…as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold – everywhere the glint of gold. For the moment – an eternity it must have seemed to the others standing by – I was struck dumb with amazement, and when Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the suspense any longer, inquired anxiously, ‘Can you see anything?’ it was all I could do to get out the words, ‘Yes, wonderful things‘.

Howard Carter, on opening the tomb of Tutankhamun

I have a lifelong love of history, heritage and the environments we live in, as a glimpse at my blog below will show! As an amateur photographer, I enjoy exploring with my camera, but also like to draw and write articles and topics that take my interest. At the heart of this is my desire to share with other people the wonderful things in life that we can both learn from, and take pleasure in.

Six Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

My newest print features the six major goddesses of protection, motherhood, love and death from the Ancient Egyptian pantheon; Nephthys, Isis, Amentat, Hathor, Maat and Neith. Though this is my […]

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

At foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle are the Fairy Pools, beautifully crystal clear blue pools linked by waterfalls. The inhabitants of the Isle of Skye believed “the little people” […]

Pictish Symbol Stones

The National Museum of Scotland has a wonderful collection of Pictish symbol stones; monumental stelae carved by the Pictish inhabitants of Scotland during the 6th-9th centuries.  


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