Monday, 31 January 2011

... is Good for You

Grandad Fuzzy recommends Guinness. He gave me this bottle and I was happy until I tried to get the top off. Then I found it was a stress-busting rubber ... DUMMY! What's the number of Childline again?

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Dave & Sue's Place

The boxroom, the kitchen/diner and the back garden. Thanks for your hospitality, Dave and Sue.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Shop Window

A display in King's Parade in Cambridge before Christmas.

Friday, 28 January 2011

That Darn Cat!

Midge watching Casla from the safety of Ann's knee. Cats hiss, dogs bark and wag their tails in her face - it's like a zoo here, hence the worried look.

Thursday, 27 January 2011


Midge looks up like this occasionally, almost as if to clear her brain before continuing what she had been doing.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Work Experience Continues

Sadie is learning how to use a mobile phone and is persevering with Microsoft Office. Checking invoices is a little more difficult when you can't read.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Restoration Job

The Hurricane beyond looks like this Hind/Demon wreck under the skin.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Sunderland Mk V

The light from below is very attractive.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Winter Maintenance

The Catalina on the jacks.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Aviation Art

Some images from out-of-season Duxford.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Stall Turn

The Blackburn B2 approaching a stall turn and rolling off the top at Old Warden last summer.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Reds in Hyde Park

Two from 29th December.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Getting in practice for the season

The 7D snaps into focus more quickly than the 5D, but there is more 'noise' at ISO 500. Paxton Pits.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Ann's Birthday

While it was Ann's proper birthday, it was only Sadie's two-thirds anniversary.

Monday, 17 January 2011

At the Bowling Alley

I liked the orange ball in the blue light. This is Pete bowling. The girls check out the scoreboard while Sadie looks down the lane.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Swan Lake on Ice

One from Kensington Gardens at the New Year.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

What planet am I on?

Jupiter, I think. Or it's dirt on the sensor! I used a 400mm lens and 2x converter, and this is the largest blow-up possible. ISO 2000, 1/1000th second at f/8. Could do better!

Friday, 14 January 2011

Photography 101

Sadie gets a lesson from Ann.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

The Cotswold Arms

Cotswold stone, too. Burford, Oxfordshire.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Another from Snetterton (the old Snetterton, as it will be from this year) in October last year. 135mm 1/80th f/10.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

It's that Tutor again.

I couldn't think of a picture to illustrate 11.1.11, so I fell back on the archives.

Monday, 10 January 2011


The European White Stork in flight.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Sundae Sadie

Midge in her frogger.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

When Saturday Comes

A Barrington FC striker wins the ball in the home game today against Girton FC.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Kite Flying

On a dull wet January day, what better memory than a sunny day in Oxfordshire watching red kites.

Thursday, 6 January 2011


Neither Ann nor Sadie knows what the other is saying, but they're having a wonderful time saying it.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


The Science Museum also has the Supermarine S6b, the aircraft that won the Trophy outright for Britain. Its Rolls Royce R engine is the same size as the much later Griffon, a third larger than the Merlin and developing more than twice the horsepower of the Mark Two Spitfire behind. The fixed pitch prop is very coarse and must have taken ages to get the aircraft off the sea.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Schneider Trophy

I discovered the trophy in the Science Museum. I'd never even seen a photo of it. It's surprisingly erotic and surrounded on the base by octopuses! The nymph is kissing one of four men rising from the waves.

Monday, 3 January 2011

I spoiled a very good rock band

Yes, this angelic anthropoid is Duncan's daughter Hannah.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

American Cemetery

Ann and I visited Madingley on a very drear and drizzly New Year's Day. This sailor died on 28th December 1943, and his grave had been visited recently, the engraved name being filled in with sand so that it stood out.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

The First Blog of the New Year

Sadie was very patient with GDF pointing a camera at her. Get used to it, princess, as her dad would say!