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One fine day at Kew

A gallery of fine photos taken one fine day at the Kew Botanical Gardens in the west of London.

Getting ready for the carnival

Getting ready for the carnival

I just got back from London where my wife and I spent two very full weeks. This was the first photo I took while I was there. The idea of a pigeon dressing up as a parrot for the carnival tickled my fancy — and I thought of a couple of Twitter friends (tWordBird and … More…

More Summer Photos

These photos were taken over the summer of 2010. The oldest (the Balloon and clouds photo) I took on 26th June and the most recent, the group portrait of Taiga, the Gothenburg Balalaika Group, I took this morning (29th August). The Soapstone Inuits are on the mantlepiece of my brother- and sister-in-law, who have paddled … More…

Donald Pleasence in Fantastic voyage

Not now, Cora!

There are some great lines in Fantastic Voyage (some of them cited below), but I ended up going for a cheap joke at the expense of Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasence. I was inspired by the strip in the middle of the postcard above here, which is a still from the DVD. (What she’s actually … More…

Spock to Spock: Live, floss and prosper

Live, floss and prosper

The second DVD out of the box as I work through my birthday present to myself, is JJ Abram’s Star Trek from last year (2009). Taking this film as my subject here also gives me an opportunity to brush off and republish my original review. (‘Review’ doesn’t seem quite the right word, but judge for … More…

You wouldn't want one as a pet

Human teenagers

The young ones make great pets. Just make sure you get rid of them before they mature the last thing you want is a human teenager running around your house

Lilac time at Färjenäs

Gallery of photographs of flowers (lilacs), flowering trees (chestnuts) and the area of Färjenäs Göteborg