A day trip to Southend and Shoeburyness.
This post is started life on my previous blog, World of Badger, many moons ago. That website’s long gone, but I felt that that the comments left there about certain topics were really worth preserving. It’s funny how comments can be so much more illuminating than the original post! I hope anyone that commented is […]
An afternoon with Louise. A handful of details.
I ventured along to my first ever Pride Parade last Saturday, and what a wonderful day it turned out to be. 2017 marks 50 years since Parliament first voted to partially legalise homosexuality in the UK (well, in England and Wales at least – I think the D.U.P. still want to keep Northern Ireland in […]
I’m in London at the moment, and finally found time to pop along to Tate Modern to visit the new Switch House extension, which opened last June. I got rather side-tracked by the bookshop when I first arrived, so didn’t have time to have a proper explore of the new galleries. However, the piece that […]
If you haven’t already read it, you might want to start with Kadooment Day Part 1, which describes Grand Kadooment Day, part of Barbados’ Crop Over festival. There are lots of photos too. My Grand Kadooment with Jump Promotions I’d been generously invited along to document the day by Renee Ratcliffe, the designer and co-leader […]
If you’re the sort of person who has a ‘bucket list’ of things to do before you die, I’d highly recommend adding participating in a Caribbean carnival to the list. This year I was lucky enough to be invited to document one of the Kadooment costume ‘bands’ – Jump Promotions – as they competed in […]
A team from the Barbados Sea Turtle Project at the University of the West Indies found 123 baby hawksbill turtles that had hatched this morning, on a beach near St. Peter’s Bay. The hatchlings were taken back and kept cool throughout the day until they could be released further south around sunset. The baby turtles […]
Paradise is one of the less well known beaches on the west coast; you can reach it by walking south from Batt’s Rock, past the abandoned Four Seasons development. On your way you’ll pass several groups of standing stones at the water’s edge, built by a local man called Philip. Philip began balancing piles of […]