China (1927 – 1938)

A collection of photographs taken by my grandfather, Frank Burrington, between 1927 and 1938 in China plus places they visited during that period. Swimming at the Country Club, Shanghai 1930s Shanghai The story of my grandmother who at 23 travelled to China to marry...

Gambian women, looking so colourful

One thing I’ve often noticed during my visits to The Gambia, is that women always look so wonderful in their colourful outfits, like these ladies in Kotu craft market, who have just finished work for the day. I come back from a day out with my hair all over the...

Zombie Jamboree!

Seeing as it’s the 31st October and all things from the darker side of life will be out on the prowl tonight I thought I’d share with you a couple of my favourite tracks from YouTube that would be perfect for a Halloween party. A great version of Zombie...

A very cool dude

This is a new feature for my blog as each week I’ll share with you one of my favourite photos from my travels, the first being this young man in Brikama, The Gambia, West Africa.

Calvi Jazz Festival… not just jazz

Held every June (21st to 26th June in 2011) the Calvi Jazz Festival is a wonderful time to visit Northern Corsica. I came across the festival by accident during my first visit to Corsica many years ago. I fell in love with Corsica and the Jazz Festival. Here’s...