Annular Eclipse Timelapse

Annular Eclipse Timelapse — A series of hand-held photographs of the Annular Eclipse taken by Ginger on her cell phone using a pair of eclipse glasses held in front of the lens.

We have plans

We have plans … It’s been a great nine years with the diocese (how did that happen?), but now it is time to move on to new ventures.

Night, night, Tubby

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

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

Sweet Dreams Blue Kitty

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

Sweet Dreams Sprinky

Sweet Dreams Sprinky – Today we said goodbye to Sprinkles.

Three Days Backpacking with a Hammock at Hercules Glades Wilderness

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

Lanie’s Graduation Party Poster

Lanie’s Graduation Party Poster.

Sweet Dreams Getzger

Sweet dreams Getzger. Goodbye Mr. Cat.

Lanie’s Induction into the National Honor Society

This evening Lanie was inducted into the National Honor Society. Well done Lanie!!

EFM Graduation

EFM Graduation – Today saw the end of my four years of study. +12

One door opens as another closes (365:034)

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.

Our First Backpacking Trip: Hercules Glades Wilderness

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

Ginger and Gary’s Wedding day

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. Album: 15-minute read, +64

The last lap

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

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

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

Keith’s Graduation

Keith’s Graduation at the University of Southampton. +3

Fourteen months later – finished

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

A special event – Gary and Ginger get engaged

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

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

Solicitor

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.

August 11, 2007, First Meeting

August 11, 2007, First Meeting – and just over a month after we realized we’d get married. Two-minute read, +1

My new home

My new home. I signed the lease today. 44a St. David’s Road, Portsmouth. The top flat will be mine from July 5th. I’m looking forward to getting out of temporary bed & breakfast accommodation and into my own place. +4