Dinton Pastures

Lots of lovely lakes

I like lakes. Almost as much as I like the sea. There’s something very peaceful about a huge expanse of water surrounded by trees and picturesquely-located benches. (Unless of course there are ducks and geese around!) Fortunately I live in an area where there are a number of country parks and similar landscapes within easy…

Trees and sky

Trees, trees and more trees

Last weekend I was browsing the internet and came across a¬†fabulous exhibition of tree photos, by a photographer called David Anthony Hall. I looked at the prices of the photos, smiled wryly to myself and bookmarked the page to come back to and gaze at longingly. You can see his beautiful photos here (I recommend…

Keeper for a Day

As I may have mentioned before (!) I do have a fondness for penguins. So when I was given a “Keeper for a Day” voucher for ZSL London Zoo, I was naturally very excited, as it meant that at some point during the day I would get to meet some penguins. The idea is for…

Potions at The Making of Harry Potter

Wizards, Wands and Weirdness

Last weekend, I visited “The Making of Harry Potter”, an exhibition at Leavesden Studios near Watford, where the studio parts of the films were shot. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but as a fan of the films was delighted by the quantity of memorabilia, sets and behind-the-scenes that was on display. Perhaps I shouldn’t…