Walking on Wet Sand, originally uploaded by Andrew R. Whalley. The phones get better, the cameras get better, the tech gets better. Still takes a good photographer to create a photo like this. None the less, impressive for an iPhone!

Read More

There’s been quite a few comedy music tracks through the years that have reached cult status.  Here’s my shortlist (in no particular order) for the all time greats – feel free to suggest more: Pat Shortt – Jumbo Breakfast Roll Richie Kavanagh – Aon Focal Eile Tim O’Riordan (of Natural Gas) – The Langer Song Rubberbandits – Horse Outside Dustin the Turkey – any of his tunes! *Scene from Horse Outside

Read More

  So a few weeks have passed since the dilemma I was faced with – Which Bike? Its been resolved!  I picked the Honda Transalp. I was very keen on the BMW R1200GS but in the end it boiled down to affordability.  The BMW has the buzz generated from Charlie & Ewan’s Long Way Round, and rightly so.  However, the cost of the bike wasn’t my only concern – parts, service & insurance are all significantly more costly than then Honda.  And Honda have...

Read More
10 Dec

Caricature

At our work xmas party this year (in the Museum of London) there was an artist doing everyone’s caricatures, on his iPad. Here’s mine:   Check out these cool examples of iPad art on YouTube: Live model painted by David Kassan Black ‘& White painting of an eye Beyonce portrait by Kyle Lambert

Read More
1 Dec

Solipsism

sol ipsism |’sOlipsiz(e)m|nounthe view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist.? The theory of solipsism also merits close examination because it relates to three widely held philosophical presuppositions, which are themselves fundamental and wide-ranging in importance. These are that: My most certain knowledge is the content of my own mind—mythoughts, experiences, affects, etc.; There is no conceptual or logically necessary link between mental and physical—between, say, the occurrence of certain conscious experience or mental states and the ‘possession’ and behavioral dispositions of a ‘body’...

Read More
Milano Milano!

Another short trip for work – this time to the fashion capital of Milan.  I always find it fascinating to observe how impeccably the Italians (in Milan, at least) dress.  Even the motorcyclists dress to impress! The pleasure of visiting Italy is, without question, the food.  Starters, Firsts, Seconds & Deserts were all consumed with gusto!  I also encountered the most expensive buffet breakfast, ever – courtesy of the Sheraton Diane Majestic (luckily mine was included in the room price):...

Read More
Snaps from Amsterdam

A two day work visit to the ‘dam. Weather was cold but mostly sunny. The place was heaving with people – plenty of tourists. I was impressed, considering it’s Movember! Here’s a few shots    

Read More

The short version: Flew half way to Spain & back, then spent another 2hrs in the plane, before spending the rest of the day in the airport & then being sent to a hotel for the night.  Terrible communication from Thomson Holidays [reviews]. The long version: So I decided to take the family on a “winter sun” holiday, to Gran Canaria, and having had a previous good experience with Thomas Cook to Egypt [photo] we decided to book with them...

Read More
25 Oct

Which Bike?

I’ve spent a few months on my 125cc Jinlun cruiser and its been slow riding!   On October 21 I passed my full bike license & now the hunt has begun for a bigger, better bike.  The challenge I’m faced with is deciding which bike to buy.  The choice is so big & there are so many opinions out there, I’m not sure where to start. First round of narrowing down the choice is based on sitting position.  I prefer...

Read More

A colleague shared this photography eBook resource: Craft&Vision Buy an eBook or an iPad app, on a range of topics.  A few that caught my eye included: Ten Chasing the Look Drawing the Eye Fair prices with good reviews and I’m enjoying Ten right now.

Read More