Bike shed by The Pixel chef

In the bike shed!

My husband Geoff is a very keen cyclist and has a shed full of bikes and bike paraphernalia.  One of my favourite things to do is to take the camera into a space like the bike shed and shoot wide open with a prime lens to capture foreground detail and some lovely blurry background shapes. …

Norwich shopping trip - The Pixel chef

A trip to the dark side!

I don’t get to go shopping in Norwich as much as I’d like to and usually when I usually do it involves trailing round with one or both of the kids! As a treat I normally put in my trusty old Canon 300d which has become my handbag camera but on this trip I decided…

Birthday portrait The Pixel chef

Birthday photo shoot

These are a few shots taken of my son Tom just before his 17th birthday. Every so ofter I get the call to do a shoot so that he can up date his Facebook profile. We never go far – just into the back garden!  

Food and recipes

Lemony pheasant recipe

Lemony pheasant

  As I type the house is filling with the lovely lemony smell of this fab but simple dish! In case you’re wondering the photos you see here are of a previous incarnation – known in the trade as one that I made earlier! Being a Norfolk country girl pheasant has always been a favourite…

Pickled lemons - The Pixel Chef (8)

Pickled lemons

I’ve been making these lovely pickled lemons for years from a recipe in an old BBC paperback called the Perfect Pickle Book. It’s one of those battered books that I come back to every year at this time of the year as the recipes are just spot on – even though the hand knitted jumper…


Blackcurrant and blueberry jam therapy

Life has been very hectic over the past few weeks to say the least !  Work has been manic and we have my mother in law Dora living with us as she is very frail and her previous living situation became intolerable. She was doing really well until a couple of weeks ago when she suffered another…

Morning walk

Snow walk-10

A visit from the beast from the East!

I suspect like me you are very bored of hearing about the snow and the beast from the East! However as I type the big thaw is already well underway and it is feeling much warmer in our cold old house! Over the snow days we managed to get out for a few walk –…


The unveiling of spring

This week has been a mixed bag of weather. It started with the equinox on Monday which was cold and wet and miserable. But as the week has gone on the sun has taken over and slowly but surely things are warming up. As always I’ve been out walking every morning – taking the same…

Foggy Halloween sunrise

It was one of those beautiful ethereal mornings today – with the dew hanging off cobwebs and the sun gradually burning through the heavy fog.  Every where I looked there were photos! As usual on my morning walk all of the photos below were taken on my mobile phone.  

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