These are my personal photos, stories and news.

Changing Leaves

The trees in our nearby park are changing; their vibrant greens slowly being replaced by the reds and yellows of autumn.

Finding the Bees in Manchester

Our visit to Manchester turned into a treasure hunt for bees.

Manchester's Libraries

Libraries are not generally what you’d consider tourist attractions. So, it surprised me to realise that we had visited four libraries during our 3-day visit to Manchester.

Raindrops on Roses

During our holidays, I spent a rainy hour or so reading. Then the sun came out, and this was the view out the window.

Marseille Highlights

A little while ago, before the summer sun arrived in Lyon, we visited Marseille for the weekend. Here is a short video of the highlights.

A Neighbourly Gesture

Thank you, anonymous neighbour, for sharing your delightful flowers with us.


A recent storm gave us this view from the kitchen window as the sun came out again.

Adding Music to Videos

In the interest of continuing my filming experiment, I decided to try adding music to my latest video.

Hybrid Video from Canon IXUS 265 HS

I really like the hybrid video mode on my new Canon IXUS 265 HS. Here is a video of Lyon’s zoo using the hybrid mode.

My New Camera: Canon IXUS 265 HS

Once I had decided to buy a new camera, choosing one wasn’t difficult. I went with the Canon IXUS 265 HS.