Visit: Norfolk… again!


If you’ve been following our blog for a little while, you may have noticed that E and me are big fans of the Norfolk coast

There was 2012 when I went on a family holiday to North Norfolk and E reported back from the beautiful Holkham beach

Then last year we together rented a beachside chalet with friends for E’s birthday – where we ate cake, played board games and flew kites

So it’s probably of little surprise that I’ve just returned from another family holiday there – this time staying in the little village of Salthouse, looking out over the salt marshes, beach and sea

Our family holidays are mainly about relaxing, long walks with the dog, reading, playing scrabble, exploring antique shops and eating… lots!

Rather than posting up the hundred off photos I took, I’m going to try and restrict myself to one or two images a day…!




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You can see some other photos from my holiday on Two Days The Same - along with some lovely shots from Sarah McGarva

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Photo an Hour: Frankfurt

Just a little over a month ago now C and I went on a whistle stop tour of Germany for a wedding, travelling on Friday June 13th threw up many interesting challenges, not least getting lost in a Bavarian forest! We arrived unscathed and had a wonderful weekend helping our friends celebrate tying the knot. We had allowed for an extra day in Germany so we could make the most of having a long weekend break and so we could have a cheeky explore, We headed to frankfurt for a night and a day, here’s how we spent our day in Frankfurt…

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7.45: The view from our hotel room

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8.20: My holiday essentials include: factor 30 suncream, (I don’t tan, I burn) sunglasses, a good book and a guidebook, though i’m yet to find one that’s to be trusted!Frankfurt underground

9.05: We brave the Frankfurt underground, which had let us down just a few days previously!

Zeit Für Brot- Oeder Weg- Frankfurt

10.14 Breakfast at the delightful Zeit Für Brot. I opted for an apple and cinnamon roll. Simply amazinga stroll down the river Main

11.37: We take a stroll down the River Main in the sunshine

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12.05: We go in search of some culture and decide to hit some museums and in the process learn a new german phrase ‘Montags geschlossen’ = closed on Mondays, fairly obvious in hindsight!

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1pm: Luckily, churches are always open so we have a good nose around the Epiphany church. I really love the painted stained glass windows  homemade rosemary lemonade

2.10: Refreshments in the form of home-made lemonade. I opt for lemon and rosemary which is absolutely delicious

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3.20 We head to frankfurt zoo, a great place to while away an hour…..little birds, frankfurt Zoo

4.25: or two!

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5.30: we take a stroll down Berger Strass a popular foodie hotspot in frankfurt, theres an array of fresh produce, flowers but we have quite specific dinner plan in mind….sausage and sauerkraut

6.45: We finally track down a restaurant that sells frankfurters (Harder than you would expect in Frankfurt!) So dinner is traditional German sausages and sauerkraut! I only manage abut half of this dish, it was incredibly tasty if more than a little touristy!

the train ride home

7.25: Sadly the time has come to start on the journey home, now experts at German train routes we head back to the airport and manage not to get lost this time!departure lounge

8.15: Just time for a glass of wine and a catch up with Gatsby whilst we wait for our flight to be called


9.05: Hometime

On a sad note, this was the last outing for the sony a37 and 50mm lens, they have left me, goodbye old friends


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Click: Two Days The Same

Banksy in Bristol

Throughout July, B is taking a photo a day for the lovely Sarah on Two Days The Same

We love the idea of the blog – sharing and comparing the images captured by two different people, in two different places, with no rules to what they snap

You can follow how the month plays out HERE

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Visit: Another Place


For the past few months my job has been taking me all around England – it’s in equal measure great fun and pretty tiring

Often I only have enough time to hop off the train, check into a hotel, eat something with disposible cuttlery, attempt sleep and then head into my place of work for that day

But when I do have a little more time in one place, I’m trying to make the most of it – meeting up with friends, walking the streets, trying out indie restaurants, ducking my head into record shops…

And last week, taking a trip to the seaside!

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If you haven’t lived in a landlocked county all your life, you might not appreciate how exciting it is to see the sea (even age 27)

After checking into the hotel in Liverpool, my friend Andy picked me up and we headed just out of the city to see Antony Gormley’s public exhibition on Crosby beach

Another Place consists of 100 life-sized figures (cast from Gormley’s body) spread out across the shore and out into the sea, all facing towards the horizon

The sculpture are nothing new, but it was amazing to see in the flesh (or the cast iron, I suppose)

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Oh, and having watched a couple of women on the beach decorate one of the sculpture with a scarf, we couldn’t resist jazzing another up a little…!



Have you ever visited Another Place? What did you think?

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What E saw, What B saw: Art House

E + B

Last weekend saw the return of Leicester’s Art House exhibition. This is an annual event where a few select homes in the Stoneygate area open their doors and garden gates to art loving locals

It’s a lovely way to explore the area whilst meeting local artists so armed with our cameras we set about doing just that. The houses are all within a two mile radius and can be explored by bike, bus or, as we opted for, a leisurely afternoon stroll in the sunshine.

Here’s a few snaps of what we saw along the way…


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