Monday, 5 October 2020

I love my food and really enjoy a hot sandwich for breakfast or lunch.

           My favourites are Croque Monsieur. Bookmaker Sandwich and Bacon, Brie and Cranberry.

                                                                 What's your favourite?

If your not sure what they are Google them... there's lot's of recipes online.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Looking through old videos (as you do in lock down) and found one to share.

               Red Deer Stag... resting up waiting for the hinds to come into season and the start of the rut.
                                                                     You can tell he's getting restless.


                     Click on the image to view the clip large.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

A few images from my Summer road trip to Scotland.......... lots more to come

Back to Blogging.
A few of this Summers holiday highlights... just a taster... more to follow

Bottlenose Dolphins at Chanonry Point Inverness.
It took me seven hours to capture this photo... chuffed to bit's with it though.

Handa Island Ferry.
A trip to Handa Island to see the sea birds nesting on the cliffs... Puffins and Guillemots galore.

Handa Islands has some wonderful beaches.

Sea stack on Handa Island... crammed full of nesting birds.

    Scotland's coastal single track "B" roads are wonderful to travel on... beware of oncoming traffic.

Miles and miles of wonderful views.
I've not been blogging for quite a while but intend to come back with loads of new stuff to share.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

I've just watched the film Lawrence of Arabia (1962) for the first time.
It's taken me a week to watch it on Youtube.
Half an hour an evening for seven days... I really enjoyed it.
I only recently found out he once worked in Northwich for a few weeks.
My home Town.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

T.E.Lawrence............ Lawrence of Arabia worked in my home town Northwich

I have just discovered T.E Lawrence once worked in my home town of Northwich

One of the most enigmatic figures of the 20th century he was Lawrence of Arabia.
A man whose life and death was shrouded in mystery.
His real name was Thomas Edward Lawrence a British soldier who found everlasting fame through organising an Arab revolt against the Turks during the First World War.

Lawrence turned up in Northwich... a visit that that created quite a stir even though it was supposed to be a well guarded secret. He arrived under the name of Aircraftman T.E Shaw one of three representatives of the Air Ministry who were there to supervise trials of the Royal Air Force Auxiliary "Aquarius" built at Yarwoods dockyard in Navigation Road. 

He stayed for three weeks in the Crown and Anchor Hotel in the High Street.

He was a slightly built man in civilian clothes in height about 5ft- 6ins tall and I believe he weighed just over seven stones.
The local press did get hold of the story but not until he had left town.

I have visited his home in Dorset... Clouds Hill and his final resting place at Morten.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Common Seals.............................. seen on my boat trip from Kylesku Scotland

I've had a wonderful stay at the Kylesku Hotel.

They do boat trips from the old ferry jetty... replaced by the bridge in 1984.
The seals were on a small island close to the jetty.

 Common Seals

The next two images aren't mine but show how wonderful the bridge looks... of the most scenic in the world.
 Opened by the Queen in 1984.

 The skipper took us under the bridge on our trip.

My car with the bridge behind... 1,500 miles in a week on my road trip... she never missed a beat.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

I've just added a new camera to my kit bag.............................. and it's amazing

 It's a Nikon 1 J5

It can shoot stills at 60 frames per second... continuous AF at 20 fps.

I've only just charged her up... so will update my thoughts and some images soon.
I've also bought the 30-110 lens.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

John Lewis Christmas advert......................................................................... 2016

I have shared the John Lewis stores Christmas advert for a few years.

This years was launched today on Youtube it's already had millions of views.
Wonderful to watch as always.