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Living happily ever after still means you have to clean house and do the dishes

Year: 2007

Near Olga, State Highway Z

I was stopped twice while taking this picture. Once by some locals in a passing truck, and a few minutes later by the property’s owner. I don’t think he was convinced that I wasn’t up to any good, and he… Continue Reading →

St. Jude’s – Menanced

I find this sculpture rather threatening, I’m fairly sure that wasn’t the artist’s or the commissioning body’s intention. Update: 05 October 2008. In a recent council magazine it was stated that the two identical sculptures (one at either end of… Continue Reading →

Building 29

Saw this while stretching my legs this afternoon, the sun was just going down, tracking up the side of the building. I’m trying to get back into the habit of climbing the stairs of this building twice a day. It’ll… Continue Reading →

Reflected Glory

I saw this from a long way off, and I had to move PDQ to get into a position to get any sort of decent shot. The people in the park that were paying any attention were looking in the… Continue Reading →

Sunset – South Parade, Southsea UK

This was one of those moments that no matter how over-done sunset pictures are, it just had to be taken.

Panoramic Sunset – South Parade, Southsea UK

A spectacular sunset and South Parade Pier, Southsea I’ve been going back looking for pictures I’ve accidentally missed. This is one of them, a fantastic panoramic view of a sunset and South Parade Pier in Southsea. I remember the evening… Continue Reading →

Apart… (365:270)

Apart… …for now.A collaborative picture with Ginger.

EEE (Yes, that is the official designation of this building…)

I was in a meeting in an adjacent building when I saw this picture. The only trouble is the light had changed by the time the meeting finished and the shadows of the trees were no longer on the building… Continue Reading →

Royal Mail Sorting Office / Post Office, Slindon Street, Portsmouth

Not very subtle architecture… But I did love the way the sky was reflected in the windows and glass.


Today I had the first meeting about the divorce with my solicitor. Here I was thinking I’d got some clarity in my life. In fact all I’ve done is stirred up all the muck and now I can’t see a… Continue Reading →

Ashlyn & Nathaniel

I’d just returned from my first visit to Springfield, Missouri, and for reasons I can’t recall stopped off at my brother’s house on the way home.

Camo Covered Toyota Tundra pick-up

My first trip to the US and this camo covered Toyota Tundra pick-up at Bass Pro was an essential photo opportunity. The camo is like wallpaper carefully stuck to the truck. I took a close look and the truck underneath… Continue Reading →

August 11, 2007, First Meeting

August 11, 2007. The day we met in person, and just over a month after we realized we’d get married. My arrival at Springfield is just a blur. I remember the approach to the airport, taxiing and then a complete… Continue Reading →

Bi-centenary celebrations (365: 202)

200 days deserves a bit of a song and a dance. It is a shame that because of poor counting this was actually day 202. Oh well, my actual Day 200 picture was probably more appropriate.

Fresh (365: 175)

And that’s all I have to say about that.

Stunned (365:171)

This is what it looks like when the financial rug is unexpectedly pulled out from under you. [5 pictures]

Hormead Church of England Infant and Junior School

This was my school from age 4½ to 11. When I joined this was the only building – The school was extended in 1964/’65. Originally there was a huge divider that could be pulled across to split the room in… Continue Reading →

Saint Nicholas’ Church, Great Hormead

My first visit to my childhood village in around 30 years. For some reason the door was locked, but I was surprised to find that being an ex-choir boy, I still knew how to get in. There were signs of… Continue Reading →

Hadham Hall School

I’ve not visited my Senior school since I left in July 1972 Needless to say it’s changed. The school closed On Friday 20 July 1990, just a month short of 17 years ago (post written June 22, 2007). It’s now… Continue Reading →


This morning I told Elaine I wanted a divorce. After the shouting and the tears, I was finally on my own. I mopped up the drink spilled and splattered on the walls when the cup was thrown, and I sat;… Continue Reading →

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