As the apple harvesting season is coming to a close, it is time for many apple farmers to revel in a bumper bounty, and to savour in the fruits of their hard labour. Many people in the apple industry will be making merry to celebrate the end of the harvest whilst others will simply be [...]
http://gty.im/865989904 It’s starting to feel autumnal this week, and so this week’s pic of the week is a misty morning in an English woodland. This Sunday will mark the first day of autumn in the UK, also known as the ‘Autumn Equinox’.
The long days of summer are almost over, and next week in the UK many kids will be returning to schools, but while the sun still shines we will have the beauty of butterflies with us for a little longer keeping the image of summer alive for many. The monarch butterfly, must surely rank as [...]
http://gty.im/71407097 This week’s Pic of the Week is of endurance athlete and ocean campaigner Lewis Pugh, who has taken on the challenge of swimming the 350-mile-long English Channel (Land’s End to Dover) to raise awareness of the plight of the world’s oceans. Spending up to five hours each day battling jellyfish stings, treacherous currents, and [...]
This weekend marks the return of the biennial river festival right here in Bedford. The festival now in its 40th year takes place from 14th - 15th July on the beautiful embankment of the River Great Ouse as it passes through Bedford. The town is gearing up to welcome thousands of visitors to celebrate all [...]
This week’s Pic of the Week is of a quiet road filled with jacaranda trees in blossom in Pretoria, the administrative capital in the northern area of Gauteng, South Africa. The trees bloom spectacularly in a gorgeous lavender colour and usually flower from September through to November. http://gty.im/130830658
This week’s Pic of the Week is of the beautiful Ribblehead Viaduct, which forms part of the Settle-Carlisle railway route through Yorkshire and Cumbria. The line runs through some of the UK’s prettiest scenery, connecting local communities and offering travellers magnificent countryside and picturesque villages and towns, so it’s on our bucket list! The 400m-long [...]
After two months of doing a grand tour of the Scottish Islands and Northern coasts, it looks like 'Wally' the Arctic walrus has finally left for cooler waters. Affectionately named after the pink blubbered cartoon character, who was Woody Woodpecker's famous adversary, Wally first landed in Scottish waters on 8th March at North Ronaldsay, before [...]
The newest arrival to the Royal household arrived this week. Prince Louis Arthur Charles was born on Monday weighing in at 8lb 7oz becoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child. He is 5th in line to the throne just behind his two siblings George and Charlotte. His name honours Louis Mountbatten (uncle of [...]
http://gty.im/540272361 Kayaking excursion through the Philippines Front view of a kayak in a beautiful turquoise lagoon in the Philippines.