Walking in the moonlight

It was already gone seven o’clock when Molly and I went out for our walk this morning, but the crescent moon was still bright in the heavens and even the planet Jupiter was visible in the dawn sky. As we sauntered along in the curious early morning mix of weak sunlight and fading moonlight, it struck me that the dark days of winter do sometimes have their advantages.

The moon above the trees

Walking in the moonlight

A festival of light in Mousehole

Having spent a fair amount of time in Cornwall recently, I was keen to check out one of the most spectacular sights that the county has to offer at this time of year: the Mousehole Harbour Lights*. And with forty separate installations, twenty strings of lanterns, over 7,000 bulbs and more than five miles of cable, it was most certainly worth the visit.

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A new project

OK, so I’ve been a bit quiet for a while. But that’s because I’ve been working on a new project that’s captured my imagination – as well as the imaginations of quite a few other people. It involves dedicated and courageous people, state-of-the-art kit and LEGO. Yes, LEGO. Because ‘The Lifeboat Crew’ are here…

Torbay Crew and Severn

Some of the Crew with the Torbay lifeboat

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The other meaning of bark

Natalie and I were wandering around the National Trust’s Tyntesfield estate the other day, when I got bored with the nicely manicured path we were on and decided to head off-piste into the undergrowth. At first a little dubious about my motives, as well as about my ability to find my way back again, a very cautious Natalie followed me. Continue reading