Very Inspiring Blog Award


I received the Very Inspiring Blog Award almost two weeks ago but I have been so busy with setting up StillWalks project exhibitions, that I have not had enough time to think about this. The award was given to me by Hannah Duncan Creations. Hannah is my youngest daughter and she is partly to blame for my lack of time to deal with this.

Hannah is currently a Foundation Art student and we have been taking her all over the place for university interviews. All five have now been done and I am proud to say she was accepted to all them. Now she has to choose!

Rules for the Very Inspiring Blog Award are below. Thanks, Hannah for nominating me for this.


1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. State seven things about yourself.

4. Nominate fifteen other bloggers for this award and link to them.

5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

 About Me:

1. I was born in Scotland.

2. I grew up in Northern Ireland.

3. I trained in England.

4. I live in Wales.

5. I am an artist.

6. I originally trained in tapestry weaving (see Design Fibre ICT)

7. I have a wonderful wife and two amazing daughters.

8. I love walking.

Nominations: no particular order.

1: Abandoned Kansai

2: The Ambiguity of Fences

3: Leanne Cole Photography

4: Bente Haarstad Photography

5: Leaf and Twig

6: Christian Mihai

7: Patterns of Nature

8: Recordings of Nature

9: Ooggetuige

10: Traci Carver

11: Helen’s Journal

12: Sounds Pictures Words

13: Life Pieces

14: PhoPort

15: Licht Years

Penzance Interlude

Having enjoyed a couple of days at Lizard Point and Falmouth in November last year, we were looking forward to another visit to Cornwall, this time to Penzance and Falmouth.

The connection, of course, is Falmouth. My daughter, Hannah, had an interview for the Contemporary Crafts BA (Hons) Degree course at Falmouth University. There is quite a bit of competition for places on this course and so, last night, when she found out she was accepted, she and we were very pleased, even though it isn’t her first choice – that interview is still to come! Hannah’s blogs can be seen at hduncancreations and hduncanphotography.

We did not have time for a proper visit to St Ives but enjoyed a walk around Penzance and Falmouth in the sunshine. We stayed in a Youth Hostel again and it was another excellent place. We are now members of the YHA and I look forward to more visits to other youth hostels.

More photos are on Flickr and also available for purchase at PhotoBox.

Penzance Sunrise

Penzance Sunrise

Penzance Railings

Penzance Steps

Penzance Youth Hostel

Hannah in Penzance Youth Hostel

Penzance Youth Hostel

Penzance Youth Hostel