Christmas Card 2013


Hope you had a wonderful Christmas 2013!

This years Christmas card was (perhaps predictably) of the Lake District again.  In the absence of any cold weather down south it was certainly the only place Andrea and I visited in the latter part of the year, that we saw any snow!  Even then the snow was only above 850 meters most of the time we were there – which did however make for an ‘interesting’ ascent of Sca Fell.

Wishing you a very happy 2014.

Christmas Card 2012


Happy Christmas!

This year marks the last in a season of four panoramic landscapes for my hand made cards.  The scene this time around is the view from the hotel Andrea and I stayed in during December, while we were up in the Lake District.  Skiddaw and Blencathra were both looking spectacular with their new snow blankets.

Hoping you have a great Christmas, and a very happy new year.

Christmas Card 2011

This year marks the 6th or 7th year in succession that I’ve made my own Christmas cards, featuring shots I’ve taken myself.

There was no need for any significant ponderment over the picture for this year’s card.  Andrea and I spent our anniversary in the Lake District in a cottage with fantastic views over Ullswater, and one morning we awoke to a stunning mist filled vista.

So here it is!  Have a wonderful Christmas and very blessed New Year.


Join me in praying through advent

advent_spaces.jpgHot on the heels of the last 24-7 Prayer ‘Spaces’ season that saw us reach number 1 in the iTunes Religion and Spirituality chart, we’re running a series of advent devotional podcasts over the coming weeks.  Rather than try to describe the idea myself, it’s over to 24-7’s Scot Bower:

“Advent is a special time in the church calendar, it’s a time to prepare for the party but also a season to reflect on the coming of Christ. Four weeks where you can ask yourself some pretty big questions. To help us ask those questions 24-7 Prayer will be releasing short devotional videos every day in the run up to Christmas… “

If you’d like to join me in these amazing devotionals, just head on over to

Have a blessed advent!

Happy Christmas

christmas08_blog.jpgThis year’s Christmas card was a little easier than last one’s, particularly given there was no need for a picture run-off.

Having gone for wintry flora on a couple of previous occasions, the Norwegian fauna came through this year in the form of a Ptarmigan on a very snowy Bessheim.

Hope you enjoy this year’s card, and have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Jack Frost

IMG_0806.JPGI got up and left the house in a hurry this morning.

For the last couple of days we have had beautiful frosty mornings here in Reading, with the wonderful amber sunlight that only appears in the wintertime.  I was determined to get some good camera shots, and my time was well spent, as you can see in the album here.

As well as enjoying the pure artistry of it all, I was trying to get this year’s Christmas Card shot.  The problem is, I can’t really decide which one to go for.  I’m inclined to go for 814 or or 789, but some of the others are fun too…

What do you think?!