Madmen, drummers, bummers, and Indians in the summer

Writing about Probe Records the other day reminded me of this earlier experience. It's 1973, I'm 19 years old, working in a Liverpool City Council housing office before starting at the University in the autumn, and I'm about to have a very good day. A day I remember large bits of very clearly, even now. [...]

Thank you for the days

Back in Liverpool now, Saturday dawns sunny and we have our second joint run of the week. Running round the lake we see all seven cygnets and both remainingĀ goslingsĀ (yes, down to two as of a week or so ago) with their parents, all well. No photos of course, we were running after all. (See Sunday [...]

Half-life?

For the third of this week's posts about our holiday on Anglesey we're going on a walk, on a Nature Trail, unlike any walk either of us has been on before.The sunshine of the last two idyllic days of cliff walking, lighthouse climbing and wildflower exploring has gone, so it's a cloudy Monday morning as [...]

Heaven in a wildflower

To see a world in a grain of sand And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. William Blake The second of this week's posts about our stay on Ynys Gybi, at the tip of Anglesey. Now, even I know Anglesey's good for [...]

To the Lighthouse (with the Lighthouse Keeper)

In June 2013, Sarah and I went to stay for a few days in one of our favourite places on earth, Anglesey. In this first post about our visit we manage to get into a place we have long admired, the South Stack Lighthouse. The post, as you will see, features a man called Gordon [...]

Photographing ordinary things

If you've followed this blog for any amount of time you'll know that, aside from our work and my life with Sarah, one of the main things I do is walk around photographing things. Sometimes extraordinary, like a magnificent landscape, a surprising wildflower or the new baby goslings on the lake. But more often I [...]