Life without hope is hopeless as they say. If anything, aspects of the last 10 months have been hopeless but that in the main is the hoplessness of our inept government who no doubt live in the hope that COVID-19 might just go away if only they can procrastinate long enough. For the rest of […]

Of Lockdown and parallels

It has been a while but time it seems has stood still since late March when Lockdown was imposed upon us. It has to be said that the tsunami warning system that propelled itself from the Far East seemed to have blown out by the time our lacklustre Government pulled their collective finger out and […]

I’m slowly coming back to the mainstream

I’ve been otherwise engaged for over 13 months now with little or no time for anything photographic or blogospheric but I’m keen to get back into what was my ‘norm’. A period of absence is not a bad thing for any practitioner, whatever their field but this period has been obfuscated by the shenanigans of […]

Allotment success beats the building blues

There is nothing more forlorn than a building site put on hold where the builder has been laid off owing to third party intransigence and general dilatoriness. Much of my waking hours have been spent of late hand digging and barrowing 52 tons of earth, sand and rubble into skips. Progress has only stopped because […]

I’ve been very quiet of late

After a frenetic Spring kicking off with The Rooftop exhibition quickly followed by MEUS as a pathfinder fringe show for PhotoEast and again followed by a second showing of MEUS in July I thought I’d have a rest. No such thing. I’m busy on other things and the weather was just far too hot and […]

Shit happens, then there are green shoots

I have been away from this forum for some weeks now doing many other things including hanging our MEUS show in Ipswich Town Hall during May as an official fringe event for PhotoEast 2018, erecting  and painting a shed on the allotment, taking on another 10 rod allotment that was so overgrown Tigers could have […]


I’ve spent 8 days out of the last two weeks teaching Business Analysts to always ask the question ‘Why?’. Being a bit out of condition and not having harmed any film since 21st January and left it too late for early doors with the large format gear, I thought I’d better explore the Gipping if […]

Let the train take the strain?

I’m going to sound like some old git now but the weather we have had this week is nothing like that of the February 1963. Our primary school did not close. OK the bus could not get down Hall Lane as snow was piled 14 feet high. Great fun for us at the time. Why […]

Closed on a Tuesday FFS

I had to go up to town on Tuesday for a business meeting that concluded at lunchtime. I knew I had to write stuff up but the sun was shining, it was bitterly cold but London was shimmering like a necklace of precious jewels. Ah ha methinks, next meeting at the RSA off the Strand […]

From full steam ahead to my vessel is stopped in the water

Last week I stood down from a voluntary role that I have held for 7 years. The only analogy I can allude to is a maritime one. Many years ago I plied my trade patrolling the waters of the UK mainland in a quest to prevent smuggling of people and contraband. They were exciting times […]