If I close my eyes I can just about hear the lap of the ocean gently washing the beach. I can imagine my feet sinking in the sand and the wind blowing through my hair....

View of the beach at Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve

Sadly, the illusion shatters as soon as I open my eyes and realise it's just my office fan whooshing from side to side that's ruffling my hair!

If like me, you're stuck indoors looking out on what promises to be another beautiful day, escape for a while to more exotic locations with the amazing creations of Hong Yi - a Malaysian artist-architect.

She's made portraits of birds not normally seen on our shores out of flower petals.

There's a hornbill, northern cardinal a peacock, plus plenty more beautiful creations. You won't be disappointed clicking on the links!