Raising Barriers

We’ll call this a little more Brexit delayed output, originally I intended to publish this in May. London is vulnerable to flooding. If a storm surge coincides with a spring tide, dangerously high water levels can occur in the Thames Estuary. The threat has increased over time due to the slow but continuous rise in …

Nifty 25: Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro

I bought this lens because I had never been entirely satisfied with the results from other M43s lenses at 25mm and because of a general love for the results from a fast 50mm. Olympus released a number of products in the last few months and the 25mm ƒ/1.2 Pro M.Zuiko Digital (hereafter, the 25mm f1.2) …

The Bus to Shepherd’s Bush

Another post from earlier in the year that I failed to finish because of Brexit related nonsense. This one from late May… My son was keen for a Saturday out of the house recently, so I scoured the pages of “things to do” magazines about London and the south east for something right up his …

Classic Cars and Dinosaurs

There’s a range of things that happened (and were heavily photographed) in the summer that I failed to cover here. This is all down to to the car crash that is brexit and everything that’s followed, including vast amounts of protesting, campaigning and social media. However, as a potential end to the good times is …

Rage, rage against the dying of the light

I support every campaigner against brexit, be they a Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, SNP, Sinn Fein, UUP, DUP, Plaid or Green supporter. I don’t care if they are a Corbynista, Thatcherite, Bennite, Cameroon or Blairite. I don’t care that people are unionist or nationalist. I don’t care if people are members of a union or …

Witney, vote for all of us

I was born in Oxford, and lived until the age of 11 in west Oxfordshire, on Abingdon Road in the little village of Standlake near Witney. My father worked in Summertown and later Eynsham for the National Farmers Union. I enjoyed growing up there, the towns and countryside were beautiful (Places like Witney, Eynsham, Chipping …

Devon Daze

I should probably point out in advance that if you are expecting more outraged political discourse, this post isn’t it. This post harks back to the time when all I used to write about was travel, life in general and photography. I digress…. This year we wanted to head to somewhere new on holiday. Money …

The big EU democracy lie.

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it. Adolf Hitler Facts have been thin on the ground in the UK post the referendum result. Some newspapers, like the Express, read like they are straight out of a banana republic (though thankfully they’ve been forced to withdraw some …

Bregret?

For another post about brexit, I actually wanted to start with yesterday’s events of the publishing of the very long overdue Chilcott inquiry. For those praising the outcome, allow me to be extremely critical of the time and expense taken to publish a report that confirmed what many people thought years ago. That said though, …