The revolution will not be retweeted

May 31, 2015

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Almost a month ago now here in fair Blighty queues were formed, poll papers shuffled and boxes dutifully crossed. The general election 2015 ran its course and the Conservative party came to power once again. The people had spoken. Well, some of them anyway. Sixty-six per cent of the voting-aged UK general public cast votes […]

Cliveden on Thames

April 23, 2015

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Thus pass the temperate hours : but when the sun Shakes from his noon-day throne the scattering clouds. Even shooting listless languor thro’ the deeps; Then seek the bank where flowering elders croud, Where scatter wild the lily of the vale Its balmy essence breathes, where cowslips hang The dewy head, where purple violets lurk. […]

Lagos and friends

June 1, 2014

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All washed up

May 14, 2014

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“Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and missing? That’s the way the mind of man operates.” – H.L. Mencken Location: Portugal All photos copyright Claire Shropshall Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and missing? […]

Algarve in bloom

May 6, 2014

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All photographs copyright Claire Shropshall

My festival love affair

April 15, 2014

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It’s light past 6pm, newborn ducklings waddle at the riverbank, trees are dressed in blossom and adults nationwide are silencing toddler tantrums with crème eggs. Spring has sprung – which means one thing only. Festival season is nigh. There’s so much to love about this time of year but for me it’s the thought of […]

Piri piri chicken

January 12, 2014

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The Portugese Algarve in January…