Monday, 31 December 2007


Well here we are at the end of another year, blimey the year has flown by!

Todays image is just about how I felt when the Christmas break finally arrived, now my batteries are recharged ready for the onslaught of another year ;^)

So I just wanted to say this to my family, my long suffering wife who puts up with me and my many hobbies/obsessions. My boys, shining lights in my life, you're caring, kind, honest people who put others feelings before your own and I'm so very proud of you both, my reason for working hard.

To all my friends, from the guy who stood up and said he'd be my friend at school when we were only 3 1/2 years old and has been all this time, to rekindled friendships that mean so very much to me (glad I could help you smile), you guys know who you are and you're very dear to me, I can't really put it into words.

To all my Brigade friends, Fight The Good Fight!

My old scooter chums, keep the faith but most of all ride safe in 2008

Happy new year to you all!


Sunday, 30 December 2007

First post!

Well here I am my first post on a new blog.

Goaded/inspired by a very old friend CJ who has rekindled the burning embers of my interest in photography and images in general. I shall use this space to post my images and random thoughts of the day/week/whatever.

I've far too many interests for the time I have available but I try to fit some of everything in. I've a love for all things retro, an old Mod from the eighties some of which is still under my skin somehow, with regards my musical tastes and my almost obsessive attention to detail in most everything I do which leaves me sometimes overlooking the bigger picture! I have a vespa under slow restoration, a half built old school bmx (why??) I love woodwork, model making (WII aircraft), photography, computers, walking/countryside with my not so trusty dog Terry (he always gets over excited about going for a walk then wants to come home five minutes later). In general I love to make/fix/restore things, anything! A near 30 year membership as a child and leader in The Church Lads' & Church Girls' Brigade combined with a love of marching bands and in particular brass and bugles.

Right now in that limbo period between Christmas and new year I've been out and about walking with my camera and that brings me to todays image which, for a change, I rather like :-)