We've got the January blues.
My wife and I spent a fabulous week in the lovely Northumberland village of Bamburgh between Christmas and New Year. We totally lucked out on the weather which gave us loads of time to get out and about and for me to head out early doors to get some snaps of the quite stunning castle.
As with all photography - in my mind at least - the image should be accompanied by an experience or a memory. Something that you get to look at at some future moment and you know exactly what it was or where you were in an instant.
So for me, the experience of standing on a cold dark beach just as the sun was coming up was quite special. And that particular moment on that particular day was only shared with a couple of other people who had also ventured out armed with their tripod and trusty memory-maker.
When we ventured a bit further afield we found some other gems like the Holy Island Castle.
There really is so much to see and do in Northumberland (not forgetting the UK's largest second hand book shop - Barter Books in Alnwick) that it really is a great place to holiday.
So good in fact that the January blues are a bit harder to deal with this year!