Winter can be a toughie in good old England. Rain and grey skies descend and stay for what seems like forever. People from sunnier parts of the world always ask, how do you manage in that crazy weather? Well, London has a lot to offer to forget the weather (or to forget anything really) but that is another story.
Out of town, the north sea beaches can be the most beautiful thing, even in the middle of January. If you're lucky, the sun might come out for a few minutes, although the coastal mist definitely has its own mysterious kind of beauty and can actually feel quite cosy too.
The pics here were taken by me in Holkham, Norfolk. If you fancy seeing more of the area, check out Bringing the outside in, a local gallery specialising in landscape photography and coastal artefacts.