Snow Dog

We’ve had some snow hit Cumbria over the past week, so I thought I’d share a photo of Poppy in the snow. But first of all, here’s a short video clip of Poppy experiencing snow for the first time, back in November 2010: I’m glad I recorded Poppy as a youngster. Video clips from yesteryear…

The Grinch

Here in the UK, on the 9th November, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch hits cinema screens, and recent advertising of the movie has brought back some fond memories for me. Back in 2015, when I was still involved in the local political scene, I was asked if I would like to help the fledgling Whitehaven Town…

Walking In Ennerdale Valley

Walking in the glorious Ennerdale Valley is one of my favourite pastimes. The valley has the River Liza meandering through its centre, is lined with an assortment of trees, has a wealth of wildlife and has impressive mountains at the sides. It’s a truly stunning place, and offers up peace and tranquillity. The Liza flows…

Whitehaven To St. Bees

Twelve months ago, I set off on a coastal walk from Whitehaven to St. Bees, and then a little further inland, back to my home in West Cumbria. The route was approximately 13 mile in total. I’ve done the walk quite a few times, but on this occasion, I recorded it on my GoPro too…

Whitehaven Storm, December 2013

On December 5th 2013, Cyclone Xaver hit the Port of Whitehaven in West Cumbria. I was there to capture the event. I’ve seen the town hammered by the sea in the past, but never before on this scale. Harbour walls were breached, with some flooding occurring. A section of the harbour wall, near to the…