Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Peck on the Lips....

With planning a wedding so much on my mind, I think I am in danger of becoming a hopeless romantic...I love this shot taken on Sanday, Ornkey Islands, Scotland. It's the garden of my friends' house; itself a wonderful, otherworldly place. The chickens and cocks (the main cock is called Ken. Short for Kentucky Fried Chicken) duck and geese all wander around and the whole feel is of a genuinely oldfashioned country kitchen garden. Missing the place already.

Waving the Flag...

Flagwaving performers in the Macnas Parade, Galway...

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Fairytale Cottage

Every film director's dream; a wonderful restored cottage, complete with ivy covered walls, Roses climbing around the front door, wildflowers in the garden....my dream home!

Friday, July 27, 2007


Taken on Sanday, Orkney at a Medieval Feast; authentic food, including stuffed Duck, wild hare in gravy, and vegetables roasted in medieval spices. All of it was created by a friend of mine, including wall hangings, room decorations, food, home made "baileys" (ok that might not be medieval but it's wonderful!)

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Jelly fish in leave strewn water, pff the coast of West Scotland, at Shieldig.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Macnas Parade, Galway

One of the Macnas performers enjoys the relief of completing the parade

Saturday, July 21, 2007


An ancient and wonderful site. Several photos from here turned out exactly as I wanted, although waiting for peoepl to move out of shot was a pain. I can't understand people who see you taking a shot, stop and stare at you kowing they'll be in the background of your shot. I want the mystery of the Stone Circle or the Neolithic tomb not the bovine stares of fellow tourists :)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sunset at Thurso

The Lonely Planet Guide to Scotland desrbes Thurso as a grey wet place filled with dissaffected youth and pram pushing teenage mums. We were not expecting much but we booked the Waterside B and B for the night, and prepared to be bored out of our brains....The Waterside looks grim from the outside but is an old building with basic but pleasant rooms, lots of space in them and a lovely proprietor who more than made us feel welcome. She recommended a nearby Indian for dinner so we went for a walk on the beach first ...................
lovely place, really lovely. After dinner we went for a walk to enjoy the sunset, along the pier. After a lovely wander and some chat with the local fishermen we passed a surf shop filled with young folk practising for a musical society! It was one of the most surreal but enjoyable moments listening to showtunes being sung on a deserted pier in the twilight!

Mist on Mountain

The rugged west coast of Scotland around Loch Torridon and Shieldig.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Loch Ness Drama

View from a motor launch on Loch Ness as the rain approaches.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Perfect peace

Taken between Portpatrick and Stranraer at around 9pm, a moment of perfect beauty and peace. We pulled in behind a large truck on a layby or as the Scots charmingly call them "passing places" and just sat back and enjoyed the view.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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