Tuesday, August 31, 2004


This weekend we're going to stay in London on Saturday night. We're staying in a lovely looking hotel, going to see a play and then on Sunday I'm running round Hyde Park.

I think its all going to be great.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Strawberry Fair

The first roll of Strawberry Fair photos is up. There will be more. Many, many more!

And isnt the child in the very last photo attractive?

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Things that delay Ian

Ian was stuck in Royston for hours while they talked this girl down.


Tuesday, August 17, 2004

New York Photos

Well, I think I've scanned in all the NYC photos. Here they are.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Vroom vrrrrooom

 We went to Hull this weekend to visit Paula and Simon in their new house.  Ian's car is lovely and quiet on the inside.  Its quite unnerving to begin with!
The house is a wonderful multi-level Victorian end of terrace.  Its a long climb all the way to the guest room at the top but this is probably the only thing that saves you from Terry Henry (the new cat) pouncing on you in the middle of the night!
Good craic was had.  As was beer.  And gin and tonics. 

Friday, August 13, 2004


Money spent today: £3.00
Lunch: £3.00

Food devoured: 5 ww pts

Lunch: 5 pts

Thursday, August 12, 2004


Money spent today: £17.79
Breakfast: £3.80
Lunch: £3.00
Book: £4.99
Drinks: £6.00

Food devoured: 30 ww pts

Breakfast: 6.5pts
Lunch: 3 pts
Snack: 5pts
Wine: 3.5pts
Dinner: 12pts

Oh! Look at all those points! Good thing I put in an hour of swimming.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Fred Whisker

Fred Whisker, what a fabulous name. Fred did the talk at last nights camera club meeting. Lots and lots and lots of photos. Some great stuff and a lot of intermediate prints. Most of his work is low light dance shoots. You do have to wholeheartedly embrace the notion of huge grain.

An amazingly spritely man for his age. He was so animated that we did wonder if he should have been a dancer himself.

Here is an example of his work.


Money spent today: £3.20
Bag of Fruit: £1.00
Lunch: £1.00
Cake: £1.20

Food devoured: 20 ww pts

Apple: 0.5pts
Lunch 7.5pts
Walnut slice: 2pts
Dinner: 8.5pts

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Obsessed? Ha!

I have not been obsessed with pounds and pounds for over a week.  Tut, tut, etc.  Tomorrow, tomorrow will be another day.  Honest guv.

Fainting Goats

Fainting Goats

Monday, August 09, 2004

Tech Digest: Swimmers rejoice

Ah, too late for my birthday. But hey, there's always Xmas! The UK's first waterproof MP3 player arrives

Sunday, August 08, 2004


There is a game called Civilisation, it eats up huge chunks of time in our house. Its nice to see it has the same effect on other people.

More Photos!

Photos of New York going up now!

Saturday, August 07, 2004


I'm putting together a wee photo gallery.

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Hit and Run!

Poor Stuart was hit by a car last night on his way home. Well, his bike was. The car went through a red light, hit him, paused long enough to see that he got up and sped off. He's all cut and bruised but ok. His bike is trashed though. To cheer him up his brother made him this.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Rainy Rock

I think we were hard done by. When we went to the dry heart of Australia it was dry. Everyone else seems to have been there for the rain.

Monday, August 02, 2004


I've started buying a bag of fruit from a bloke in the tube station.  Its a quid a bag of random fruit.  Today I got two apples, a banana, a greengage and a single strawberry.  I assume this isn't good value compared to going to Tescos and stocking up on a big bag of fruit but this way the fruit actually makes it to work where it is eaten rather than staying at home and going mouldy.
The fruit man should be a chirpy cockney with some sort of unintelligible cry.  But no.  Another stereotype ruined.


Money spent today: £72.47
Bag of Fruit: £1.00
Photographic paper and ink: £71.47

Food devoured: 6 ww pts

Clementine: 0.5pts
Apple: 0.5pts
Lunch 5pts

Oh I'm going to have to try to be a bit obsessive at the weekend as well. Never mind. Next weekend I'll keep track then as well.

Spent a lot off money on photographic paper and ink today. Definitely going to enter some of the camera club competitions this year so I'm finally putting together a portfolio.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Shrek II

We went to see Shrek II last night. The usual late showing. I don't think we've gone to the cinema before ten o' clock for ages. It was quite jolly and I do like filums were you can spot references to other filums.

Gone, gone, gone

I sold my car today. No little red sports car in my life any more.