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Today is the final day of NaNoWriMo or what I’ve been calling it Blogvember. I’ve blogged every day this month and I’ve really enjoyed it. It feels like I’ve come home. I spent yesterday wandering around my home. It’s changing fast and I need to spend more time seriously photographing it not just casually as […]

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Looking for purple in Edinburgh

Earlier this year I went for a walk around Edinburgh. I had one day to explore the city. On the train up I started thinking about Scotland and the colour purple popped into my head. Purple is the colour of the thistle which is the national flower of Scotland. I’m not sure how I knew […]

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Bikers in Florence

Last year we were walking round Florence looking for a specific bridge so my wife could recreate a painting by Henry Holiday called ‘Dante and Beatrice‘. The bridge had a very very narrow pavement and bikes would come hurtling around the corner every few seconds. I decided to use this slightly hazardous situation to try […]

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Bruges red

One of the things I noticed about Bruges was the colour red. So many doors and windows were painted red. Little red touches everywhere. It was quite interesting to see a city take to the colour in this way. I’m not sure I’ve ever noticed anywhere else. It’s almost like its part of the architectural […]

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Bruges is a fairytale town

In September my wife and I visited Bruges. We were inspired by the film ‘In Bruges’. Odd inspiration I know but it did make us want to go and see the place for real. You know what? It was very nice.  It’s a fairytale town, isn’t it? How’s a fairytale town not somebody’s ***ing thing? […]

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