Tea & Cake for the Soul now on Instagram

Well, I've finally opened up an Instagram account. I'd love it if you'd join me. My tag is @littlejojackson_ I aim to be posting photos from home and abroad - art, nature, architecture, creatures, gigs, in fact, anything that has made me smile. Please give me a follow if this sounds of interest to you. … Continue reading Tea & Cake for the Soul now on Instagram

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Live in Harmony

A wish for 2019. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all live in harmony? World peace is a bit optimistic, but even if people could just be nice to each other on social media or not get involved in someone else's disputes that would be a great start! Thanks to everyone who has supported … Continue reading Live in Harmony

Get Fit Get Walking in Winter

Today marks the start of a 2 week period set up by The Ramblers Association called The Festival of Winter Walks.  Its aim is to get people out walking during the festive period and take in the beautiful views across the UK. It's a great way to get fit when you get walking, even in … Continue reading Get Fit Get Walking in Winter

I Saw the Real Santa Claus

I loved Christmas as a kid, all the magic and the belief in Father Christmas. It's not quite the same as a grown-up is it? That's until I saw the real Santa Claus. Have you ever seen him? Take a look and see what you think. I've been fortunate enough to spend Christmas in California … Continue reading I Saw the Real Santa Claus

Nothing Says Christmas Quite Like Elvis Presley!

Some people like minimal decorations, some go overboard. I fall into the former category in my own home, but I do like to have a wander around a good Christmas display. Read on to hear about my favourite Christmas location. My love of tat*, sunshine and all things Rock N Roll were delivered in one … Continue reading Nothing Says Christmas Quite Like Elvis Presley!

Quintessentially English – Basingstoke Canal Walks & Calendar

I am absolutely delighted to share the news that one of my photos has been used in the 2019 Basingstoke Canal Calendar. I took the photo on a walk one beautiful spring morning where the temperature was mild and the sky so blue. This stretch of the Canal was from Fleet towards Crookham.  We have … Continue reading Quintessentially English – Basingstoke Canal Walks & Calendar

Upcycled Art and Sculptures

Earlier in the year, I visited Broomhill Sculpture Gardens having passed it quite by chance on the way to the beach whilst staying near Woolacombe for the weekend. This location is a great spot for photography, walking and general relaxation. There are hundreds of sculptures in various mediums but the upcycled ones strike a chord with me.  I … Continue reading Upcycled Art and Sculptures

We Will Remember Them – Remembrance Day – Mt Soledad National Veterans Memorial

Following on from last week's photos of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, I'd like to share some photos of Mt Soledad National Veterans Memorial with you. Again no words can express the humbling experience that visiting these memorials gives you. Mt Soledad National Veterans Memorial can be found at the top of the mount in La Jolla, … Continue reading We Will Remember Them – Remembrance Day – Mt Soledad National Veterans Memorial

Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day 2018 – Rosecrans Cemetery San Diego

Lest We Forget - I thought I'd share these photos with you today as we approach Remembrance Day. Visiting these graves at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery was so incredibly moving. I don't think any words are needed about the sacrifices these men and women made for us all, the photos speak for themselves. We discovered Fort … Continue reading Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day 2018 – Rosecrans Cemetery San Diego

Where to Watch Amazing Sunsets in California

This was originally posted for Blogtober 18 but its always a good time to shate a sunset, right? I thought that I'd bring a little bit of sunshine into these colder months by sharing 5 different locations to watch amazing sunsets in California including San Francisco, Morro Bay, Long Beach Los Angeles, Seal Beach Orange … Continue reading Where to Watch Amazing Sunsets in California