I live in a camper van with a West Highland Terrier for company.
My passion is creating images but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN

Sunday 21 January 2018


Christmas seems a long time ago. We have had Temperatures as low as -10°C and as High as a balmy 5°C. I don't do a lot of outside work and when I have it has been fingers stick to metal weather and others just not very pleasant handling stuff without gloves on, most jobs I do need dexterity so no gloves, more is the pity.. I am back on a full fat diet which helps keep one warm. This vegetarian business is fine as long as one is snacking all day and living in air conditioned luxury. I have given up the healthy eating I started in September as it left me feeling bloated and very lethargic. I now start the day with porridge, come back in for a bacon or black pudding bap then I run till tea time for a proper meal. Suits me,  I suspect that one has to be one of the MGBGT folk without much work in them to survive these constantly changing temperatures and also have the inner feeling of persecution and self satisfaction they all seem to thrive on.
I took the camera out yesterday but the pictures were a tad boring even with a polariser on so I have run them through NIK HDR filters and finished them in Photoshop. I still have Photomatix Pro but haven't used it for a while. I prefer Photomatix but my computer is starting to run a little slowly. Another two grand to find in the near future....... HO HUM!...... Plus all the hassle and expense of loading software.
Here are the snowy snaps.

That's all for today. I'm no longer deprived I have pork chops for tea, an ounce or two of tobacco and a bottle of Scotch. Life is back to normal. By the way, I have just re-read The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist. Though not very Left wing I enjoy it and it's cheap on Kindle. It has a happyish ending unlike most socialist experiments.

Sunday 7 January 2018


This morning dawned still and cold. It didn't seem too bad as it is a perfect winters day, sunny, -8°C and not a breath of wind so thank heaven for the CCGT turbines. I went down to the local shop and it was cold there so cold I saw a socialist with his hands in his own pockets.
Here are some Hair Ice snaps, the first of the year.

They are not as impressive as I have seen but still fascinating. There was a Beech branch with longer hairs but unfortunately Alf pissed on it before I could chase him off.
Have fun.