I’ve added a load of pictures from my foray into Sussex to my Zenfolio website. Follow the link to see which galleries they’re been added to.
Sorry folks, life’s been hectic these past few days. It’s given me lots of things to blog about but not the time to do it. I’ve been occupied with bits at home, sorting out pictures for clients, adding pictures to my website and (last but not definitely not least) spending some quality time with my wife.
I’ve a couple of blogs half-written that I hope to publish later this week. In the meantime, an article on my ‘Ride India’ charity cycle ride to raise money for the Railway Children charity has just been published in RAIL magazine which hits the newsagents on Wednesday. Here’s a teaser, you’ll need to buy RAIL to read to full article.
The pictures I’ve been adding to my website have also been rather colourful. There’s been images from Brazil, Malaysia, India, Nepal and the UK . If you follow this link it’ll take you to the most recently updated galleries. Here’s a taster from Nepal in 1992. Do NOT try this at home folks!
I’ve a busy few weeks ahead of me which includes a press trip to Germany, the Infrarail exhibition in London as well as other jobs, so keep tuned.
Greetings from soggy Surrey! Yesterday was a bit of a washout as the rain meant my camera stayed in its bag all day. Instead I had a relaxed day with my wife’s family doing nothing much at all – although I did manage to re-edit a few archive pictures, just to keep my hand in. I still have several hundred old pictures that used to be on my former Photopic site that I’ve not had chance to add to my new Zenfolio website. That said, I’m lucky, 99% of my pictures were backed-up on hard-drives so when Fotopic suddenly pulled the plug I didn’t lose out – unlike many people who hadn’t kept their pictures safe elsewhere. I still curse the people who destroyed the vast Photopic website. It was a rich social and historical archive with a worldwide base that’s been lost because they had no idea of its historical value. Here’s one of the pictures I was editing. Class 42 number 42-2718 (Luxembourg number 5519) at Eisenach, Germany in the early hours of a February morning in 2007.
Today we’ve been up early, preparing the evening meal before we join a group of friends for an amble around Tilford which (inevitably) will end up in a pub somewhere. I’ve been helping Dawn prepare this leg of lamb which will be slow roasted whilst we’re out..
I hope you and yours have an enjoyable Easter. I should be back later with a few more pictures…
Despite the gloomy weather yesterday’s walk had a good turnout, especially amongst the younger members of the Tilford troop who had a wonderful day rushing headlong through all the massive puddles we encountered en-route. The fun they had in such innocent pleasures took me back to my own childhood. The rain stayed away right until we stopped for a break at a local pub (The Duke of Cambridge) then the drizzle arrived briefly, but cleared before we moved on to the final leg which took us back into the village. Here’s a few pictures from the walk.
Whilst we’d been out walking, the lamb had been cooking slowly for several hours. When we got home and checked the oven, this is what we found…
Dawn had prepared a two different desserts to finish off the evening. The Lemon Meringue pie proved especially popular and didn’t last long!
Here’s a quick blog to apologise (yet again) for the recent lack of blogs. As I’ve mentioned previously, priority has gone to begin the time consuming process of scanning thousands of my old slides. You can see the fruits of my labour here. So far I’ve added several hundred – both rail and travel. You can take your pick from Greece, Tanzania & Zanzibar, Denmark, the UK or Brazil. Of course I’m still adding contemporary UK rail images (such as the launch of the two new rail franchises covering the North of England) plus various other bits and bobs. I’m typing this from a pub on the banks of the Thames in Oxfordshire which has led to Sunday’s picture of the day & local history lesson as this is the view from the pub!
The ‘new’ bridge was built in the 14th century by monks on the order of Kings John. It was constructed in order to improve communications between the wool towns of the Cotswolds and Southern England. The bridge originally had 51 arches. Only 12 remain. It’s the 2nd oldest surviving bridge to cross the Thames.
I’ll be adding many more pictures (old and new) to my website over April, so feel free to drop in and take a look. Hopefully I’ll get time for some more blogging too…