Shark Queen

Despite the lack of success the last time I went fishing, I was still keen to go again and try my luck a second time.  So one bright early Sunday morning I departed from Keyhaven to see what I could catch.   Our first stop was for a bit of mackerel fishing – which were…

First day fishing

Having never been fishing before I decided to give it a try when I was invited to come join a fishing trip.  As my friends Mum (and experienced fisherman was coming along) I was not going to be the only lass on the boat.  I was advised that so long as I did not make…

Escape to the Brecon Beacons

Last weekend was a lovely long one in the Brecon Beacons, staying just outside the town of Brecon.  Whilst my fellow travellers (great company, good curry eaters, fantastic bakers and brekkie chefs) opted to do some of the cycling planned, I chose to explore on foot.  My 7 mile walk turned into more like 8…

Being – By the sea

Being – By the sea, a photo by Redlanne on Flickr. A post work chill by the sea this evening.

Somewhere in a field in Hampshire

Somewhere in a field in Hampshire #augustbreak, a photo by Redlanne on Flickr. The weekend started off in fine style at the Wickham festival. I haven’t quite got the hang of using my phone camera in these lighting conditions. Unfortunately, my closer photographs of KT Tunstall (who was fantastic) make her look as though she…

A lovely Handm@de day

Yesterday, I finally did something I have been meaning to do – go to a Handm@de craft fair.  I am so lucky to be near the one in Winchester and it was great to see such a range of designer/makers. I had been a long time admirer of Turned Light‘s beautiful lampwork beads and pendants…

Some winter walking

At the beginning of the week inbetween some of the snow we had in South Wales M and I branched out together for a wonderful (and in the latter half) challenging walk along part of the West Pembrokeshire coast, a circular around the Angle Peninsular. The full photostream can be viewed from here. The conditions…

New Years in Wales

M and I went away for the New Years along with G & Mr. T, X & S.  We all stayed in a comfortable cottage in Wisemans Bridge in Pembrokeshire.  Despite it being a little chilly, it was sunny and we were able to get out and about a bit. We started the New Year…

My First Exhibition

Last weekend started off busy as I was putting the finishing touches to this: My first solo exhibition! It is part of the larger county wide exhibition organised by Hampshire Libraries: New Artists in Libraries. This year the spotlight is on textiles so encouraged by M (now also known as my Exhibition Manager) and C,…

Hinton Ampner

The August Bank Holiday in the UK always seems to me to be the last day of summer (even if we might get an Indian Summer) – the next Bank Holiday will be in December. So after a certain amount of hard work over the weekend (more about that tomorrow) we went on a little…