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 …

How I broke the Internet…

…. or possibly just my blog. Sorry to everyone who visits regularly that a number of the picture links broke in recent months. I hadn’t realised this was my fault, as I’ve had it happen previously because of server issues with Flickr. This time, however, it was all my fault. In an effort to tidy …

On the pleasure of shooting with a great camera

The Nikon D810 is a camera I’ve raved about before. It is an enormously capable camera which allows for images that are, at their best, better than any other camera with a 35mm sensor. There are a lot of things about the D810 that aren’t perfect: it’s a little thicker than I think Nikon could …

2 days, 2 cameras and a Motor Pageant

Once again, it was time for the Enfield Pageant of Motoring a couple of weeks ago and despite having jumped ship to Hertfordshire, I did want to go as I’ve always enjoyed it. My other half told me this would be an adventure that my son and I would share together 😉 so, after much …

Medieval Jousting with the D810

Last month we visited Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, to watch Medieval Jousting being demonstrated in the grounds. As eagle eyed readers will know, Knebworth is a large stately home just outside of London, which is most notorious for hosting a variety of rock concerts from the 60s through to the present. In fact, the house itself …

SkyGarden

SkyGarden is the new “public” space at the top of 20 Fenchurch Street, a new skyscraper in the City of London. People may know the building better as the “walkie talkie” or “walkie scorchie” (in light of its ability to melt cars and scorch the streets). //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js 20 Fenchurch Street was designed by architect Rafael …

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 …

Cliffs, Coast and Castles

Just after Christmas we headed off to Wales to to combine seeing family with a short holiday. Of course regular readers will know this is something I’ve done before and will do again. This time though while staying near the picturesque Dunraven Bay at Southerndown again, we wanted to explore a few of the places …

Liverpool

Sometimes you have days that start not so well, get worse and end badly. They are at least consistent… We had a day like this recently when a combination of the need to exchange contracts on our purchase and sale of property, put the cat into a cattery for the weekend and get ourselves to …

Big busk!

I have found myself in limbo these last few weeks. I’ve been packing up to move house, but sadly, as is the way in the UK property market, problems elsewhere in the property “chain” mean I’ve been chasing and waiting on solicitors and estate agents. At some point no doubt we’ll move but it feels …