Travel Bug #3: Normandy for Foodies

After being in Canada for two years, I went to visit my parents in Normandy. I forgot how charming the tiny winding roads, patchwork fields, and stylized houses were. Nestled in the heart of lower Normandy, surrounded by apple laden trees, cows and lush green grass, my parent’s house is the epitome of Normandy living. The house itself is a noman longhouse, two large welcoming … Continue reading Travel Bug #3: Normandy for Foodies

Snapshots #11: Going Up North (Again)

A weekend away with no internet and good friends is something everyone should do throughout the year. Last time I was in the foggy Lake District with good friends and a rabbit. This time the escape took up right to the top of Northumberland in the seaside town of Seahouses. Being only a stone’s throw away from the main road that would take one up … Continue reading Snapshots #11: Going Up North (Again)

Snapshots #9: Border Castle Adventure

As a farewell to 2016, and a premier adventure of the Welsh Borders, Tom and myself took the a470 and a479 along the borders down to Chepstow to check out the historic sights. Being December, a lot of places aren’t open to the public but are still able to be viewed from a distance. First stop is the Castle Keep that remains of Bronllys Castle … Continue reading Snapshots #9: Border Castle Adventure

Photography Tips #8: Golden Landscapes

Gold Beach stretches along the Normandy coast line, famously harbouring Port Winston in the Second World War and also of course being a British Landing Beach for D-Day. I love these beaches not just because of their incredible history, but also of their eerie stillness, flatness and their failure to not shine golden in the sun, all year round. In these series of photos I … Continue reading Photography Tips #8: Golden Landscapes

Snapshots #6: Fire and Magic

In the U.K. it has become a strange tradition to remember the 5th of November. As Brits, we are accustomed to the turn over of November with the smokey haze of bonfires, fireworks and sparklers. Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire night or Firework night commemorates that time some disgruntled catholic joined a plot to blow up Parliament (to put it in loose terms). Usually an effigy … Continue reading Snapshots #6: Fire and Magic

Photography Tips #5: iPhotography?

Today I decided to switch out my DSLR for using the camera on my smart phone. I have an iPhone5s, as I had an accident with my iPhone6 where the folding in half rumour actually came true. Looking up the specs on the apple website, the iPhone5s has a 8 megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.2, exposure controls and auto HDR on photos. There … Continue reading Photography Tips #5: iPhotography?

Snapshots #2: Sunny Days Out are the Best Days Out

Nothing can really beat that feeling you get when you wake up with the sun streaming through the crack in your curtains hiding a beautiful blue sky and promising warm temperature. Being on holiday in Normandy, everyday seems to promise such wonders, so why not make the most of it and go to the Zoo. One of my favourite places to go when I am … Continue reading Snapshots #2: Sunny Days Out are the Best Days Out

Snapshots #1: Holding onto the Holidays

Over the last few weeks nothing really has happened on Horse and Sport as I’ve been living it up in the beautiful French countryside. Due to the nature of my holiday I didn’t really take many horse or sport related photos but plenty of landscapes. I am fortunate to have access to such a beautiful part of France, thanks to my parents who are in … Continue reading Snapshots #1: Holding onto the Holidays