Summer into Autumn

The summer was packed with days out, new experiences and the odd bit of decorating. Richard and I took a trip on the Tornado steam train from Walton on the Naze to Colchester in August.  The Tornado is a new steam train which has been built by hand based on a traditional steam locomotive.  It was…

A lovely* experience

Well, I have to confess that even though I have not received my OnePlus 5 yet, nor have I started my new role as OnePlus Photographer, I am still having a lovely experience. The response from Social Media has been very nice and people have been kind and pleasant. I have received notes on Instagram, Twitter…

It had to happen…

Things have been a bit quiet on the blog as I have been rather busier than normal.  Coupled with the glorious weather, I haven’t really wanted to stay indoors on the laptop. I also have a paper to write for my photography course and that is taking some of my free time. I must confess there is…

I made it to Paisley Park!

Via the kindness of a stranger… I am not sure how this happened but it did and I am truly moved.  I am humbled by the kindness out there and completely amazed. I found myself having a conversation with mnbucketlist on Twitter and we got to talking about how I felt that it wasn’t possible…

Unbreakable…

No not Kimmy Schmidt but Miss Jackson (cause we’re nasty). In case you missed it Janet today announced on Twitter her new album and world tour (starting in Vancouver dammit Janet!). I hope to get tickets when Janet announces UK dates – whose with me?

My songs/music/albums of the year – 2014

Another year has almost ended and as we enter a period of Christmas and Best of complications it’s time to look back on the best songs of the year. I’d say best albums but I am not sure there have been many really good albums this year (ok I will note them as I think…

A breakthrough!

Yes today I had a bit of a running breakthrough.  After weeks of problems and issues I finally managed to get my Garmin app working on my Mac! I tweeted following my last post and received another email address (this time in the UK) and another request for my serial number.  Garmin UK did give…

Uranus? My ass is famous!*

So I make a small comment on Twitter about Lady Gaga’s new album Artpop and it turns out I end up becoming a minor internet celeb. Not only is the post retweeted stacks of times but today I received this…  Of course it’s not the real Lady Gaga but it’s fun nonetheless! Here is the video in…

Hello from Tofino :)

There are so many superlatives I could use to describe Vancouver Island but I am not going to.  I shall let the photos speak for me…  Enjoy   Oh and Brent Shearer responded on Twitter 🙂  But then again so have many others in Canada as they are so friendly here.  Brent can be friendly…

27 days and 16 hours to go

And £125 to my fundraising target.   Todays training called for 6 miles and I decided to do it when we got back from our day out at Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire. I’m glad I did as I desperately needed a lie in as was still dog tired following all the activity of last week. I…

Will.i.am and I are like that!

I attended a leaving dinner for a colleague at Sushi Samba which is the place to go at present in London. I wasn’t sure about going as I’m not a big sushi fan but went to say my goodbyes. Anyway aside from the food we had some entertainment. The table behind us was cleared (amazing…