Claude Monet’s Garden.

Claude Monet’s Garden.

Claude Monet wrote (above) : “Beyond painting and gardening, I am good for nothing.” Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny is the holy grail of natural sites for every art lover visiting France. It is where the artist spent the last four decades of his life,...
Is Walking A Miracle Drug?

Is Walking A Miracle Drug?

I love to walk. It’s an essential part of my routine, both my morning walk and my afternoon walk. In the morning I’m energised by the exercise and I think about the day ahead, and in the afternoon it’s a welcome break from the computer screen and...
From Lockdown To Lake Side – Part II.

From Lockdown To Lake Side – Part II.

Some photos from Part II of my latest blog post about a photo walk around a pond, here in rural France. My favourite style of photographing is a combination of over exposition and blur. My intention being to obtain in camera, a bright impressionist like image. These...
From Lockdown To Lakeside – Part 1.

From Lockdown To Lakeside – Part 1.

Our first outing after we were allowed out of lockdown here in France on May 11th, was to go for a different walk to a local wood. We were fortunate to spend the two months of self-isolation at home in the countryside, near Paris. We were allowed to go out for a walk...
Spring Ice Flowers.

Spring Ice Flowers.

I first had the idea of making an Ice Medallion after reading a post on the Willowday blog. This great craft and family blog is written by Gina, who lives in Sweden, as she says:  … between the sea and the city, with my eclectic Swedish-American-French family of...
Feeling Blue? Go For A Blue Walk!

Feeling Blue? Go For A Blue Walk!

I think we are all aware these days that going for regular walks, where ever, is good for us, both physically and mentally. It’s very easy for me to get off my backside go for my two daily walks as I have a large dog, who will not let me off the hook, especially...

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