Art Therapy

Art Therapy

Ok so I have rather stolen the name of this blog from the Joe Harkness and his blog/book. In Bird Therapy Joe explores the therapeutic benefits of birdwatching for people experiencing difficulties with their mental health after suffering with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and other mental health issues himself. For the last few years I […]

Painting Experiment

Painting Experiment

I’m now beginning to really enjoy drawing again and thought I would give painting ago. I was never going to put the pen down as this is what I’m most comfortable with. I want to try to bring some colour into my work but I don’t want to work in a really tight way as […]

Birding up North

Birding up North

Whilst on a recent family visit to the North, I ventured out for a day of birding. First port of call was Pennington Flash near Leigh. It boast to be ‘one of the premier bird watching sites in the North West’ so surely it had to be worth a visit. We called in at the first hide […]

Thompson Common

Thompson Common

I was trying to think of something exciting to call this post, but to be honest if you have ever been to Thompson Common then you know there is no need to call it anything else, the name should conjure up enough excitement anyway! I visited Thompson back in June and fell in love with […]

Birthday surprise

Birthday surprise

4 June and it’s absolutely pouring it down with rain. I was determined not to waste the day. Armed with Ginger beer, cake and a map, along with all usual optical equipment I decided to try somewhere new and headed for Thompson Common and Lake. I had heard it was good for Odonata and wanted […]

Moody Skies over Hethersett

Moody Skies over Hethersett

There was a storm brewing in the skies of Hethersett on this evening so I decided to try to experiment with some HDR photography. I went about my business with my Nikon D80 in hand and my new-found understanding of the process. I took myself off round my usual walk, which also meant I got […]

Tiger Match

Tiger Match

In October World Land Trust runs a fundraising appeal where any donation that is made will be matched. This means that any donation given during the fortnight is doubled. This year the funds where going to WLT’s Big Cat Appeal. As one statistical example show big cats need help. Tigers have lost 93% of their range […]

Its a bit warm

Its a bit warm

On the warmest day of the year so far, I decided it would be a good idea to try my longest walk yet! Strange decision I know, but it wasn’t really what I had planned but time is running out before the big day. The plan for the day was to to walk the Upper […]

Can we have a gin yet ladies?

Can we have a gin yet ladies?

So on the 23rd of April I was invited, or may actually have invited myself, to walk with the ladies of Can we have a gin yet? fame. Now, knowing Whitters I kind of knew what I was getting myself into, but you can never be 100% sure. Would they all be as crazy as her? Turns […]

Let the drawing commence

Let the drawing commence

A few months ago I was out with my 5-year-old twins and my daughter announced to someone she met that her daddy was artist. Now this is a nice thought, and would probably be over playing it a bit that I could be considered an artist. Either way it was really rather embarrassing as I […]