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Reminiscing

My 2018 Top 100 on Spotify; it’s a tad eclectic. Brit Pop, Bluegrass, College Rock, Electro Pop, Folk, Jazz, Prog Rock, and Soul.

British Passport (2018)

Rinse and Repeat. The shop assistant squealed, she’d never seen a passport before, let alone a British one … The UK and the US. It’s often said that they are two nations separated by a common language. After ten years living in the US I can confirm that it is still true. [Five-minute read. 1 picture.]

Late Night Cleaning and Polishing. I first cleaned these brass ornaments, belonging to my mother when I was 4-5 years old. [3 pictures]

Ten Years On: Happy To Be Here. I’ve just indulged in a couple of ‘retro’ self-portrait sessions. [6 pictures]

Photograph of a cartoon style submarine reproduce in ceramic

It seems that every year I find an excuse to take at least one picture of the ceramic fish and/or submarine my sister bought me way back when.

You may have heard of the idea that all the people on Earth are six or fewer steps away from each other in a human chain of contacts. The “Six degrees of separation” theory, In June this year, I discovered I was three steps away from Che Guevara. [3 pictures]

A photograph of the members of Hadham Hall - Form 5T July 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. [2 pictures]

Black and white photograph of a short wheelbase, 400" block, 1978 Chevrolet Scottsdale Pickup

Jim’s short wheelbase, 400″ block, 1978 Chevrolet Scottsdale Pickup, just back from the shop after a new paint job. [8 pictures]

Black and White photograph of Gary Allman and Ginger Davis Allman sitting on a bench at Milton Locks, overlooking Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth, UK.

We visit a place laden with memories for me and recreate a picture from ten years ago. [4 pictures]

gary Allman in the Mark Twain National Forest at Piney Creek Wilderness Missouri.

Do You Know Pete Best? — A chance meeting with locals looking for directions on a remote Ozarks farm road. [Two-minute read and 1 picture]

Photograph of a Psion MX5

When I finished work in the UK I had to hand back my Windoze PDA, so I was left wondering what to do for portable notes and a diary. I did some checking on t’Internet and found a guy who could not only fix my old PDA, but make it better than new, with a …

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