We went back to St Ermin's today to enjoy afternoon tea again and, in the process managed to avoid the hail that pelted London for a about 10 minutes. That was lucky! We could hear it from where we were seated in the Tea Lounge. We were in a corner furthest from the windows and … Continue reading Watch your head!
So I bought my MacBook nearly 3 years ago now but I've only just actually started exploring what it can actually do. Why buy such an expensive piece of kit? I honestly don't know. I blame Alan as he introduced me to the iPhone (I did have a first generation iPod Touch but I looked … Continue reading Learning mac-speak!
It's the weekend! Hurrah! I've been suffering lately. I went to see the doctor recently to ask whether I needed to have my hands looked at again. I suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. It doesn't help that I make my living working on the computer and keyboard. After an exam (it wasn't just my hands … Continue reading Of mundane things
I am guilty of complaining about the little seaside town that I live in. I find myself complaining about how quiet it is, how dead it can be during the weekend and how annoying the dog owners are. Don't get me wrong. I love dogs and think they make the most amazing pets BUT there … Continue reading Pretty Harwich Town
In 1666 a great fire ravaged London for 3 days, devouring 13,200 houses, 87 parishes, St Paul's Cathedral and most of the buildings of the city's government. At the time, there were about 80,000 people living in London and it is estimated that 70,000 of that total number lost their homes. The fire, which apparently … Continue reading Upwards and onwards
I've always loved taking snapshots. It's always a joy when you point and shoot a camera and you capture the nicest scenes. Lately though, I've been trying to take photos properly. I've been learning techniques on a bridge camera, not quite a DSLR but a good enough one to practice the photography techniques on. Mind … Continue reading Depth of field
Do you know how painful it is to step on a LEGO™ brick? It's painful. No. Actually, it's very painful. And I know. Because I've done it. So many times. Of course this was during my childhood. It's funny how a small, plastic brick could transport you to worlds you'd never known, make you more … Continue reading The Art of the Brick