If you're having a bad day or just need cheering up then here is a flower, preserved in ice, sent from me to you. The daffodils are at their best at the moment. The ice respresents how cold it has been in the UK since Easter.
My anxiety has been affecting me this past week or so and i initially struggled to understand why it wasn't going away. And then i realised. I am very nervous about coming out of lockdown. Here in the UK the lockdown is gradually easing. Schools are back, upto 6 people can meet up and from … Continue reading Will Post Lockdown Anxiety be a thing ?
A beautiful statue in Birkenhead dedicated to the First World War poet Wilfred Owen who went to school here. Anyone who knows me or follows this blog knows i suffer from anxiety. Health anxiety in particular. I get an ache, pain or twinge and my mind convinces me its a heart problem. I see an … Continue reading Hello darkness…my old friend…
If youre having a difficult day then here is a bunch of flowers to cheer you up
After getting my old Pentax ME Super fixed last week i had an opportunity to take it out for a shoot last week. It was the first time i had used it in over 32 years and it was incredible how everything instantly came back to me. I knew exactly where all the controls where, … Continue reading The return of an old friend part 2
Here in the UK we have a wonderful organisation called the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute), a charity staffed by volunteers who devote themselves to saving lives at sea. As an island with over 11,000 miles of coastline you can imagine how important they are to us. Together with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency they … Continue reading Air Sea Rescue heroes
Mid March and after staying indoors for most of the past 5 weeks i decided i needed to get out and about and continue with my project "The Park", documenting 12 months in the life of the world's first municipal park, Birkenhead Park. The weather is still really cold here in the UK, most temperatures … Continue reading An afternoon in the park
Walking around Chester City's football ground yesterday i was suddenly drawn to a tree, standing alone, away from the stadium. In its branches fluttered scraps of old material. However, as i drew closer i realised that it wasnt old rags but the remains of a supporters shirt and scarf, a supporter who passed on last … Continue reading In memory of a fan
Three weeks ago i wrote a post on here pointing out how colds, flu and other viruses don't seem to have been as prevelant this year. The link is here if you want to read it https://iansimpsonphotography.wordpress.com/2021/02/19/a-winter-without-the-common-cold-or-flu/ Well as i write this i am into day 5 of the nastiest stomach virus i have ever … Continue reading Be VERY careful what you write ! And What You TOUCH
These pictures are for anyone feeling a bit down today. They come with a message that "the World is a beautiful place" if you look for it. Springtime and our freedom really are on their way. And has a season ever been so welcomed or wanted as Spring 2021.