The Gallery: Time
Jul15

The Gallery: Time

Sometimes, with The Gallery prompts, it feels like Tara from Sticky Fingers knows me and my life too well. Right now, there could be no more appropriate Gallery theme for me than ‘time’. Because I just don’t have it. To prove a point, I didn’t even check on the theme until three days after it was published – and I’m usually there checking it straight away. I’ve never had much time. Having...

Read More
The Gallery: Where I live
Jul08

The Gallery: Where I live

I live here. It’s a five-bedroom house (yeah, I know – get me!) and it doesn’t always have snow on it, but I like this picture. This is the fourth house we’ve owned – we’ve gone from a one-bedroom flat in the town centre 16 years ago, to a three bed terrace near the town centre 14 years ago, to a semi-detached three bed bungalow round the corner from here 10 years ago – to this. We moved in at...

Read More
The Gallery: A favourite place
Jun03

The Gallery: A favourite place

It’s hard to decide on some favourite things. Favourite books, films and TV shows change over time. But if you ask me what my favourite place is, my answer will always be the same. Padstow. Padstow, the Cornish harbour town made famous by Rick Stein. Yes, it gets very busy in the summer, yes, it’s quite commercialised now, but it doesn’t stop me loving it. We first went to Padstow with my family in 1994. We fell in...

Read More
The Gallery: Macro
May27

The Gallery: Macro

I like a bit of macro photography. For me, it’s pretty much always flowers. This time of year is great – the garden is changing so fast that something that was in full bloom two weeks ago is dead, but something else amazing has replaced it. I look at my photos and I think they’re pretty good. They always make a good fall-back for my Silent Sunday posts. Then I look at other peoples’ and I realise they’re...

Read More
The Gallery: Animal (big, fluffy cat)
May13

The Gallery: Animal (big, fluffy cat)

As we pulled into the drive after ballet, he was there. ‘Oh look,’ I said to my daughter. ‘A big, fluffy cat.’ We’re not big animal-lovers in our house, but I try to keep the kids interested in them and not afraid of them. We’d never seen him before. He was black and fluffy, with patches of white. My daughter went to talk to him and he followed her to the door. We could see his shape through the...

Read More