Year: 2008

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. +3

I didn’t get to go to Memphis (this year) (365:120) – The girls have gone to Memphis with the choir, and apparently a whole shed load of adults have to chaperone them. It was suggested that maybe next year I should go…

The builders have finished … well almost. 11 pictures

Curry night – May 2008 (365:111) – We’ve all worked together at some time or other and we’ve been getting together on a monthly basis for longer than I care to recall.

Accident (366:097) – It took me one and a half hours to get home tonight because of an accident. 2 pictures

Southsea Motor Factors – The colors remind me of India.

A monochrome photograph of Gary Allman, May 2008

A change of plans (365:091) – It’s Friday night and I was looking forward to the long weekend… Two-minute read, 4 pictures

FUTAB: Eeek! (366:084). The things you’ll think of when you are desperate to do something different for your daily self portrait. 2 pictures

US visa time-line – Right now the immigration dept is processing the I-129F, which merely evaluates if this is a valid case and if Ginger is truly a citizen. If they don’t need more information and things go smoothly, and this is processed at the current rate, we will get this approved approximately August 15 to September 1. One-minute read

Shell – Spot colour.

Shell (Colour) – Shell service station, Goldsmith Avenue, Portsmouth.

KFC at the Pompey Centre, Portsmouth

Walgreens sign topped by ablue sky with wispy clouds


Now we’re officially engaged, that puts the seal on things, and today we posted the huge pile of papers that makes up my visa application. With current processing times we’re looking at my having my embassy interview sometime in November.

A blurred yellow taxi crosses a junction under 'the loop' on State Street, Chicago

State Street, Chicago. One of my all-time favorite pictures.

A special event – Gary and Ginger get engaged – Okay I admit it, this isn’t a special picture in the photographic sense, but it isn’t every day you get engaged.

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