Hiking the West Highland Way

August 16, 2016

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Behold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland Lass! Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass! Alone she cuts and binds the grain, And sings a melancholy strain; O listen! for the Vale profound Is overflowing with the sound. The Solitary Reaper – William Wordsworth All images copyright Claire Shropshall   […]

Auld Lang Syne

April 10, 2016

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Some belated snaps from time spent in Portugal in January… All photographs copyright Claire Shropshall

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