Sunday, 28 December 2014

And the mince pies just keep on coming.

  Well I was lucky enough for Mr Santa Claus to drop me off a new field camera and I'm now shooting with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7, many thanks Santa.  Here's a few shots from the new Lumix and I'll put up a we review later in month.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014


A couple of shots of Percy and Marvin posing for this years Christmas card.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014


I usually poo-poo these sort of things but I have to say it was bit of a giggle. We met the East London Santacon brigade around Liverpool Street. From there we traveled by tube to St Paul's and from there, well we should have ended up at Trafalgar Square I do believe. We ended up at Marble Arch, via a few pubs and caught up with some fellow Santas from the north/south and west London divisions.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Monty Don would be pleased

 Compost. I have been adding kitchen and garden waist, soil from old plant pots, the odd clump of allotment soil and some manure from the annual allotment pile (apparently it comes from the police horses) that arrives to the site. Going by Monty Don's method, you turn it by rotating the stuff from one compost bin to another. This gives it a good airing which breaks up the components. Yes, not quite Breaking Bad but there is a good bit if science breaking down all that organic matter. I only have 2 compost bins and I've aerated and scooped it all into 1 for a slow-cook over the winter period.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Last paddle before Christmas

We took tot he river Lea for a pre-Christmas paddle. The weather was on our side and we ended up paddling back in the dark. The night time shot is from the go-carting track, this appeared out of the darkness with the go-carts still thundering around the track. It was very Apocalypse Now. Never you get off the boat.