on the Amber hunt!

Last week I visited sunny Southwold for a feature I’m writing at the Ambershop. I had some knowledge of amber, but having visited the shop & enjoying a chat with the owner and arguably the most knowledgeable person on amber in the UK – I came away with a new found knowledge and love for the 40 million year old stone.

I was amazed to see the haul of amber that had been found on the Suffolk coast… worth thousands of pound – including the big beauty in the shot, which is the largest piece of amber to have been found in the UK – located just a couple of miles away! and worth £££££

Uganda | Magazine Feature

My Uganda images from 2014 have popped up again, this time in Nikon Magazine… I’m busy processing and editing the images from last month and genuinely can’t wait to display them.

A few will be posted over the coming weeks (when time allows) with the majority being shown at the summer exhibition at the Forum in Norwich

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A Suffolk Woodturner

Recently I spent time with Andy Coates, a professional woodturner based in Beccles. I’m working on a magazine feature exploring the wonders that Andy creates.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning, learning about the industry and watchingAndy turn an ordinary piece of wood into something rather exquisite…

The contemporary pieces that Andy creates are really quite something and unlike anything I’ve seen before.

Full photos and feature to come in the next couple of monthsAndy Coates Professional Woodturner

A piece of cake | Suffolk cycling

 

In this months Suffolk magazine my latest cycling ride takes in the wonderful countryside of West Suffolk – starting in Ickworth, I really enjoyed the 30 odd mile cycle ride through some wonderfully quiet and quaint lanes. A nice coffee and cake at the new cycle cafe Magila Rosa and a few testing hills to burn that cake off!

All rather enjoyable and fabulous way to write a new feature

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