At the Weta Cave

Photo by Brendon & Keryn Dragons on the gate This last week we’ve twice been out to the Weta Cave in Miramar. On Wednesday evening the director Guillermo del Toro was signing his new novel (written with Chuck Hogan) The Strain and we took along our copy of The Devils Backbone to get that signed […]

Day 55 : Galãpagos (Cerro Dragón on Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Rãbida)

The view to Isla Santa Cruz Exploring the boat: the sun loungers Breakfast was at 7am and I was up before this having a good look around the boat and checking out the view. The nights travel had bought us around Isla Santa Cruz so we were now moored off the north western coast of […]

Leaving drinks

Last night we had drinks to mark the leaving of our jobs. We had been recommended a bar in Farringdon called The Fence and it was a very good night, thankfully the weather was nice so we spent a lot of time outside. Lots of photos in the gallery, here are a couple. With Roger […]

The park and dinner with Family

Patricia and Sam came with us from Manchester to Brentwood and we’ve had their company for the last few days. Today Bridget and Dean also turned up so there is a family atmosphere at the Doran stronghold in Brentwood. Earlier today we, being Keryn and I, went for a walk in the Thorndon Country Park […]

Because Catherine says so

It’s been quiet here on the Blogging front, possibly a combination of being busy, the onset of winter and the family visits recently. Lets go back through the last few weeks then shall we? This week I was at Leeds on Sunday night so I could be at the LS City Walk Office first thing […]


We attended a talk where Neil Gaiman was the subject this evening at the Criterion Theatre in central London. Neil was interviewed and read a little from Stardust which has it’s London premier tomorrow night. There were questions from the audience and I got to ask if Neil would like to write an episode for […]

Niagara Falls

We arose this morning to a breakfast of pancakes and french toast. We spent a bit of time talking to Lorlee (of Leeway B&B fame) before doing our final packing and then saying goodbye. The view from the Leeway B&B shoreline down the lake For the next five hours we pretty much just drove, slowly […]

A day on the Bruce Peninsula

After the storm of last night we were not expecting a warm or sunny day so we took our time to leave the B&B this morning. It was getting on for midday by the time we left and drove off towards the beautifully named Half Way Dump. Arriving at the Half Way Dump (which is […]

Well, I won didn’t I

Good news! I won the London Eye photo competition! For my efforts I received a Fujifilm digital camera, a big magnum of champagne and a years family pass to Tussauds Group venues. Reading up on some other sites (like the Lets Go Digital site here) it appears that my photo will go on permanent display […]

More Moors and Dales

So today we have some more photos from our trip up in Yorkshire. This time we have a different Abbey, a funny looking bird and a spring display in York. Photos at Rievaulx Abbey Checking out Ethel the White Headed Vulture at the Falconry Centre Spring alive and well outside the old town walls of […]

Chinese and Texan

We met up with Patricia, Sam and Kathryn on Sunday evening to go out for dinner. We found them on the edge of China Town and wandered down the streets looking for a likely place to eat. Eventually we found a place that seemed OK and we sat down for a Chinese/Thai/Cantonese meal. Sam, Patricia […]

Catching up on the recent past

I know I promise these things and never do them but times are a changing. I’ve updated all the galleries on this site (i.e. London Snow, Hemel Hempstead, Jim’s Wedding and Our Wedding) to the new style and have added two more of our past trips: Prague Venice

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