria this evening, after a four hour walk. Tomorrow, Sussex, and a rendezvous with my best friend.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fun at the Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

In this remote and beautiful Dales village, the whole community co-operates and competes in displaying imaginative scarecrows each year. Round every corner, a surprise; some funny, some satirical, some beautiful, some moving, all slightly eerie.

Sunday, August 07, 2011


Took a spontaneous drive to Haworth this afternoon. Struck by the impossible smallness of the Bronte sisters' handwriting in their normal manuscripts and letters, which make the tiny Angria texts look positively microscopic in comparison. Wonder if it's a sign of a secretive nature. Enjoyed a stroll round the village and a walk on the moors. Returning tomorrow with the children for a trek to Top Withens and a picnic. Earlier in the week, took the children to Scarborough for two days. Lovely fun.