Posts Tagged With: UK

Storming Autumn

Panoramic Rainbow in Manchester by Mark WallisThe Manchester sky was full of angry clouds and sheets of rain – the kind of rain that sets off car alarms. In the space of an hour, I was treated to a spectacular double rainbow, a pre-Raphaelite sunset and a Lon Chaney moon.
Rainow by Mark WallisPre-Raphaelite sunset in Chorlton by Mark WallisLon Chaney Full Monn in Chorlton Manchester UK by Mark Wallis

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The Time Travel Tourist

Rottenstone Lane, Scratby, Norfolk

This week The Vibes is being beamed to you from Norfolk on the east coast of England. Some of my earliest memories are of family holidays in Scratby, a tiny seaside village perched on a crumbling cliff edge.

Wakefield Court, Scratby, Norfolk

I loved the rackety little wooden cottages huddled round village greens, staring out to sea. We could step out of the door and stumble down crooked cliff steps which fell away to the beach. Everything seemed to be peeling and dilapidated, scoured by the wind and the sea, bleached by the sun. Salty air and sand in our hair.

Scratby Crescent Bungalow Norfolk

Every year we travelled to Scratby, taking our friends and relatives, until I left home in my teens and Norfolk became a happy memory. Twenty five years later I’m back, reliving my childhood, exploring Norfolk’s charming, flat beauty.

Scratby Sea View Norfolk

See the next episodes, Summer Salt and Beach Rain

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Lying in the Grass

Daisies in Chorlton Park

Chorlton Park

When the sun shines, I worship. British weather is reliably unpredictable so the chance to roll around in the grass while I turn a strange shade of beetroot is something to  be cherished. I watch dogs playing, butterflies skip round my head and my mind plays Perfect Day by Lou Reed. “Drink sangria in the park…” Mine’s a banana and strawberry smoothie, thanks. On the news, many thousands of people are rioting over the right to keep their green spaces…and their rights in general. Every second of peace, here, is a luxury to me.

Laburnum Chorlton

Laburnum


Daisy, Chorlton Park

It’s a daisy.


Carved wooden owl Chorlton Park

A solar owl

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Snow in April

It’s been a week of fun, entertaining guests from Greece, and this is the latest winter sports report from The Chill Factore in Manchester – the most fun you can have indoors in Trafford.

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Curtains Down.

Mark Wallis apartment Manga Camera The Vibes

And house lights up. My funky loft, based on the apartment house in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City series is no more. That’s all folks! Bye bye, Barbary Lane.

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