A misty evening

At this time of year, in the Languedoc region of France, the evening light is SO soft and beautiful mixed with the autumnal colours of the season.  With all the different varieties of grapes, each vine-yard turns a different colour and the region is covered in a...

Pot calling the kettle black!

When we moved to the South of France and bought our rambling uncared for house, there were no ends of pots, pans, hooks, fire baskets and the such like left in the “summer” kitchen.  Yes, two kitchens, the summer kitchen half-open to the outside, was used...

Nîmes Walkabout

Nîmes is one of those cities that we keep driving past on the auto-route and have never actually stopped to have a look.  In fact, the huge residential tower blocks on the out-skirts are enough to put anyone off!  But it’s only a couple of hours drive from my...
Tourmaline Libretto Pendant

Tourmaline Libretto Pendant

I’ve just got back to work after my computer blew up and a spare part seemed to take an inordinate amount of time to arrive. So, nose to the grindstone to catch up on the backlog. From today’s shoot, a very special dual coloured tourmaline pendant in...

A reflection in Modern Architecture

The Contemporary Art Museum in Nîmes faces across an open square towards the only fully preserved Roman temple in the world. Unfortuneately, half of it was under scaffolding when I visited Nîmes last week, so I had to carefully position the reflection to mask those...

That time of day … Rosé time!

I was laying out the courtyard in a recent property shoot.  It was a warm day in August, the small pool and fountain burbling away, a nice cool bottle of Rosé on hand to add to the ambience … oohhh let’s just sit down and relax a little! Also, my first...
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