Saturday afternoon at Compton Acres

Having spent the majority of the day slobbing around eating McDonalds, I wanted to get out with my camera and get some daylight. We had that conversation: "where do you want to go?" "I dunno, where do you want to go?" for a good half an hour, before deciding on Compton Acres. I'd seen the … Continue reading Saturday afternoon at Compton Acres

Bluebell obsession

How can anyone not be obsessed with bluebells at this time of year? It seems like nature has done everything x1000 this year - especially bluebells. We got our first fix over Easter at Coy Pond Gardens, which I remembered from last year had a bumper crop. Didn't disappoint this time round! Still, I'd heard … Continue reading Bluebell obsession

Sunny afternoon at Blue Pool

It feels like ages since we've been to Blue Pool - one of those places you forget a bit about when thinking of nice walks. In our heads we haven't been for years but we actually last went almost exactly a year ago. Synchronised swimmers! I love how every time the light changes, the colour … Continue reading Sunny afternoon at Blue Pool

The perfect weekend

It doesn't take much to make a perfect weekend if you think about it in "list" terms: Loved ones Sunshine Beautiful scenery But it all comes down to timing of course. This weekend my parents and the pooch came to stay, and we were blessed with the warmest, sunniest weather of the year so far. … Continue reading The perfect weekend

Lulworth Cove at sunset

All week I've been hoping for a pretty sunset - it had been quite promising with plenty of sunny days and just the right amount of clouds. We headed off to Lulworth Cove on Tuesday evening for a little walk, with fingers crossed for some nice skies as the sun set. Unfortunately there were too … Continue reading Lulworth Cove at sunset

A short stop in Swanage

I had a few days off last week, with grand plans of sunrise trips to Durdle Door; night excursions to try out some star photography somewhere nice and dark... so of course it poured with rain and I immediately got a cold. (I think this is actually recognised - something like "leisure sickness" when stress … Continue reading A short stop in Swanage

Snowdrops at Kingston Lacy

Despite the continued cloud cover, we knew the weekend would feel wasted if we didn't get out for a walk somewhere - just to feel like we hadn't spent the whole time on the sofa. After a quick Google, we chose Kingston Lacy, a country house about half an hour away from Poole set in … Continue reading Snowdrops at Kingston Lacy