I woke up to rain this morning. It was about 6 a.m. and the day was silent apart from the constant rhythmic falling of the rain outside. It was the heavy windless winter rain, cutting through the empty air silently, to patter against the trees and houses alike. A gentle sound that drowns out any… Continue reading Rain
These photos were taken in January 2000. I'd been travelling a while and needed a break so headed to Kho Pha Ngan for the first full moon party of the new Millenium. I had been to the Island before, but had not timed it for the full moon so this seemed like a very good… Continue reading Kho Pha ngan, Thailand
This is my entry for Cee's Photo Challenge this week. The theme this week is in the distance. The shot above was shot along the East Coast of Northland NZ. The next was taken from a mountaintop in Crete last year. Looking out across the town of Rethymnon and the Aegean sea beyond. This next… Continue reading Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: In the Distance
Firstly, thank you to Perpetua who invited me to join this challenge, hosted on Travels and Trifles this week. I much appreciate the invite. I found this challenging in having to choose amongst the multitude of curves I have in my photos. I opted then for those that mean something to me as a person. … Continue reading Lens Artists Challenge #28 – Curves
I travelled through Thailand a few times around the turn of the millennium. I thoroughly enjoyed the culture and the scenery both. I only wish I'd had a better camera most of the time. But I like these photos from Pai, North Western Thailand. Pai sits in a large and dormant volcanic crater, lush and… Continue reading Pai, Thailand. Where time stands still.
I’d been travelling solo for quite a while, a few months, most recently a trip up the length of Vietnam where I had just found an offer of work teaching English in Hanoi. My heart wasn’t really in it though. Then I got an e-mail from my mate Kev, a Yorkshire man I had met… Continue reading Five take a Holiday in Cambodia – Introduction
I was looking to for something to get into a couple of summers ago. I had to spend a lot of time at home, I'm bringing up two small boys on my own and we don't have a lot of money. I've always wanted to do some mosaic work, so had a little look around… Continue reading Mosaic Project – Bottle Beach Thailand