10 favourite shots of 2017


Belfast City Hall with the Christmas market in full swing.


Donaghadee lighthouse: taken during a weekend without kids spent on the Ards Peninsula.


The poppy display at the Ulster Museum.  Worth a visit back in November.



Taken in August in Castlewellan country park


Watching the sun go down over Manhattan from Brooklyn in June – during our 25th wedding anniversary trip.


Crumlin road prison.


St George’s market : the start of our Belfast food tour.


A gem on the north Antrim coast – Ballintoy church.




A misty Wallace monument, Castle gardens, Lisburn


Whiterocks Beach, North Antrim.







SnaSS stands for Sunday night at Seymour Street – a youth group that meets on Sunday evening at a Methodist Church, Seymour Street, Lisburn.  My kids go along.  Last Sunday evening was a little different – the evening church service was handed over to them (and some a bit older) and this is what they did.  Several hours of praise, praise, praise. Some did find the volume challenging.  But if you have a singing voice like mine you can get stuck in in the knowledge that no-one can hear you (hopefully).

People could move around if they wanted and some came to the front to put their thoughts into pictures, others came forward for prayer.  The great thing was that this was not just a youth event – the whole age range turned up.  The whole family.

The 3rd artist’s picture sums it up for me because that is how it feels when you spend time with God.