Wednesday, November 30, 2016

and breathe

Back home again.
Travelled all the way down and back.
Trains, planes and buses.
Lovely to be home

Monday, November 28, 2016

Near Freyja

Freyja, our little super-yacht will now be nestling somewhere near here, biding her time till we return from England. Eh? Yes, we have been away. relatives and all that.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sparkle. Or something

Yes they opened it. Drank the wine and juice. Spoke the requisite words.

Truth will win out.

Now go and see the excellent exhibition.

I even captured the sparkle of the occasion.

Friday, November 25, 2016


I was going title the post 'sun' but I didn't want to attract the wrong sort of notice.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

La la la, la etc

Please don't tell me I cannot take a portrait to save my life.

This is him. Not seen him for ages then several of him came along at once. The Ilford Sporti did a fine job in collecting him up.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Been busy

Not making snaps but mending the wee yacht, sailing the thing, visiting peeps ooh, and keeping Toots here company in the woods.

Sorry about the lack of wordage on this ere blog but the world is satirising itself and doesn't require me to comment at the moment.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Looking at another world

There I was wondering if I could stand the day. Cope with what life was throwing at me, the sun warming my back and the wind caressing my ears.

Then, all of of a sudden it appeared as it by some flip of reality. I liked it a lot and took myself off home to make Beany sheepherders pie for tea.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Did I tell the sun shone?

It shone briefly on me and my self on the beach. The big beach by the village that is.  I had the Perkeo with me and shot around a bit.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Twas howling

This is the harbour entrance at Brevig, just down the coast. it's not the best protected in this weather direction but hey, a little boat did come in.

Trying to hold the camera steady in a force 8 was no easy task I can tell you.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Oh, you're back.

I'm in a state of non-plusssedness. No, thank goodness it's not the 54th state of Trumpton.
The wind has been blowing, the rain falling, me bones aching and I'm still awaiting that flash of inspiration to come upon me.
I took this to placate my mind. It didn't work..

Saturday, November 12, 2016

It might have been summer

It might have been summer this snap.
It might have been yesterday but me thinks the umbrella wouldn't last a few moments in the breeze we endured then.

Just back from a fine visi to Mr Toots. had tea and Tunnocks too. How good is that? Only Mr Toots is beached on the settee with his get up and go gone. Gone to a similar location mine has I shouldn't wonder. Still, my stupor didn't get the  better of me and I fought the wind at Brevig harbour watching the waves crash in, snapping them while they weren't looking and seeing a foolhardy little fishing boat bravely fight it's way in to what is a dodgy harbour entrance at best. Oh well.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Tuesday, November 08, 2016


Is this IT ?
Is this the day that the US decide.
Is it?
Not sure.

I'll be glad when it's settled though.
It's worrying me - the thought of Trumpton

Monday, November 07, 2016


Bit of a breeze here today so we might be losing a few branches off the trees in Stornoway.

Was in toon yesterday at an Lanntair for Nanook of the North film along with an excellent musical accompaniment by Peter Urpeth and some guitar wielding chap called Mark Hewins. Ooh they made a right fab racket to watch the film by.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

When you are on to a GOOD THING

Notice the capital letters there? That's means something. I know not what but it is important as I present to you another lith print. Eastern Block paper too - ORWO - thin but nice if you shine the right light and soak in the right chemicals

Saturday, November 05, 2016


You may have seen this snap before - and you may see it again. Why stop showing a snap you like eh?

Tis not quite the same as the last offering as it happens., The dust is in different places, this printed using Lith on old Hungarian photo paper - can you tell?

Thursday, November 03, 2016


This may be me. Lounging in the Summer Parlour. Only twas autumn. that's why the development of the glass plate was wrong. So wrong you can almost see how I feel. Terrible that is.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Pedestrians only

You can tell it's been pedestrianised.

Just decided to get rid of one camera I never really got on with. I always wanted one but when I had it, it didn't gell with me. Oh well.

My bod is rebelling at the moment. Tried Dandelion root tea but that didn't agree with me either. Now I'm melting all the time. You can see that reflected in the snap!