Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Don't blame it on the moonlight

The moon looked amazing tonight, with a beautiful flare halo around it and the occasional shooting star from the Geminid meteor shower. It also makes for quite an amazing photo when enhanced some...

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Three Peaks...Almost

Chris and I attempted to do the Three Peaks Challenge last weekend, collecting money for the NSPCC, St Peter's Hospice and Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal (if you'd like to make a donation, please go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BorehamThreePeaks. The challenge is to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in under 24 hours. Sadly, we were so badly delayed by the weather on Scafell Pike that we didn't have time to attempt Snowdon that weekend, and we're going back there on Saturday. However, I thought I'd share some of the photos from the climbs that we did do...

Glen Nevis
Ascending Ben Nevis

Still ascending Ben Nevis
Glen Nevis (again)
View from the top (once the snow storm had cleared)
Abandoned weather station on Ben Nevis

On top of the world

The bottom of Scafell Pike and already drenched...

Sunday, 28 April 2013

A Taste of Spring at Dyrham Park

Dad was with us last weekend and we took advantage of his car to get out of Bristol and visit somewhere new. It was free entry weekend for the National Trust, so we went to Dyrham Park, near Chippenham. A very interesting house (film set for one of the Dr Who episodes in last season).

More Sweden/Norway photos coming soon....

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Absolut-ly Frozen

It's been a busy couple of weeks, but here are a few more Icehotel photos - this time centered around the Ice Bar and our room. And just to prove that we were actually there and this isn't an elaborate hoax, this week's photos even include us! The wonders of self timer mode...

Behind the bar
All the ice is made from water from the Torne River, which runs right past the hotel
Tipsy fish...
Absolut bottles frozen into the bar

Some people just can't help themselves...
The furniture in our room: a little cold to sit on...
Deciding who gets to sleep on which side of the bed.
Still to come: huskies, moose, reindeer and the northern lights.

Monday, 18 March 2013

On Ice Part 2

The final installment of Ice Rooms. Next up: the Absolut Ice Bar and some rather tipsy fish...

Ice Dragon
Whale carving above a headboard
Ghost at the Door 
Geometric Room
Ice Hall during the day

Friday, 8 March 2013

On Ice - Part 1

We spent the first night at the Ice Hotel in an Ice Room, coming in at a balmy -5C. The Ice Hotel to built new from scratch every autumn, with new designs each time. Here are a taste of some of the room designs. More photos of the Ice bar and our room coming soon....

Ice Hall

Flower Room
Detail in the Flower Room
Playtime Room
Northern Star
Wall texture in the White Water Room
Ice Sculptures
A cool place to hang out...

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Scandinavian Amuse Bouche

I've recently got back from our belated honeymoon to Scandinavia and I ask you to bear with me while I work through the some 1300 photos that I took during the week. I'm planning on posting the pictures in groups based on location/activity, but it'll take a few days to get them all done. 

However, to whet your appetites here are a small selection of photos that I've had a quick go at. Let me know what you think...

Torne River, near Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
Tromso, Norway

Abisko, Sweden
Abisko, Sweden

Near Saana, Finland
Icehotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
Icehotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden