United Kingdom

Baddesley Clinton

Only a stones throw away from my house, Baddesley Clinton is a 13th century Manor House in the Forest of Arden, Warwickshire.

Last weekend, despite the rain, we decided to visit and do a bit of exploring.

Gardening - Clifford Darby 2019

Gardening - Clifford Darby 2019

Exploring the grounds - Clifford Darby 2019

Exploring the grounds - Clifford Darby 2019

Gardens - Clifford Darby 2019

Gardens - Clifford Darby 2019

Flower pots - Clifford Darby 2019

Flower pots - Clifford Darby 2019

Replanting the flowers - Clifford Darby 2019

Replanting the flowers - Clifford Darby 2019

Library - Clifford Darby 2019

Library - Clifford Darby 2019

Library - Clifford Darby 2019

Library - Clifford Darby 2019

Baddesley Clinton - Clifford Darby 2019

Baddesley Clinton - Clifford Darby 2019

Crufts - Festival of the Doggo

Crufts, dubbed as the world’s greatest dog show, brings together the very best pedigree breeds to compete for the world title of ‘Maximum Doggo.’

After years of saying we should go, we finally got ourselves tickets for the Saturday. The day of the Hound and popular Terrier breeds.

Dachshund judging - Clifford Darby 2019

Dachshund judging - Clifford Darby 2019

For the most part, Handlers are just as well groomed as the dogs - Clifford Darby 2019

For the most part, Handlers are just as well groomed as the dogs - Clifford Darby 2019

Socks, sparkly sandles and sausages - Clifford Darby 2019

Socks, sparkly sandles and sausages - Clifford Darby 2019

Dachshunds waiting to be judged - Clifford Darby 2019

Dachshunds waiting to be judged - Clifford Darby 2019

Wire Haired Dachshunds recognise the importance of good grooming - Clifford Darby 2019

Wire Haired Dachshunds recognise the importance of good grooming - Clifford Darby 2019

Throughout the event, many dogs will parade their handlers in front of audiences as a sign of gratitude - Clifford Darby 2019

Throughout the event, many dogs will parade their handlers in front of audiences as a sign of gratitude - Clifford Darby 2019

Bull Terrier - Clifford Darby 2019

Bull Terrier - Clifford Darby 2019

Crufts can be a tiring affair for everyone involved - Clifford Darby 2019

Crufts can be a tiring affair for everyone involved - Clifford Darby 2019

Posing for the camera before competing - Clifford Darby 2019

Posing for the camera before competing - Clifford Darby 2019

Grooming - Clifford Darby 2019

Grooming - Clifford Darby 2019

Columbia Road Flower Market

After months of telling myself that I’d visit, I finally got myself down to London’s Columbia Road Flower Market. Visiting wasn’t easy. The market is well known for getting extremely busy so I knew I’d need to get there early. With it only being open on a Sunday I had to travel down to London on a 6am coach. Totally worth the trip.

I shot all of the below images using my Zeiss 28mm. With everyone being funnelled down the narrow market street and having to push past each other to get anywhere, I knew that I’d be getting extremely close. 

If you ever have the opportunity I highly recommend trying to visit. With or without a camera, it’s worth the trip for the colours, characters and flowers. 

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018