Brexsh1t

Apologies for the title, but I’m angry because my country has been stolen by liars. It feels like there has been a coup. There are no tanks on the streets, but the prime minster has resigned because he tried to campaign on facts and was defeated by bare faced lies told by liars. I’ve seen …

Remain

I don’t suppose this will surprise anyone who knows me or who has seen my Facebook account, but I’m voting for remain in the EU referendum. I explicitly don’t want this to turn into a negative post (though some parts of it will be) so I will try and make positive statements. The pictures were …

Respect

Last Friday, I headed over to Parliament Square to pay my respects to Jo Cox MP, the member of parliament murdered by a right-wing fanatic, seemingly angered by her support for Britain to remain in the EU. For the last few years the poisonous media narrative has been about corrupt MPs only out for themselves, …

Sometimes in the rain…

Things go wrong. Sometimes you pound the streets all day looking for a story to tell. Other times you’ve been trapped by a deluge near your usual sandwich shop and a story presents itself. As I watched people running through the deluge I saw these guys approaching with copies of the local evening newspaper. I …

The Pasty Strikes Back

Pentewan I’ve not been posting for a while, mostly because I’ve been on holiday and away on and off the last few weeks. We headed back to Cornwall for a week away in April and as ever it was welcome. This time we stayed in the lovely village of Pentewan, nr to St Austell and …

Double Pro? Thoughts on the Fujifilm X-Pro2

As a follow up to my previous post on this topic, it was time to publish a full review/impressions piece on the X-Pro2. To summarise: (i) it’s really, really good; but (ii) not everyone will agree with (i). I’ll be honest about the negatives but to be clear, for me, this camera makes them irrelevant. …

X-Pro2 at first glance

Last Thursday morning I had resolved to cancel my D500 order, largely because I’m not a birder and I didn’t really see what it would add other than the need to purchase a whole new set of wide angle lenses (that’s tongue in cheek – I think the D500 looks fantastic, but I don’t really …

Scottish Aviation

Last Thursday morning I was rushing down to my local station early. For once, this wasn’t because of an early morning meeting, but rather because something special was about to happen. In this case, the something special was the visit of a steam train (locomotive), the Flying Scotsman. Once a holder of the world record …

Chinatown at New Year

First of all, a small confession. I didn’t actually go to the amazing parade to Trafalgar Square for Chinese New Year. I have always loved visiting Chinatown in London’s west end, ever since I moved to London in 2000. One of my favourite memories is visiting Chinatown with my other half in 2004(ish) to watch …