Lavender and lenses

lavender field, SauzetLavender field near Salles sous BoisI had a great time in early June trying out a new lens,10-24mm nikkor, for my Nikon on these lavender fields in France. All of my shots were taken a bit too early in the season for the flower heads to be as intense as I would have liked. But as they say, beggars can’t be choosers, and I hope that these images are just as enjoyable.


Launch of Pamela Hardman’s website

Launch of Pamela Hardman's website

Designed by me I am excited to announce the launch of, showcasing the wonderful work by talented artist Pam Hardman. With cross platform compatibility the web site highlights through two gallery pages her work. Drawings and printmaking are the foundations of her work. “In progressing my printmaking I have made screenprints, collographs, reduction woodcuts, lino cuts and am now predominantly using the photogravure process and combining it with blind embossing.”

American Apple Cake

American Apple Cake

Decided to use up some of the glut of apples we have at the moment, used a friends juicer and then made this yummy cake.
12oz caster sugar, 4oz soft butter, 1 egg & tsp vanilla extract; cream all together
then add 8oz plain yogurt, 16oz plain flour with 1tsp of baking powder and 1tsp of cinnamon;
lastly add finely chopped apple, put into buttered and lined 12″ tin sprinkle with demerara sugar and bake for 1hr at 180C, leave in tin to cool before turning out – Enjoy!