I love to take photos through windows, especially ones that can frame the vista.  The first picture is from within the Scottish Parliament building and I don’t feel the slats detract from the view.  The second one is too from the SP and I love the chairs in the foreground as it shows that it…

“Triumph” — Turn Up the Contrast

At a friend’s wedding the place cards were slate hearts with the guests name on them-a lovely touch!  I love a wedding –  love, the dreams and the future ahead for the couple, and their families.  So with this in mind, I view my marriage and motherhood as my greatest personal triumphs. Everything else pales…


Both my sons are avid marvel comic fans, so on a recent tube journey I just had to take this photo of a young lad’s stylish Spider-Man socks. The neon yellow trainers also showed the red off!  So double trouble! 


Edge, what does that mean?  You can be on edge-nervous of travel, a new challenge You can have an edge, a tenacity that marks you out, or perhaps even an attitude that some can dislike. I have chosen this photo taken along the Thames and it is a living wall made from bike wheels that…


This was the centrepiece at a recent digital awards evening. I just loved the glass beads lit up within the glass vase and snapped the picture with my phone. Very simple but stunningly effective!  The lighting was very subtle and kind to the guests around the table. 


​On a recent walk to the Essex Cricket Ground I had to take this picture . What a haven in the middle of the city. The water, the trees and the railway line up on the bridge all components taking the eye on a journey.   I love the greenery against the red brick and…

Moments-capturing motion

This year I was fortunate enough to get tickets to Wimbledon on Men’s final day, and my dream was to see Andy Murray win. From the moment I arrived at Centre Court I was locked in the moment I took these two shots with my iPhone, the first capturing Andy in ‘flight’ after serving and…

Natural World-Leading Lines

Absolutely love this as purple flowers have broken through, ready to burst into a cacophony of bloom within the next few days. Nature is a wonderful thing, as every year we see plants come to life, propagate and fill the garden with colour and form. I have had these bulbs for two years and this…


This sphere turns if pushed and I absolutely love the seagull sitting atop. The shadows around the perimeter and the the individual to the right show how large it is. 


This painting was done by my youngest son,  Joe, recently, and I love it! There is an air of mystery shown by the tattooed model. Is she wondering when she will get home, what she has planned for tomorrow or her evening meal? 


What better way to showcase architecture than this monochrome beauty. The downside is you can’t see the blue azure sky, although  it can be seen that the sky is cloudless. ☀️

A Pop of Colour

A thistle, the flower of Scotland. To many this is a weed and not a thing of beauty, but as a Scot this always brightens my mood when I see the swathe of purple spikes, reminiscent of a punk hairdo!