WPC – Graceful

This week’s prompt had me rummaging through my holiday snaps in search of a particular picture that would provide a plausible interpretation of Graceful. Had it not been for the photo Ben posted of the the blue filtered swans, I would almost certainly have come up with my own image of the same lovely birds […]

Cherry On Top

For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge I took this picture on a day when my wife and I took our youngest son to Kimmeridge Bay. We saw many beautiful things yesterday but for me Corfe Castle is such a magical and imposing sight it had to be be the Cherry On Top. 🙂


After a family wedding, a  fabulous Christmas and three weeks spent in sunny Ecuador, South America, I wouldn’t say that familia Dunford Castro were aching for the grey skies of Inglaterra, but we were certainly looking forward to seeing our beloved Chihuahua, Hercules. So much so in fact that just two days after our return […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Ornate

In your photo this week, share something unabashedly ornate — where it’s clear that the creators pulled no stops and went all out. Whether it’s a breathtaking triumph or a total train wreck, I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Ok, so this is definitely ornate,  even if the photography is a bit dodgy. I took […]

Adventure In Paradise – Part 2

During my many excursions to W H Smith and Waterstones bookstores, I have completely failed to notice the yellow and black cover of that literary masterpiece ‘Travelling with Kids for Dummies’. I can’t say that I particularly looked for it, but I am pretty sure that had it been there, I would have picked it […]

Adventure in Paradise – Part 1

“I’m bored with Europe,” she said, “I want to go somewhere different.” If my wife had possessed the slightest inkling of how events were to unfold, she might not have offered me the license she did to come up with such an unusual destination. We had been set on a trip to Egypt, but the […]