Thoughts please?

Okay guys, I need your opinions. I took these about an hour ago in the garden and whilst I’m not 100% happy with them they were the best I got.  The second one (I think) is the original. The others are all photoshop variations.  Which one is your favourite?           

Yeah, but why…?

It was reported earlier today that David Mundell had come out as gay. I know, shock horror! The Scottish Secretary (Conservative MP) is gay! Oh my god! How awful! Not.

So what’s my problem? My problem is not with David Mundell. It’s not with gay people, of which I could be described as being 50% on their side (hint hint…). My problem is with society. My problem is with this notion that people feel like they NEED to “come out”. We live in a world where people fear the repercussions of saying they’re not straight and it annoys me massively.Read More »

Anyone up for a road trip?

6,400 miles. 14 countries. 20+ days.

I’ve always wanted to go on a proper road trip. I’ve done small trips from Scotland to England but that’s been for work. I’ve done trips from home to Skye or Mull but they’ve been for holidays. I want to do a road trip that spans countries, takes weeks and lets you completely switch off from the real world and enjoy the sights and sounds.

A few months ago I spent the evening playing around on Google maps and out of curiosity I wanted to find out how long it would take to drive around to the northernmost point in Europe. I’ve been there before. We had a family holiday travelling around the north of Scandinavia taking in Norway, Sweden and Finland and I have wanted to go back ever since. We went to Nordkapp (northernmost point in mainland Europe) and saw a glimpse of the Midnight Sun.Read More »

New pictures!

Just a quick post… You’ll notice I’ve added a few images to the top of the pages. These are all my own photographs taken in various places. More of them can be seen on my Facebook page –¬†https://www.facebook.com/FindlayDowningPhotography/

If you have any questions about any of the photos just give me a shout!

Anxiety: Life’s too short, or is it?

 

“Life’s too short to be giving a toss what other people think”

Well, yes and no. I completely agree that life is far too short and you should live every minute to the full. However as someone who suffers from fairly severe anxiety whereby I can’t make a phone call without a half hour prep session, I can’t say not caring what other people think is easy.

I go through phases. Phase one is full of inspirational quotesRead More »

“Why the hell not…”

When I was younger I would often look at people doing something different and think, “what on earth are you doing that for”? In the last couple of years though it seems I’ve grown up. I’ve reached the point where I look at someone doing something different and think, “good for you”.

I often look through Instagram and there are so many people doing so many different things that I can waste a perfectly good evening looking at what people are up to. For example, on my Instagram timeline there is a guy (not sure how old he is) and he’s from Scotland and it looks like he has set up a miniature airport in his house. Every day he posts updates on flights that come and go or he makes up incidents at the airport and responds to them. Read More »