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A walk on the wild side – part 1

Posted on April 28, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Having seen some magnificent photos of deer in Richmond and Bushy Parks, I decided to head there myself during one of my inbetween-assignment-breaks, to see what I could capture by way of decent sunrise images. I left the residence at 5.30am and headed for the station. The weather didn’t look too promising during the […]

Sea, sand and squirrels – Part 2.

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Sioux under General

  One of the pathways leading from the woodlands to the beach passes by the asparagus fields of Formby. Asparagus has always grown wild in the sand dunes around Formby, and the first commercial crops appeared as technology began to develop in the late 19th century. Despite the crop being apparently very distinctive in flavour, it is […]

Sea, sand and squirrels! The perfect ‘break time’ walk!

Posted on April 22, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Once I had settled into work, I went on a walk-about to look for different routes to walk during my break, and discovered there was a ‘Red Squirrel Reserve’ a 30-minute walk away from the house where I was working, and it was just a stone’s throw from the best beaches in the north […]

Not quite Old MacDonald’s Farm!

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Sioux under General

  I had a work assignment in Liverpool early in September, so headed up north and spent a few days with friends before going off to work. I had great fun photographing a rather large spider that had made their front porch its home!  As I was there over a weekend, we headed out to […]

Family holiday fun time #11 – Day 6 – sea, sand and sunshine!

Posted on April 16, 2017 by Sioux under General

  We got packed up, and away from London early, with our first stop in Sevenoaks, to meet up with my sister for lunch; she was working and couldn’t get away for too long. Much catching up to do as the kids hadn’t seen her in almost 8 years! We had a fab afternoon and […]

Family holiday fun time #10 – Day 5 part 3 – Fun, weird and interesting stuff

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Ripley’s Believe it or Not! was a brilliant experience. The founder of the curious collection of exhibits and world wonders, Robert L. Ripley (1890–1949) traveled to 201 countries over a span of 35 years seeking the odd, the unusual, and the unexplained. Nicknamed “The Modern Marco Polo”, in his endless search for unbelievable stories to draw […]

Family holiday fun time #9 – Day 5 part 2 – Visiting royalty

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Walking from the museums to Kensington Palace, we passed by a number of well-known landmarks, including The Royal Albert Hall. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has hosted some of the world’s leading artists from many performance genres, with almost 400 shows a year being performed in the main auditorium. […]

Family holiday fun time #8 – Day 5 part 1 – A day at the museum

Posted on April 7, 2017 by Sioux under General

  There was still so much to do and today was our last day in London, so it was another early morning for us all.   Our first stop was Harrods, to see the Diana and Dodi Memorial. Following their deaths, memorials were erected inside Harrods, dedicated to the couple. Located at the base of […]

Family holiday fun time #7 – Day 4 in London town

Posted on April 3, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Another early rise, as we wanted to spend the morning at Wimbeldon. We headed straight for the underground station after breakfast. Ryan was fascinated by the way the carriages snake their way along the winding rails like a slinky toy.    The London Underground (also nicknamed the Tube) is a public rapid-transit system in the United Kingdom. The world’s […]

Family holiday fun time #6 – Day 3 in London town

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Sioux under General

  We were going to do the tour of The Tower so headed to the underground and got the tube to Westminster. First though was a walk down past Big Ben, and The Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster and on to Westminster Abbey and then the Jewel Tower.  The 3m high statue of George […]