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The beautifully brutal.

Sunday 03 June 2018 – London. When I started thinking on this post it was going to comprise a number of semi random images taken during June. However, I could not put together much of a thread for the images … Continue reading

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A quick trip ‘Up North’

Wednesday 13 June 2018 – Newcastle. Not a brown ale in sight. The ten minute walk from station to hotel took me past two bars and nothing; no advertising, no ale drinkers, not even the sad relic of a shattered … Continue reading

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The Epping Forest Project, Phase 5 – May.

The Epping Forest Project, Phase 5 – May. Reluctant at first I headed down the gentle slope and into trees, uninspired and frustrated at myself for not being able to relax into this morning alone in the forest. As I … Continue reading

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A small taste of the Cotswalds

Sunday 20 May 2018 – Cotswalds, Gloucestershire. How do they fit all this countryside in? This is something I ponder (and wonder at) every time I leave the city and explore somewhere new. Why is it all stunning? often follows … Continue reading

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A Place To Bury Strangers @ The Garage.

Thursday 10 May 2018 – A Place to Bury Strangers @ The Garage, Islington. A Place To Bury Strangers (APTBS) are a three piece band from New York, with an expat New Zealander, Dion, playing bass. They are one of … Continue reading

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The Epping Forest Project, Phase 4 – April.

April 2018 – Epping Forest. April was busy, so I did not get a lot of time to get to the forest. With the New Zealand and Australia trip taking up the second half of the month I only had … Continue reading

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Queensland, a brief foray

Saturday 05 May 2018, Brisbane and Gold Coast, Australia. I have strong feelings about south east Queensland, and they are not overly positive ones. I go there to see my oldest son, and middle child, Dom; and his daughter Cadence, … Continue reading

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An Opera House and a Bridge. Sydney.

Tuesday 02 May 2018, Sydney, Australia. Flying into Sydney from the east, from over the Tasman Sea on a sunny day is one of very few pleasures there is in travelling to Australia. The city is stunning from the air; … Continue reading

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Random Auckland bits.

Monday 01 May 2018. Auckland, New Zealand. I started writing this post about three weeks ago, when I was still in New Zealand. I have just abandoned what I wrote and started again, stripping out everything I was trying to … Continue reading

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Wainamu

Sunday 29 April 2018. Lake Wainamu, Bethells Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. ‘You are here’ the sign tells me, us. However, this is not always helpful. Where exactly is here? The sign may show which way is up, but sans compass … Continue reading

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