Year: 2008

Photograph of a Swiss Navy Knife

Swiss Navy Knife – Yesterday I was unable to enter a building because I was carrying this knife.

Stored – Today we finally got round to putting my empty suitcases away in the shed. A simple job with a profound meaning.

The last lap (Part Two) – Ginger, Katie and Lanie were at the airport to meet me when I arrived at Springfield. One-minute read

The last lap (Part One) – It is nine fifty-five pm in the UK and three fifty-five pm in Dallas. I got up at four am this morning to travel to Heathrow with Ian and Robert. Two-minute read, 2 pictures

Still lots to do and a couple I’ll pass on, thank you… This is one of those lists of things you should do / have done. One-minute read

Gary’s last day working at the University of Southampton – Today was my last day at the University of Southampton. This is what I said to my friends and colleagues… One-minute read, 2 pictures

Two-fifty – Spotted during my wanderings around London.

Missouri Angel – Oh how I chuckled when I found this place, it’s opposite the office block where I worked in 2000, in America Square. The fact that I discovered this bar on the day my American K1 Visa interview was held and approved at the American Embassy is quite auspicious.

Pictures of the Allman Family playing on a games console

Robert’s new flat – After a week’s delay, Friday night saw Robert borrowing my car to finally move out of the family home and into his own flat. one-minute read, 9 pictures

Gary By Nathan – Back in August I was asked if I would mind if one of my nudes was used for a drawing. Two-minute read

US Visa Application Forms (K1) – Today I completed all my visa application forms, made loads of copies, and posted it all off. Now all I’m waiting for is the date for my US Embassy interview. One-minute read

Identity Crisis – My mother’s Christian name is a little different, being a combination of two fairly common names into something a little more unusual. When Ginger was staying I told her the story of my mother’s name, producing my birth certificate with a flourish as proof I had to eat my words when I saw her name wasn’t spelled the way I thought it should be. I had to make an excuse about the story behind her name obviously being a family myth… Two-minute read

A typical example…
…of why everything takes so damned long.

Resignation – I have to give three months’ notice at work. So linking the end of my employment to having my US Visa is a nightmare. One-minute read

My Little Car – Once petrol went over a £1 a litre I noticed an interesting phenomena. Suddenly most of the big gas guzzling SUVs, BMWs, Mercs and Audi’s et al started cruising at modest speeds in the inside lane leaving the fast lane free for nippy little compact cars like mine to zip along. One-minute read

Plans are afoot – With the possibility of the Visa being approved any day more and more likely we’ve been turning our thoughts to fixing a few dates. Two-minute read

Picture of Gary Allman getting ready for graduations in 2008.

Officiating at Graduation (365:167). 2 pictures

Picture of Gary Allman getting ready for graduations in 2008.

Graduation Preparations 2008 (365:166) 2 pictures

A view of the sunset from Butser Hill in Southern Hampshire, UK

A view of the sunset from Butser Hill in Southern Hampshire, UK.

Fourteen months later – finished – A lot of water has passed under the bridge since the night in March 2007 when I started thinking about finishing off the work on the house. Two-minute read, 2 pictures

Stairwell – The Excellent lighting comes from a single roof-light. Very sixties construction, though I think it may have been built a lot later.

Occupied (365:123) – Another blanket box picture

Stretch (365:122) – It is about time the blanket box made a re-appearance.

Blanket Box (365:121) – It is about time the blanket box made a re-appearance. 4 pictures

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