Thursday, 27 November 2014


Is it the Norfolk Broads? Is it perhaps lake Como?

No. It is a gravel pit. These end up as nature reserves and fishing lakes for some reason. Occasionally they get converted to holiday resorts. Perhaps there is a tax dodge involved.


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Light Show

Architectural detail can be a joy to behold, if you like that sort of thing.

I note that interior designers are using lighting more and more to enhance the look of old buildings. You will find uplights places at the bottom of columns and spotlights used to highlight fan vaulting in churches, cathedrals and town halls across the nation..

This doesn't make the building much lighter, but it does make the scene more attractive, more photogenic.

...Which is good if you're a photographer...

Monday, 24 November 2014

Four saints

Here we have four saints keeping an eye on the Nave at Lichfield Cathedral. 

Given the many and various problems that befell the cathedral during the Civil War, these guys were fortunate to have kept their heads.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Light in the darkness

This is where I would usually write some witty and well observed comments about the state of the world. These may take the form of a diatribe against foolishness of man or a grumble about pointless bureaucracy.

In this case I merely point out this ornate faux-ancient light fitting with it's faux-candlesticks and faux electric candles. I assume it is there to give you a faux warm glow inside.

Monday, 17 November 2014


Interested in the comets? Viewing the moon? A student of Saturn maybe?

In any small group I guarantee you will always find one star gazer.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Up to eleven

Lets see what happens when you take a lack lustre picture and turn the processing up to 11.

Mmm. Eyecatching and a touch bizarre.

That would look good on a poster eh?

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


I've decided to sort out our domestic fuel bills once and for all.

I have decided to build myself a home made Nucular Reactor. I bought the Plutanium from a guy on eBay and I started to put it all together with Lego, Meccano and hazel nuts.

Building a Nucular reactor is quite difficult I can tell you. I had to buy a very large bucket so I could be sure I had really Heavy Water

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

BTW: Dark

Dark damp dismal depressing dumb decision.

Every year I have my loud rant when the clocks go back. Why, oh why do we do this every year? I have yet to meet someone who asserts it is a good idea. Nobody wants it, yet we still do it. It is such a simple thing and yet there are no politicians brave enough to make this small change.

If you promise to abolish this foolishness immediately, I will vote for you. Are you listening?


No. No-one is listening. I have ranted about this for forty years. Politicians: If you can't sort out something small like this, how can we expect you sort out the complicated things in life.

Ooh, I'm right cross now. :-)

Monday, 10 November 2014


Young folks make us old folks feel old IMHO (LOL)...

They take to new technology painlessly as if it has always been there. In fact if you are under 15, smartphones and social media have always been there. The stuff that we oldies have finally managed to master seems ancient if you are young.

I mean: A telephone with a wire on it. What's the point of that. Where do you plug it in when you are out and about eh? Duh.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014


Stuff is old, isn't it:

I mean. Just think how old this thing is. That wasn't made in the 1800s I can tell you.

It is millions of years old.

But wait a minute. The shape dates from millions of years ago, but the atoms - they are billions of years old. Everything comes from supernovae one way or another. 

This applies to your body as well. Are you proud of your Carbon? Pleased with your Oxygen? Well they are not yours, they belong to a long dead star somewhere.

Think on, as they say up north....

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Evil Hen

I am genuinely disturbed by this Evil Hen spotted at a local garden centre today.

What purpose does it serve? It this intended to scare the neighbours cats away? Death of a thousand pecks, perhaps...