Every year I share 20 images from my year. My work life has often meant many travels. This year, as for most, has been different. I did travel to Thailand in January, and my first couple of images will be from that wonderful and much appreciated opportunity. The rest of the images all come from Essex, my home county, and from numerous ‘lockdown walks.’ My town now enters ‘Tier 4’, for those not in the UK this is basically a form of COVID-19 lockdown. It is the third lockdown since March for our region. So, for now, my travels and adventures will be through the books I read. Wishing you all a happy holiday season and a very peaceful Christmas. My thoughts are with all who have lost loved ones in this terrible pandemic.

Koh Chang, Thailand, January 2020
Beautiful rescued elephant ‘Big Joe’ walks to the river for a bath near Chang Mai in Thailand, January 2020
Bangkok, Thailand, January 2020
Got a bit obsessed with flower photography in March 2020!
Shoeburyness, Essex, May 2020
Broadstairs, Kent, August 2020
Benfleet Creek, Essex, April 2020
Chalkwell, Essex, October 2020
Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, November 2020
Mundon, Essex, September 2020
Benfleet Creek (again!), Essex, July 2020
Thorpe Bay, Essex, November 2020
Me taking photos in Clacton, Essex, November 2020
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, November 2020
Benfleet Creek (again!), Essex, October 2020
Reflections in flood water, Benfleet in Essex, May 2020
2020 – It was what it was. Love and peace to you all xxx – Laura