The Pig — Window Wednesday

The Pig in Brockenhurst is just one of the Pig hotels on the south Coast and is the focus of  Window Wednesday this week. Other Pigs can be found in Southampton, Studland, the Mendip Hills, Devon, Kent and Cornwall but it was the one in the New Forest that Annie and I plumped for when we wanted somewhere for lunch this week.   The setting couldn’t have been more perfect, easily

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A special bungalow — Window Wednesday

  A very special bungalow features on Window Wednesday today. It was early in the year when we saw the bungalow for the first time on Rightmove.   Despite it being slightly over budget the estate agent had assured us that it ticked all the boxes we had set and the vendors may be open to an offer since we were keen to move fast and it had been on

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Jousselin — Window Wednesday

  Jousselin, a stunning nine bedroom house in the French Countryside features on Window Wednesday today.     I have always had a thing about windows, about the view through them that gets perfectly framed by the frame itself, or by stained glass and the stories they can tell.  To me they perfectly encapsulate a moment, a view, a feeling and when I look at the photo afterwards I can

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Window Wednesday — Elevate Event

  You know I love a window, right?  So much so that I did a whole load of blog posts called Window Wednesday because I wanted to share my love of windows.  How they frame a picture beyond.  Allow you to be drawn to them whilst in the room.  Or just blow you away with their own beauty. Somewhere in the past year with all that has been going on

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MummyBarrow’s camera buying guide

Shiny new electronics with 72 megapixels, 475x digital zoom, APS-C, CMOS, SD-XC. Whaaaaaat? What. On. Earth? (Answers at the bottom if you care) If you’re thinking about a new camera, it’s a minefield. I don’t know much about cameras but the little I know should at least give you somewhere to start. The first question to ask yourself before ANY other is “why?” And be honest…if you’re mad busy and

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Window Wednesday — Tarn Centre

Window Wednesday used to be a pretty regular thing around these parts.  And then it drifted off which always made me a bit sad if I am honest.  So with a new vision and determination to write regularly I am bringing it back as often as I can, starting with the Tarn Centre in Cumbria.  If you don’t know, I love windows.  And doors. I love photographing doors, and I

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Window Wednesday — The Wiltshire Window

It has been a while since I posted a Window Wednesday because, well because of all sorts.   But bought Betty the Bus recently we managed to sneak off for the weekend to a campsite not too far away but to a town we hadn’t visited before:  Devizes.   Just an hour and half a way it was a relatively easy drive, even in the pitch black in a beast of a

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Window Wednesday — Hillier Gardens

Feels like ages since I have done a Window Wednesday.  The weather hasn’t really been conducive to photographing buildings and that small matter of Christmas has also begun to get in the way.   Today though was different.  And although the trip was brief it was great to get out with a camera and to meet up with Annie for breakfast. Hillier Gardens is only down the road, in a part

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Why the HP Sprocket is a must have for any event

Take a printer on a night out.  Are you mad?! Nope. Have you seen the HP Sprocket?  It is tiny.  It literally fits in your hand, and therefore your handbag, making it the perfect accessory for any night out.   I first saw them last year but as is typical with me, by the time I saw them on line, they had sold out and I was kicking myself that over

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Window Wednesday — Brownsea Island

Despite being members of the National Trust for about twenty years we had no idea they owned Brownsea Island, just off Poole in Dorset.   We also didn’t know that you could get the ferry over to visit for the day. Or an hour Which is all the time we could spend there recently.  Because we didn’t know you could get the ferry there until 3.58pm, as we walked past the

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Window Wednesday — Bladon Church

When I started my Window Wednesday posts it was because I have always loved how windows can frame a shot.  You can look through the window and see it perfectly  frame the vista beyond.  Or an arrangement of objects just in front of them, flooded by the window’s natural light.  It is rare then that the window itself is the feature of my Window Wednesday. Bladon Church, the subject of

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Window Wednesday — Venice

This is a first for me, featuring a photo on Window Wednesday that not only I didn’t take, but that I also wasn’t even nearby when it was being taken. The above pic was taken by my youngest, Ellie in Venice earlier this week.     Her first trip abroad without one of us, or a teacher, just her and a mate flying off to Italy for eight nights, staying in

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