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FIRE side chat

FIRE side chat

Sat at a friends house. Its dark, we’ve got a outside fire on and the kids are on the trampoline. Sangria, cake, comfy seats made from wood. Conversation. Last of the summer wine. Rolling Stones. Butterflies. Other topics include; Apparently, Bez (of Happy Mondays fame) is living in Wales, in a commune fronting a save the bee movement.  His grandfather… Read more →

Odd dogness and Bronica shots

Odd dogness and Bronica shots

Elsie dog (pictured above) did a weird thing at 04:14 this morning. She started barking incessantly. This is exceptionally weird as she hardly ever barks – most dogs that are bread as a gun dog (like Elsie was) do not bark. The second oddity was the time. Something must have freaked her out but when I got downstairs, heart racing,… Read more →

Daren the taxi driver / artist

Daren the taxi driver / artist

We should all encourage my old friend, (yes old) to add more to his new blog : 60000 miles per year.  He’s an actual artist – an award winning Fine artist of a brilliant calibre (par exemple) who is undoubtedly going to be recognised as such one of these days. Possibly after he’s dead like all the true martyrs of art…. Read more →

First day – AOK!

First day – AOK!

Well – I’ve completed day 1 at my new job. Lots of learning, reading, filling stuff in, and meeting people. Such a difference from my last job. For one, I can walk to the office in 11 minutes instead of driving for 45 minutes (+ tractor wildcard variance). For another, it was peaceful and quiet. Studious and ‘in the zone’… Read more →

Jaygo won the fossil competition

Jaygo won the fossil competition

It’s my last day of the summer school holidays – the kids are still off for a bit. It’s been a blast. Highlights would be – getting a new job (yay! – starts tomorrow). The Shakespeare Players in Wales and the week in France. Weddings and picnics, walks and talks, parties and cricket and spending a day with Google people would… Read more →

OK Diner

OK Diner

We have made it as far as the OK Diner, just north of Grantham Newark on the A1. It’s a simulated north american diner. Chequered floor, chuck berry, red tables and milkshakes. Burgers and waffles. Neon signs. Coca cola and other american classic 50s art and print. Chrome. Lots of shiney stuff. Southern (Yorkshire) twang. Torrential rain a lot of… Read more →

Blogging with a 3G Kindle

I always travel with a kindle. Back in ‘The day’ – the hitchhiking, ultra budget travelling days of youth, a backpack represented my entire worldly material whole. Everything had to fit into the backpack including books. I had typically 1 guidebook of the country I was in and 1, perhaps max 2, paperbacks.I would trade or swap books when I… Read more →