Self Portrait, January 22, 2007.

Double trouble (365: 13) – My less serious alter ego strikes a blow for more fun in my pictures.

Favourite Colour: Burgundy – If I have to have a favourite colour, then I guess this is currently it. It’s certainly the colour of my fountain pen, and I’ve also used it as an accent colour on a couple of walls in the living room.

January In The Garden (365: 8) – 14 January and warm enough to sit in the garden. 4 pictures

Mirror Ball – I took this picture of one of the mirror balls I used to construct the garden mobile when I was testing my new Fuji Finepix camera. The colours of the Virginia Creeper in the background are wonderful. One-minute read, 3 pictures

Fawley Refinery, taken from (mid) Southampton Water. One of the early photographs I took when I bought my first digital camera. 3 pictures

Smoke, No Mirrors – Reprise – One of the early photographs I took when I bought my first digital camera.

Photograph of Gary Allman Sailing on the River Thurne, Norfolk Broads.

Sailing on the River Thurne, Norfolk Broads. This could be August 1999. It could be 2000, or later…

Falcon - Ink drawing by Gary Allman

Falcon – Ink Drawing. Falcon was an abandoned lifeboat conversion. She later broke up. Langstone Harbour – Portsmouth.

Erica Felicia – Ink Drawing.

The Cheesewring (Cornwall, UK) – Ink Drawing.

Bennett, Goring, Allman – I’m pretty sure this was the year Bob and Ann turned up unexpectedly.

Robert’s ‘Official’ Christening Picture.

Old cuttings of my father – I’ve had these pictures for years I thought it’s about time I posted them. +1

Form 5T Hadham Hall School, 1972

A friend posted a mnemonic on Facebook for the sequence of the royal houses of England in chronological order. It reminded me of one my uncle taught me, which in turn reminded me of a couple I learned at school. Two-minute read, 2 pictures

Hadham Hall School, October 1968 – Today (March 11, 2021), spurred on by an email I recently received from another ‘old boy,’ I did a quick stitching job on the pictures. Unfortunately, neither Photoshop nor Lightroom’s auto stitch could merge the images, so I ended up doing so by hand. As the image is low res, and time is short, that was the extent of my repairs to the photograph.

Photograph from the Herts & Essex Observer of Len Thomsett and Steve Allman with their yacht Miga

They Built Their Own Yacht – Packed away in a box under the bed I found this newspaper cutting from 1960. It tells the story of how my father and a work colleague built their own yacht. I’ve also written about some of my early sailing experiences, in particular a couple of attempts at drowning myself. Five-minute read, 5 pictures

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