“Strange Air”

“Strange Air”

You’ve probably heard all the recent talk of a Chinese billionaire wanting to rebuild Crystal Palace. Well it’s certainly generating a lot of heated discussion down here in SE19, along the lines of, “It’s the best thing to happen to the...
New Website

New Website

It’s almost exactly 4 years ago that I started this blog. I’d previously had a website which had become so out of date, it was embarrassing. I saw blogging as a stop gap, before getting a new site up and running, but quickly saw the potential and value of...
Beachcombing

Beachcombing

I’ve had several trips to the coast recently, and without fail, I always spot someone with a metal detector, hovering hopefully over the shingle. I’ve no idea how expensive these contraptions are, but does anyone ever actually make their money back? It...
Over the sea to Sées

Over the sea to Sées

A couple of hours drive from Paris, the Normandy town of Sées, huddles around the twin spires of its ancient cathedral. I was there to shoot an extraordinary house for the Times. The house is a bit of an enigma. While some of it is as old as the nearby cathedral, some...