The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is a fascinating and beautiful piece of engineering. Designed to replace a series of locks, boats float out along a viaduct from the top of a hill, then enter one of two “baths”, 180 degrees opposed on the twin arms of a wheel. The wheel then rotates 180 degrees, swapping the top …

Danger of Death

I find these warning signs almost comical in the way they portray electrocution. I also managed to trip over a “Warning floor may be slippery” sign today.

The Cricket Match

We recently visited The Forbidden Corner, near Leyburn in Yorkshire. I’d visited a few years earlier, but wanted to take my wife and son. It’s a fantastical place, where strange labyrinths and mazes intermingle with giant beings in the forest, and my son loved it. Although I took my camera, there is a lot of …

Christmas Light

On Christmas afternoon we made our way off Dartmoor through some woods. The snow had started to melt in the sunlight, producing a wonderful mist that caught the sun’s rays as they passed through the trees. Entered in the Photo Friday ‘Glowing’ challenge.

Paper Cranes

We visited our good friends Toyozo and Grant at the weekend, and before I knew it Toy had made these beautiful origami paper cranes for our son to play with. They look a little battered now, but that’s just a sign of how much he enjoyed playing with them. I used nothing more complicated than …