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9 Mar

Sometimes my best writing is in my comments to other people

I know for a fact that whenever Iโ€™m not in London I want to be back there. I have a cankering for my own bed – my own place. Theres always a certain smell, a feel, an emotion about a city that you wear like a cloak.

I donโ€™t think we ever give up our security blankets as children. I think we just transform our world into one. Wrapping up against the cold night. Ahhh – The city is a mistress, warm in her bossoms.

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Internal Monologue’s and MP3’s

28 Jan

The night’s here are still getting dark early. It’s 5pm and I’m walking up Regent Street, when I come to a crossing. At the edge of the road waiting patiently. MP3 going in my ear and being generally happy and focused. The street’s are busy with shopper’s, tourists and travellers. We have business men and women all trying to get home and to meetings. Rush hour is upon us.

The road I am about to cross enters onto Regent street and as such is very busy. I look left, look right and notice a car coming towards us from oxford street very fast.

Suddenly, for reason’s I cannot fathom a lady on my right decides now is a good time to sprint across the road and thus causing the oncoming car to screech to a stop. Did I mention it was raining?

So we have me with my MP3 player waiting patiently, in the dark, cold and wet. Traversing a very busy part of London at a very busy part of the day. My thoughts on the matter were very simple and to the point.

“Stupid Bitch” I said.

Looking to my left I realise there is a women,ย  standing staring at me. ‘Shit’ I think – Instead of muttering to myself I have made the mistake of saying quite clearly and loudly what was on my mind. What should have been an internal monologue – an insult never uttered. Has turned instead to an unprovoked attack on an innocent bystander. All of this because of my MP3 player blaring in my ear’s, clearly I can’t hear myself think and as such have basically shouted and splurted my thoughts for all to know.

“OMG” I exclaim with my face reddening at the realisation “I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to say that I”
She’s laughing and looks at me “I know, it’s the only way to meet people now days”
“That’s true, have a good evening, and again I’m so sorry”

The moral of this story should be clear to anyone. Be careful what you think, or maybe it’s something to do with the evils and perils of modern technology. You decide.

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Travel’s and Photography

3 Jan

Hi All,

I thought tonight after finally picking up some of my Discworld novels again I’m feeling very happy, positive and generally have some drive which I’ve been lacking recently. That all being said here are a few of my favourite shot’s from my previous travel’s I’m not a great photographer – but then I don’t need to be because I enjoy it and I’m not doing this for anyone else. I may have mentioned previously about my fears of losing my memory and my photographs being a link to drag these back up so we shall see really. Remember you can click on any picture to make it large, anyway enjoy:

Some shots from Fujairah to start:-

Azka in Mirror

Azka in Mirror

Ben and the Cheese

Ben and the Cheese

Shisha

Shisha

Eyes

Eyes

Shooting in Athens:-

Shooting in Glass

Shooting in Glass

Island horizon

Island horizon

Pillars of light

Pillars of light

Acropoppy

Acropoppy

Some shots in the London Aquarium:-

Messinge with shutter speeds

Messinge with shutter speeds

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Fish ๐Ÿ˜€

Glowing

Glowing

General Pictures in London:-

Boat

Boat

Fountains

Fountains

Pidgeons in flight

Pidgeons in flight

Istanbul:-

Tree in Fisheye

Tree in Fisheye

Eek

Eek

Lights

Lights

Paris:-

Top of the Steps

Top of the Steps

Jewish Rememberance

Jewish Rememberance

Place du

Place du

Rome:-

Bird in Flight

Bird in Flight

Streaming Sunlight

Streaming Sunlight

Reflective Arches

Reflective Arches

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Pidgeon ๐Ÿ˜€

Playin with ISO and Shutter speeds

Playin with ISO and Shutter speeds

Finally Venice:-

In Flight

In Flight

Beauty in Simplicity

Beauty in Simplicity

No-one looks up

No-one looks up

Picture in Picture

Picture in Picture



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New Year. New Goals?

2 Jan

First of – A happy new year to all those that read this.

Ok so we’re finally officially into a new year, I know it’s only been a short time but I was kind of hoping with all the fuss thing’s would seem different – not just more expensive…

A few good changes have happened this year. I finally found some fish that my female Molly won’t chase and kill so the fish tank is looking a lot fuller and my molly seems happier for the company. I also was given a present this year that fit’s my lifestyle greatly. A paint-your-own cow. I know it’s not exciting but I now have another addition to my window sill garden I have developed over the last couple of months, mainly out of boredom but partly I guess out of a desire to make the most of the little space I do have. Living in a flat on a high street means I don’t have any garden space so I’ve made the most of the situation from scratch and grown myself a grassy area. Check out the pictures below ๐Ÿ˜€ also feel free to add me to FACEBOOK

Cow in Garden

Cow in Garden

Garden

Garden

Homeless People

19 Sep

So today I was walking home along London Bridge. Now most day’s I always see two people, in the morning and in the evening. The big issue sellers. As I walked past “Eat” I saw the woman seller, looking up I noticed she had tears in her eye’s, my heart wrenched. What was I to do….I did what everybody else did, I pretended, like I do everyday with both of my regulars. I ignored them, pretending they weren’t there. Continue reading

The Weather

15 Sep

When you have nothing else to talk about, you talk about the weather. When you have nothing to write about you talk about politics.
I’m on the late shift at work today and came out onto London bridge around 7:10, the air was crisp and warm and felt amazing, the sun was setting, up river. Continue reading