2 Jun 2019

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Well, look at me, all modern and on‐trend. I’ve finally upgraded my websites to https. Including this blog, so if you’re reading this through RSS I guess things are still working on that front, too. It’s one of those jobs I put off and put off, until one day I just spontaneously found the energy […]

31 Dec 2018

Favourite Photo of the Month 2018

Favourite Photo of the Month 2018

What do you mean, am I posting this just so I can say I blogged in 2018? Yeah, okay, it’s a fair cop. And my end‐of‐year fave photo roundup is something of a tradition… January The stringlights at the Underfall Yard café caught my eye during a wander. February An everyday sight in Bristol, but […]

24 Dec 2017

Favourite Photo of the Month 2017

Favourite Photo of the Month 2017

As is traditional, here’s a roundup of my favourite photos of the year. Not necessarily my best, by my personal favourites, whether they’re good photos or good memories. Luckily I had a good selection to choose from thanks to my 365, which finished back in October. Click through for full‐size versions. January Sarah and the […]

12 Jun 2017

Mission to Destiny

Mission to Destiny

A long time ago, I got Paul Darrow — Avon from Blake’s 7 — to sign a lovely big publicity still from the series. The photo features Avon, Blake (Gareth Thomas) and Vila (Michael Keating.) A couple of years after I got Paul’s autograph, I asked Gareth Thomas to add his own, at the Nexus 2000 convention in Bristol. […]

13 Feb 2017

Pedal to the Metal

Pedal to the Metal

Igor’s posts about putting together a guitar pedal kit inspired me to buy myself one for my birthday. I chose the Britannia pedal, a Vox AC30 simulation circuit from runoffgroove.com. I found that Jed’s Peds, a UK supplier, were selling a Britannia kit including a PCB and pre‐drilled box, which was very handy. I’m pretty […]