Bond 2 – The story continues

  The reality of my Bond ownership was that I actually had another Bond before I bought the MkG. and I now have to admit I skipped over that bit in my previous post.. Even by late 1966 my interest in motorbikes was increasingly at odds with a new and more pressing desire and this…

Death in the Afternoon

Oh what a tragedy, my magnificent 15ft high and 15ft wide Sumach brought from my old house in Oakdale 17 years ago as a 9 inch rooted sucker has fallen foul of today’s stormy weather, the victim of a summer squall. Classically vulnerable, in full leaf, so with maximum sail effect and following a long…

Dress Sense

  In 1968 dress code for the younger man in Brighton tended to be post hippie transitional and wide flairs were very much the trend. Most men’s clothes shops still didn’t really stock such fancy strides and even Sammy Gordon who, if you looked through the window of his Duke Street emporium for more than…

Coincidences

Last week, I got talking to a chap who was taking his 2 dogs for a walk down the lane. I picked up from his accent that he wasn’t local and he told me he’d been living in the village about 9 years, just round the corner from us. I asked him where he was…

EUROPE

Originally posted on RUBY ♥:
Whilst I am not particulary political, here are 10 reasons why I think we should stay firmly in Europe. DO WE REALLY WANT TO SAY GOODBYE TO ALL THIS? x

The 1970s

I’ve heard people say the 1970s was the decade style forgot, I can’t imagine for a moment why – I looked just fine…………

Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter

  Has anyone else been to the Harry Potter Experience – isn’t it just brilliant? You see it went like this. A couple of years back Jack and Hannie went up as a Christmas pressie from Jack’s Mum and Dad and they absolutely loved it and, to be honest I was  more than a little envious. Firstly, I’m…

Flat Holm Island

In my line of work I get some really great gigs and yesterday my duties took me to Flat Holm Island. Located in the middle of the Bristol Channel, some 6 miles off Cardiff, this SSSI site and bird sanctuary is quite amazing and really should be in anyone’s bucket list top 10. For the taste of D…

My Monochrome Gallery

Every now and again the urge comes upon me to hit the shutter and tinker…….. with, generally speaking, quite a lot of emphasis on the tinkering bit. The following are some of the outcomes and  I’ll continue adding pics to this gallery as and when the mood takes me. You can also find these on pinterst…

A younger me………..

About 2 years old Me with big bro, Pete   gg Early 60’s I think -note the back end of Dad’s old Jag in the background-  a 1947 1.5. Cost him about 75 quid then. If you could find one now, you’d need £30,000 to take it home My canoe, sat in the garden for 2 years and that’s as close…

Should trivia be the new important?

At the very least it deserves its place, say I. ————————————————————————– ”It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information”. OSCAR WILDE