• Calton Hill Edinburgh
    Photography,  United Kingdom

    Exploring Edinburgh with the Fujifilm X-T2

    I recently returned to Edinburgh for the first time in over seven years and, honestly, I’d forgotten how much I love this city.  The capital of Scotland is built on the remains of an extinct volcano, evident by the huge castle dominating the skyline and Arthur’s Seat hiding in plain sight just past Holyrood Palace.  Edinburgh’s Old Town is full of medieval buildings, homely pubs and almost too many souvenir shops.  On ground level, the New Town is full of Georgian buildings and all of your standard high street shops.  Everywhere you look, there’s something to catch your eye and point your camera at. As I was only in Edinburgh…

  • New Year's Eve in Allendale: The Tar Bar'l
    United Kingdom

    New Year’s Eve in Allendale: The Tar Bar’l

    If you’re anything like me, you’ll have started to realise that New Year’s Eve is so over-hyped.  Spending a ridiculous amount of money to stand in a packed bar with drunk idiots counting down to what, in reality, is just another day.  The first day of the year doesn’t suddenly mean that you now need to start new goals or brings an end to all the bad decisions you’ve made over the past year.  You can change your life any day you want, you don’t have to wait until the 1st of January.  This year in particular though, having just returned from travelling, I wanted to do something different for…

  • Revolution in Durham
    United Kingdom

    Revolution in Durham: The Bar You’ve Been Waiting For

    It was only a few weeks ago that I sat down and wrote about the best bars and pubs in Durham. However, with the opening of popular bar Revolution in Durham, I think its time to update that post! It’s only just opened yet already I’d class it as THE place for food and drink in the city. Last week I was invited to check out Revolution in Durham prior to the launch on Friday. I was able to sample quite a few drinks and cocktails as well as the food. Whilst this was all provided free of charge, my opinions in this article will be completely honest. If you’ve…

  • Visit Lincoln
    United Kingdom

    Ten Photos To Inspire You To Visit Lincoln, UK

    Hands up if you’ve ever been to Lincoln? Nope, didn’t think many of you had! For some reason, travellers don’t seem to visit Lincoln yet the city is up there with the best of them. Lincoln began many years ago as a Roman town and has been seen as an important settlement throughout history.  If you decide to visit Lincoln, you’ll struggle to miss the imposing castle and cathedral looking over the city.  The city is absolutely beautiful.  Of course, there are areas that are undergoing regeneration and the high street is just like everywhere else, but it’s certainly worth a weekend of your time. My favourite area is from…

  • Old Man Tom's Durham
    United Kingdom

    The Best Bars and Pubs in Durham

    Since Emma and I met back in 2009, Durham has been my third city of choice; coming last behind Lincoln and York.  Having now moved into the area, Durham is essentially my adopted home so I’ll be spending a lot more time in this historic city.  As everyone knows, the English like a good alcoholic drink.  In fact, we love it so much that we almost have the highest binge drinking rate in the world.  Whole weekends are centred around nights out but, as I get older, I’m much more interested in a day session of drinking.  If you’re visiting or already live here, I’ve put together a list of…

  • Rovinj, Croatia
    Croatia,  Photography

    Through The Lens: Rovinj

    For this week’s photo series we’re staying with Croatia. Just up the coast from Pula lies Rovinj, a small Venetian town. My favourite place in Croatia, it really is perfect here! All shots taken on a Nikon D5000 and the 35mm f/1.8 and 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses. You can check out my other posts in the ‘Through The Lens’ series here.

  • Pula, Croatia
    Croatia,  Photography

    Through The Lens: Pula

    Pula is the largest city in Croatia’s Istria region sitting alongside the Adriatic Sea.  It’s mainly an industrial city but has one of the world’s best preserved Roman amphitheatres.  I’ve visited Pula twice now; once in 2008 and then again in 2015.  This part of Croatia is beautiful and I’d love to return sometime soon. All shots taken on the Nikon D5000 with the 35mm f/1.8 and 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses. You can check out my other posts in the ‘Through The Lens’ series here.

  • Italy

    A Photo Walk Through Venice

    On a trip to Croatia a few years ago, I was able to get across to Venice for a day.  There wasn’t much time to sample all of Venice’s delights but there was enough to wander through its little streets and over the many canals.  I’ll take you on a photo walk through Venice but with photos from my old camera, a Nikon D5000 and a 35mm f/1.8 lens. “An orange gem resting on a blue glass plate: it’s Venice seen from above.” Henry James   “To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most…

  • Europe,  Poland

    Gdansk: What Not To Miss

    I recently spent a full weekend in Gdansk, on Poland’s Baltic Coast, for my Dad’s 50th birthday.  In February, as you can imagine, the weather was freezing but that didn’t stop us from exploring.  Most of the city was destroyed during WWII but has been immaculately restored and is well worth a visit. If you’re heading for a weekend away or plan on spending longer in the city; here are a few of Gdansk’s attractions that cannot be missed. St Mary’s Church A trip to Gdansk would not be complete without a visit to one of the largest gothic brick churches in the world.  The church can be seen from…

  • Chania Harbour, Crete
    Greece,  Photography

    15 Photos That Will Inspire You To Visit Crete

    I love Greece and its many islands.  There’s something about the weather, the beaches, the locals and the food that keeps me coming back for more.  I’ve visited Kefalonia, Rhodes and Zakynthos previously and, last year, I was able to spend two weeks in Crete. Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands with many blue flag beaches and unspoilt mountainous scenery.  The sunsets were some of the most colourful I have ever seen.  I even got a glimpse of the Milky Way for the first ever time! We had our base at a private villa just outside of Platanias, on the north-west side of the island.  This allowed for…