Life Events

Night, night, Tubby – Today we helped Tubby cross over the ‘Rainbow Bridge.’ It’s amazing how these little furry people manage to worm their way into our hearts. Even irritating ones like the Tubbmiester. Tubbs was the last man standing of our four cats and managed to see in eighteen years. One-minute read, 3 pictures

There go my backpacking plans – Things started to get a bit surreal as it dawned on me that I was the “Cardiac Emergency” just announced on the hospital PA system. Five-minute read, 2 pictures

Sleeping Maine Coon Cat - Blue Kitty

Sweet Dreams Blue Kitty – Today we said goodbye to Blue Kitty. Two-minute read, 4 pictures

Sweet Dreams Sprinky – Today we said goodbye to Sprinkles.

Three Days Backpacking with a Hammock at Hercules Glades Wilderness – It was time to go out on my long awaited backpacking trip with a hammock. Plan ‘A’ was for us to go on a quick, one-night visit to Hercules Glades Wilderness. When Ginger decided she wasn’t going, I quickly came up with Plan ‘B’ which transformed the quick one-nighter into a solo three-day, Friday through Sunday trip. Trip write-up: Ten-minute read, 55 pictures

Sweet dreams Getzger. Goodbye Mr. Cat.

One door closes as another opens by Gary

One door opens as another closes (365:034) – I’ve just received news of a death in the family back in the UK, and This morning we went to the hospital to see the latest addition to our family, Natalie Anne, born yesterday evening to Betsy and Matt. Just as one life ends another has begun.

Photograph of Ginger and Gary Allman on the Coy Bald Trail

December 2010, and our very first backpacking trip. Trip write-up: Five-minute read, 21 pictures

Ginger and Gary’s Wedding day – At four pm on 20 February 2009 we got married. Here are a small sample of the 800-odd photographs we have of the day. Fifteen-minute read, Album: 65 pictures

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

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

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

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.

Today I received the decree absolute. Four months after my first meeting with my solicitor. Now we can apply for my visa. All I need is the list of papers I need to take with me on my next visit.

Decree nisei – Today the decree nisei was issued. I didn’t receive a copy until the 12th. One-minute read

Photograph of Gary Allman standing outside Blake lapthorn Tarlo Lyons Solicitors. Portsmouth UK. 2007

Solicitor – Today I had the first meeting about the divorce with my solicitor. There 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 thing.

A black and white photograph of Gary and Ginger Allman on the the day they first met (August 11, 2007)

August 11, 2007, First Meeting – and just over a month after we realized we’d get married. One-minute read, 2 pictures

Black and white picture of Gary Allman sitting in a car in Osbourne Road Southsea.

Stunned (365:171) – This is what it looks like when the financial rug is unexpectedly pulled out from under you. One-minute read, 5 pictures

Denouement (365: 161) – This morning I told Elaine I wanted a divorce. One-minute read

Calm Centre (365: 135) – Many years ago I visited this spot at a time when I needed to make an important decision. I also needed a place and memory to act as a calm reference point to carry with me and help in the years to come. Two-minute read, 2 pictures

Another Shower shot, only this time I didn’t get wet (365: 43) – I thought one of the ideas behind the 365 days project was to help people get to know themselves.

This poses a problem when you find you don’t like the person you’ve got to know. One-minute read

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