Lagos and Friends

June 1, 2014


All Washed Up

May 14, 2014


“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


All photographs copyright Claire Shropshall

My Festival Love Affair

April 15, 2014


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


The Portugese Algarve in January…

Tangled Webs

September 25, 2013


“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By […]

Down by the River

June 4, 2013


“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Kenneth Grahame – The Wind in the Willows All photos copyright Claire Shropshall

Raindrops and Lollipops

May 30, 2013


“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.”  Dr Seuss – The Cat in the Hat All photos copyright Claire Shropshall

Posted in: Nature, Photography, Wildlife

Lane Wars

May 19, 2013


Diamonte-shaped sunburn, lambrini in the park, scantily clad ladies tanning on roundabouts – it can only mean one thing. Spring hath sprung in London Town. The ice sheet of winter has finally cracked, dousing us in sunshine and dressing our trees in glorious, lustrous greenery that smells better than a Lenor advert. We didn’t think […]

No More Page 3 – an Ode to Tits and Arse

April 17, 2013


I remember The Sun newspaper littering the worn coffee tables of my school common room. The boys in the year above comparing page 3 models to various girls they’d seen naked. Katie from Dorset, 34DD, out on display like strawberry millions in the local sweet shop window. She was an aspiring photographer, apparently. I remember […]