Broadway Cottage

The village of Broadway in the Cotswolds is described as a show village due to the fact that it receives large amounts of tourists every day. The village main street is lined on both sides with wonderful houses and cottages. This particular one caught my eye due to the wisteria growing over the door the …

Canal boat

On a Sunday afternoon walk along a canal towpath, I came across this old boat moored up, I was immediately struck how the boat seemed to be part of the spring landscape. The hawthorn behind the boat is heavy with blossom and the whole scene is alive. The rusting boat, paint peeling,  the reflections in …

Guiting Power

On a trip to the Cotswolds I was driving through the most picturesque countryside imaginable when I saw a sign for Guiting Power the name intrigued me so much that i took a detour. When I arrived in the hamlet I was thrilled that I had made the change to my  route as this lovely …

Snowshill Manor

One wet afternoon in the Cotswolds I decided to visit Snowshill Manor and learn about the eccentric collector Charles Paget Wade. Over his lifetime this amazing man amassed a staggering 22000 items. The exhibits are displayed in the rooms of the manor in what can only be described as a bit of a jumble !! …

New Model Army

I visited a national trust property Sizergh Castle in the summer and an english civil war enactment / display happened to be on it was excellent and very entertaining. The  participants where very authentic and the firearms and cannons displays were great. I managed to get this shot during one of the set pieces.

Kilpeck Church

I spent a lovely weekend exploring Herefordshire’s Golden valley as well as fitting in a trip to Hay on Wye. On my travels, I had decided that Kilpeck church was to be one of the main places to visit having seen that amazing doorway on a map cover. Luckily, the weather was kind and when …

Symonds Yat

On my visit to Herefordshire I went to Symonds Yat Rock after seeing this in countless books on calendars etc I just had to go see it. Unfortunately as is always the risk with English weather the day wasn't very good however I still managed to get a photograph. The view from the lookout platform …