Dec 312014

In case you’re looking for photographs of the Boxing Day sales from the North-East of England please drop me a line.

I went out and photographed the shops and bargain hunters in both Sunderland and Newcastle.

I have a range of photos, including one that made me chuckle, showing the Everything £1 shop advertising its mega sale, in which, yes, you guessed it, many items were reduced to ‘just 50p’.

Dec 312014
Terrassa night club by the Zindan Gate of the Kalmegdan fortress in Belgrade, Serbia.

My feature Belgrade: Like A Local, providing an overview of the Serbian capital plus tips on places to eat, drink and shop is in the Jan-Feb 2015 edition of National Geographic Traveller.

Belgrade proved a great city for a long weekend and is rich in history. It has a number of good, affordable places to dine and is a great destination if you enjoy nightlife.

I wish I’d had more time to explore the Kalmegdan fortress and would love to return when the National Museum of Serbia re-opens after renovation.

I can imagine that it is a place that will attract many more international visitors in 2015 than in previous years. For more information about the country see the National Tourism Organisation of Serbia‘s website.

Dec 302014
Blowing my own trumpet about work on Jazz related artwork in Saskatoon, Canada.

If you go to you’ll see that I’ll been writing about my trip to the Canadian province of Saskatchewan recently.

Take a look at Exploring Saskatchewan: Canada’s Land of Living Skies for an overview.

You can also learn about Saskatchewan’s connections with the mob and Al Capone during the Prohibition era in The Tunnels of Moose Jaw: Canada’s Chicago Connection.

You’ll also find a couple of pieces published over the summer:

Here’s an interview with chef Tim Davies of the Willow on Wascana restaurant in Regina, the provincial capital.

And here’s a look at the experience of dining at Ayden Kitchen and Bar in Saskatoon, including an interview with chef Dale MacKay.

More will follow soon.