Cornwall Spring

I’m not sure if the title is a reference to the season or that a holiday has put a spring back in my step, but I certainly felt like I needed a holiday after the last few months. In fairness, of the two weeks I took off, we spent 8 days in Cornwall and the …

Satisfaction?

Do you sometimes get that urge to write, or paint a picture, or bake a cake, or even fix up a shelf? A creative impulse. Have you even noticed the way sometimes, when that works best is when you just relax, don’t think too hard and let things happen? That’s the way I feel about …

Enfield

I’ve been meaning to write this since early September and I have a bunch of other stuff to get through that’s queued behind it. The trouble is, this is a piece about the area I just moved from and there’s just so much to cram in. I can remember now how we discovered Enfield. Some …

Moving Home

First of all, if it seems like I haven’t been posting much here at the minute, I apologise. I’ve been moving house with all of the hard work, frustration and stress that brings with it. I also apologise for a lot of “dull” pictures of an empty house. But if you are here, you probably …

Pit Crew

I started this blog by writing lots of posts about “stuff” happening in and around the City of London, where I work. Today offered the chance to write something similar. I had zero time for lunch today,but on the way back from a meeting in my old office on Appold St, I wandered through Finsbury …

Wandering with the M240 and Summicron 28mm F2 ASPH

When you see secondhand Leica lenses in the 28-50mm range that are some of the renowned ones, like the Summilux 50mm F1.4 ASPH, the Summilux 35mm F1.4 ASPH FLE etc you really should just pounce if the price is right. That’s exactly what I did with respect to a mint Summicron 28mm F2 ASPH I …

M Typ 240 – a Terrible Camera?

You would believe it if you read everything on the internet (mind you, you would believe Elvis was alive and riding around on a London bus on the moon if you read everything on the internet). The feedback from many sources (notably Peter Prosophos, but he isn’t alone in his views) seems to have been …