"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Back to work, and playtime in the white stuff!

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Sioux under General

Enroute to my next job, I slept over in Penrith. The castle ruins are right next to the hotel, and with a lot of mist around, it looked quite eerie. I wanted a few photos.   Playing on the grass was the dog which belonged to the owners of the hotel and when I picked […]

Back to work, back to reality, and four legged friends!

Posted on January 3, 2020 by Sioux under General

After a cold and wet Christmas spent caring in Liverpool, January saw me back in the Wiltshire countryside with a lovely (regular) client, and my trusty four-legged sanity-saver!   On dry days, he and I had many walks in the muddy fields, me always on the lookout for cows; he always on the lookout for […]

Home time, family time, play time!!

Posted on December 28, 2019 by Sioux under General

I met up with mates, watched footy (as I do), had an early Christmas with my eldest daughter and her family, had loads of fun playing “Guesstures”; and, before I knew it, it was time to head back to the UK, and work. Its hard being so far away from loved ones, and I didn’t […]

Home time, bush time and time to reflect…..

Posted on December 18, 2019 by Sioux under General

While I was in SA, Paul & I took the opportunity to spend some time in the peace and quiet of nature and spent a day at Rietvlei Nature Reserve, my go-to-place when we couldn’t get to Pilanesberg or KNP.   The quiet in the reserve, just listening to the birds, a breeze rustling the […]

Time to say goodbye……

Posted on December 12, 2019 by Sioux under General

News came while we were on my birthday road-trip, that 2 very dear friends had short time left in our world, which prompted an unplanned trip home, in the hope of being able to say a last farewell.   Sadly this was not to be.   They both left for the next level of their […]

Road trips & adventures #9 – picture perfect ending!

Posted on December 6, 2019 by Sioux under General

We had set aside time to meet friends at the gallery where my images were on display. Although the display was open to any & all photographers, the thrill of seeing others admiring my images was exciting, and the fact that I sold 2  made it all the more special. The gallery was in an […]

Road trips & adventures #9 – history of the seas

Posted on November 30, 2019 by Sioux under General

We were spending a few days near central London, with a good friend of mine, so packed and headed out early, dropped our luggage at his home, played with the dogs for a while, then spent the afternoon at the Greenwich Naval Museum. Paul had been to the Observatory but not the museum, so we […]

Road trips & adventures #9 – playtime in the big city

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Sioux under General

After a good nights’ sleep, we headed out on foot the next day after breakfast, took the train Kings Cross and just walked, with no firm destination in mind, meandering our way through the streets, via a number of well-known landmarks, including St Pancras Gardens and Leicester Square. Walking through Covent Gardens is always a […]

Road trips & adventures #9 – heading back to the big city

Posted on November 9, 2019 by Sioux under General

We packed and left Plymouth after breakfast. The drive back to London was just over 5 hours, but wet and windy conditions along the way made it feel even longer. Paul played around with the camera, taking photos of the scenery and rain, and I drove.   After returning the car to the Car-hire depot, […]

Road trips and adventures #8 – playtime way down south

Posted on November 6, 2019 by Sioux under General

We arrived in Plymouth in the early evening, unpacked and settled down to dinner and planning our outing for the next day. We wanted to do a harbour front walkabout and then a ferry across the Hamoaze – an estuarine area of the tidal River Tamar between its confluence with the River Lynher and the […]

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