2017 exhibition update

Good to see so many taking part – looking forward to the exhibition!

Droitwich Mail Art

The official deadline for the submissions has passed and now comes an exciting time of sorting, photographing and publishing of all fantastic mail art that has kept arriving in last 3 months.

138 artists from 25 countries sent us their postcards and, I must admit, I still don’t have an exact number of artworks. The response was overwhelming, and we have posts from mail art veterans (Ryosuke Cohen, Horst Tress, Katerina Nikoltsou…) and some very young artists that never exhibited their art abroad before.


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Round the Farm

Just a few phone photos from a sunny Sunday last October at the Wildlife Trust HQ. Just found this lurking in the drafts folder!


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Long Live The Art! Call for Artists

Calling all artists – send in your mail art! Free to enter – click the link to find out more – we look forward to seeing YOUR celebration of ART!


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Muchenje Lodge

An amazing place…

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Spring beauty

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Spring at Lower Smite Farm

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After a mundane shopping trip today it was a pleasure to detour via the HQ of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust at Hindlip on the way home and spend some time just enjoying the garden and surrounding reserve area.  The cowslip … Continue reading

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In the garden

Spring is well under way. The daffs and crocuses are done, grape hyacinths are hanging on in there  and anemones (a few) in fine fettle.

Tadpoles wriggle in the rather neglected pond…

Best of all, though, for a Yorkshire lass, the first rhubarb was ready to pull today…

…so that’s breakfast sorted!

This is my first post completely done on the new S7 phone – pictures, video and writing the post – so please forgive any glitches!

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Still here…

Well, that’s embarrassing. 1st March already and my first post of 2017… Ashamed of myself! Here are a few suitably random pics just to show that I haven’t hibernated the whole time since I last posted!

Magical garden

We saw the Magic Lantern festival..

Auld lang syne

Held a Burns supper…


Ready for Burns supper…


Had a birthday (not counting any more)


Had a great day in Oxford at the Bodleian and Ashmolean…


Got out and about…


..with canalside walks…


…frosty finds along the way…


Coming back into Droitwich…


Work days at Lower Smite Farm – here’s spring trying to arrive in the garden!

Standing guard

Surprising who you come across on those Worcestershire wanders….

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A Hidden Gem

I wrote about this place earlier in the year, and eventually got around to doing a slideshow. Sign of age, repeating myself, I guess, but it bears a re-visit! Enjoy a quiet meander through this local gem…

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Online versions of a few of my photobooks.

A Norfolk Collection


2016 holiday with friends.

A Grand Day Out


A pleasant Gloucestershire mooch

The Grand Tour 2012


A 3-week driving tour, mainly Germany; a Lutheran homage, UNESCO sites and more.

Voiron 2012-13


Droitwich’s twin town



From our 2011 coast-to-coast trip across the USA.



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