The blogger

A blogger from the north east of England, passionate about writing and eager to learn the art of photography. In September I moved back to the UK after two amazing years travelling Australia.


After a brief trip back to see family up north, I have now moved to London. I am planning to stay a few years, explore as much as I can and have plenty of experiences along the way. I ask you to help me. I am very excited to get out there, take some shots and share some stories with you.

I appreciate everyone that has engaged with me so far in the years I have been blogging, and welcome to the site if you are new. Join me and over 10,000 others as I walk the hidden streets, grab a beer at the oldest pubs and see the city from the tallest skyscrapers.

Adventures start January 2020*


*well, whenever normality is restored.



Featured photo: Scott Monument, Edinburgh

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  2. Thanks for choosing to follow my site Haiku Hound Sam. It is based in Melbourne. I was interested to check some of your posts about our famous city especially the MCG one. As a Collingwood supporter, most are born to follow the magpies I must say I was cheered to see you barracked for them as they defeated Melbourne. I was at the MCG for the 1970 Grand Final when Collingwood was sadly beaten by Carlton. That day saw the biggest crowd ever at the G, around 110,000. If you missed sunsets over the Bay and have time check some of my blog sunset photos. Cheers Denis

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    1. Nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it. I will take a look at yours.

      I loved the game, however it must have been amazing to be there with 110,000 other people! What an atmosphere. Hopefully I will get another chance to see a game before I leave.

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