A Photography Day at the British Wildlife Centre

A photography day at the British Wildlife Centre is a great opportunity to enjoy some photography whilst learning more about the native wildlife of the UK.   My growing interest in wildlife photography has taken me to some incredible locations in the world. But it’s also opened my eyes to the photography and wildlife viewing […]

The Farne Islands Wildlife Experience: Exploring Northumberland, UK

The coast, castles and countryside of Northumberland attract visitors all year round.  But it’s the feathered guests who return each spring that create one of the highlights of the region. The opportunity to see a range of migratory sea birds in their breeding colonies on the Farne Islands is why bird watchers, photographers, wildlife enthusiasts […]

Farne Islands Sunset Boat Tour – Exploring Northumberland, UK

The Farne Islands is one of the UK’s greatest wildlife destinations, boasting a 70,000 rich puffin breeding colony, more than twenty species of bird and the largest grey seal colony on the east coast of Britain. A sunset boat tour is not an activity you would normally associate with the unpredictable and changeable weather of […]

10 Interesting Facts About Puffins – Exploring Northumberland, UK

The puffin, colourful in both appearance and character, is a popular bird with photographers, bird watchers and tourists. And the Northern Hemisphere summer creates a number of opportunities for a closer look as they make their annual return to land for the breeding season. Although more than half of the world’s puffin population breed near […]

Bamburgh Castle – A Highlight of Northumberland, UK

Bamburgh Castle is one of Northumberland’s most iconic sights and is symbolic of what makes the region such a great place to visit: a combination of beautiful landscape, sandy beaches, rugged coastline and historical castles. (Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland – shortly after sunrise) In September last year, I had just returned to the UK after my […]

Otter Antics at WWT London Wetland Centre

“One of the things I love most about living in London is the ability to escape it without having to leave it.”   The May long weekend, lovely Spring weather and the feeling of restlessness I always feel in between travel adventures, recently motivated me to do exactly that – escape from London without leaving […]

Photos of London at Night: A Walk Along Thames River

(London Thames at Night: St Paul’s Cathedral & Blackfriars Bridge) I started the year combining my two greatest passions – photography and travel – in the Lofoten Islands.  After a few days photographing the Northern Lights and the spectacular Arctic landscape, I returned home to London enthusiastic about my next photographic adventure.  But as this […]

Winter Christmas or Summer Christmas? What is Better?

I don’t know how old I was when I first realised my Christmas did not resemble that of a Hallmark card.  But I do remember there was a point when the penny dropped.  It was probably around the same time I smugly realised I received all my presents from Santa before kids in the UK […]

Sunrise on Parliament Hill – Hampstead Heath, London

London has a well deserved reputation for its grey, dull and rainy skies and it is not a location that photographers flock to for sunrise and sunset opportunities. But they do exist – and 98 metre high Parliament Hill, the gateway to north-west London’s Hampstead Heath is one of them.  On a clear day, it […]

Photos: Deer Rutting in Richmond Park, London

After spending most of the year in incredible locations such as Antarctica, Australia, Svalbard Arctic, South Africa and Croatia, it’s no surprise that I’ve found the return to London somewhat of a challenge. For the most part, I am happy to be back – it’s been nice to unpack my bag, I am enjoying being […]

Travel Ideas: U is for…UK (London)

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing my experience of a destination or activity to help inspire your TRAVEL BUCKET LIST, in addition to an item that still remains on […]

25 Things I’ll Miss About London (and 5 Things I Won’t)

My connection with London has evolved over time like a lifelong relationship full of good times and bad, thrills, excitement, intensity, passion, heartache, complexities, fun, love, breakups, reunions and commitment.   Our complicated relationship began in the Australian outback at a time before the Internet and satellite television existed.  My first exposure to the iconic […]

Photo Story: 2012 Travel Highlights

As the end of 2012 approaches, the annual reflection activities start to resurface as people count down their favourite TV shows, sporting moments, number one songs, travel destinations, favourite movies, top  games…the list goes on. “When you can’t beat them, join them.”  As I shared my travel experiences with friends and family throughout this year, […]

Photo Gallery: Autumn Colours

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons in London, especially after a disappointing summer.  Bright blue skies, an energising chill in the air, vibrant colours and falling leaves are symbols of the season we cling to in desperate denial that winter come next.  You don’t need to venture far in London to enjoy the autumn […]


Autumn is one of my favourite seasons in London, especially after a disappointing summer.  Bright blue skies, an energising chill in the air, vibrant colours and falling leaves are symbols of the season we cling to in desperate denial that winter come next This week’s photo was taken in Richmond Park, London.

PHOTO GALLERY: Being a Tourist at Home (London)

Sometimes we are so hungry for new destinations and different cultures that we become blind to the attractions of our own home.  Other times we have a thirst for new passport stamps but commitments or lack of finances keep us grounded.  Both are great reasons to put on your tourist face and explore your own home. […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Deer in Richmond Park, London

Richmond Park is a 2,360 acre park in south west London and is home to more than 600 red and fallow deer who roam freely in Richmond Park and have done since 1529.  The park attracts joggers, dog-walkers, hikers, cyclists, photographers and families and is an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of London. The […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Deer in Disguise?

This week’s photo was taken earlier today at Richmond Park.  I was hoping to capture some seasonal deer rutting action but the animals had eluded me for most of the morning.  I realised why when I came across this one – they were wearing camouflage!


Autumn is my favourite season in the UK as the parks explode with colour and the shorter days are offset with energising blue skies and crisp air.  As the seasons change, so does the behaviour of the deer who make Richmond, Greenwich or Bushy Park their homes in London.  The deer rutting season is a good old fashioned macho exhibition as the male deers literally […]

London Olympics 2012: A Reason to Stay Home

I am addicted to travel.  I am always dreaming of a new destination and planning my next adventure.  But sometimes you don’t need to leave home to experience something magical, energising and inspirational. Having lived in London for 12 years, I approached the London 2012 Olympics with the same trepidation as my neighbours.  Loving sport […]