Thursday, 31 December 2009

My new blog/site - please visit :-)

I am trying out a new blog/site with wordpress - you can find me at Mud Actually.

I'd love for you to visit the new site and see what you think? It's a bit of a work in progress at the moment as I have some pages to complete, but I am really pleased with it so far. I still have my online card store at Folksy and my main photography site at

Hope to see some of you on my new blog.

Happy New Year to you all - may 2010 bring all you wish for!

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Cold but Beautiful

Today has been rather cold but we have had some wonderful blue skies and sunshine - far preferable to me than grey, wet and miserable!

I thought this was a beautiful sight ...

Monday, 14 December 2009

Oldies Club Winter Walkies

Yesterday I took part in the Oldies Club Winter Walkies. It was a wonderfully sunny day and we had lots of fun. Lovely to see so many dogs (and people!) together, enjoying themselves :)

I took lots of photos, which can be seen here. Many of the dogs featured were adopted from rescues, including a number adopted from the Oldies Club dog rescue charity. I've posted just a few of my photographs below - you'll have to visit the link above to see the rest :-)

Oldies Club has recently launched a fundraising appeal for Happy and Shamrock, two dogs who were rescued from appalling conditions in Ireland and have come into Oldies Club care. The charity is currently paying for them to be kenneled and unfortunately both dogs became very ill and have had to spend time at the vets. If you would like to make a donation towards their care, please CLICK HERE for more information.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Wonderful Web

Today, while out walking with the dogs, I took these photos. I don't think I've seen anything like it before. It was rather cool :-) I half expected to see a spaceship at the end of it!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Irish Retriever Rescue UK - Reunion 2009

Yesterday I had a card stall at this show. I didn't sell many cards but it was still a great day out with great weather, nice people and lots of lovely dogs of all sorts of breeds and crosses.

I have posted a gallery of photos from the event here.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Dog Charity - photographic event

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be the official photographer for a training day for a Labrador rescue: Labrador Rescue South East & Central, the wonderful rescue I adopted my youngest dog from.

It was a fantastic afternoon, a great experience watching the dogs working with their owners, the weather was very kind (thankfully!) and while it was exhausting, it was a very positive experience for me.

Quite a few of the people that attended the training day ordered prints of the photographs I took and those have been posted out. The photos can be viewed online here.

This is one of my absolute favourite photographs of the day - wonderful dog and very nice owner and I just love the photograph, which I feel really captures the bond and love between them :)

Friday, 14 August 2009

A summer evening walk

It was a lovely day here yesterday so we went for a walk in the evening and the light was beautiful. I really love this photo - simple but lovely, I think.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

New website!

I have been busy sorting out my new photography website as my last one was due for renewal and I decided to look around to see what else was available. I am really pleased with how the new one is looking and it's much easier to manage.

Take a look and let me know what you think? *NEW WEBSITE*

I have more photos to add to it and will obviously add more on an ongoing basis too :)

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Dog Show

I went to a charity dog show on Sunday, in aid of Oldies Club and Dogs Trust and sold some cards and had some great feedback about my photos.

I also took LOTS of photos, it was a lovely day with many dogs of different breeds and crosses.

I met a very special someone at the show - Mattie, now known as Peggy, who was taken in by Oldies Club in a very sorry state. You can see her original photos here.

Peggy improved a great deal in foster care and then recently found a wonderful new home. Her new mum and dad brought her to the show and I took a few photos of her.

Her dad was rather pleased when she took 2nd in Best Rescue:

She is such a beautiful girl. How amazing dogs are to go through what she has been through and still be such a wonderful being.

You can see lots more photos I took at the show here. It was lovely to see so many wonderful human/dog relationships :)

Saturday, 25 July 2009


Took this on a walk yesterday, our weather is as usual predictably unpredictable. One minute the rain is hammering, then minutes later the sun and blue skies appear.

Tomorrow we *will* blue skies and sunshine, I am going to be selling cards on a stall at a charity dog show and the weather must play nice ;-)

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Cards for a dog rescue

I've decided to sell a few more photo greetings cards to raise funds for Oldies Club, a charity in the UK which rescues and rehomes older dogs (aged seven plus) in the UK.

The cards are available through my store at Folksy - please click here for further details.

You can read more about Oldies Club here.

The listing includes my Water Lily and Riverwalk cards, which I have featured on my blog previously, along with my Robin card:

Saturday, 11 July 2009


While out for breakfast we met a pair of delightful Dachshund puppies. They were very sweet indeed ... (you can click on my photos to see larger versions).

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Cream Tea?

I love this photo, taken of a scone with a delicious amount of cream and jam! My husband ate the lot, shortly after the photograph was taken!

I sell this photo as a large (A5) glossy greetings card, called High Tea, available from my online shop at Folksy. Perfect for the sunny summer we are having right now.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009


This photo rates as one of my absolute favourites. Taken on a beach (really?!) a few years ago. Lots of happy memories. The photo looks wonderful as a canvas print on my sitting room wall.

I also sell this photo as a large (A5) glossy greetings card, available from my online store at Folksy.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Like my dog

We met this lovely girl today while we were out. I think this photo gives her a slightly cheeky look :-)

She reminded us of our oldie, who we adopted from rescue when she was in her teens and who we very sadly lost a few years ago.

If anyone is looking to adopt a dog from rescue in the UK, please take a look at Oldies Club, which features lots of older dogs (aged seven plus) who are looking for a new forever home

Monday, 29 June 2009

Water Lily

One of my favourite photos, available as a large (A5) glossy greetings card from my online store at Folksy.

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Bad Hair Day

I took this photo last year and decided it would make a cute greetings card - and it seems I was right as others seem to love the photo too :-) Not hard to see why, I did have a most beautiful subject.

I sell this photo as a large (A5) glossy greetings card, available from my online shop at Folksy.

Friday, 26 June 2009


We have walked along this part of the river many times. It's a beautiful place

I sell this photo as a large (A5) glossy greetings card, available from my online store at Folksy.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Little Louie

Today we went for a walk with a friend and her dog - he's a lovely little guy, here are a couple of photos ...

Tuesday, 23 June 2009


Today, walking along a canal, we came across a duck and her babies. Very sweet sight. I stopped to take a few photographs.

Here is mum:
One of the beautiful little ones ...

and one of mum and babies :-)

Monday, 22 June 2009

First Walk

We met this little lovely on our walk this morning. It was his first walk in the big wide world. Very sweet.

For an idea of just how little he is ...

Saturday, 20 June 2009

In the field

I took this photo today - and love it, dogs having a run through the long grass and a couple of butterflies caught in the shot :)

And more from the walk ...

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Sunny fields

After all the rain yesterday, the sun came back today.

Cranford - BBC drama, filming Christmas special

Yesterday a friend of mine, a blacksmith, was being filmed for the BBC's Christmas production of Cranford, a period drama. We went to visit the set and I was able to take some photos, so thought I would share some here ...

Here he is, all dressed/made up:

On set:

With the horse and cart ...

The horse and cart again:

Another horse ...

Street scenes:

Old and modern:

What an exciting afternoon!