Skywatch Friday – Vegas style

A sunny day through the turrets of The Excalibur Hotel



Sunny reflections..

Vegas reflectionsand finally an ‘indoor sky’ at  the Venetian Hotel…

Indoor sky


Walking alongside gondolas on the Grand Canal, whilst knowing we were actually inside a hotel was weird, but that’s Vegas baby!


Posted for Skywatch Friday – see more great photos here

Travel diary – Dubai

The Atlantis HotelThe Atlantis DubaiIn the aquarium at The Atlantis Hotel..

In the aquariumA view from the monorail leaving The Palm

View from The PalmA Dubai sunset…

Dubai Sunset


The stunning Dale Chihuly glass sculpture in reception

IMG_0473.JPG (2) This sculpture took nearly two years to make, you can find out more here:


Travel diary – The Butchart Gardens


We were lucky enough to visit Vancouver a couple of years ago. During the holiday we bought tickets for a day trip to  to Vancouver Island, it included a tour of Victoria and a visit to the stunning Butchart Gardens.

The gardens are truly remarkable and a tribute to Jennie Butchart, whose vision and dedication over 100 years ago have produced a paradise for gardeners and photographers alike. I hadn’t heard of them before and if you haven’t either, you can find  more information here 

I’ve posted a few photos into the gallery below, to give you an idea of the beauty of the place.

We had a really enjoyable day in the gardens, then visited the shop where I bought a few souvenirs to bring home.  If you ever get the opportunity to visit Butchart Gardens take it, and your camera, you won’t be disappointed.