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Winter fields

Back before the snow had melted I was listening to Bat for Lashes’ album The Haunted Man and was particularly taken by the lyrics to Winter Fields; a song that talks about Sussex. That same day I stumbled upon some photos by cyclist, photographer and friend Gavin Peacock. He’d braved the Sussex snow on his bike with a camera, and the result was beautiful. So I wanted to share both with you here.


Hurtling through heavy snow, our hands are cold and the moon sets low
Little sister let your sharp teeth show, pass winter fields
Stop the car by the old wire post, skidding rabbits make good paper ghosts
They lick the salt off the Sussex coast and fall into winter fields

‘looking to the long man’

Rows of White, Spelled our escape in the old torch light
Oh Mother, I’m scared to close my eyes
In some winter dreams will make you dive and dive and dive down

In sub zero I can’t stand still, colors of absence flooding the hill
In wonderment I trip and spill through winter fields
Under the stairs taps the metronome, a diver suit that we’ve all outgrown
I need to get to where the wild things roam through all of my winter dreams

‘weald view’

Rows of white, spelled our escaped in the old torch light
Oh mother, I’m scared to close my eyes
Some winter dreams will make you dive and dive and dive down

‘ditchling beacon’

Photos by (and copyrighted to) Gavin Peacock

The full set is viewable here: ‘A Year In Sussex’

Lyrics:  Winter Fields, Bat for Lashes

Lights, camera, cycle.

Another Saturday, and another friend visiting Brighton. This time it was the rather wonderful Sabrina, who is a whizz with a camera, as well as being the only person I know who likes her latte as much as me.

Claud loves the camera..

We drank lots of coffee, rode through town and took some photographs. The photos are for a specific use which will soon be revealed (oooh!).

We ended up on the seafront just as the sun was setting. Beautiful, beautiful Brighton.

The Money Shot! (c) Sabrina Greenberg

Points of view.

One of my favourite things about riding a bicycle is the landscape which I get to explore. Beautiful Sussex is mine for the taking. On two wheels it all seems more real, more close somehow.

So here is a collection of views from my saddle over the last few months. Enjoy.


I wanted to share these gorgeous panorama photos from Saturday’s ride. Click them to view in full, as they’re much more impressive that way!

(You can read about the ride from guest blogger George, here.)

All photos by Cameron Cooke (taken on his precious iPhone 5)