I was born and raised in Canada. And I love my country of birth. But I’ve lived in Britain for over ten years now and I’ve been a British citizen for four. The thing about Britain is that many people who were born here will complain about it – a lot and often. They complain that it rains. They complain that it isn’t sunny enough. They complain that it isn’t warm enough. They spend their time wishing they were in Spain or Greece or Portugal. But give me Britain any day.
There is nothing more wonderful than stepping out into a park full of trees covered in blossoms in spring. Nothing more cosy than sitting in front of a peat fire while the rain batters down outside. Nothing more exhilarating than standing on the top of towering white cliffs with the wind battering against you. Britain’s weather can be gloomy or bright and gentle. Britain’s weather can be fierce or soothing. You can choose to complain about Britain’s weather or you can celebrate it.
Lloyds TSB have chosen to celebrate Britain’s weather in all its beautiful contradictory glory. Lloyds are running a competition to find the best amateur photographer of British weather. As my husband and I spend large amounts of our time exploring the British countryside in all kinds of weather with a camera in tow, we decided to enter one of my husband’s photos into the competition.
Entering the competition was the easy part, we just submitted a photo of British weather to the Lloyds TSB website which we entitled "Bending to the Will of the Wind".
Now we need your help to win the weekly competition. To vote for my husband’s photograph, visit the Lloyds TSB website by clicking the link.
Then there is the overall competition which runs from April 13th – September 30th to find the British weather photographer of the year . That part of the competition will be judged by a panel of meteorologists and photographers. The best you can do to help us with that part is to keep your fingers crossed.