One morning while at repose, I heard a chainsaw in the street. I tried to ignore it but it was a troublesome and intrusive noise and I wondered what was taking such a hammering. Curiosity got the better of me...Read More
I happened to be meeting a friend for lunch outside Highbury and Islington Underground Station last Friday and had some time to kill, so I walked round the corner, where it was less busy, looking for something to photograph.
I remembered taking a picture years before in Highbury Station Road...Read More
These are the 17 photographs I uploaded to my daily photo diary on Blipfoto from my trip to Turkey in September 2014...Read More
The removal of this old toilet and it's cistern marks the beginning of the work to convert an ugly area of the house into a modern, useful space.Read More
Last Sunday I had the great pleasure of being invited along on a boat trip down the River Thames - a celebration of my partner's uncle's 80th birthday.
We set off at noon from Folly Bridge in Oxford, passed through two locks, sailed as far as Abingdon, turned round and came back...Read More
One of the old favourites on my bookshelf is a book I gave to my father many years ago and ultimately inherited, the Village London Atlas: Changing Face of Greater London, 1822-1903...Read More
In June 2013, we took a day-boat to Sedir Island, also known as Cleopatra Island. After some time exploring the island, the boat readied for the journey back. As it turned in the water, it's propellor churned up the shallow, sandy seabed.
Cleopatra Island is a small island in the Gulf of Gökova in the southwestern Aegean Sea off the coast of Ula, Turkey. According to legend, Anthony and Cleopatra swam here and the sands were brought by ships from North Africa. It has been said that this type of sand can only be found in Egypt.
Yesterday I went for a spot of lunch and a wander by the River Wandle at Merton Abbey Mills.Read More
This is video of a trip across the Bosphorus from Karaköy in the north-west across the straits to Kadiköy in the south-east. Made mainly with an iPhone 4S, in April 2014.
Music: "Eastminster" by Kevin MacLeod
Well I've done it. Just uploaded the last of the photos selected from my trip to Istanbul in April. 205 images selected from 519 taken in total...Read More
Durr. As if I ever could.Read More
Last night I came home and my downstairs neighbour grabbed me to tell me I had a leak. He showed me to his kitchen where a fair-sized chunk of plaster had come down and made a dreadful mess.Read More
A peacock has a standoff with a young kitty. The cat is just fascinated by the peacock's feathers but the bird isn't having any of it. The rustling you hear is the sound of it's feathers - part of it's display, or a warning to the cat maybe. The cat is distracted by a human and the peacock makes it's move. It's all over very quickly.
It's Caturday again. Rani is under here and probably will be until her dinner time. Sleep is healing for her and blissful for me as she's not yowling the house down and sitting on my keyboard.Read More
In my previous post I wrote about finding my first passport, how it sparked astonishment at seeing my younger self and how it reminded me of a life-changing event that resulted in a period of prolific painting. The passing of my youthful innocence isn't the ending of the era I'm referring to here however.Read More
These are some pages from my old passport. It was issued in 1980 when I was 16, but by 1984 I had changed so much that I got a new photo added. I'm amazed by how I looked thirty years ago. Not like I remember. Much better. If I knew then, etc...Read More
I just got this little astronaut fellow...Read More