Watching the news tonight I saw the familiar sight of prisoners being transported into a police station in those vans with the little heavily-tinted windows and the odd photographer breaking loose from the pack to hold their camera up to the heavily-tinted window at arm’s length to try and snap a photo or two. With […]
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June 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Voting selfies · Politics
This is where I eat my own words a little bit, even though I didn’t actually say them aloud at the time. Just before the elections there was an article on the BBC website about voters being told not to take selfies while voting. At the time I thought this was all a bit officious. […]
May 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on Caption competition · Politics
Not sure exactly why the Crawley News chose to illustrate a story about a Tory councillor sending a tweet with a picture of him being meerkatted, but surely it is crying out for a better caption than “CONCEDING DEFEAT: Duncan Crow” Any suggestions?
April 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on Planespotting · Life, Technology
We had our grandson, Alfie, visiting over the weekend so I thought I would take him along to the Gatwick Aviation Museum to look at the planes there. In all the time I have lived here I have never got round to visiting before so I figured it was about time. I also decided to […]
March 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on Tony Benn · Politics
Though he had been ill for some time, I think Tony Benn’s death was more of a shock than Bob Crow’s, possibly because he has been a fixture for so long I just sort of assumed he would always be around. I saw him speak a few times but only met him once, at a […]
March 12th, 2014 · Comments Off on Bob Crow again · Politics
I think this is a better picture of Bob Crow than the one I put here yesterday. I took this one at the 2009 Tolpuddle festival which, by the way, is an event well worth seeing.
March 12th, 2014 · Comments Off on Bob Crow · Politics
The news about Bob Crow came as a bit of a shock today, and I’ll admit that a large part of that is the normal reaction of any 51-year-old hearing about a 52-year-old’s sudden death. I was never in Bob’s union, but I have plenty to thank him for. When I worked for the railways […]
September 9th, 2013 · Comments Off on Full house · Life
It has been a bit of a hectic weekend, with three overnight guests on Saturday and the whole family here on Sunday, for the first time ever. Jayne has been a bit tense and panicky all week in anticipation, but it all went very well.
A couple of other little things made this weekend a little bit special. Firstly a few CDs arrived on Saturday morning. Last weekend was Kraftwerk weekend on 6 Music, and after that I was moaning on an online forum about how listening to a few shows on iPlayer I tried to track down the first […]
For my birthday Jayne treated me to a new lens for my camera: the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, which is often referred to as the ‘nifty fifty’. What with one thing and another, I didn’t get round to really trying it out over the weekend, except for a really quick snap of the […]