The above photo was taken yesterday evening. We are waiting for the new bypass to open on Wednesday. This should mean less traffic in the next town but unfortunately it also means one less place to let the dogs off the lead. This area used to be a popular area for dog walkers as you … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting
I very kindly received a signed copy of the book ‘Learning From Dogs’ from Paul Handover. It was agreed that I would write a review about his book. For every book purchased some of the proceeds go to local shelters where Paul lives, Oregon USA. As I started to read the foreword, certain similarities to … More A Book Review of: Learning From Dogs by Paul Handover
If you follow my blog you will have seen from a recent weekly photo challenge that I had a very spontaneous camping trip with Lotta and my boys. I wanted to get my kids away from their addictive screens and experience camping first hand. When I mentioned it to them I was expecting a huge … More How not to go camping with pooch and Co.
This photo was taken during our annual visit to England in June of this year 2017. My grandmother had spoken of this beautiful garden hidden in the depths of Herefordshire, Westbury Water Gardens. I posted a different photo a while ago of the same garden for the ‘Bridge’ photo challenge. It is such a beautiful … More Weekly Photo challenge: Ooh, shiny!
We recently had a very spontaneous camping trip to one of Bavaria’s biggest lakes, Chiemsee, which is actually less than an hours drive away from where we live. It was so spontaneous in fact, that I ordered a new tent on Friday, booked the campsite Saturday afternoon, the tent arrived Monday by 10 am and … More Weekly photo challenge ‘Elemental’
This week’s photo challenge is of one of our favourite walks in our little town. I love the different textures shown in this photo, the bark of the old trees, the summer green grass, the glimpse of our town in the background all offer different textures. This was a particularly hot day two weeks ago … More Photo challenge: ‘Textures’
Let me introduce you to our 7yr old cat ‘Mini’ who we collected free of charge from a farm. She’s quite a character, likes to talk back, begs to drink water from the bathroom tap and keeps us busy letting her in and out. Our boys chose her out of the 6 other kittens in … More Meet Mini Lotta’s Feline Sister
Yes, I did it! Getting the shot you hoped for with animals can be really tricky. This photo above took quite a few tries, as you can imagine. It’s maybe a little on the dark side but I am really pleased with the way it turned out. I took this photo on our walk this … More Weekly photo challenge ‘Satisfaction’
This week’s photo challenge ‘Unusual’ leaves the door wide open to interpretation. On Tuesday I decided to follow through with something that I had been promising Lotta for a long time and that was to go somewhere different for our walk. This summer is proving to be a particularly hot one, so I try and … More Photo challenge ‘Unusual’
‘evanescent ɛvəˈnɛs(ə)nt,iːvəˈnɛs(ə)nt/ adjective 1. literary soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. “the evanescent Arctic summer” synonyms: vanishing, fading, evaporating, melting away, disappearing, diminishing, dwindling, shrinking, fugitive’ This week’s weekly photo challenge photo shows just how pretty our winter was this year. We had weeks of hard frosts and although … More Weekly Photo Challenge ‘Evanescent’