March 2nd, 2012
February 19th, 2012
Went for a wander in the Chilterns near Henley today, on account of it being the first warm-ish sunny day for ages. Regular readers might have noticed that my adventurings have become less, err, adventurous of late with suspicious amounts of repetition. Well, I’ve decided that the Chilterns really are the optimal walking location in the south of England: having excellent quantities of nicely rounded hills and quaint villages. It’s just surprising how empty it is during the weekend, considering it’s only thirty miles from London. Anyway, here are some things I saw today:
February 11th, 2012
So after having no real problems with my flat for over a year, a few days ago my landlord phones to say he’ll be in India until the end of the month. The following day I wake up and there’s no hot water. This is completely unreasonably unlucky and I wish to protest.
Update: should I be concerned if two plumbers arrive, umm and err for an hour, and then leave saying they need to contact a “technical expert”?
Further update: all fixed now!
February 5th, 2012
If you needed any convincing that Clementine is the best Linux music player since Amarok 1.4, here it is:
January 16th, 2012
Another year so time for fresh adventuring. Yesterday I wandered through Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire to that far-flung outpost of the London Underground, Chorleywood:
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I had rather optimistically set off for Hemel Hempstead but I was hampered by the available daylight and my inability to estimate distances. Below are some pictures of the things I saw along the way. Try to imagine how they might look with the addition of a 250mph train, for this the future route of HS2!
January 9th, 2012
Just two people separate me from both President Obama and Sarah Palin on LinkedIn. Well chuffed.
December 28th, 2011
Awesome sunset tonight in Hastings near my parents house. This is the local reservoir.
I followed Blodgett’s previous advice of using the spot metering mode and I also used the exposure compensation to make it a bit brighter. I’ve put loads more here but they’re mostly duplicates.
December 27th, 2011
December 10th, 2011
Today I walked from Farnham Common north of Slough on a meandering route into Yiewsley, West London. On the way I passed through Stoke Common which is a lovely bit of heathland that’s very rare here down south. I’ve actually been through here on a previous adventure last year. Also good are Langley Park and Black Park Country Park. Once inside the M25 however the scenery deteriorated pretty rapidly. Mind you, further up the Colne valley there is some pretty good walking. It was well cold though, which you can see from the frost still on the ground in the photos:
November 27th, 2011
Nice sunny day today unlike the past week which has been cloudy and miserable. Here’s a pleasant field near Marlow, Bucks. This footpath was apparently opened by no less than the Right Honourable Theresa May MP. I feel privileged to walk on it.
Here’s a picture of a seed pod thing. Maybe teasel. Experimenting with the aperture priority mode. Maybe overdone.