Imagine my surprise in mid June, sitting in front of my computer at the end of a pretty long Wednesday, when a nice little email from Olympus popped into my mailbox, announcing a 1 day Paris workshop with an Olympus Ambassador I have followed on Instagram for some time. I didn’t need to think twice and with the teenager taking photography GCSE it was a great opportunity to spend some time with her as well as give her a great Photography experience.Read More
I haven’t provided an update on my camera situation on the blog so thought a quick post about a recent photo I took was in order!
Until last year I was a Nikon user through and through, I borrowed some of my Dad’s lenses but he changed over to Olympus, last year I took the plunge and also! I took a gamble and purchased a second hand camera from a shop in Watford called SRS Microsystems.Read More
On YouTube it is easy to fall into a trap of subscribing to a few people and then not looking much further a field than that subscriber list.
What with planning our up and coming trip to New York and Canada I have been searching lot of vlogs from the relevant cities, as well as photography and videos editing tutorials, as a result I have found a host of new people! I am not going to share a long exhaustive list of those but have chosen just 3 that have stood out to me!Read More
Hello! Sorry it has been a while, Christmas and New Year where a busy one, but here we are a new year and unfortunately for you the same me!
I will update the blog as and when I can around work and life etc (You know how it is!) But….. This year is a big year for travel for the geek family!
It starts with myself and the wife going away in March to celebrate a big birthday for her……. the big 40!
We are going with a couple of friends who have been many times, so will be like having our own tour guides, but we want to be prepared for the trip and make the most of the 5 days we have there so are planning early(ish)!!Read More
I very very rarely talk about football on my blog, in fact I don’t think I have ever spoken about Tottenham on the blog. That is not to say I hadn’t planned to, but the plan was to have a nice blog post up about the new Tottenham stadium and how much I love it!Read More
I have been testing the new iOS12 public beta out since its release and am loving some of the new features. One introduction was screen time, this enables you to see how much time you are spending on your phone, what apps you are using and how long you are spending on them!Read More
Holidays are so important to us as a family (as they probably are to you as well), we all work hard, be it at school or work and we all look forward to the big summer holiday!
The past few years have involved a trip to the Spanish mainland, a Canary or Balearic Island, as much as we like them we did start to get bored of these and fancied something different. This year we went to Kos! We mainly chose Kos because of it's pretty much guaranteed sunshine in August, as well as good food and awesome sea!Read More
Whilst writing this I am in Kos, Greece on a family holiday. My Nan had Dementia and Alzheimers and was diagnosed with this about 4 or 5 years ago. She had always been independent, living on her own since about 1990 when my Grandad Harry died.Read More
In case you havent seen todays announcement from Instagram, they have launched Instagram TV or IGTV for short.
They are calling it their most exciting feature to date! IGTV is a new app for watching long-form ie longer than the short clips stories already offers.Read More
Today @thedadnetwork has launched a campaign to raise awareness and tackle the issues of men’s mental health, especially amongst fathers.
#FatherFigures encourages dads to celebrate their bodies, whilst breaking down societal stereotypes of what a ‘normal’ body should look like, we all shouldn’t be expected to look like the #LoveIsland boys!Read More
I have shared podcasts on here previously that I enjoy listening to, but it has been a while since I last did an update post!
Some of you know or will have got the gist if you follow me on Instagram that I do a reasonable amount of driving for my job and between audible and podcasts I get through it! If there is any interest in the book Is listen to then perhaps that can be another post, but for now I want to focus on the podcasts I have been listening to lately.Read More
Blogging once again has been a bit hit and miss recently! But I said to myself I would share a photo form Wembley yesterday for MySundayPhoto!Read More
It’s typical bank holiday whether isn’t it, we are one of the lucky ones that won’t be getting any of the really horrid weather but it’s still not great.Read More
With the Beast from the East about to hit I may well regret discussing how cold it was during half term when we visited Devon.
Having gone straight back to work this.....Read More
This February half term we spent a few days in Devon.... it was great! But lets get one thing clear before I get into detail about what we are got up to:
Devon is closed until March.....
Ok I say this in jest but the one reoccurring theme across the whole week was exactly that, a number of the places (shops, cafes, attractions etc) we went to were pretty much closed apart from a few great places that were open!Read More
Well what a week it has been! Spent Monday to Friday down in Devon!
More on that to come, however I some how managed to tweak my back whilst packing up the car for the return journey!
I took somewhere in the region of 500 photo's on my camera (Dad's Olympus!) and many many more on the iPhone, but I due to this stupid back I have yet had the time to go through them and select some to pull together in a post.Read More
If you had told my 15 year old self that I would later admit to loving a Skoda I would have laughed in your face..... very very loud.
Those of similar age to me will remember the jokes about Skoda when we were kids, so in 2015 I found it hard to believe that I was standing in a Skoda showroom in Harlow seriously questioning my sanity as I was about to commit to a 3 year lease deal on a new Skoda Octavia and say good by to my C Class Mercedes.Read More
This post is going to be a little bit all over the place but I hope by the end of it you will understand why and stick with me.
This story starts with this little pin badge, I picked it up a couple of years ago in Marks and Spencers, a couple of pound to support Prostate Cancer UK for their Men United campaign. Cancer is a right bastard, it has had an impact on so many of my love ones around me but at that time not on my immediate family.Read More
If you read my post from the beginning of January where I spoke about music being my happy place I floated the idea of sharing a playlist each month.
Over January I have been creating a small list of some of the songs that I have enjoyed. There is no scientific method as to how I went about listing these,
it was a simple as a programme I may have been watching, for this song below, I wouldn't say it is the typical song I would goRead More