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Firefox Back to Normal

I’ve been stubbornly ignoring the recent updates to Firefox and using 24 ESR instead as the new Australis changes ruined what was a perfectly nice minimal UI. The biggest problem for me was the inability to move the address bar into the title bar: once you’re accustomed to this having it hanging below is a […]

On The Beach

I went for a walk down to the seafront in Hastings after lunch today. The late afternoon sun was beautiful, if rather cold. Here’s one of the local fishing boats, just recently returned from a day out working. I actually saw some fishermen carrying their catch off another boat later. There’s no harbour at Hastings […]


I took some photos of things growing in my mum’s greenhouse while I was waiting for Christmas dinner. Here’s a pretty pink flower! This one is is a stumpy spiky cactus. He looks quite happy sitting there.


It’s the shortest day today. As a sort of celebration I went for a wander in Maidenhead Thicket this afternoon. The trees looked so bare and the overcast clouds were very gloomy. Never mind: summer soon! Also only four days until Christmas.


Is it a truck?! Perhaps a TRAIN or some kind of tractor?! I rather like it, whatever it is.

Beeches Way

In what’s become something of a winter tradition I walked along the Beeches Way last Saturday. It’s roughly 18 miles long which is a good distance for the available daylight in December. Although you do need to get up early. It started off in this eerie fog on Cookham Moor but that soon disappeared and […]

London Bridges

I was in London last weekend and took some photos along the Thames near Chelsea. This one is the Albert Bridge. And this one I think the Chelsea Bridge. And a really pretty sunset later on.

Pie Rating

We’ve been hard at work in our office rating the 2014 mince pie selection. The Fortnum & Mason “traditional” pie is the current front runner. Although the M&S regular pie is a good choice on a more modest budget.

Telegraph Pole

Really pretty sunset near my house this evening. Fellow admirers of the humble telegraph pole may appreciate this website.

Burial Chamber

Yesterday I was out exploring near Marlborough and stumbled across this ancient burial chamber just as it was getting dark. With the moon out already it was super creepy. Apparently this is the “Devil’s Den” and if I had been foolish enough to pour water into the hollows in the capstone and demon would have […]