This Gitano (Gypsy) couple had parked their little van off the road adjacent to a large clump of wild bamboo and were very industriously producing beautiful baskets. Firstly cutting the bamboo into lethally sharp strips of split cane, then smoothing the sharp edges with a knife before weaving. We saw them about 11am and there were already four large baskets on the roof of the van for sales, with two more in the making.

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When we arrived in Spain a week or so back it was our first visit since the horrendous fires here in the Summer. It came as a big shock to see the devastation to the pine forests and cork oak groves that are such a beautiful feature of the Andalucian countryside.

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My winning Image of the Winchester Photographic Society, St Catherine’s Cup, for the best printed image of the year. Judged the Best of the Best at the final competition of the season.

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It came as a bit of a surprise when, out of the blue, I received an email from the production team at Surf Europe Magazine, based in the south of France, asking to use the photo below – they even offered to pay for the privelege.  I wasn’t surprised they liked the photo, it’s one […]

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It’s not every day a new Church of England Bishop is enthroned!  So living just five minutes walk from the magnificent Winchester Cathedral I popped along yesterday to record the arrival of the new guy. Tim Dakin is the 97th Bishop of Winchester and replaces The Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt who retired in May last year after 15 […]

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