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An Electric Velocipede

Late last year I purchased an electrically assisted bicycle from Figgures my local bike dealer.  I decided to go for a folding model just in case I had to lug it around in the car.  I mean lug too as … Continue reading

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My New Pressure Cooker

I have always been wary of pressure cookers, possibly the fear of explosion, possibly various complexities. I have to admit I am hopeless when it comes to reading instruction manuals. I also have a rather alarming childhood experience of pressure … Continue reading

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Back again after a long time

I have been remiss in not contributing to this blog for ages, years in fact. The last couple of years have been interesting, I mean interesting in the scenes of the Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times”. My … Continue reading

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Chaat Masala

Many years ago (late sixties) when I was a student in Birmingham a new up market Indian restaurant opened in New Street, one of Birmingham’s main retail thoroughfares. It was in my mind anyway rather ludicrously named the Gaylord Indian … Continue reading

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Easy Russian Salad

Recently I felt nostalgic for tinned Russian Salad. I can’t remember which company supplied them might have been Heinz or possibly Crosse and Blackwell. What I recall was something like a macedoine of vegetables but with a salad cream/ mayonnaise … Continue reading

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Lunchtime at the Pig

Thursday 13th of March we went to the Pig. It should have been the previous day had it not been that Jersey Airport was closed owing to impossibly snowy conditions. I had not been to the Pig before yet I … Continue reading

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Great at first sight – Firstsite Colchester

The beginning of the title of this blog is borrowed from Rowan Moore of the Guardian / Observer. A neat pun which expresses some of his caution about the architecture. As an ex curator myself (Minories – Ikon Gallery) I … Continue reading

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The Number Four

I was listening to Alex Bellos on favourite numbers on Radio 4 and was fascinated to know that he had created a survey website asking people for views on their favourite numbers.  http://www.favouritenumber.net I went to this and informed that … Continue reading

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Changing the colour of links in iWeb

I did think that you couldn’t easily change the colours of links in iWeb.  It’s not true it’s very easy.  Mac don’t seem to tell you this in help.  All you do is go to links inspector and it says … Continue reading

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City of contrasts – Birmingham UK

Chinatown Canal, Birmingham This photo was taken in Summer Row close to where the old Birmingham College of Art Experimental Workshop would have been. Only a stone’s throw away from the brash new city centre. Note the contrast between old … Continue reading

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A quiet place in the New Forest

Royal Oak North Gorley Fo peace and quiet go to North Gorley, 2 miles south of Fordingbridge.  There is a small plain with wild cattle, horses and donkeys, tranquil ponds and a thatched pub. The pub serves good food and … Continue reading

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One of the dirtiest cars seen

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Signsmith van

Seen in Lymington on Easter Day.

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Another couple of Jersey tractors

Seen last August. I just love these old salty workhorses.

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Kooky flower pots

Near to the skip that I have photographed in Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England, are these kooky teapot flower pots.

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My new Voigtländer – well old actually

I bought this on Easter Day – yesterday from a fascinating dealer of motor memorabilia I found in Lymington.  Almost the only trader open.  I also bought a model Citroën H Michelin by Editions  Atlas. It is bright yellow with … Continue reading

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Skip in colour

This is the same skip as shown in the Zenit blog.  It’s quite organic -seems to grow and change every day. Oh, it’s not taken on the Zenit – this is on a Fuji Finepix AV, 14 megapixels.

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More Zenit b&w

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Citroën H Type light truck

This truck is owned by a painter and decorator, Ray Barrett.  It has been seen in Southern Road, Lymington, where he is working on a house exterior. It is in beautiful condition.  I don’t know if this was an original … Continue reading

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Kenelm Cox

                                              This is a work (multiple limited edition) that was shown at the Ikon in 1968 or 1969. … Continue reading

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