Return to Rhiwargor

Or more accurately, another trip to Pistyll Rhyd-y-meinciau. This is a walk that inspired the digital painting that I’ve used as a featured header above; if you like it, the print is for sale on my Nature’s Universe Store. The walk is a relatively unchallenging one (about 1.5 miles...

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Bit of Everything Cake

You know how it is when you get that real ‘need’ for some cake but you’re rather busy with other things. On top of that, you seem to have ended up with all sorts of ‘end of packet’ baking ingredients. Well that’s where I found myself today. We had...

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Home-made Chocolate & Marzipan Truffles

Here’s a treat that’s easy to make and so much more fun than just buying a box of chocolates … For the almond paste / marzipan: Ground Almonds Sugar of the same weight as almonds 50% icing sugar, 50% caster sugar. 1/2 tsp lemon juice per 100g of ground...

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Snowdon Horseshoe at dawn, from Llynnau Mymbyr

Natural History Photography – Why? Reason 1

4:30 am Beep, beep, beep. The alarm goes off. I’m comfy & warm, it’s freezing out there but there’s stuff to do before getting on the road. Why do I get up? To take some landscape shots… A few hours later it’s still dark and we’re at our first...

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