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Sometimes I escape from the cellar and travel to places then write blogs about them. For no other reason than shameless showing off you can browse these articles on map.

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary Photos – Autum 2016

March 6, 2018 | View on map

+*-Some photos from our first visit to Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary in the New Forest back in the autumn of 2016. Mostly abstract shots of trees and some cobwebs but a couple of pics of actual deer thrown in for those expecting the obvious.

Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre – Photos 2016

November 13, 2017 | View on map

+*-A selection of photos and some light waffle about our visit to Liberty's Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre in the New Forest last year.

Windsor Contemporary Art Fair – 2017

November 11, 2017 | View on map

+*-I spent the morning at Windsor Contemporary Art Fair mixing with humans. It was the first time I’d been to an art event of that type at that scale. Previous experiences had been at the (equally excellent) Art On The Street in Maidenhead and similar. There was a certain amount of anxiety about going, especially […]

Some light hiking and photography in the Chiltern Hills

October 27, 2017 | View on map

+*-A quick hike in the Chiltern Hills around Christmas Common to take some photographs and decompress before a holiday.

Zoetrope 360 degree performance

July 27, 2017 | View on map

+*-Marvellous gig at the weekend in Cheltenham, which is easier to get to than London (London, sort yourself out). I wasn’t planning to film it so some of the footage is a bit wonky and it’s cut in a slightly odd manner, BUT the footage is nice and the audio is pretty good given I […]

Winter Creeps In

March 11, 2017 | View on map

+*-The woods breathe. Imperceptible, exhale mist, expel dew, form sparkling crystals on the mossy floor. Cracked and jagged limbs dance still to winter’s brittle rhythm. Half imagined faces in the peeling wooden skin, joyful at the glittering of frost...

Keep It Down

January 21, 2017 | View on map

+*-So today I went out to try out the new Zoom H6 and do a little field recording (in an actual field). I’ve got some audio I want to capture for an animation project I’m working on and had some specific sounds I wanted to try and get. I’m generally aware of how close to […]

Photographs of Burnham Beeches – Spring/Summer 2016

September 4, 2016 | View on map

+*-I've been kicking through the long grass, ferns and ant battalions of Burnham Beeches recently. Working in Bourne End has it's positives but the same spaces every day begin to lose their interest and the hard walk up Hedsor Hill which on a good day is bracing becomes a chore when anxiety is tactlessly scratching at my nerves.

Jubilee Meadows – Wootton Oxfordshire

May 27, 2016 | View on map

+*-Stumbled into an unexpected nature reserve to the chagrin of the local wildlife. Photos and a video.

St. James the less – Stubbings – Photos

March 28, 2016 | View on map

+*-I’ve driven past St. James the less in Stubbings (Maidenhead) repeatedly over the last couple of decades but never had the chance to stop and take a look around. I was on my way back from hiking in the Chilterns much earlier than expected and the low winter sun looked phenomenal so stopped to look […]

St. Mary the Virgin In Turville

March 27, 2016 | View on map

+*-I had to think about including this entry as I’m not particularly happy with any of the shots. I only stopped in here on the way back from a long hike in the Chilterns, I was quite tired and a little emotional. At some point I’ll drop back in and give it another try. It’s […]

Fresh air, tea and a glimmer of sanity (in the Chilterns)

March 17, 2016 | View on map

+*-It’s been a long year already and bought some unexpected changes, some harsh but which have over time worked out for the better. I’ve been putting off writing this for a good few weeks and that’s probably a good thing as I now have a better aspect on everything. A little distance helps the focus. […]

Holiday Pics – Buckler’s Hard

January 10, 2016 | View on map

+*-It has a funny name, the promise of naval shenanigans, it's in the New Forest and we were on holiday.

Holiday Pics – Liberty’s Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre

December 29, 2015 | View on map

+*-We spent our customary annual morning at Liberty's Owl, Raptor and Reptile centre, which continues to be lovely.

Burnham Beeches in Autumn

October 17, 2015 | View on map

+*-I escaped work a little early the other day to have a wander round Burnham Beeches and take some photos of trees and fungi in the autumn sunlight.

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    I am Bob. This is my blog. It is an outlet and a substitute for real life. It contains my art, photography, illustration and thoughts on mental health (I deal with anxiety on a pretty much constant basis).

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