Saturday, 31 July 2010

Early beach walk

It was rather lovely.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Cute overload

A new resident of one of our units who is proving rather popular.  For obvious reasons.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Material Delights

Today I have purchased my first DSLR camera. Some of you will appreciate the magnitude of this moment. Some of you may not. For those of you immune to this particular flavour of geek joy, please look away now.

I've acquired a Nikon D80, a Nikkor 70-300 zoom lens and a Sigma 18-55mm. My Sigma Ultra Wide 10-20mm Lens is in the post as I write.

This, you might have gathered, is some great wondrousness for me; A culmination of good saving and much hard graft.

Bear with me as I learn how to use the damned thing before I share my attempts at pretty pictures.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


I hope you like the new template. Thought I'd furnish it with a pretty photo.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Man 'o war?

It's quiet. So quiet in fact, that I can hear mains hum from a techno gizmo at the far end of the room. It's not an entirely unpleasant experience, given my frantic lifestyle of late, however it's completely alien. The kids are in bed, knackered after a weekend in the outdoors. My wife has followed their example.

So I'm here, for once, wondering how to fill my time, and thought I should blog. I hope that there's still one or two of you with my feed in your reader. If so, hello!

Please enjoy this jellyfish that we found in a rock pool at Bamburgh yesterday. I think it's a man-o-war (circa 3 inches diameter)? Apparently they're common in the south of England and are finding their way up north. Please correct me if I've got my species wrong.

Here's a video of it swimming complete with kid commentaryr;

And these are Black Headed Gulls, yes? Greedy bastards either way. Nicked me sausage roll they did..