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Exploring in Monochrome - Cromford Mill

November 07, 2014 - This time last year Drizzle Almost Stopped Play at Cromford Mill. I'm back again but this time with the intention of sho...
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Meeting Wet Nelly

October 18, 2014 - A minute by car beyond the hustle and bustle of Liverpool John Lennon Airport (as I mentioned last week in Reflections o...
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Reflections of Liverpool

October 11, 2014 - Art should be for everyone Andy Warhol A friendly rivalry exists been Liverpudlians (from Liverpool) and Mancunians (f...
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She Loves You Yeah Yeah Yeah

September 28, 2014 - I was a day tripper to Liverpool, home of the Beatles - a tourist and not Lennon's interpretation of a tripper! My mum r...
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So Where's the Sea?

September 20, 2014 - There's a certain sadness about a once majestic seaside town in decline. I felt Southport fell into this category. But I...
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Saltaire

September 13, 2014 - Every now and again I stumble across a place that feeds my soul. It doesn't happen very often but perhaps that makes the...
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Seeking Squirrels

August 30, 2014 - Today I've been very indecisive. I felt so moved by my visit to the industrial World Heritage Site of Saltaire in Yorksh...
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A Blue and Grey Day

August 16, 2014 - This, I think, will be my last post for a while on beautiful Cornwall. I've missed photographing northern industrial gru...
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Tin and Arsenic

August 09, 2014 - Apologies if this post popped into your inbox again - it's been sitting here live ever since I originally posted it last...
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Quaint Mousehole

August 01, 2014 - " Quite the loveliest village in England." Dylan Thomas I headed 'down south' to the beautiful county of Cornwall in E...
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Delayed by Le Tour de Yorkshire

July 05, 2014 - My plans for today - including this blog post - were unexpectedly scuppered when I became engrossed in Le Grand Depart o...
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Gawsworth and a Greyhound Birthday Party

June 28, 2014 - Armed with just my camera and picnic rug, the plan was to take a leisurely stroll around around the grounds of Gawsworth...
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Where Wordsworth Wandered

June 21, 2014 - I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golde...
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Seeking Vintage

June 15, 2014 - I think this has to be my quickest blog post turnaround ever. I have a backlog of posts. It's like I'm going through a p...
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Salford Quays

May 31, 2014 - Life is not just a series of calculations and sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation,...
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Rambling around Edale

May 10, 2014 - If you see the world as beautiful, thrilling and mysterious, as I think I do, then you feel quite alive. David Hockney...
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Happy Happy Valley

May 03, 2014 - In spite of my new black-out blinds, the sun woke me up early this morning. I lay in bed making plans for an early start...
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Perygl

April 26, 2014 - "I was hard at work beneath the cliff… In short, as absorbed as I was, I didn't see a huge wave coming; it threw me agai...
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Out To Sea

April 19, 2014 - In solitude, we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the detail around us. Virginia Woolf...
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Bow Stones

April 04, 2014 - The Bowstones "Two shafts of late Saxon crosses which were probably landmarks or boundary stones as well as objects of...
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Marx, Engels and Mrs Banks

March 28, 2014 - Manchester is a city of contrasts. Historic and contemporary sit tightly side by side. Even after 50 years I feel I have...
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Conwy by the Sea

March 21, 2014 - I'm happy beside the sea. In the summer hoardes of Mancunians (from Manchester) and Liverpudlians (from Liverpool) desce...
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Are there any Hares on Hare Hill?

March 15, 2014 - As you know, last weekend saw me searching for boxing hares in March. I had no luck. Surely if hares were anywhere to be...
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A Pier In Winter

March 01, 2014 - I've always wanted to live by the sea. Perhaps one day I will. The coast of Britain has been battered by storms in rece...
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A Tourist In My Own Town

February 22, 2014 - It's interesting to be a tourist in your own town - to seek out the attractions we take for granted and pass by without...
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Dewatered

February 15, 2014 - Storms hit the UK this last week. It's pretty mild where I live - the surrounding hills shelter us from the extremes of...
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A Window in the Weather

February 08, 2014 - Woo hoo.... sunshine last weekend - albeit for a few hours but my oh my it felt uplifting after the recent storms and di...
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Manchester Cathedral and a Proper Cuppa

February 01, 2014 - The novel The Manchester Man written in 1876 by Isabella Banks sat on my bookshelf gathering dust for a few years after...
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A Clutter of Buses

January 25, 2014 - It was the early 1970s. I distinctly recall my mum was wearing a smart leather jacket when she was mistaken for an under...
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Train Spotter

January 18, 2014 - I admit to being a disorganised person. But seeing as it's the start of a new year I attempted to get myself organised t...
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Shivering in Buxton

January 11, 2014 - Brrrr.....this last week has been grey, grim, cold... the list goes on and on. This didn't stop me heading off to Englan...
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Gorton Monastery Light and Shadows

January 04, 2014 - Sometimes the words swirl around my head but struggle to reach the outside world! But often photos speak louder than wor...
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Drizzle Almost Stopped Play at Cromford Mills

October 25, 2013 - I become a little restless when rain stops me getting my camera out. Not to be defeated I persuaded my youngest to follo...
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L'Abbaye de Beauport - A Peaceful Stroll : Weekend Walk Link Up

August 16, 2013 - L'Abbaye de Beauport near Paimpol, France is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric ruins I've ever visited. Founded...
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