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Yes, I’m still seeing the world in black and white! I did a two-mile circuit around the village this morning, camera in hand and I have to confess I struggled…

A couple of months ago I bought a secondhand copy of Simon Jenkins’ book, England’s Thousand Best Churches. It’s a weighty tome, best explored in bursts and…

Now we’re back into the highest restrictions on our movement again it’s a case of finding photographic opportunities when we go for a walk. A brief sunny spell…

We went for a stroll around Chipping Ongar this morning and I kept an open mind about what I would photograph. As well as photographing the church and the old…

I felt the need to get out of the house this morning, but really couldn’t face wading through the mud in the woods, so instead I headed for Saffron Walden. I…

I felt the need for some quality photography time today so I ventured out in the pouring rain to St Mary’s Church at Chickney. I’ve visited this redundant…

With an afternoon off today I did some research for another church to add to the Essex churches project I began just before lockdown began in March. My chosen…

For many years Riyaz and I have been talking about photographing his brother’s Nissan Figaro, perhaps with the idea of creating a calendar from the images.…

I don’t know what it is about Essex churches, but they all seem to be dedicated to St Mary. During a jaunt in the car this afternoon we stopped in Manuden and…

A couple of weeks ago I went on a short church crawl through Essex. My ultimate destination was Great Bardfield, where I knew the church would be open, but I…

Some people enjoy pub-crawls, where they visit several of their local hostelries in turn. That’s not really my thing, but I’m not averse to the architectural…

We’ve got into the habit of going somewhere on a Sunday for a spot of exploring and today’s destination was the village of Felsted. It’s a colourful place, with…

One of the biggest frustrations of the last few months has been the inability to photograph interesting architecture. I love exploring the way light falls…

Our Sunday jaunt in the car took us to two villages with very similar names. Hatfield Broad Oak is a true chocolate box English village – lots of quirky old…

After two months of walking in and around Elsenham we took a short drive in the car for our morning stroll. Our destination was Littlebury, a pretty village on…

My new Essex Churches project has turned out to be rather short-lived now we’re only supposed to be making journeys which are absolutely vital. I can always…

Unlike some countries, the UK isn’t yet in a state of lockdown, although we’re being advised to practise social distancing to avoid the Covid-19 virus as much…

I wanted to get out of the house today, but couldn’t be bothered to drive anywhere, knowing that most places would be thronging with children on their half term…

On 9th January 2020, we decided to head to Hyde Hall, our nearest RHS Garden. There've been a lot of changes sine our last visit and some are still underway,…

The new restaurant at Hyde Hall has an adventurous chef who always manages to provide something fresh and tasty, with pleanty of vegetables whatever the season.…
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